Natural products in the beauty industry are having more and more impact on our lives. Because of this, a solution (Upcycling) has been found for those food wastes to give them a new life.
To all this, it is considered that each year 14% of all the food in the world is wasted and that they are equivalent to 1,300 million tons.
On the other hand, if we talk about the environmental impact that affects greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 8% according to the United Nations organization for food and agriculture (FAO).
Many times, the reason for this waste is that it does not meet quality standards or has a poor appearance to be sold in supermarkets.
That is why it is up to the cosmetics and beauty industry to consider those raw materials that are discarded and that many consider useless for a more sustainable practice.
What is Upcycling?
Upcycling is considered to be the reuse of those raw materials that are discarded or that are considered garbage to give them a new use.
This process, the objective is to recover certain materials by modifying their original form of the product to create others.
The upcycling process
The objective of the Upcycling process is not to close the life cycle of products prematurely and thus provide sustainability to the production processes.
In fact, this process has the ability to transform waste into other products that are useful and usable.
Upcycling in the company
This revolutionary approach provides a substantial reduction in the waste generated. If a company wants to implement this type of practice, they have to restructure the entire circulation process and the manufacturing of their products.
On the other hand, consumers increasingly value a product that can be reused and that does not generate waste that is harmful to the environment.
At MS Lab we are aware of this trend. That is why we encourage the use of natural active ingredients that make up our final products.
What can it be used for?
A clear example of the use of this practice is the recovery of residues from certain food products:
- Fruit seeds, can be used for exfoliating particles.
- Olive oil, polyphenols can be obtained. These are antioxidants and protect the skin from oxidative damage and promote collagen generation.
- Coffee, the remains of husks or grains can be extracted and are a source of antioxidants and active UVB protection.
- Rice, starch can be extracted from rice and used for mattifying powders.
- The pulp of the black currant can be used for hair dyes.
Currently, this practice is very common in natural cosmetics as it can be seen in various cosmetic products today.
We help you incorporate this trend into your cosmetic products
At MS Lab, we are specialists in the creation and formulation of cosmetic products. We advise you on the implementation of this practice in the entire range of cosmetics you want.