Green Beauty Night is coming to the US this February

By Deanna Utroske

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The event, presented by The Eco Well, is an evening of conversation among cosmetic chemists, industry ingredient makers, and science communicators on the topic of sustainability.

Green Beauty Night got its start in Toronto, Canada, this past October. Jen Novakovich, director of The Eco Well, moderated the conversation at the first event and will do so again on February 1st when Green Beauty Night comes to Los Angeles, California.

These events serve as a forum to interrogate the meaning of green beauty and to share information on sustainability with cosmetics and personal care industry insiders, indie brand founders, and inquisitive consumers alike.

Speakers on the panel at Green Beauty Night

The panelists speaking at the upcoming Green Beauty Night will be Laura Markley, Damien Perriman, Dennis Abbeduto, Kenna Whitnell, and Perry Romanoski. As mentioned above, Jen Novakovich will moderate the discussion; and Cosmetics Design editor Deanna Utroske will be the evening’s MC.

Markley is founder of a website called Waste Free PhD where she posts about the practicalities of consumer waste reduction as well as about concerns around CPGs. Content on the site has titles like The Hidden Waste of Zero Waste, Can You Trust The Buzz Around Essential Oils?, and Bisphenol-A (BPA): Is it safe?

Perriman is senior vice president of specialty products for Genomatica, a nearly 20-year-old company that manufactures chemicals for industry using biotechnology. The company has made headlines here on Cosmetics Design several times, like late last year when Genomatica received $90m in investments from Casdin Capital, Viking Global, and Ginkgo Bioworks to expand it beauty, textiles, and plastics business​, or the year before that when Genomatica launched its biotech butylene glycol​.

Abbeduto is the personal care business manager at Colonial Chemical, a company that specializes in manufacturing surfactants from renewable ingredients (such as hemp-seed oil)​.

Whitnell is the founder of Altilis Beauty, a brand of skin care formulated with breadfruit flower extract. Altilis Beauty made news here on Cosmetics Design in 2018 when Innovation Guelph named it Startup of the Year. ​ Learn more about Whitnell’s brand in this Indie Beauty Profile​.  

Romanoski is a cosmetics chemist, consultant, and online educator. He is perhaps best known for the Chemists Corner website and The Beauty Brains podcast.  

Sponsors and exhibitors to see at Green Beauty Night

Beyond the panel discussion, several exhibitors and sponsors—brands, ingredients suppliers, event organizers, and service providers—will be on hand at Green Beauty Night to connect with attendees.

Exhibitors and sponsors listed on the event site to date include cheekbone​, make. this. universe., codex​, Altilis beauty, Geltor, Genomatica, Colonial Chemical, Symrise, Indie Beauty Expo, BeautyX, and Fashion Snoops. To learn more about Green Beauty Night and find a link to buy tickets, click here.



Deanna Utroske, Editor, covers beauty business news in the Americas region and publishes the weekly Indie Beauty Profile column, showcasing the inspiring work of entrepreneurs and innovative brands.

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