Published 02 June 2023

8 min read

Smart brands are exploring biotechnology as an efficient resource to meet sustainability goals. As sourcing raw materials has a highly problematic impact on natural biodiversity, lab-grown ingredients are emerging as an appealing alternative, reframing the narrative around synthetics. We spotlight key innovations championing biotech as the future of sustainable beauty.

Sustainable Cultivation

Blue Biotechnology

Going Beyond 'Clean'

Biotech’s Luxury Lean

The global biotech ingredients market is expected to reach $75.3bn by 2028 (Allied Market Research, 2021), reinforcing the large-scale commercial opportunity of lab-cultivated ingredients. Brands are celebrating biotech as a sustainable ingredient formulation process that doesn’t compromise on product performance, catering for consumers who desire nature-inspired eco-friendly products with the reassurance of science.  

The global biotech ingredients market is expected to reach $75.3bn by 2028 (Allied Market Research, 2021), reinforcing the large-scale commercial opportunity of lab-cultivated ingredients. Brands are celebrating biotech as a sustainable ingredient formulation process that doesn’t compromise on product performance, catering for consumers who desire nature-inspired eco-friendly products with the reassurance of science.  

Summary

Sustainable Cultivation

The global biotech ingredients market is expected to reach $75.3bn by 2028 (Allied Market Research, 2021), reinforcing the large-scale commercial opportunity of lab-cultivated ingredients. Brands are celebrating biotech as a sustainable ingredient formulation process that doesn’t compromise on product performance, catering for consumers who desire nature-inspired eco-friendly products with the reassurance of science.  

Blue Biotechnology

As highlighted in Marine-Centric Beauty, a renewed interest in the ocean and its wondrous beauty benefits is driving pioneering blue biotech development. Marine-derived ingredients, such as algae and living organisms, are playing a leading role in the evolution of synthetic biology.

Going Beyond 'Clean'

As consumers become more discerning about clean beauty, opportunities emerge to redefine what it can and should mean. In doing so, shrewd brands are helping regenerate the planet as well as their customers’ skin via innovative upcycled ingredients empowered by biotech.

Biotech’s Luxury Lean

Science-forward luxury brands are positioning biotech as a fundamental element of their DNA and demonstrating its ability to enrich products and experiences. By fusing forward-thinking science with traditional ideals, they’re offering sustainable solutions without compromising on luxury aspects or heritage ingredients.

Rethinking Sustainability: Beauty’s Biotech Future

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