CFI: New Federal Bill Could Roll-Back State Cruelty Free Cosmetics Laws

In the cosmetics section of the new FDA Safety and Landmark Advancements Act (S. 4348) there is no mention of prohibiting animal testing for cosmetics in the bill – and it might even nullify all the state-level cruelty free cosmetics laws that you have helped us get passed in recent years. Read now.


Upcycled Ingredients Market Will See Extensive Growth Opportunities in Next Decade

The global upcycled ingredients market is estimated to be valued at $275.3 million in 2022 after having registered YoY growth of 5.9%, according to a recent report from FactMR. Worldwide consumption of upcycled ingredients is projected to increase at a healthy CAGR of 6.4% over the 2022-2032 period, with the US accounting for more than 60% increase in its market share. Read now.


South Korea to end unnecessary animal test

South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has introduced an amendment to its Biologicals standard and test method guidelines, and will no longer require the Abnormal Toxicity test. Read the full blog here.


How sustainability labels strengthen your brand

A Deloitte report published in 2022, ‘How consumers are embracing sustainability’, found that producing sustainable packaging and products topped the list of the five most important environmentally sustainable or ethical practices. Read more here.


Warm Oranges Lead Fall Makeup Colors in Pantone Trend Report

The beauty and fashion industry is already forging ahead into the next season. To forecast what’s going to sell the best next, Pantone officially released the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Autumn and Winter 2022 and 2023. Check it out here.


Respect your microbes: A round-up of the newest microbiome-friendly cosmetic ingredients

Cosmetics may have a negative impact on the microbiome as the presence of preservatives may upset its equilibrium. So what ‘friendly’ ingredients are out there to help maintain the balance of the skin’s microbiome? Read now.