The growing importance of green chemistry in formulation
Consumer demand for sustainable products continues to grow; but few are willing to accept performance tradeoffs. Creating a product that has the same performance benefits but a smaller environmental footprint has become one of the greatest challenges of formulators today. In addition, regulation that could make environmental reporting on product labels mandatory, such as France’s Grenelle law for the environment, is on the horizon.
So, how do formulators address this need? This webinar will explore how the twelve principles of green chemistry can be applied to skin care formulation, in order to create products that have a lower impact on human health and the environment.
Katie Bird and Stephanie Clendennen
Freelance Science Reporter
Katie Bird is the science reporter for the Cosmetics Design websites and has developed a core focus in the area of cosmetic and personal care formulation over a period of nearly four years. Katie has reported on some of the most important scientific developments in the skin care ingredients category, including nanotechnology, green chemistry, active ingredients, delivery systems and lab testing.
Dr. Stephanie Clendennen
Eastman Chemical Company
Stephanie received a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University with subsequent postdoctoral research at Cornell University. She spent her early career as a director of technology development at a pharmaceutical and agricultural biotechnology company on the West Coast before joining Eastman Chemical Company in 2003. During her time at Eastman, Stephanie has promoted the innovative use of biotechnology processes for the manufacture of new materials, with a recent focus on the production of green and natural performance cosmetic ingredients.