in-cosmetics Asia, the leading event in Asia Pacific for personal care ingredients, has today launched a new report, assessing the state of sustainability in the cosmetics and personal care industry. Focusing on four key themes: Consciousness, Protection, Biotechnology and Inclusivity, the report analyses the biggest factors driving change, and the actions brands and suppliers are taking in response to a new generation of consumers who are both ethically and environmentally aware.
Available to download on the in-cosmetics Asia website, the report explores how suppliers, manufacturers and brands across the APAC region are embracing circular principles, with insights from the likes of Hallstar Beauty, Vytrus Biotech, Hermosa Naturals and Manuka Bioscience. And, with increased environmental consciousness and an ingrained fear of climate change, the report confirms the opportunities for brands and how they can authentically deliver on their sustainability strategies.
Speaking to the in-cosmetics Asia team about the changing attitudes in the APAC region, Eileen Zhang, General Manager, Asia-Pacific, Hallstar Beauty said, “We are indeed seeing an increase in customer preference for ingredients, formulations and production practices to be environmentally friendly in Asia-Pacific countries, although it is not yet the consumer mandate and regulatory imperative that already exists in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North American (NA) regions.”
Adopting eco-friendly measures in their production processes, reducing waste, and choosing renewable energy sources are just a few of the actions the report explores, along with the role of biotechnology in quality control, greater transparency, and ethical sourcing of high-demand ingredients.
Providing a cautiously optimistic outlook for the industry, the report recognises the brands that have started to pay heed to consumers’ environmental concerns, with many adopting sustainable sourcing and manufacturing practices, in a bid to improve the performance of their products and lessen their impact on the environment.
A Spotlight On Sustainability
Taking the discussion to Bangkok this November, in-cosmetics Asia will return to shine a light on sustainability and the efforts being made by suppliers. Whether it’s developing a finished product that positively benefits the environment, supporting local economies, or establishing a fair-trade system in the production of goods through farming co-operatives, businesses, and governments, sustainability is much more than a trend. It is a global imperative to protect the future of the industry and the planet.
As one of two ‘Spotlight On’ features at this year’s event, Sustainability will be put under the microscope with a dedicated product showcase enabling attendees to find out more about how they can minimise their environmental impact, embrace the circular economy, and invest in new technologies that will preserve the earth’s most valuable resources.
Speaking about the focus on sustainability, Sarah Gibson, Exhibition Director, in-cosmetics Asia, said: “The launch of the in-cosmetics Asia sustainability report highlights the industry’s progress towards a more sustainable business model – but also the steps that still need to be taken to reduce the industry’s impact on our planet. While progress has been made, the cosmetics and personal care industry needs to do more to reduce its impact on the environment, and by measuring and highlighting the opportunities through this report, we hope to inspire brands and suppliers to prioritise sustainability and join us in creating a greener future for our planet.”
in-cosmetics Asia will take place from 7-9 November 2023 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), in Bangkok, Thailand. For more information and to register to attend, visit here.