Novel green ingredients, sustainable packaging, and natural personal care market trends will come under the spotlight at the upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. The North American edition will be hosted in New York City on 3-5th May 2017.

The ‘Novel Green Ingredients’ session will showcase new green materials for cosmetic and personal care products.

Plant-based ingredients are now well established, however new sources of green cosmetic ingredients are emerging: marine algae, food byproducts, and new technologies. Mark Dorfman, a biomimicry chemist, will show how nature’s design and processes can spur innovation. Other papers look at the use of tobacco as a sustainable source of cosmetic chemicals, and the trend of palm-free personal care ingredients.

Analyst, London-based Organic Monitor, will give a detailed update on the North American market for natural and organic personal care products. Angela Diesch, a legal professional, will describe the regulatory framework for these products. As a number of brands are accused of making false marketing claims, guidance will be given on legitimate green marketing and labeling.

The ‘Sustainability in Packaging’ session explores the various ways cosmetic and personal care brands can reduce their packaging footprints. An update will be given on the use of biopolymers and sustainable materials in product packaging, followed by case studies. Nancy Mahon from Estee Lauder Companies will share the company’s experiences with sustainability, whilst Robert Keen, CEO of Weleda North America, will explain how brands can make a social difference.

Comments event organizer, Amarjit Sahota: “By focusing on green ingredients and packaging, cosmetic and personal care companies should be able to make greater strides in reducing their environmental impacts.”

The North American edition will be hosted at the Park Central New York on 3-5th May 2017. More information is available from