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Program


Program Overview

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprises a 2-day conference followed by an interactive workshop. The summit is designed for business, marketing and technical professionals in the beauty & related industries. To receive the detailed summit program, please contact us

Thursday 12th May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Metrics

Session Two: Green Formulations
 

Friday 13th May: Day Two

Session Three: Marketing Innovations

Session Four: Ethical Labels Update

Session Five: Food and Cosmetics Convergence
 

Saturday 14th May: Day Three

Workshop: Formulating Functional Green Personal Care Products

 

Detailed Program

Thursday 12th May: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Metrics

The premier session looks at the growing use of sustainability metrics. Although cosmetic and ingredient firms are looking to reduce their impacts, there is some uncertainty as to what steps they can take. Some of the common approaches to measure and lower environmental footprints are featured in this session.

After the opening keynote, an update is given on the use of lifecycle analysis. A pioneering firm shares its experiences in becoming carbon neutral. What are the key learnings for other brands looking at reducing their carbon emissions? Other papers looks at water footprints, Cradle-To-Cradle Design approach, and packaging impacts. The session adjourns with featured speakers discussing the practical use of metrics.

 

Session Two: Green Formulations

When addressing environmental footprints, the cosmetics industry has invested considerably in green formulations. Ingredient firms are developing raw materials with lower environmental impacts, whilst cosmetic brands are increasingly using natural ingredients. This session covers important developments in green formulations, placing emphasis on specific product groups.

Most natural ingredients are used in skin care products, partly because of functionality. The opening speaker discusses the use of such ingredients for anti-ageing, skin whitening, and related applications. Other speakers cover natural products for curly hair, bio-based surfactants and sustainable processing methods.

 

Friday 13th May: Day Three

Session Three: Marketing Innovations

This session gives an update on recent marketing developments for green cosmetics. The keynote is from an industry pioneer who gives his perspectives on the future direction for green products. What challenges are on the horizon?

An ethical cosmetics brand highlights the marketing and distribution obstacles it faces in the North American market. A leading retailer gives insights into its sustainability initiatives, whilst a research agency presents its latest findings on the green consumer: what do they look for in beauty products? What are the motives to buy natural / green products? What are their unmet needs? Guidance will be given to brands looking to reach the green consumer.

 

Session Four: Ethical Labels Update

The number of ethical standards and labeling schemes is proliferating in the cosmetics industry. Initially launched for natural & organic products, new schemes are emerging to represent safe formulations and / or some sustainability aspects. This new session covers important developments in North America. At the end of the session, panelists will discuss the future outlook for ethical labels: can we expect more labels or is some level of rationalisation on the horizon?

 

Session Five: Food and Cosmetics Convergence

This session looks at the growing use of foods and cosmetics for beauty purposes. Presenting findings from a new book, a medical expert will state the importance of nutrition for healthy skin and general well-being. How can changes in diet influence one’s appearance? What vitamins and minerals provide skin nutrition? Another industry expert looks at the advent of nutricosmetics: nutritional supplements for beauty applications.

With a growing number of food ingredients making their way into cosmetic applications, proceeding papers cover recent developments. A pioneering company gives details of its novel range of natural hair care products made from coffee grounds. Another paper discusses the formulation and technical issues of using food ingredients in cosmetic formulations. A marketing case study is given of a leading brand with food-based cosmetics. Featured speakers will form a panel at the end of the session to debate the sustainability issues when using food ingredients in cosmetics.

 

Saturday 14th May: Day Three

Workshop: Formulating Functional Green Personal Care Products

Following on from the green formulations session, this workshop tackles the major technical issues associated with green functional personal care products, such as natural / organic shower gels, hair styling products, sun care lotions, deodorants, etc.

Guidance is given on how to overcome the technical hurdles, including raw materials, preservation, product performance, and stability.

 

Please complete a registration form to receive the full summit agenda.

 

Organized by:

Organic Monitor

Powered by:

Heinz Glas
Croda

Supporting Organizations:

Ecocert group Cosmebio
ICMAD QAI

Media Partners:

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