With sustainable beauty in the spotlight this week, CEW talks to author and environmental expert Esha Chhabra about what brands can do now to adopt a more regenerative business model, for the sake of the future. “It’s a real challenge to the conventional thinking that business is primarily a profit-seeking enterprise,” recognizes Chhabra, whose book, Working to Restore: Harnessing the Power of Regenerative Business to Heal the World, profiles industry leaders who are changing the game. In our report, Chhabra offers tips on rethinking waste streams, educating consumers, leveraging your brand’s bargaining power, and investing in social capital.

On the greener product front, the CEW April 2024 Product Watch: Earth Day Edition has dropped. Showcasing the launches setting the environmental bar higher in beauty, our planet-friendly picks range from Le Labo’s new Lavande 31, a pure yet dirtier take on traditional lavender scents; MakeUp Eraser’s Reusable 100% Recycled Collection; Weleda’s Plumping Skincare Collection; and Tata Harper Skincare x Sky High Farm Nourishing Hand Cream, a collab that will donate 100% of proceeds to support food security and community farming.

In executive news, Holly Thaggard, Founder and Chairman of Supergoop!, is CEW’s 2024 Achiever Awards program keynote. Thaggard tells reporter Annie Tomlin that her superpowers are grit and gratitude. “My appreciation for people in particular has impacted my leadership style the most,” she explains. “As a founder, I always describe my role as the five P’s: passion, purpose, product, people and our planet.” Meanwhile, also at CEW, we unpack Gregg Renfrew’s headline-making move to buy back Beautycounter. “Renfrew is creating a new entity and has entered into a separate transaction to buy the business, continue the brand’s business, and support advocacy efforts for safer beauty,” writes Faye Brookman.

In launch news, Paris Hilton x Tan-Luxe’s Exclusive Collaboration has arrived, in the form of a limited edition at-home self-tanning kit designed to recreate the effect of a professional spray tan. Speaking of faking a sun-kissed look, Fazit is expanding into color cosmetics with the launch of its new freckle patches, which can be stuck on and peeled off.

Catch up on these and other beauty news stories at the links below.

Take A Leaf From Her Book. Top tips on building a more earth-friendly beauty brand, from author and environmental expert, Esha Chhabra. (CEW)

The CEW April 2024 Product Watch: Earth Day Edition Has Landed. Don’t miss this month’s insider picks of new products that are making a positive impact, in honor of Earth Day. (CEW)

From Rule-Breaker To “The Sunscreen Queen”. Holly Thaggard, CEW’s 2024 Achiever Awards event keynote and Founder and Chairman of Supergoop!, shares her career story. (CEW)

Gregg Renfrew Buys Back Beautycounter. Why the iconic, clean beauty brand’s founder has bought back the business. (CEW)

Paris Hilton Teams Up With Tan-Luxe. A limited edition self-tanning kit has just launched. (E! NEWS)

Fazit Drops Freckle Patches. The new, festival-ready patches come in three shades, and can be stuck on and peeled off.  (WWD)

P&G Reports Strong Sales In U.S. And Europe, But Lower Sales Of SK-II Skin Care. The company’s prestige skin care brand is a top seller in China. (REUTERS)

L’Oréal Sees Sales Rise In Q1 2024. The company reported that sales were up 8.3% in the period. (L’ORÉAL FINANCE)

Puig Sets Sight On €14bn IPO. The Spanish beauty and fashion company is due to start trading in Spain on May 3. (FINANCIAL TIMES)