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  1. Oct 2018
    1. Another innovation is the use of enzymes at room temperature to build esters, chemical compounds used to make cosmetic ingredients such as emollients, which soften skin, and emulsifiers, which bind oily and watery components into a homogeneous mix.

      4th Principle: Designing Safer Chemicals By designing safer chemicals the beauty industry can still solve the beauty concerns consumers want to address while keeping the toxicity to the environment as the first priority of the product production

    2. is aiming for a more securely sustainable approach, in which the materials needed for cosmetics are made from agricultural waste. One project aims to use supercritical CO2 to extract paraffins for lipstick wax from waste wheat straw.

      1st principle: Waste Prevention By making beauty products on food that are going to be wasted we are sabing the foods from going into landfills and instead can be re-used as a beauty source. This is one way to prevent waste and connecting it to the beauty industry.

    3. Most of the moisturisers, grease-busters and lathering agents contained in toiletries are derived from fossil sources

      10: Design for Degradation

      Most beauty products are packaged in plastic which is derived from fossil fuels. This conflicts with the 10th principle because plastic products are not degradable and is a chemical that is harmful to the environment when mining for fossil fuels and when producing the plastic bottles. We need to design a chemical that degrades and can package beauty products