Smithers launches the Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics conference

Published: 1-May-2018

L’Oreal, Weleda UK, Givaudan, P&G, Unilever, Mibelle Group, Liz Earle, STANPA, Natura and more will gather at Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics this May in Barcelona!

With consumers becoming increasingly conscious of sustainability issues, a significant number are making the switch to natural and sustainable beauty products, so companies are adapting their practices to stay ahead of the market.

Smithers Rapra, part of the Smithers Group, have announced the launch of Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics conference, which will tackle these challenges by providing the industry with a much-needed platform to discuss innovations, insights and new trends in sustainability and naturals in cosmetics.

Taking place on 31 May – 1 June in Barcelona, Spain, the conference will bring together key professionals, from raw material suppliers and distributors, cosmetic manufacturers, brands and retailers through to associations and labelling regulators all working towards sustainability in cosmetics and bio-based ingredient developments.

The conference will deliver unrivalled content from trends in the natural and organic cosmetics industry, green labelling certification and innovation in formulations and ingredients, through to marketing in sustainable cosmetics, managing sustainable supply chains, eco-friendly packaging and more. Speakers include Givaudan, STANPA, Natura, ECOCERT, Genera and Fragrant Earth, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Weleda UK, NATRUE, COSMOS-standard, Deinove and Inovia International.

Presentations will include:

  • Communicating green ingredients with transparency - Jayn Sterland, Managing Director, Weleda UK
  • Product preservations in natural and organic formulations - Dr. Andrea Mitarotonda Ph.D. FRSC, Chief Research & Innovation Officer, Neal's Yard Remedies
  • Combining science and traditional knowledge for sustainable cosmetics products – Daniel Gonzaga, Innovation Director, Natura
  • ISO Standards – Bringing real and measurable benefits – Carmen Esteban, Technical and regulatory consultant in cosmetics, STANPA (National Association of Perfumery and Cosmetics)
  • Panel discussion: Private and international regulations – maximising the green impact - Panellists include NATRUE – The International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association, COSMOS-standard AISBL & ECOCERT GREENLIFE

Jo-Anne Chidley, The 'Flounder' at Beauty Kitchen and member of the advisory board for the conference says “I'm taking part in this exciting programme to bring these essential topics to a broader audience. By having so many industry experts all in the one place, it will be great to find the synergies we all have.”

Alongside a wealth of content focused on sustainable practices, regulations and consumer trends, Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics will offer delegates the opportunity to network with thought-leaders and key players from across the supply chain in a number of dedicated networking breaks, including an evening drinks reception featuring breathtaking views of the city.

Companies already confirmed to attend the conference include L’Oreal, P&G, Unilever, Mibelle Group, Liz Earle, Inolex, Symrise, SEPPIC, Corbion Group and many more.

For more information on Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics 2018 and to view the full programme, click here.

As a reader of Cosmetics Business, you are entitled to a 10% discount off the price of your ticket. To claim this discount, simply enter promo code SNC18CB during the checkout process.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available. For more information about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Cherrie Keene on +44 (0)1372 802037 or email

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