Winners of the Sustainable Beauty Awards 2023 unveiled in Paris

Winners of the Sustainable Beauty Awards 2023 unveiled in Paris

The winners of this year’s Sustainable Beauty Awards were announced at a dedicated awards reception in Paris. The annual event gives recognition to operators who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry.

The winners have been selected by a judging panel from a natural food retailer, industry association, ingredients firm, media, and consulting firm. A winner and runner-up was announced for each awards category.

Attended by about 120 executives, the awards reception was co-hosted alongside the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit.


New Sustainable Product Award

Weleda is winner with Skin Food Facial Cleansing Balm. Launched in 2022, the organic skin care product contains natural extracts and is UEBT and Natrue certified, as well as certified climate-neutral.

Apivita is runner-up with Beevine Elixir Wrinkle & Firmness Lift Cream Light Texture, containing upcycled vine leaves and propolis.

Sustainable Ingredient Award

New Zealand’s Organic Bioactives is winner with OceanDerMX Lift & Firm Freeze Dried, Preservative Free. The skin care active contains organic botanical ingredients that are harvested by indigenous Māori women. It is produced using green extraction technology.

And Taiwan-based ITRI is runner-up with I-Proteo, a new ingredient made by upcycling pineapple leaves.

Sustainable Packaging Award

The winner is DTS Europe with its Pacific pump. Launched in June 2023, the mono-material pump enables the entire packaging to be recycled without being dismantled. The pump can be used for skin care products and colour cosmetics.

MacroHI is runner-up with its recycled HDPE packaging for its Aromase and juliArt beauty products.

Sustainability Pioneer Award

The joint winners are AAK Personal Care and Weleda. AAK Personal Care gets recognition for its direct impact partnerships with suppliers, industry organisations, and social enterprises. Weleda receives accolade for the sustainability of its new logistics centre in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. It is certified platinum by the German Sustainable Building Council.

The runner-up is O’ right which gets recognition for its net zero carbon emissions over several years.

Sustainability Leadership Award

Taiwan’s O’ right is the winner for its great sustainability endeavours. Apart from being a carbon-neutral organisation, the natural hair care company is using green electricity, sustainable packaging, and has developed formulations using upcycled and / or natural ingredients.

Austrian natural cosmetics and supplements company Ringana is runner-up.


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