Cosmetics industry moving towards using upcycled ingredients

a-selection-of-naturally-made-soapsFood byproducts are increasingly being used by the cosmetics industry, according to researchers from Ecovia Intelligence.

This was put down to a shake up of supply chains for ingredients during the COVID-19 pandemic and a greater demand for products using raw materials.

Product developers are experiencing higher transportation costs for ingredients and delays due to quarantine measures at ports. The pandemic is leading many operators to consider regional, if not local, supply sources of natural ingredients.

It is predicted that consumer demand for organic and sustainable products will continue to act as a major driver for the use of food byproducts in products. Cosmetic firms are frequently making pledges to use more plant-based and natural ingredients in their formulations.


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