Upcycled fragrance waste for cosmetic actives

IFF/Lucas Meyer Cosmetics explain why upcycled Schinus terebinthifolia and Lavandula angustifolia extracts are good examples of how the recently created synergy between the fragrance and cosmetic industries can produce original, upcycled and sustainable cosmetic ingredients with interesting effects

Environmental issues like climate change, increasing pollution and endangered biodiversity have gradually become part of the collective consciousness of society. Consumers are more educated than ever before and their habits and practices are changing. They are thus expecting more from the cosmetic brands they purchase, throughout the whole manufacturing process and supply chain of products. 

Recycling, which transforms waste into materials of similar value, is no more considered as the most effective way to dispose of things initially intended to be destroyed. Beyond recycling, a new trend is emerging toward upcycling, a process that rather converts a material into something of greater value than it originally was.

Circular beauty refers to the use of upcycled ingredients obtained by transforming leftovers, by-products, waste or discarded materials from other industries into high-value innovations combined with environmental benefits

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