Follow us twitter facebook
Edition: Global
Click here to subscribe toour free weekly newsletter click here
Industry buzz

Asian summit to focus on sustainable sourcing

Ethical sourcing and biodiversity will be under the spotlight at the 3rd Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, hosted in Hong Kong on 11-13th November 2013. “By casting the spotlight on the environmental impact of cosmetic ingredients, the summit aims to raise awareness and encourage sustainable sourcing in the region,” says Organic Monitor, the event organizer.

Amarjit Sahota, fondateur et Pdg d’Organic Monitor

Amarjit Sahota, fondateur et Pdg d’Organic Monitor

According to the research and consulting company, rapid economic development and industrialisation have had a heavy toll on Asian ecosystems and many cosmetic ingredients are produced in Asia by expanding agricultural frontiers to virgin terrain. With Asia experiencing unprecedented economic growth, some argue that environmental degradation has been a worthwhile price to pay for rising prosperity. Proceeding speakers will give best-practices in raw material ethical sourcing, showing how economic and ecological development can be intertwined.

Dr. Muhammed Majeed, founder of international ingredients firm Sabinsa, will set the tone for the summit with his opening keynote on sustainable sourcing. He will explain why a major ethical dilemma Asian countries face is “economic advancement or conservation.

Novel green ingredients, especially those originating from Asia, will also be featured. The healing properties of ayurvedic ingredients like neem and amla in cosmetic products will be highlighted. Another paper looks at the use of traditional Chinese herbs in modern skincare products. Dr. Fred Zuelli from Mibelle Biochemistry will discuss the sustainable harvesting of actives from agricultural raw material. Other topics include marine ingredients, emerging natural actives, and sustainable processing methods.

latest news
MakeUp in newYork hosted more than 3800 visitors, with a growth of 12% of international guests.

MakeUp in New York moves to Javits Center to continue growing

The latest edition of MakeUp in NewYork was a huge success, announced the organisers. Held at the Center415 on 5th Avenue, in Manhattan, on September 11&12, 2019, the two-day B2B event dedicated to the makeup and skincare supply chain welcomed more than 3800 visitors, with a growth of 12% of international guests. Brazil, Canada, (...)

read more
job opportunities
Experts’ views
100% natural and biodegradable film former offers enhanced sun care protection

Brittany Pease
100% natural and biodegradable film former offers enhanced sun care protection

LexFilm Sun Natural MB is a multidimensional film-forming polymer which imparts superior water-resistance to sunscreens in comparison to leading synthetic polymers. This latest innovation addresses consumers’ demand for natural ecofriendly ingredients, while supporting brands in their new product development goals as they navigate (...)

read more


We use cookies to give you a better browsing experience. By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. Read more and set cookies