Beauty with a best before date
L’Occitane Ma Crème Nature is an organic moisturiser which you buy in its unmade form. Consumers mix spring water with a sachet of organic plant oils as and when they need it. A ‘made on’ and ‘best before’ label can be stuck on the made-up moisturiser before keeping it in the fridge.
Why it matters
Consumers are increasingly looking for products that have high natural credentials, especially when it comes to products that they put on their skin. How can other health and beauty brands push the boundaries of freshness that we see in the food and drinks market?
16. September 2009
Forest Essentials, an Indian premium cosmetics company, blends the age old recipes from the Indian ‘Ayurvedic’ medicine system and presents them in modern formulations like serums, elixirs and emulsions. Traditional formulations are not new in itself, but in most cases, the appeal of such products is limited to a niche audience. Forest Essentials has been able to strike a perfect balance and not only create a premium image but also a viable, growing business.
Lingerie brand Scala have launched Bio-Fir, a range of undergarments that claim to considerably reduce cellulite in just a month by gently warming the skin and increasing cell metabolism.