UK: Evermore sustainable ingredients and ‘compact’ packaging
By Kacey Culliney
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Dr Tony Gough, incoming president of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSC) and director of innovation for sustainability at Innospec, said consumers were increasingly focused on sustainability in all walks of life, including beauty, which was “influencing their purchasing decisions”.
Formulators and manufacturers, therefore, were looking for “evermore sustainable ingredients”, Gough said, which required plenty of change moving forward.
“The key things we will need to do are to revolutionise the energy and chemical supply chains, so more energy comes from renewable sources and raw materials come from renewable or recycled sources which are truly sustainable. Cleansing formulas will also need to be made more compact – less water and less packaging,” he said.
Whilst the technologies to make these changes wouldn’t become a reality overnight, he said the UK beauty industry was certainly on “a journey of sustainability” set to take companies to a better and greener place.