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Programme Overview

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprises four dedicated sessions, preceded by a training workshop...

 

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

With packaging waste now a major environmental concern, details are given of a new initiative in which ocean plastic is recuperated and used in new product packaging. Another case study is of a cosmetics company that is setting up zero-waste operations. The session adjourns 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 gives an update on recent developments.

The opportunities provided by botanical actives are highlighted. Other papers cover ingredients from food byproducts, natural ingredients for environmental protection, water-free formulations, sustainable packaging materials, and green brand 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 covers important developments in these fields.

The keynote speaker will highlight the sustainability benefits provided by disruptive technologies. Details are given of a new technology that produces vegetable oils from plant cells. Other papers cover sustainable processing methods, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and mobile apps. To conclude, featured speakers will discuss 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 covers important developments in terms of new products and consumer behaviour.

Topics include cosmetics for a vegan lifestyle, cannabis-based cosmetics, skin biomes, green marketing claims, the millennials, and consumer engagement.

 

Monday 5th November

Workshop: Formulating Green Functional Personal Care Products

This workshop is 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 are given of the technical hurdles, including raw materials, preservation, product performance, and stability.

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

 

Please contact us to get the detailed summit agenda.

Organised by:

Ecovia Intelligence

Powered by:

Gold Sponsors

Croda
Clariant

Silver Sponsors

drstraetmans
DSM
Merck

Supporting Organisations:

ICEA Soil Association Cosmebio
Eco Control Natrue BDIH
Ecocert group

Media Partners:

Euro Cosmetics HPC
Premium Beauty News World Press Online
Organic Market