Writing in Beauty Dermatology, researchers from Korea carried out a literature overview analysing the potential for vegan cosmetics following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Findings confirmed that the necessity amongst magnificence shoppers and business to enhance consumption patterns given worsening environmental issues had clearly elevated following the pandemic.
“The local weather and environmental disaster will likely be one of many best challenges in human historical past. In consequence, shoppers develop into extra obsessive about good consumption and good elements, and the development is step by step spreading from vegan meals to vegan cosmetics,” the researchers wrote.
Vegan magnificence – secure and good elements
This, they mentioned, alongside a heightened demand for “safety-orientated magnificence”, was fuelling alternatives in vegan topical cosmetics and inside magnificence functions post-pandemic.
“Currently, as shoppers are more and more all for merchandise made with secure elements, cosmetics which have been licensed as vegan are growing within the beauty market. On this scenario, shoppers are analysing beauty elements or receiving details about merchandise utilizing numerous contents resembling social media and functions to satisfy the wants for merchandise made with secure elements,” they wrote.
However, as this curiosity in “good elements” continued to develop, the researchers mentioned it might be vital extra analysis was carried out on vegan elements appropriate for magnificence.
“Based mostly on the outcomes of this examine, it is going to be essential to determine shopper wants for vegan cosmetics that began from vegan meals and develop functions for the event of customised vegan inside magnificence merchandise and customised vegan cosmetics,” they wrote.
The potential for vitamin B12 fortified toothpaste, for instance, was at the moment being researched – trying into whether or not such a product improved the blood markers for B12 – in addition to the lively properties of plant extracts on the pores and skin to deal with situations like atopic dermatitis but in addition supply higher foaming properties.
To actually faucet into the alternatives offered by vegan magnificence, the researchers mentioned customisation can be key, by way of digital apps and companies. “Further analysis by means of customised inside magnificence and customised cosmetics and analysis on the event of vegan cosmetics matching convergence service utility improvement in accordance with adjustments within the magnificence consumption market will likely be required.”
Ongoing COVID-19 requires ongoing analysis
Nonetheless, any future analysis would must be ongoing, the researchers mentioned, given the COVID-19 pandemic was not but over.
“It will likely be essential to proceed analysis on the opportunity of growing cosmetics with secure elements, vegan meals, reflecting the wants of shoppers in future,” they wrote.
Supply: Beauty Dermatology
Revealed on-line forward of print, doi: 10.1111/jocd.15028
Title: “Good elements from meals to vegan cosmetics after COVID-19 pandemic”
Authors: J. Lee and H. Kwon