The presentations will take place in New York from 17 – 18 May and will include four dedicated sessions, together with an interactive workshop that takes places on May 16th.
The ninth edition of the Summit will be hosted at the Park Central New York, with this year’s agenda covering a range of areas that can throw up specific challenges to players in the natural and organic cosmetic and personal care arena.
The first of the four sessions will take place on May 17th, focusing on how the issue of sustainability is continuing to shape the category, in line with consumers continued growth in interest for products that have a positive effect on both health and the environment.
Highlights from this segment of the program will include David Streuli, principal scientist at Ashland, who will be highlighting sustainability issues associated with aerosols and approaches to reduce the impact on the environment, including adapting formulations.
This session will also consider one of the category’s biggest sustainability challenges, plastic pollution in the sea, with a pioneering green brand presenting about its experience of implementing a policy aimed at clearing up ocean plastic waste.
The need to clear up the oceans will lead smoothly into the second segment of the day, which will focus on greener materials, which will focus on formulations that can help to tackle specific personal care and beauty issues, including a look at solutions to nourish the skin’s natural biome.
A presentation by Helen Knaggs of NuSkin will focus on new ingredients emerging from natural skin care applications, while Professor Ilya Raskin of Rutgers University will look at the latest botanical activities.
This session will also look at how the use of mobile devices is impacting skin care needs because of damage caused by blue light and infrared rays, with Mariana Royer, managing director of Bio ForeXtra highlighting new actives that are designed to tackle this problem.
Sustainable Sourcing, marketing and districution
Medicine Hunger Chris Kilham will be one of the main speakers for the sustainable sourcing session, on the 18th of May, highlighting Amazonian ingredients that demonstrate ecological and ethical sourcing, while other presentations will look at biodiversity impacts, tracability and social impacts of material sourcing.
The final session will looking at the marketing and distribution aspect, with one of the leading presentations being given by Jeremy Riggle, chief operation Scientist at Mary’s Medicinals, a company specializing in cannabis-based ingredients for personal care products.
The presentation will focus on the healing properties of cannabis-derived formulations, as well as looking at specific issues created by marketing products that contain unique properties or ingredients.
The ninth NYC Sustainable Cosmetics Summit takes place May 16 – 18 at Park Central Manhattan.