Sahota gave a presentation at the in-cosmetics event in Paris on the issue, explaining that one of the key issues to be addressed is that industry is behind when it comes to third party standards and verification.
There has been increased interest in marine algae ingredients, both macro- and micro-; and whilst there are loads of standards and charters in place for natural and organic, there is nothing in place for marine ingredients.
“Sustainable sourcing is key when it comes to marine ingredients. If you do it unsustainably then it can affect the ecosystem,” says Sahota.
“We have to be careful when selecting marine ingredients as the environments are a lot more fragile and could raise sustainability issues.”