Writing in Beauty Dermatology, researchers from Korea carried out a literature assessment 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 shall be one of many best challenges in human historical past. Because of this, shoppers develop into extra obsessive about good consumption and good substances, and the development is progressively spreading from vegan meals to vegan cosmetics,” the researchers wrote.
Vegan magnificence – protected and good substances
This, they stated, 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 concerned with merchandise made with protected substances, cosmetics which were licensed as vegan are rising within the beauty market. On this state of affairs, shoppers are analysing beauty substances or receiving details about merchandise utilizing numerous contents similar to social media and functions to satisfy the wants for merchandise made with protected substances,” they wrote.
However, as this curiosity in “good substances” continued to develop, the researchers stated it might be vital extra analysis was carried out on vegan substances appropriate for magnificence.
“Based mostly on the outcomes of this research, will probably be essential to determine client 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 presently being researched – trying into whether or not such a product improved the blood markers for B12 – in addition to the energetic properties of plant extracts on the pores and skin to deal with situations like atopic dermatitis but additionally supply higher foaming properties.
To actually faucet into the alternatives introduced by vegan magnificence, the researchers stated customisation could be key, by way of digital apps and companies. “Extra analysis by means of customised inside magnificence and customised cosmetics and analysis on the event of vegan cosmetics matching convergence service utility improvement based on modifications within the magnificence consumption market shall be required.”
Ongoing COVID-19 requires ongoing analysis
Nevertheless, any future analysis would should be ongoing, the researchers stated, given the COVID-19 pandemic was not but over.
“It is going to be essential to proceed analysis on the potential of growing cosmetics with protected substances, 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 substances from meals to vegan cosmetics after COVID-19 pandemic”
Authors: J. Lee and H. Kwon