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Set Alert for Sustainability

OTC Marketing Awards 2022 Open For Entries

The Oscars of the OTC industry returns for its 27th year, inviting entries from UK consumer health players across 15 categories. This year sees the introduction of a new award to recognize environmentally-friendly OTC innovation.

Innovation Launches

Over The Counter 3 May 2022: Which COVID Trends Are Here To Stay? With IQVIA Consumer Health’s Prasanna Pitale

In this episode, HBW Insight talks to IQVIA Consumer Health’s Prasanna Pitale about the company's research on the recent self-care trends that will endure after COVID-19. Pitale points to wellness and prevention, Rx-to-OTC switch and naturals as drivers of long-term change in the global consumer health market. Sustainability and artificial intelligence are also noted as important disruptors that OTC companies need to act on if they are stay ahead of the pack in the years ahead.

International Health

LVMH Lines Up Carbon-Negative PET Packaging; Sk*p Enters Ulta With Recyclable BeautyCarton; Sustainable Beauty News

Noteworthy developments in the beauty industry in the leadup to Earth Day 2022.

Beauty Sustainability

Seed Health Extends Synbiotic Supplement Line For GI Health To Children’s Daily

Seed Health launches PDS-08 daily probiotic and fiber supplement for children and adolescents. Company says it has achieved climate-positive status through recyclable and compostable packaging and investments in carbon offset projects.

Launches Pediatrics

Garden Of Life Survey Points To Consumer Preference For Carbon-Neutral Product Providers

More than 4 in 5 American adults expect companies to be carbon neutral consider a company’s climate impact and sustainability record when selecting a product, research conducted by certified carbon neutral dietary supplement brand Garden of Life reports.

Sustainability Dietary Supplements

Over The Counter 11 April 2022: Sustainability In US And EU Cosmetics With HBW's Ryan Nelson

This episode of the Over The Counter podcast takes a bird’s eye view of sustainability in the cosmetics industry with HBW Insight editor Ryan Nelson. We discuss the drivers of sustainability efforts, such as consumer demand for more eco-friendly products and the growing social consciousness about climate change. How the beauty industry is using third-party regulatory groups to combat greenwashing is also covered, along with steps companies are taking to make their products more sustainable and the legislation in the US and EU that is putting pressure on businesses.

Sustainability Beauty

Arcaea CEO On Biotech’s Promise: Sustainable, Yes, But Ingredient Performance Will Drive Adoption

With biotech, “the entire tree of life starts to become accessible to us ethically and sustainably,” says Arcaea CEO Jasmina Aganovic. Her company, launched in October 2021, is developing custom keratin molecules for skin and hair, as well as new UV filter technology, among other innovations to expand formulators’ toolkits, not just replace problematic ingredients.

Cosmetic Ingredients Business Strategies

France’s Self-Care Industry Helps Consumers With Medicines Spring Clean

France's self-care industry association, NereS, in collaboration with local eco-organization Cyclamed, is launching an “information and prevention” campaign encouraging French consumers to "spring clean" their medicines cabinets. 

France Health
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