Pamela Anderson joins vegan skincare brand Sonsie Skin

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Pamela Anderson Joins Vegan Skincare Brand Sonsie Skin as Owner & Co-Founder

Actress Pamela Anderson has acquired vegan skincare brand Sonsie Skin, and will now join the company as co-founder. Anderson is a longtime vegan, known for her animal rights activism and partnerships with vegan brands. Last year, she attracted attention by attending a fashion show without makeup, and has continued to make appearances barefaced ever since. She is now taking a new approach to beauty, focusing on skin health and self-acceptance rather than perfection. The aim is to inspire consumers who feel pressured by social norms to “embrace their most vulnerable self”. “To me, true beauty is about celebrating authenticity. I want to look like myself, feel like myself, and that means taking care of myself — inside and out,” said Anderson. Minimalist skincare Sonsie Skin …


The Body Shop announces that it has become the world's first global beauty brand to offer a fully vegan portfolio certified by The Vegan Society.

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The Body Shop Becomes First Global Beauty Brand with 100% Vegan Portfolio Certified by The Vegan Society

The Body Shop announces that it has become the world’s first global beauty brand to offer a fully vegan portfolio certified by The Vegan Society — a milestone in cruelty-free cosmetics and body care. Now, hundreds of the brand’s products, encompassing skincare, body care, hair care, makeup, and fragrance, have 100% vegan formulations and carry the Vegan Trademark (products with old and discontinued formulations will be available for sale until depleted).  To obtain the global gold standard certification on the entire portfolio, over 4000 raw materials, including their suppliers and manufacturers, had to undergo The Vegan Society’s meticulous assessment, explains the vegan beauty retailer. “We did it! Every single product formulation from The Body Shop is now certified by The Vegan Society. We know that vegan …




e.l.f. Beauty Announces Earnings Release Date for Second Quarter Fiscal 2024 Results

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–e.l.f. Beauty (NYSE: ELF) (the “Company”) today announced that it will hold a webcast to discuss its second quarter fiscal 2024 results on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A press release detailing the Company’s results will be issued prior to the webcast, which will be hosted by Tarang Amin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Mandy Fields, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The webcast will be broadcasted live at For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, an archived version will be available at the same location. Learn more by visiting About e.l.f. Beauty e.l.f. Beauty, Inc. builds brands designed to disrupt norms, shape culture and connect communities through positivity, inclusivity and accessibility. A …


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Freshly Cosmetics Continues Expansion in Spain With Palma Location, Plans Two More Stores

Freshly Cosmetics, a brand specializing in sustainable cosmetics and operating several stores across Spain as well as one London location, opened a new store in Palma, Mallorca, last Friday. The company has also announced two new Freshly Stores in Spain: one in Madrid, becoming the second store in the capital, and the first store in Galicia, in the city of A Coruña, stating that “with the next confirmed openings, we will be very close to our 2023 target: to have around twenty outlets.” In April of this year, the cosmetics retailer launched a sustainable refilling system for its products called the Freshly Refill, with new cardboard packaging containing more than 75% vegetable fibers. “There are some very intense weeks ahead” In the words of the …


H&M Beauty launches OHH! everyday cruelty-free essentials

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H&M Beauty Launches Range of Cruelty-Free Everyday Essentials

H&M Beauty has launched a collection of ten cruelty-free daily care products called OHH! (OH HEY HERO), available at more than 2000 stores and online across selected markets. The new collection celebrates individuality, body acceptance, and freedom of expression, aiming to inspire young people to be their own hero, says H&M. “We don’t believe in complicated routines, layer upon layer of product and overpriced formulas – this collection is about inclusivity and accessibility while also being innovative and dependable,” commented Sabina Odqvist, Head of Private Label at H&M Beauty. Everyday cruelty-free essentials The beauty line includes ten vegan products: Little Champ Functional Moisturising Stick: Contains shea butter to help prevent skin friction while locking in moisture. Smells Like Rainbows Anti-Odor Spray: An aluminum-free deodorizing spray …


