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The repurposing of coproducts through the exfoliating particles production

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CAMILLE MANSUY, CHARLES-HENRI MORICE
Lessonia, Saint-Thonan, France

Abstract

Nowadays the question of sustainability in the cosmetic industry is getting more relevant than ever, starting with the increasing consumers’ demand for natural formulations, more respectful of the environment. The valorisation of food waste into exfoliating ingredients is a perfect illustration of the efforts than can be made by the cosmetic industry to answer the customers’ needs and wants while positively impacting the Nature. Reducing waste generated by both the food and cosmetic industries offers numerous real benefits and may therefore represents the future of the cosmetic ingredients.


INTRODUCTION

In an age where consumers ask for natural cosmetics products that are respectful of the environment, the question of sustainability in cosmetics is more relevant than ever. Finding alternatives to non-natural ingredients has appeared as a necessity for the cosmetic industry and for the brands. Solutions have been developed by ingredients’ suppliers that not only address to the sustainability matter, but also participate in the protection of the environment by contributing to reducing waste from other industries. The transformation of food waste into exfoliating particles is an example of the answers given by the cosmetic industry to customers’ green concerns. Exfoliating particles are defined as cosmetic ingredients in powder forms used to manufacture mechanical scrubs.

THE REPURPOSING OF VEGETAL CO-PRODUCTS: THE CASE OF THE EXFOLIATING PARTICLES

Some ingredients’ suppliers, concerned about the ecological impact of their activity, have made the choice to offer natural ingredients, which are respectful of the environment. The use of food waste to create cosmetic ingredients ...




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