Follow us twitter facebook
Edition: Brazil
Click here to subscribe toour free weekly newsletter click here
Innovation & new products

L’Oréal embraces natural beauty with new plant-based hair dyes

Natural beauty has been a burgeoning trend for some time now, including in the hair-dye sector with successful hair salons embracing the trend. Big-name brands are increasing joining the band-wagon, helping to take the concept mainstream, and L’Oréal is the latest on board with the announcement of a brand-new hair colour line.

The beauty giant’s professional division has announced the launch of Botanéa, its first-ever vegetal hair colour line. The collection eschews the chemicals that are traditionally present in hair dye ingredients for a formula that is 100% plant-based. The line uses botanical dyes sourced from Indian plants such as Henna, Indigo and Pure Cassia, with a natural coco oil coating.

The range consists of a trio of products designed for professional use, and is set to be rolled out to salons in Europe in May 2018. In a first, the range should be made available in about 30% of hair salons working with L’Oréal Professionnel.

The Botanea range consists of a trio of products designed for professional (...)

The Botanea range consists of a trio of products designed for professional use. Photo: Courtesy of L’Oréal

Furthermore, according to some media reports, the cosmetics group would also prepare the launch of similar natural hair dyes in the mass-market channel.

Lucrative trend

Natural and sustainable beauty has proven itself as a lucrative trend over the past year, with several brands making huge strides towards adopting a more environmentally and ethically conscientious approach towards the industry.

The once-niche world of natural beauty brands has grown to include household names such as Lush, Neal’s Yard and Tarte Cosmetics, while there has also been a rise in popularity of vegan and cruelty-free labels that avoid ingredients that come from or are tested on animals, with headline brands such as Kat Von D, Too Faced and Fenty Beauty by Rihanna leading the way.

L'Oréal has announced vegan hair colour. Photo: © Éric Piermont / (...)

L’Oréal has announced vegan hair colour. Photo: © Éric Piermont / AFP

The natural movement looks set to continue to break boundaries in 2018, with research released in November by market intelligence agency Mintel predicting that encompassing local approaches and developments in biotechnology with a more organic approach to ingredients will become a major beauty industry trend over the coming year.

Brazil Beauty News with AFP/Relaxnews

© 2017 - Brazil Beauty News -

latest news
in-cosmetics returns to Brazil next 18-19 September

in-cosmetics returns to Brazil next 18-19 September

When it comes to beauty, Brazil has become a trend-setter in Latin America thanks to its abundance of natural resources and penchant for innovation. Now the fourth largest market in the world, the country will host the sixth edition of in-cosmetics Latin America, which runs in Sao Paulo from 18-19 September 2019. Euromonitor (...)

read more
Experts’ views
INFINITE BEAUTY. Embracing the future

Lipotec - Lubrizol
INFINITE BEAUTY. Embracing the future

Technologies that were unthinkable only a decade ago are now must-have essentials. We carry our lives in our smartphones. There’s an app for just about everything. And wearable technology, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are creating limitless possibilities for us to move, perform, look and feel better than ever. As (...)

read more