The organiser of the in-cosmetics Asia trade show has published ‘APAC Beauty Goes Green’, a report that lifts the lid on regional 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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,” said Eileen Zhang, General Manager, Asia-Pacific, Hallstar Beauty.
in-cosmetics Asia will take place on 7-9 November at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Thailand.