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A4 Quarterly Webinar


Safer Chemistry in Beauty & Personal Care:
Needs and Opportunities

This webinar was recorded on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

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Every day, the average person uses multiple personal care and beauty products, each containing dozens of ingredients. These products are a significant source of exposure to chemical substances, some of which are associated with an array of health effects. Since at least 2000, consumer demand has helped the “clean beauty” market steadily grow. Product formulators and brands have benefited from the use of hazard assessment tools to vet the relative safety of ingredients as well as alternatives. Yet challenges remain. Last year, VC firm Safer Made issued its report, The Need for Safer Chemistry in Beauty: Opportunities for Innovation, which outlines a dozen of product and ingredient classes, such as preservatives, sunscreen agents and packaging materials, where safer alternatives are needed.

Join this A4 webinar to learn more about the report’s findings, hear reactions from leaders in the industry, and ask questions about opportunities for furthering safer chemistry innovation in the personal care and beauty product sector.

Libby Sommer
A4 Secretary/Treasurer
Independent Corporate Sustainability Consultant




colleen mcloughlin

Colleen McLoughlin
A4 Co-Chair Program Committee 
Sustainable Chemistry Director of Toxicology, Enhesa



marty mulvihillMarty Mulvihill
General Partner
Safer Made






christina rossChristina Ross
Director of Science and Policy
Credo Beauty





Yashi ShresthaYashi Shrestha
Head of Science & Research
Novi Connect