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 …


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Vegan Hair Wellness Brand Vegamour Enters the UK Market

US hair wellness brand Vegamour has launched in the UK. The company claims to combine science and nature for a “holistic, 360º approach to hair wellness”. Vegamour uses exclusively vegan and non-toxic ingredients, with biomolecular technology ensuring that these ingredients are bioavailable enough to be absorbed by the body. Among the company’s most popular offerings is its GRO range, which features “revitalising” shampoo, conditioner, and hair serum. According to Vegamour, 91% of consumers reported healthier-looking hair and improved growth after using the collection, while 88% said it was the best product they had used. Vegamour partnerships In April of last year, Vegamour received $80 million in funding from growth equity firm General Atlantic. The company said it would use the funding to launch new products …



Lenny Kravitz Relaunches Mission-Driven Vegan Toothpaste Brand TWICE

US musician and actor Lenny Kravitz has relaunched his vegan toothpaste brand TWICE with updated packaging and new products. TWICE initially launched in 2018, inspired by the work of Kravitz’s dentist, Jonathan B. Levine. Levine co-founded oral care brand Glo and subsequently the Glo Good Foundation, which provides dental care to those in developing countries. After joining forces with the foundation to bring a dental clinic to his own community in the Bahamas, Kravitz was inspired to launch TWICE in collaboration with Levine’s sons, Julian and Cody. Many traditional toothpastes contain animal-based glycerin (for moisture), colors, propolis from bees, or are tested on animals. Demand for vegan friendly oral care is increasing and is being met by mainstream producers, for example, In 2020, Colgate introduced …


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JUNOCO Raises $6.3M For Microplastic-Free Vegan Beauty

San Francisco-based beauty brand JUNOCO has raised $6.3 million in its Series A funding round. The round was led by Vision Plus Capital, with participation from FREES FUND. The funding will be used to launch a wider range of simple products with ten or fewer ingredients, and also to make 80% of the brand’s packaging refillable. JUNOCO was founded by serial entrepreneur Kyle Jiang. With his family involved in the global packaging industry, Jiang had grown up witnessing the waste and environmental issues associated with conventional beauty products. As a result, he wanted to develop more sustainable alternatives. All JUNOCO products are cruelty-free, vegan, and free of microplastics. Additionally, all the brand’s packaging is recyclable and many of its formulas use upcycled ingredients. Currently, JUNOCO’s …



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South Korea’s Lotte Duty-Free Launches Vegan Cosmetics Range

Lotte Duty Free the duty-free arm of South Korean retail giant Lotte, recently launched a range of vegan cosmetics through its online mall LDF BUY, which was inaugurated in June 2021. LDF BUY will sell vegan cosmetic products made by Grown Alchemist – a natural skincare brand based in Australia, and Hunter Lab – a gender-inclusive skincare brand also from Australia. Products made by Kora Organics – an Australian/US-based company founded by supermodel Miranda Kerr – are set to follow. The vegan cosmetics are not duty-free products and as such can be purchased online through LDF BUY without South Korean consumers having to leave the country. All of the above brands use eco-friendly ingredients and are not tested on animals. Lotte says interest in vegan …



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Rihanna Announces Launch of Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin Across Africa

Fenty Beauty, the vegan cosmetics brand launched by music star Robyn Rihanna Fenty, debuted in 2017 across 17 countries to help “everyone feel beautiful and recognized, no matter their race, ethnicity, culture or personal style,” offers a wide range of products for all skin tones and skin types. In 2020, Rihanna launched Fenty Skin, another 100% vegan and cruelty-free line, bringing in a reported $100 million in sales in its first few weeks, as well as her first vegan leather fashion range called the ‘faux leather capsule’. Today the icon announces her plans to expand the Fenty brands into the African continent. Rihanna comments: “Every launch is exciting— we’re all about being reachable to everyone, everywhere. But launching across Africa in eight countries not only …


