Finalists announced for the inaugural Sustainable Beauty Awards

Organiser Organic Monitor aims to recognise beauty brands and ingredients companies who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability

The finalists for the first ever Sustainable Beauty Awards have been announced by organiser Organic Monitor. According to the London based company, the new awards ceremony aims to recognise beauty brands and ingredients companies who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability.

More than 100 award entries were submitted from beauty companies in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Africa, and the finalists are as follows: in the sustainability pioneer category, which will be given to a cosmetic or ingredient firm that is a pioneer in some aspect of sustainability, the finalists are Apivita, L’Oréal USA – Garnier and Primavera Life. The sustainability leadership category, meanwhile, recognises a cosmetics or ingredients firm that is leading in various aspects of sustainability; the company must display overall leadership in sustainability, not just mastering a few areas. Here the finalists are Firmenich, Laboratoires Expanscience and Weleda.

Laboratoires Expanscience has also been shortlisted as a sustainable packaging finalist, alongside Seventh Generation and You Organic Skincare. This award is given to a cosmetics brand or packaging firm with new packaging that has low environmental footprint in terms of design and/or materials.

The sustainable ingredient finalists are Alban Muller International, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry and International Flavors & Fragrances, and this award recognises a cosmetic ingredient that makes a significant difference in sustainability in terms of environmental and/or social impact.

The final award is for green formulations and will go to a cosmetic brand with a high level of natural and/or organic ingredients in its product formulations; Alteya Organics, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps and Jasmin Skincare are all in the running.

The Sustainable Beauty Awards will take place on 21 October at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysée.

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