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Korean Vegan Beauty Brand Heimish Expands US Presence With Amazon Launch

Oneand, the parent company of Korean vegan beauty brand heimish, has announced it will expand its presence in the US market by launching on Amazon.  Heimish’s portfolio includes skin cleansers, hydrogel eye patches, hydrating toners, moisturizers, and cosmetics, all made without animal-derived ingredients. The products use plant-based ingredients such as matcha, moringa, and algae, aiming to respect the skin’s natural pH. Heimish products have previously obtained France’s EVE VEGAN certification, renowned globally for its rigorous inspections and distinctive factory audits.  “After the success of our All Clean Balm and All Clean Green Foam products at Walmart in the United States, we are now expanding our market presence through the Amazon channel. We anticipate that because heimish offers vegan beauty products certified by France’s EVE VEGAN, our …


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Spain’s Freshly Cosmetics Launches Refill System With 100% Recyclable Packaging

Freshly Cosmetics, a Spanish company specialising in vegan cosmetics, has launched a new refilling system for its products: the Freshly Refill. Freshly states this new cardboard packaging contains more than 75% vegetable fibres and that it now offers a refill service to “Freshly Fans”. The company’s objective is to take a firm step towards a more sustainable future. This new initiative will reduce the carbon footprint by 92% with respect to glass containers, reveals the company in a statement. Since 2020, the digitally native and sustainable company has provided a product refill service in its ten Freshly Stores and says that it has already eliminated more than 7,000 containers, saving about 2 tons of CO₂. Six of Freshly’s favourite products can be refilled: the Golden …


Siita - one of the world's first zero-waste companies

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Korean Vegan Skincare Brand Siita Named One of the World’s First Zero-Waste Companies

UN-hosted online platform The Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network has recognised South Korea’s Siita as one of the only zero-waste companies in the world. In particular, the brand has been hailed for developing a method that rapidly decomposes plastic product containers. Siita’s empty containers are collected by the company and transformed into organic compost, which is then supplied to nearby farms. The process is said to be quicker and cheaper than other methods of breaking down plastics, taking just three months. In comparison, plastics can take hundreds of years to break down in landfill. “Siita is the only company in the world that decomposes products made of plastic. All Siita products are fully decomposed and return to nature,” said The Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network. …



Vegan Trademark Certifies 30,000th Cosmetics Product as Market Projected to Reach $21.4Bn

The Vegan Society‘s Vegan Trademark has reached a new milestone with the certification of its 30,000th animal-free cosmetics product. The trademark began as a certification scheme for the food sector in 1990, expanding to include cosmetics in 2005. Of the more than 65,000 products carrying the trademark, cosmetics and toiletries now account for 45%. The 30,000th cosmetics product to be registered was LUSH’s “After” Magnesium Massage Bar. The Vegan Society said it was “wonderful” that the milestone had been reached with LUSH, as the brand has been a client since 2006. LUSH also campaigns extensively against animal testing, and 95% of its range is fully vegan. Fast-growing market The vegan beauty market is growing rapidly, with a market report predicting that it will be worth …


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Welsh Brand Mallows Beauty Expands to US With Urban Outfitters Launch

Mallows Beauty, a vegan beauty brand based in the Welsh city of Cardiff, has announced it will be launching at 177 Urban Outfitters stores in the US. The collaboration comes after Mallows’ brightly coloured products attracted significant interest on TikTok, with consumers worldwide asking where they could buy them. The brand is now in the process of partnering with a US-wide distributor. Exports already make up about a third of Mallows’ sales, after it previously expanded to Ireland, mainland Europe, and Australia. The brand has seen a 30% increase in turnover since exports began in late 2021. Support from the Welsh government — in the form of market research, advice on regulations, and setting up meetings with potential partners — has helped to boost Mallows’ …


