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Programme Overview

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

 

Monday 6th November: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Developments

Session Two: Green Formulations

 

Tuesday 7th November: Day Two

Session Three: Sustainable Sourcing

Session Four: Social Impacts

 

Wednesday 8th November: Day Three

Workshop: Fragrances and Sustainability

 

Detailed Programme

Monday 6th November: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Developments

The opening session gives an update on sustainability in the cosmetics industry, showing how operators are tackling the environmental and social challenges. To begin, a keynote is given from a leading natural cosmetics brand. An introduction is given to sustainability in the context of the summit agenda, highlighting the challenges ahead. A major personal care company shows how it is using metrics to set sustainability goals and targets, whilst an international retailer states its green priorities. Other papers cover distribution routes, circular economy, and preparing for a sustainable future.

With rising pressure on companies to consider the triple bottom line, the session concludes with featured speakers discussing the merits and disadvantages of moving to such a system.

 

Session Two: Green Formulations

This session shows some of the current and upcoming uses of green ingredients in cosmetic & personal care products. An international expert discusses the current and future use of botanicals in product formulations. What botanicals could lead to product innovations in the coming years? The use of plant cell technology to product natural ingredients is discussed, followed by an update on green surfactants.

With growing concerns about the health and environmental impacts of synthetic preservatives, another paper covers alternative preservative systems. An international cosmetics company shows how it is integrating environmental and / or social aspects into its product formulations.

 

Tuesday 7th November: Day Two

Session Three: Sustainable Sourcing

With sustainable sourcing becoming popular, this session gives an update on important developments, highlighting some of the common issues associated with agricultural-based ingredients.

The importance of soil fertility is stressed, followed by some insights into the hidden environmental, social and economic costs of agricultural materials. An update is given on sustainable palm oil, followed by details of a new initiative that aims to ethically source the mica mineral. With a growing number of companies looking at transparency, details are given of traceability tools and supply chain management for cosmetic ingredients. An ethical brand shares its experiences with sustainable sourcing, highlighting the difficulties and opportunities.

 

Session Four: Social Impacts

This session looks at the various ways the cosmetics industry can address its social impacts. To begin, the psychological aspects of cosmetic products are explored. What value do we associate with such products, and what is the aesthetic relationship with beauty?

Following on from the preceding session, insights are given into the social risks in ingredient supply chains. A case study is given on how fair trade sourcing of ingredients can create positive benefits. Another speaker gives an update on allergens in cosmetic and personal care products, followed by methods to encourage sustainable consumption of such products.

 

Wednesday 8th November: Day Three

Workshop: Fragrances and Sustainability

This workshop explores the sustainable fragrance options available to formulators and product developers, and tackles the associated technical issues.

A critical review will be undertaken of some of the raw materials / essential oils available, discussing the related sourcing, quality and cost issues. How can the major technical & formulation issues associated with using such materials be overcome? The blending of essential oils / fragrances will be discussed, including the technical issues. Sustainability and formulation issues, such as raw material provenance, standards, odour variability, stability, safety and allergens will also be covered.

 

Please contact us to get the detailed summit agenda.

 

Organised by:

Ecovia Intelligence

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Silver Sponsors

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Supporting Organisations:

ICEA Soil Association Ecocert group
Natrue Cosmebio BDIH

Media Partners:

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