Circular Beauty: The future of sustainable sourcing, green chemistry and eco-design

By CosmeticsDesign-Europe Senior Reporter

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CosmeticsDesign is holding an exclusive free-to-attend webinar on Circular Beauty next month to consider what challenges and opportunities are ahead for industry as it works to transition business models
CosmeticsDesign is holding an exclusive free-to-attend webinar on Circular Beauty next month to consider what challenges and opportunities are ahead for industry as it works to transition business models

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The global beauty industry is working hard to make circularity a mainstream reality, reinventing and reconsidering all aspects of complex supply chains. But what does the future truly hold as industry tries to close the loop?

CosmeticsDesign has rallied together leading experts in the field for its upcoming free-to-attend webinar Circular beauty - Sustainable sourcing | Green chemistry | Eco-design ​on April 14th ​to look at what the biggest challenges and opportunities are in the field.

The sustainable business agenda is now a circular business agenda for industries worldwide, including cosmetics and personal care – the beauty business. But what exactly does circular beauty look like? And what does the future hold for industry as it transitions towards closed-loop business models?

‘The world is facing a climate emergency’


The upcoming free-to-attend webinar will be led by CosmeticsDesign-Europe editor Kacey Culliney, who will put important questions to a high-level industry expert panel.

“This is a topic of paramount importance. The world is facing a climate emergency and governments, NGOs and the private sector worldwide know change needs to happen,”​ Culliney said.

She said beauty has always been an “incredibly agile and innovative industry” ​driven by an “exceptionally engaged consumer base”, ​so the opportunity to create meaningful change is truly there.

“It’s been clear for some time that the business case for sustainable beauty is strong, but circularity takes eco-efforts to the next level and requires a much more comprehensive look at very complex, far-reaching supply chains. Is the cosmetics and personal care industry ready to take on such a challenge? And what has it achieved so far? This is what we want to find out from this webinar.”

CosmeticsDesign will dig into important aspects of circular beauty – sustainable sourcing, green chemistry and eco-design – to consider the challenges facing industry today and strategies that can be used to overcome these. The webinar will also consider learnings from existing efforts and brainstorm important areas of opportunity as businesses advance circular efforts.

High-level panel: Garnier, TerraCycle, Beauty Kitchen, Cradle to Cradle, The Green Chemist Consultantcy

Our panel of esteemed industry experts have decades of collective experience and knowledge in the field of sustainability and beauty innovation.


Adrien Koskas, global brand president at Garnier​, will discuss efforts his mega-brand is making in green and circular beauty and share what’s ahead for L’Oréal as it continues towards its ambitious 2030 sustainability goals.


Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle​, will share what it really means to develop a closed-loop beauty business model and how important packaging and recycling capabilities are within this, sharing insight on his company’s worldwide LOOP programme.


Jo Chidley, founder of Beauty Kitchen​, will share insights on how she built up a circular, sustainable beauty business from scratch and discuss important learnings and plans as the company continues to expand rapidly.


Christina Raab, VP of strategy and development at Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute​, will share how the Cradle to Cradle certification has evolved in recent years and discuss the value third-party, independent standards can bring to the circular beauty conversation, along with the importance of consumer engagement.


Barbara Olioso PhD MRSC, managing director of The Green Chemist Consultancy​, will provide insight on actionable change formulators and manufacturers can make as they transition to circular beauty approaches, along with what the biggest challenges are in doing so today.

Beauty innovators, entrepreneurs and visionaries – this is a conversation not to miss

The Circular beauty - Sustainable sourcing | Green chemistry | Eco-design ​webinar will be a “thorough dive into circular beauty’s past, present and future”, ​said Culliney.

“With such a high-level panel of experienced industry professionals and widespread representation across manufacturing, packaging and formulating, this is a not-to-miss event for today’s beauty innovators, entrepreneurs and visionaries wanting to understand how to make circularity a reality.”

“It’s not every day you get a collective voice on such a critical issue,”​ she said.

Register today​ and get your 'burning question' in for our panellists. 

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