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Programme Overview

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will comprise four dedicated sessions and an interactive workshop. See the 2018 summit pics here. It had the following agenda...

 

Tuesday 6th November: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Update

Session Two: Green Materials

 

Wednesday 7th November: Day Two

Session Three: New Technologies

Session Four: Marketing Developments

 

Monday 5th November

Workshop: Formulating Green Functional Personal Care Products

 

Detailed Programme

Tuesday 6th November: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Update

The premier session covered some of the broader sustainability issues in the cosmetics industry. To begin, a green pioneer showed how cosmetic brands can be a force of positive change. An update on sustainability was given in the context of the summit agenda, including future outlook. The importance of natural capital was introduced, followed by insights into how cosmetic and ingredient firms can undertake sustainability reporting.

With packaging waste now a major environmental concern, details were given of a new initiative in which ocean plastic is recuperated and used in new product packaging. Another case study was of a cosmetics company that is setting up zero-waste operations. The session adjourned with a panel discussion on the circular economy. How can the cosmetics industry make greater strides in moving from linear to circular models?

 

Session Two: Green Materials

Green materials continue to gain ground in the cosmetics industry. Some companies are moving to such ingredients as they look to reduce environmental impacts of their products. Others are doing so in response to consumer demand for green products. This session gave an update on recent developments. Topics included new botanical actives, ingredients from food side streams, natural ingredients for environmental protection, sustainable polyurethanes, classification of green ingredients, and natural formulations case study.

 

Wednesday 7th November: Day Two

Session Three: New Technologies

New technologies are often associated with disruption. In the cosmetics industry, they are having a disruptive influence on production, processing, and / or traceability of ingredients, as well as consumer engagement. This session covered important developments in these fields.

Details were given of a new technology that produces novel actives from plant cells. Other papers covered sustainable processing methods, traceability tools, artificial intelligence, and mobile apps. To conclude, featured speakers discussed the role of technology in marketing cosmetic products.

 

Session Four: Marketing Developments

Marketing plays a pivotal role in the success of cosmetic products, especially in the sustainability arena where many product purchases are driven by health, ecological and / or social influences. This session covered important developments in terms of new products and consumer behaviour.

Topics included cosmetics for a vegan lifestyle, cannabis-based cosmetics, skin biomes, green marketing claims, changing consumer lifestyles, and customer engagement.

 

Monday 5th November

Workshop: Formulating Green Functional Personal Care Products

This workshop was a practical guide for companies looking at developing functional green personal care products, such as natural and / or organic shower gels, hair styling products, sun care lotions, hand sanitisers and deodorants. Details were given of the technical hurdles, including raw materials, preservation, product performance, and stability.

The workshop was designed for product developers, formulators, cosmetic companies, ingredient suppliers and industry organisations looking at functional personal care products.

 

Please contact us to get the 2019 summit agenda.

Organised by:

Ecovia Intelligence

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Gold Sponsors

Croda
Clariant
DuPont
BASF

Silver Sponsors

drstraetmans
Covestro Mibelle
Merck
DSM
Roelmi-HPC
Firmenich

Supporting Organisations:

ICEA Soil Association Cosmebio
Eco Control Natrue BDIH
Ecocert group Febea
Société Française de Cosmétologie

Media Partners:

Euro Cosmetics HPC
Premium Beauty News World Press Online
Organic Market
Cosmetics design