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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.  …

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Pacifica Beauty Receives Strategic Investment From Brentwood Associates, Appoints New CEO

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pacifica Beauty, the pioneer of 100% vegan, cruelty-free, clean beauty, today announced that it has received a strategic investment from Brentwood Associates, a growth-oriented middle market private equity investment firm. Brentwood’s investment coincides with the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Nathalie Kristo, a longtime L’Oréal executive who prior to joining Pacifica served as Huda Beauty’s North America President, then CEO based in Dubai. In this new partnership, Pacifica founder Brook Harvey-Taylor moves to the role of company President. Together, they will leverage Brentwood’s expertise scaling disruptive consumer brands to accelerate the company’s omnichannel growth strategy and broaden awareness for the brand’s high-quality, purpose-driven products. Founded in 1996, Pacifica offers a range of products spanning skin care, hair care, cosmetics …

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Commits to 100% Clean Beauty

Get Clean Formulas + A New Clean Skincare Collection at Squeaky Clean Prices OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The concept of “clean beauty” is a hot topic in beauty today with a lot of definitions circulating in the industry. But for e.l.f. Cosmetics, it’s quite clear – all e.l.f. products – cosmetics and skincare – meet the highest standards of clean. Every formula complies with the European Union Cosmetics Regulation (EUCR) and FDA requirements. While many of e.l.f.’s products were already clean, over the past several months the team has reformulated over 350 SKUs. There are now over 1,600 ingredients that e.l.f. does not use. Additionally, e.l.f. only formulates its cosmetics and skincare products with non-toxic ingredients that are safe, vegan and cruelty-free. SQUEAKY CLEAN PRICING e.l.f.’s journey …

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MANSCAPED™ Launches Ultra Premium™ Collection

Leading Men’s Grooming Company Continues to Expand Beyond the Groin, Introducing New Five-Product Bundle of Premium Everyday Grooming Essentials SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, men’s lifestyle consumer brand and male grooming category creator, MANSCAPED™, announces the launch of the Ultra Premium™ Collection, available now in the United States and Canada. Further venturing beyond the groin, MANSCAPED’s latest kit features a variety of expertly designed grooming products to keep you clean from head-to-toe. “While we started as a brand dedicated to grooming solutions for the groin, MANSCAPED has evolved into a much broader business that encompasses personal care and lifestyle,” said Paul Tran, Founder and CEO of MANSCAPED. “This launch of consumables exemplifies this significant growth, as well as our continual product expansion and commitment to providing our …

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After a 23-Year Ban, Animal Testing For Cosmetic Industry Could Be Reinstated in the UK

The UK has been one of the pioneering countries in abandoning animal testing for the cosmetics industry. Indeed, animal testing has been banned since 1998, well before the EU bans that took place in 2004 for “finished” cosmetic products and in 2009 for the ingredients that make up these products. This month, however, the UK authorities said they are considering the reintroduction of animal testing for ingredients used exclusively for the cosmetics industry. According to the statement, some ingredients “must be tested on animals to ensure their safety”. Dr Katy Taylor, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at the NGO Cruelty Free International (CFI), which works for the end of animal testing, said: “The government says that even ingredients used solely in cosmetics, which have …

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MSL Supports The Body Shop & Other Cosmetics Companies in Commitment to Developing Vegan Products

This year, the global vegan cosmetics industry was projected to be worth approximately $21.4 billion by 2027. To support the commitment of companies in this industry to a vegan lifestyle, MSL Solution Providers conducts microbiological testing using animal-free culture media and without animal testing. The breakthrough VeganSure® solution replaces all animal ingredients with plant-based or synthetic alternatives to ensure the safety of a cosmetic product without compromising vegan ethics. With this innovative testing solution, brands can take a 360° approach and ensure that their formulations are animal-free from development to microbiological testing. As part of its commitment to deliver 100% vegan formulas of its products by 2023, The Body Shop was one of the first companies to start switching micro-challenge testing to VeganSure solutions. Anne-Laure …

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Coty Announces the Relaunch of Kylie Cosmetics With New and Improved Clean and Vegan Formulas

New Direct-to-Consumer website and select brick and mortar retailers ensure global availability of Kylie Cosmetics for the first time ever NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) announces the relaunch of Kylie Cosmetics with new and improved formulas that are clean and vegan, along with refreshed packaging. Consumers will now be able to shop the brand globally through select brick and mortar retailers and a new Direct-to-Consumer website launching July 15 that offers access to both Kylie’s cosmetics and skincare brands for the first time. “I’m so proud to relaunch Kylie Cosmetics with all new formulas that are clean and vegan,” said Kylie Jenner. “Innovation has come far in the past few years. When creating this line, it was so important to me to commit to …

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Own a Piece of the e.l.f. Cosmetics Legacy, with its First-Ever #CryptoCosmetics Collection

e.l.f. Cosmetics Enters Crypto with the Limited Edition, Dipped in Digital Gold NFT Collection OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–When the beauty verse and crypto world collide! e.l.f. Cosmetics is pushing new frontiers and disrupting the digital space with the launch of #CryptoCosmetics. Three of e.l.f.’s beloved “holy grail” products — Poreless Putty Primer, 16HR Camo Concealer and Ride or Die Lip Balm—are getting dipped in digital gold and going 100% crypto for e.l.f.’s first collection of NFTs, or as we call them “Ne.l.f.Ts,” our favorite new e.l.f.ism. Now you can own your own Crypto Cosmetics and a piece of the iconic e.l.f. legacy. “At e.l.f., we always challenge ourselves to delight our community in new and disruptive ways,” says Kory Marchisotto, Chief Marketing Officer, e.l.f. Beauty. “We’re …

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Vegan Trademark Now Offering Animal-free Alternative To Safety Tests For Cosmetic Products

While testing cosmetics ingredients and products on animals is restricted in the UK, many of the alternative tests on offer are still likely to use or contain animal matter. The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark is working to change that and from today, 1st of June, will be working with Advanced Development and Safety Laboratories (ADSL) to offer a vegan alternative. “For too long cosmetic products that don’t contain a single trace of animal products in their ingredients have had to be testing under a system that contains animal matter.” As it currently stands, in order for a cosmetic product to land on supermarket shelves, a variety of information about its ingredients, and testing of those ingredients, must be compiled to ensure the product is safe …

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Croma-Pharma Presents New Cosmetic Skincare Brand “Croma farewell™” For Common Skin Conditions

Farewell skin problems. Hello you! Many years of expertise in the production of hyaluronic acid and extensive research form the basis of Croma farewell™ Innovative serums for the targeted treatment of five common skin problems Clean Beauty concept: vegan, cruelty-free production, made in Austria LEOBENDORF, Austria–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Croma-Pharma (Croma) is opening a new chapter and expanding its product portfolio to meet the growing needs of its customers. With the innovative skincare brand Croma farewell™, the company is specifically addressing the desire of consumers for natural, effective and individual skincare and building upon its many years of experience in the production of hyaluronic acid. The name says it all: consumers say goodbye to their facial skin problems and hello to their new selves when using Croma farewell™. …

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Demand for Cruelty-Free and Vegan Cosmetics is “Spiralling” – US Market to Surpass US$3 Bn by 2025

The global cosmetics market is seeing “spiraling demand for cruelty-free and vegan” options, according to a recent study which states that the US market for vegan cosmetics is forecast to surpass US$3 billion by the end of 2025. Yesterday as an example we reported on Rihanna’s Fenty Skin which took $100K in just a few weeks after launching.

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