Ethical labels, green ingredients and packaging top of Asia-Pacific agenda for sustainable cosmetics

The Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit ( will discuss the future role of ethical labels, green ingredients, and sustainable packaging. Organised by Organic Monitor, the summit will be hosted in Hong Kong on 14-15th November.

The mushrooming number of ethical labels on cosmetics & personal care products raises many questions: apart from natural & organic, what other labels are becoming popular? With Asia housing over 1 billion Muslim consumers, how can brands get the Halal label on their products? A dedicated workshop will discuss the future outlook for ethical labels in the cosmetics industry. An update will be given on the upcoming ISO standard for natural & organic cosmetics, as well as new labels such as fair trade, gluten-free, etc. Which labels are likely to make most inroads in the Asian market?

High levels of pollution in Asian cities are leading to concerns about skin health. Alain Khaiat from Seers Consulting will discuss the emergence of anti-pollution skincare ingredients. J. Rettenmaier & Soehne will give details of its green exfoliant range, especially as many brands are removing microbead plastics from their formulations. Another seminar will look at natural ingredients from the UNESCO world heritage site of Jeju Island in South Korea. Other topics in the green ingredients session include premium organic cosmetics, formulating with food ingredients, and sustainability of raw materials.

Amore Pacific, arguably the most sustainable cosmetics company in Asia, will give insights into its green initiatives. Jun Seong Park will give details of the company’s ‘Asia Beauty Creator’ plan and how it aims to change the world. Angela Buglass, CEO of New Zealand natural skincare brand Trilogy, will discuss the challenges of going carbon neutral. Peter Francis from Abache Organics will share the brand’s experiences in targeting the hair salon market. The Australian brand has received much accolade for its organic hair care range. Other seminars will cover accessing the Japanese natural & organic beauty products market, consumer insights, and green marketing communications.

An award-winning designer and engineer will host a dedicated workshop on sustainability in packaging. Simon Lockrey from RMIT University will discuss the pitfalls and opportunities when brands consider the green packaging route. By the use of life-cycle analysis, practical solutions will be given on how to reduce the packaging impact of cosmetic and personal care products.

About the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

Since 2009, the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit has been covering sustainability issues in the cosmetic & personal care industry. The international series of summits now takes place in the major geographic regions of the world. The Asia-Pacific edition will be hosted at the Excelsior Hong Kong on 14-15th November 2016. More information is available from

About Organic Monitor

Organic Monitor is a specialist research, consulting & training company that focuses on the global organic & related product industries. Since 2001, we have been providing a range of business services to operators in high-growth ethical & sustainable industries. Our services include market research publications, business & technical consulting, seminars & workshops, and sustainability summits. Visit us at

Further Information

For more details, please contact:

Ms. Janina Wolfert

PR & Marketing Coordinator

Organic Monitor

Tel: (44) 20 8567 0788


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