Interview 3

Who Did You Interview?

  • Issac - Friend

Demographics That Might Provide Helpful Context for Their Responses

  • Residing in Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Born in 2001
  • Highly interested in fashion

Key Findings from the Interview

#1. How important is the environmental impact of cosmetics when choosing a product?

→ When comparing similar products, I gravitate towards sustainability.

#2. Are there any specific ingredients or practices in the cosmetics industry that you consider unsustainable or harmful to the environment?

→ Laborious and low recycling of plastic cosmetic containers

#3. What are the barriers or difficulties you face when trying to find and purchase sustainable cosmetics?

→ Regional infrastructure, price

#4. Do you trust claims about sustainability efforts by cosmetics brands? What are your reasons for trusting or not trusting them?

→ I trust the claim, but I think it eventually loses its essential meaning when it becomes a keyword for consumption.

#5. Are there any certifications or labels that you specifically look for when purchasing sustainable cosmetics? What are the reasons for this?

→ None. I am aware of FAT, but I think it is difficult to find a product that suits me, and clean beauty certification marks are difficult to find in domestic men's products.

#6. How do you balance your desire for sustainable cosmetics with other factors such as price and effectiveness?

→ Sustainability2 / Price4 / Effectiveness4

#7. Do you have any sustainable packaging practices that you consider important in relation to cosmetics?

→ Biodegradable packaging, realistic recyclable packaging