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Program Overview

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprises a 2-day conference and an interactive workshop... 

 

Thursday 4th May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Best-Practices

Session Two: Novel Green Ingredients
 

Friday 5th May: Day Two

Session Three: Market Segmentation

Session Four: Sustainability in Packaging

 

Wednesday 3rd May: Pre-Conference

Workshop: Lowering Environmental Impacts

 

Detailed Program

Thursday 4th May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Best-Practices

The opening session will give an update on recent developments, highlighting industry best-practices. After an update on sustainability, an international brand of natural cosmetics gives insights into how it is addressing its social impacts. A cosmetics multinational shares its environmental and social priorities, followed by papers on agricultural raw materials and traceability.

A case study is given of a retailer meeting the sustainability challenge. The session adjourns with a discussion on the social value of cosmetic products. With most cosmetic and ingredient firms giving priority to environmental impacts, what can be done to improve social impacts? Featured speakers will give their perspectives on this pressing sustainability issue.

 

Session Two: Novel Green Ingredients

The range of green materials for cosmetic & personal care products is widening. This session gives an update on green cosmetic ingredients, highlighting novel sources. The concept of biomimicry is introduced, followed by details of palm-free cosmetic ingredients. The use of tobacco as a sustainable source of squalene and other cosmetic ingredients is explored, followed by the possibilities provided by food waste. With concerns about scarcity of agricultural land in the future, the use of marine algae as feedstock is outlined.

Details are given of new sustainable techniques to extract natural actives from plant materials. To conclude, the panel will discuss the sustainability of green materials. As cosmetic ingredients come from diverse green sources, assessing the environmental and social credentials of raw materials is becoming more complicated. What are the key issues when assessing the sustainability profile of such materials?

 

Friday 13th May: Day Two

Session Three: Market Segmentation

Natural & organic personal care products continue to gain popularity. The US has the largest market for such products in the world, with the market share approaching 10 percent. This session covers major trends and developments in the US market, placing emphasis on segmentation: the market for natural & organic personal care products is becoming increasingly segmented as brands launch products for specific consumer groups and / or applications.

The latest market data and trends are provided for the global market for natural & organic beauty products. The potential of vegan cosmetics is explored, followed by a case study of an international natural male skincare brand. Other papers cover natural ingredients for anti-pollution, and the potential of the millennial consumers. With greenwashing prevalent in the beauty industry, a legal professional discusses the regulatory framework for marketing claims. The session adjourns with featured speakers debating the future of natural & organic beauty products.

 

Session Four: Sustainability in Packaging

This session looks at the various ways cosmetic and personal care companies can adopt sustainable packaging solutions. Details are given of the ecological damage caused by packaging waste, followed by approaches to measure the environmental footprint of product packaging. The use of sustainable materials and eco-design approach is explored, followed by examples on how brands can close their packaging loops. Case studies are given of brands that have been successful in addressing their packaging impacts. What are the key lessons for other brands looking at sustainable packaging?

 

Wednesday 3rd May: Pre-Conference Workshop

Workshop: Lowering Environmental Impacts

This workshop aims to help cosmetic & personal care brands and ingredients firms gain a better understanding on how to measure and reduce their environmental footprints. 

The first part of the workshop gives a general introduction to the use of metrics to measure environmental impacts. Details will be given on the product life-cycle and the contribution of raw materials, production processes, distribution & logistics, consumption and post-use. The second part of the workshop will highlight various ways to reduce these impacts, using practical examples.

 

Please contact us to get the detailed summit program.

 

Organized by:

Organic Monitor

Powered by:

Croda
AAK

Supporting Organizations:

QAI Cosmebio
NSF Ecocert group

Media Partners:

Euro Cosmetics HPC
Premium Beauty News Happi
Cosmetics Design World Press Online