How to modernise the mask: Make it eco-friendly and customisable

A customisable biodegradable sheet mask from Azelis, called MASKerade, won the Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation at SCS Formulate 2017. Helen Hill reveals the inspiration and science behind this prize-winning concept

Consumers are increasingly socially and environmentally savvy, with high expectations. Whether it’s the food they consume or the cosmetics they use, they are looking to reduce and refine their use of declining resources.

The need for sustainable and traceable natural ingredients is imperative, as they make a stand for the social issues that are important to them.

By using new technologies and clever formulations it is possible to move with the trends and create products that offer both functionality and green credentials, and which do not impact the environment.

The theme of the SCS Formulate exhibition 2017 was the 'Future of Formulation' with three trends presented: future proof, perfect match and life balance.

Future proof focused on the protection of declining resources, environmental and social impacts.

The perfect match trend looked at . . .

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