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abillion Announces Results of First Vegan Beauty Awards

abillion recently published its Vegan Beauty Awards, the platform’s first consumer and member-driven awards for the most preferred vegan and cruelty-free beauty products around the world. The awards are based on unique consumer ratings, total number of reviews, and consumer sentiment scores. The winning 25 products culminated from reviews of over 47,000 products, between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021. Countries with the most awarded brands are the USA, Argentina, and South Africa. Lush in the lead Body & Skincare Charity Pot by LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Sleepy Body Lotion by LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Crema corpo all’olio di argan from Omia Laboratoires LECHE EXTRA HUMECTANTE PARA MANOS Y CUERPO con Neroli Salvaje con extracto Orgánico de Oliva by Veganis LECHE EXTRA HUMECTANTE PARA …


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Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Hey Humans” Eco-Conscious Personal Care Line Debuts at Walgreens

Hey Humans, a 99% plastic-free personal care brand co-created by Jada Pinkett Smith, is expanding to 6,000 US Walgreens stores and will also ship nationwide on Hey Humans sells a curated line of natural body washes, deodorants, and toothpaste made without parabens, phthalates or silicones.  Retailing between $6.99 for deodorant and $7.99 for body wash, the vegan and cruelty-free brand says entering Walgreens is an important part of the company’s vision to make clean-label personal care affordable for everyone. All of Hey Humans’ packaging is designed with easily recyclable materials, such as infinitely recyclable aluminum and FSC paper, that minimize the use of plastic. Its aluminum-free deodorant and body washes contain upcycled ingredients and are scented with oil blends such as Cedarwood Sage, Rosewater …


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Dolma Vegan Fragrances Celebrates 40 Years of Business

Dolma Vegan Fragrances of the UK is one of the oldest 100% vegan and cruelty-free makers of perfumes and aftershaves and has been operational since 1982 as one of the very first vegan perfumes on the market. Founder Jim Payne was a vegan, Buddhist and chemist who saw the gap in the perfume market and started experimenting with essential oils. He sold the company in 2015 to the current owners who updated the line and added four new women’s fragrances last year.  Dolma fragrances do not contain parabens, palm oil or phthalates. The company’s ethics focus on honesty and transparency regarding the ingredients in its women’s perfumes and men’s aftershave and the company also takes part in several sustainability initiatives such as planting a tree …


Beauty brand Plum raises funding

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Indian Vegan Beauty Brand Plum Raises $35M in Series C Round

India-based beauty brand Plum has secured $35 million in funding. The round was led by A91 Partners, with participation from others including Unilever Ventures and Faering Capital. This latest round brings the total amount raised by Plum to over $50 million, following a $14.9 million Series B round in late 2020 and a Series A round from Unilever Ventures in 2018. Plum says it will use the new funding to expand across more categories and channels, as well as to launch in new markets. As part of the transaction, Abhay Pandey of A91 Partners will join Plum’s board. Increased sales Plum produces makeup, skincare, and haircare products which are all vegan and toxin-free. The brand saw a dramatic increase in sales during the pandemic, as …


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Natural Beauty Brand Faith in Nature Secures £2.5M for New Production Facility

UK-based beauty brand Faith in Nature has received a £2.5 million loan from Cynergy Bank to build a larger production facility. The company applied for the loan after outgrowing its existing site due to an increase in demand. The new site will be built near Faith in Nature’s existing facility in Radcliffe, Manchester, allowing the company to keep its existing workers while taking on new staff and increasing sales. Expansion Faith in Nature produces vegan soaps, haircare, and skincare products made with natural and organic ingredients. The brand, which started out in a cottage kitchen in 1974, expects a turnover of £20 million by the end of the next financial year. Faith in Nature products are available at major UK chains Boots and Holland & …


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Geltor Completes First Large Production Run of PrimaColl Animal-Free Collagen

Biodesign company Geltor announces the successful completion of the company’s first major commercial run for PrimaColl, a groundbreaking vegan collagen. In partnership with Arxada, Geltor says the 5-month operation concluded in Fall 2021, demonstrating the company’s ability to scale biodesigned proteins with exceptional speed and precision. PrimaColl offers a high-protein bioactive collagen that matches animal collagen in amino acid composition, functionality and performance, the company says. Made by fermenting microbes using plant-based inputs, the product is reportedly the first true vegan collagen created for food and beverage. Currently, virtually all collagen products are derived from animals, while plant-based “collagen builders” don’t actually contain the structural protein. PrimaColl is a high-purity product that makes collagen accessible to consumers who avoid animal-based supplements for various reasons, Geltor says.  …