Sustainability for cosmetic ingredients
The new demands from ‘green’ consumers are pushing cosmetic companies to get more sustainable, by combining the search for the effectiveness of their products with the use of ingredients and technologies that respect environmental and social sustainability systems. From the production of natural ingredients from renewable sources to the development of new products derived from waste or the choice of biodegradable or recyclable packaging, the cosmetics industry is demonstrating an increasing concern for the environment and is keeping pace by adapting ingredients, materials, practices and production systems.
This article focuses specifically on the sustainability of cosmetic raw materials along the supply chain. The piece explores the most sustainable sourcing and processing methods that can reduce the consumption of resources, energy and polluting chemical waste, without forgetting the importance of supporting local communities. Moreover, the article highlights the benefits of certifications, which allows greater transparency and assurance towards consumer needs. The NATRUE certification supports sustainability and ensures the quality of the natural and organic cosmetics sector, by offering users a more informed and responsible choice.