Water is the beauty industry’s most used ingredient and there are concerns that demand for water could outstrip supply. There is a scarcity issue around water globally. By 2025, it’s anticipated that 1.8 billion people will experience absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world will be living under water-stressed conditions.*
Emma Lewisham uses aloe vera where possible – a moisture rich alternative, instead of relying heavily on water. It creates higher potency formulations that aren’t padded and diluted with water.
The water used within our manufacturing and to clean the laboratory, is treated, before entering back into our waterways to ensure it goes back in, as close as it came in with no pollution entering the waterways from our practices.
In 2020 we are working to understand our water usage across our full supply chain, to get better visibility on this and to put a plan in place to minimise water usage. We will update our customers when we have this.
One of our sourcing criteria is around the responsible use of water and this is something we review with every ingredient that we use.