With growing pressure on the cosmetics industry to reduce greenhouse gases, the Sustainability Metrics session will discuss approaches to measure and lower
environmental impacts. Annabelle Stamm from Quantis will explain the use of lifecycle analysis to take sustainability metrics. Jonathan Maher, CSR & Sustainability Vice President, will show how L’Oreal is using metrics in its sustainability strategy.
Tom Chappell, industry veteran and the founder of Tom’s of Maine, will give a keynote on “The Future Direction of Green Products”. He will give his perspectives on future growth in the natural products industry. Also, Brandi Halls from Lush will share the brand’s experiences in marketing ethical cosmetics in North America. Insights
will be given into some of its green initiatives, such as "naked packaging" and sustainable sourcing.
The Ethical Labels session will give an update on sustainability certification schemes in the cosmetics industry. Initially launched for natural & organic products, the number of labeling schemes is proliferating; new labels are being introduced that represent some sustainability aspects, such as formulations, safety, and free-from contentious ingredients. Jody Villecco from Whole Foods Market, Thomas Cluderay from the Environmental Working Group and QAI International will be some of the panelists debating ethical labels.
Advances in sustainable ingredients will be featured in the Green Formulations session. Ellen Kamhi, The Natural Nurse, will give details of new natural ingredients for anti-aging, skin whitening and related applications. Taliah Waajid will highlight the issues when developing natural products for curly hair.
Presenting some of the key findings from her new book, Dr. Anne Marie Fine will shed some light on the food ingredients that provide skin nutrition. How can changes
in one’s diet affect skin health and appearance? Paula Simpson, Beauty Nutrition & Nutricosmetics Expert, will explore the use of nutritional supplements for beauty
purposes. Other speakers will look at the growing use of food ingredients in cosmetic formulations.