Insights

More and more people are becoming vegans, or are making a conscious effort not to eat meat one or more times per week. Is this “veganism” a fleeting trend? Or a movement to be taken seriously for the future? Some 24 percent of Swiss people are flexitarians, i.e.…
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We all admire people who retain healthy and almost flawless skin well into old age. What is their secret? And why do some people develop skin cancer? In conjunction with ETH Zurich University for Science and Technology, the Mibelle Group is investigating the effect of UV radiation and seeking answers to these questions.…
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A healthy diet, detoxing, yoga, sustainable living – people’s aspirations towards a holistic lifestyle are also placing demands on the cosmetics industry. Consumers are increasingly calling for natural ingredients such as hemp seed oil, niacinamide, matcha and other superfoods. So is it just hype or a real trend that’s emerging?…
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Clean Eating, Clean Tech, Clean Beauty! Sustainable thinking has arrived in the cosmetics industry as well. As a society, we are facing huge challenges with regard to climate change, environmental protection and critical consumer behaviour. And the same is true for the cosmetics industry.…
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Wallet, keys, smartphone – and off you go! For most people, these are the three most important items to take with them when out and about. Imagine they’re all superfluous because they’re stored on a chip. Under your skin. For most of us, quite a gruesome prospect.…
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Microplastics are very small pieces of plastic that are commonly used in cosmetic industry products, such as facial scrubs and makeup. Whilst some are visible to the naked eye, others are a few micrometres. Conservationists warn that they can affect the growth of fish and other aquatic animals.…
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All living organisms follow an internal rhythm regulated by blue light – the blue wavelengths in sunlight. This mechanism has been identified in bacteria, plants, insects and also in humans. And researchers are constantly discovering interesting new connections.   Inside our bodies and in every cell, biological clocks are continuously ticking away that tell us whether it’s daytime and we should be active or whether it’s night-time and we should be sleeping.…
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The use of various ingredients in cosmetics continues to cause controversy with regard to the danger they pose to health. However, in Switzerland and the EU, only safe cosmetic products may be launched on the market. In order to ensure this, in 2017, Switzerland adopted the EU’s Cosmetics Regulation and will continue to amend it in accordance with the latest findings.…
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Everyone is talking about K-Beauty, but what’s behind it? In order to get to the bottom of this new trend, two of our internal specialists went on a mission to check out the local market first hand. They came back from Korea feeling amazed and full of insights.…
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Twelve months ago we reported here about the launch of our new Swiss Tempelle brand in India. This unique bodycare range is a fusion of Swissness and Indianess that combines ingredients from these two different cultures. Following the successful market launch, Swiss Tempelle is now being expanded to include a collection of facial cleansing products.…
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