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?
Did you know?
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.
The Three Approaches
There are three ways the Personal Care industry can protect this precious resource and our planet – these are;
- Manufacture completely waterless products such as solids, sticks, bars, powders and cleansing oils or concentrates which only contain a small amount of water – Surfachem formulations – One Bar, Conditioning Wand
- Manufacture multiuse products such as high oil systems, 2in1 shampoo and conditioners – Surfachem formulations – High Oil Cream, High Oil Shampoo, High Oil Shave Cream
- Manufacture non-rinse products which don’t require water during application such as wipes, micellar water and tonics – Surfachem formulations – Eco-Micellar, Micellar Water, SUPER Food – Micellar
Waterless Formulations – Evonik
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.