Biomimicry and the circular bioeconomy are the two lines along which cosmetic innovation is moving fast. Globally and in Italy – which has accounted for a considerable share (60%) of the global cosmetics market for quite some time – sector research and development are aimed at singling out the best ingredients and extracts, also ones derived from production waste, in order to guarantee top effectiveness and tolerability as well as the lowest possible production costs and impacts. But all this is not enough to consider a cosmetic product as having a low environmental impact: true process and product sustainability is achieved only after the entire life cycle is assessed, pinpointing weaknesses and viable solutions. Susanne Kaufmann – founder of the Austrian skin care b...