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Almost a Quarter of US Skincare Launches Now Feature Microalgae

Data from Mintel‘s Global New Product Database has revealed that 22.2% of skincare launches in the US last year contained either chlorella or spirulina — up from 13.2% in 2018. The microalgae ingredients are increasingly popular with consumers due to their perceived naturalness, sustainability, and health benefits. They are also cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. One of the trending products described by Mintel is Sensityl™, a microalgae-based cosmetics ingredient developed by Givaudan. After a month of use, Sensityl is claimed to not just benefit skin but also improve mood. According to Mintel, this is in line with the growing trend towards more holistic beauty, providing emotional well-being along with functionality. Research regarding the health benefits of microalgae is still limited, but studies have indicated that the ingredients …


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Luxury Skincare For the Discerning Doggo: Vegan Brand DOG by Dr Lisa Arrives in USA

Australian luxury pet skincare brand DOG by Dr Lisa today makes its entrance into the US with a range of natural products to help with a variety of pet skincare needs. Founded in 2020, the brand’s entry into the US this week comes after a year of “momentous” growth for the startup which states it has raised $AUD3.25M to date with an increase of 124% in annual sales. DOG by Dr Lisa, the rate of success in its home country signalled that international expansion was a natural next step. The products were created by Dr. Lisa Chimes, a veterinarian who works in the emergency and critical care department at a Small Animal Specialist Hospital. Dr Lisa has starred in popular TV shows Bondi Vet and …


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Vegan Society’s First US Market Report: 90% Consider Vegan-Verified Cosmetics Important

More than half of US consumers want more vegan-verified labelling on beauty products, according to the Vegan Society‘s first US market report. As the Vegan Society continues to expand its global reach, the organisation is keen to understand perceptions of veganism and vegan products around the world. For this reason, the UK’s Vegan Society has produced a report entitled “The Vegan Beauty Takeover: US Edition” in collaboration with its American offshoot, the American Vegan Society. The results of a survey conducted as part of the report mirror earlier findings from a UK survey that looked at consumer demand for vegan cosmetics and analysed whether shoppers understand the differences between vegan and cruelty-free labelling. In the cosmetics industry, the term “cruelty-free” refers either to products that …


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Global Vegan Cosmetics Market Report 2023-2027: Market is Poised to Grow by $5.87 Billion – Increase in Strategic Acquisitions and Investments Driving Growth

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Vegan Cosmetics Market 2023-2027” report has been added to’s offering. The vegan cosmetics market is poised to grow by $5872.81 mn during 2023-2027, accelerating at a CAGR of 6.5% The market is driven by the increasing preference for cruelty-free cosmetics from consumers, the growth of cosmetic industry, and promotional and marketing strategies employed by cruelty free cosmetics vendors. This study identifies the increase in strategic acquisitions and investments as one of the prime reasons driving the vegan cosmetics market growth during the next few years. Also, the introduction of new cruelty free cosmetic products and the growth of e-commerce market will lead to sizable demand in the market. The report on the vegan cosmetics market provides a holistic analysis, market size …



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VeCollal Launches Vegan Collagen With Same Amino Acid Profile as Human Collagen

Belgian startup VeCollal has developed a “revolutionary” vegan alternative to animal collagen supplements for use in nutraceuticals, beauty products, and functional foods. Collagen is normally animal-derived, but this makes it unsuitable for vegans and can sometimes cause allergies — particularly when it comes to marine collagen. Animal collagen also has a different amino acid profile to that found in humans, whereas VeCollal exactly matches the human collagen profile. The collagen alternative has already been used by UK supplement brand Feel, which is endorsed by former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl. Another brand, Revive Collagen, has used VeCollal to produce what is claimed to be the world’s first liquid vegan collagen. Despite having been launched less than 12 months ago, VeCollal has already seen significant growth and …


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Krush Launches “World’s Most Sustainable” Vegan Toothpaste Tablets

