Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Addresses Industry Concerns

Chemicals in personal-care formulations, and resource and carbon management were among the industry concerns addressed during the Asia-Pacific and European editions of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, which took place Nov. 14-15 in Hong Kong and Oct. 24-26 in Paris, respectively.

Here are the highlights:

Environmental Impact:

Natural Products Enjoy Healthy Growth

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The North American market for natural personal-care products—which is currently valued at $5.4 billion—is on the rise, thanks to an increase in distribution channels as shelf space in natural-food shops reaches saturation.

That’s according to research from Organic Monitor—a London-based specialist research, consulting and training company that focuses on the global organic and related product industries.