French company Laboratoires Nuxe won this award having used an eco-design approach to reduce the weight of its Nuxe face care jars by 75%, giving significant reductions in energy use, resources, as well as lowering its environmental footprint.
Surya Brasil was runner-up for using green plastics in its Sapien Women range. By replacing conventional polyethylene with sugar cane-based ethanol, its packaging captures carbon dioxide during the production process.
Finalists in this award category were Organic Essence and Pangea Organics.
Sustainable Beauty Awards 2014 Winners Sustainability Pioneer Sustainability Leadership Sustainable Packaging Sustainable Ingredient Green Formulations Sustainability Lifetime Achievement