UK startup Krush has set out to “revolutionise oral care” with its new sustainable, vegan-friendly toothpaste tablets. Called Whitening & Remineralising Toothpaste Tabs with Blue Spirulina, the tablets are plastic-free, waterless, and free of palm oil. Claiming to be the world’s most sustainable toothpaste brand, Krush says that up to 240 gallons of water could be saved per person per month if consumers switch to the tablets. Unlike many toothpaste brands, Krush’s tablets are vegan-friendly, since they have not been tested on animals and are free of animal ingredients. Many toothpastes contain glycerin, an ingredient sometimes derived from animal fat, along with animal-tested colours and preservatives. Since Krush tablets are waterless, they do not require any preservatives. The toothpaste tablets are sold in recyclable and …


Supermodel Kate Moss launches wellness brand

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Supermodel Kate Moss Launches Vegan Wellness Brand

British supermodel Kate Moss has launched a vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainably-sourced wellness brand called Cosmoss. The range currently features face cream, face cleanser, herbal teas, eau de parfum, and pro-collagen oil drops containing CBD. Moss says the products are designed to be used as part of three “rituals” — Dawn, Day, and Dusk — which “balance body and soul with the natural environment and the circadian cycles”. The supermodel created the brand — which took two and a half years to develop — after the pandemic inspired her to focus on spirituality and self-care. Celebrity beauty brands Kate Moss is one of several celebrities to launch vegan beauty and wellness brands in recent years. Fashion designer Stella McCartney has just partnered with the LVMH beauty …


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Event – Thurs 1st Sept: Unlock the Vegan Beauty Market

The global vegan cosmetics industry market value is predicted (by MarketGlass) to be worth $21.4 billion by 2027. With public perception of animal testing largely negative, and laws around the globe changing for the better when it comes to cosmetics testing, vegan beauty is an ever-growing trend. Research shows that the rise in conscious beauty trends is being driven by both vegan and non-vegan consumers alike. So how can your brand unlock the vegan beauty market during this pivotal time? Join this live webinar to find out! Event takes place Thu, Sep 1, 2022 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (BST) The webinar will cover: The rise of vegan beauty – Why and how your brand should be creating vegan cosmetics and toiletries – The importance …


Stella McCartney launches sustainability fund

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“It’s a Game Changer” Says Stella McCartney On Her New Conscious Beauty Brand STELLA

Stella McCartney has teamed up with the LVMH beauty division to develop the ‘conscious luxury’ beauty brand STELLA by Stella McCartney, marking the third big announcement from the ethically minded fashion designer this year. A $200 million sustainability fund was launched earlier this month as a result of a collaboration between Stella McCartney and the venture capital firm Collaborative Fund. The sustainability-focused designer also recently collaborated with Bolt Threads — the first company that received investment from the sustainability fund — to develop the first commercially available luxury bag made from mushroom leather. Stella X LVMH LVMH is a French luxury company that owns several high fashion labels, including Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, and Christian Dior. The successful collaboration with LVMH started in 2019 when the …


Dear, Klairs, a Representative Skincare Brand of Wishcompany Receives the Grand Prize of Vegan Cosmetic of the Year 2022 Award from the Korea Customers Forum

The brand has drawn positive responses from Generation MZs High points were received targeting users with a vegan cosmetic experience Steady Sellers are receiving attention from stores in 64 countries The brand has completed vegan certification by PETA, an international animal rights organization SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AwardWinningSkincareBrand—Dear, Klairs, a representative skincare brand of Wishcompany (CEO Park Soungho) specializing in Korean beauty brands, contents, and commerce, received the grand prize of Vegan Cosmetic of the Year 2022 in the Brand of the Year Awards hosted by Korea Customers Forum. The Brand of the Year Awards hosted by the Korea Customers Forum is the most significant annual brand award in Korea that selects and awards the brand of the year through nationwide consumer polls. This year’s online …