The Global Risks Report 2019 highlighted water scarcity as one of the greatest threats of the decade. Due to this, the cosmetics industry has a significant role to play in reducing its negative impact on this recognised global crisis.
With water demand set to outweigh supply by 40% by 2030, and set to increase by 55% by 2050, the Cosmetics industry must embrace change to counteract the consequences.
What’s more, water use has grown globally at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century - what will this look like in another century?
The average person directly uses around 140 litres of water per day. On top of this, we indirectly use anywhere between 1,500-10,000 litres of water per day - eg. food and clothes production.
There are three ways the Personal Care industry can protect this precious resource and our planet - these are;
On behalf of Evonik, Surfachem supplies a range of waterless Personal Care and Cosmetics ingredients. All the below formulations are designed for sustainability conscious consumers, allowing them to minimise their water footprint.
|Face & Body Cleansing Stick||PEG-free. Easy application directly on wet skin|
|Easy Smoothing Hair Stick||Hair stick highly suitable for ponytail and braid hair styles|
|Natural Sun Protection Stick||Convenient natural non-drip, mess-free application and ease of use for reapplication on the go|
|On-the-go Sunscreen Stick SPF 50||Quick absorption and low oiliness - gives matte appearance in stick formulations|
|Hair Conditioning Bar||PEG-free. Highly efficient due to high concentrated formula. Travel-friendly due to leak-free format|
|Solid Conditioner||PEG-free. Highly efficient due to high concentrated formula. Travel-friendly due to leak-free format, small size and lightweight|
- Mintel, Energy Saving Trust, BBC News
Thursday, 19 March 2020