5 Mar 2021
REN Clean Skincare with partners SABIC and Aptar wins Beauty Shortlist Award in Best Beauty Brand – Recycling category
Sittard, The Netherlands, March 5, 2021 - SABIC is proud to announce that a successful collaboration between REN Clean Skincare and Aptar in the development of an innovative new EVERCALM™ Global Protection Day Cream airless packaging made with certified circular polypropylene (PP) has resulted in the acknowledgement of REN Clean Skincare as “Best Beauty Brand in the Recycling (innovation)” category of the 2021 Beauty Shortlist (BSL) Awards.
REN Clean Skincare was particularly recognized for pioneering their Infinity Recycling technology using ISSC Plus certified circular polymers from SABIC. The material is produced with feedstock from advanced recycling of mixed used plastics that would otherwise be destined for landfill or incineration. Third-party mass balancing confirms the recycled content used in production and conversion of the plastic material to the ultimate application. The ISCC Plus accreditation also provides traceability throughout the partners’ entire value chain from the feedstock to the final product.
Implementing the technology, REN Clean Skincare has relaunched its EVERCALM™ Global Protection Day Cream in the world’s first commercial beauty packaging made with SABIC certified circular polymer by Aptar Beauty + Home, a global leader in packaging experiences for the cosmetics, personal care and home industries. The packaging material lends the best-selling moisturizer the same level of protection and high quality consumer appeal as comparable virgin plastic.
Committed to transforming all its packaging to be recyclable, containing recycled materials or being reusable, REN Clean Skincare wanted to implement a circular solution that can provide a transparent look and feel while also supporting the complex assembly of parts requiring tight tolerances, such as for airless packaging systems. SABIC’s certified circular PP polymers are used for the container, the closure and other parts of the EVERCALM™ day cream airless packaging, ensuring that these requirements are met without compromising on aesthetics.
More information on the Beauty Shortlist Awards can be found here.
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SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SABIC manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals.
SABIC supports its customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy. Production in 2019 was 72.6 million metric tons.
SABIC has more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, SABIC has 12,540 global patent filings, and has significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. It has 150,000 employees and generated sales of EUR 52 billion in 2019. Over half of the company’s footprint is in developing and emerging markets. Unilever has around 400 brands found in homes all over the world, including Dove, Knorr, Dirt Is Good, Rexona, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, Lux, Magnum, Axe, Sunsilk and Surf.
Since 2010, the company has been taking action through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) to help more than a billion people improve their health and well-being, halve its environmental footprint and enhance the livelihoods of millions of people as it grows its business. The USLP creates value by driving growth and trust, eliminating costs and reducing risks. The company’s sustainable living brands delivered 78% of total growth and 75% of turnover in 2019.
Unilever has pledged to become carbon positive in its operations by 2030 and to ensure that 100% of its plastic packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. In 2019, the company has been recognized as sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and as the top ranked company in the Globescan/Sustainability Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders survey, for the ninth-consecutive year. For more information about Unilever and its brands, please visit www.unilever.com.
ABOUT REN CLEAN SKINCARE
REN Clean Skincare is a purpose-driven, “clean beauty”, Prestige skincare brand with a zero waste ambition. Clean Pioneers since 2000, REN Clean Skincare focuses on a 360° approach to Clean whereby it challenges the status quo on what it means to be Clean. For REN Clean Skincare targeting what is in the formula [skin-loving solutions without the irritation], the packaging and ecosystem surrounding the product and finally partnerships who take action to combat the environmental damage caused by packaging and ecosystems. Learn more at www.renskincare.com.
Aptar is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of a broad range of drug delivery, consumer product dispensing and active packaging solutions. Aptar uses insights, design, engineering and science to create dosing, dispensing and protective packaging technologies for the world’s leading brands, in turn making a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of millions of people around the world. Aptar’s innovative solutions serve a variety of end markets including pharmaceutical, beauty, personal care, home, food and beverage. The company is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois and has 14,000 dedicated employees in 20 countries. For more information, visit www.aptar.com.