Part 1: How AmorSui is revolutionizing PPE for women in the cosmetic industry

According to a recent report by IBISWorld, “there are 49,286 people employed in the Cosmetic & Beauty Products Manufacturing industry in the US as of 2023,” with all of those employed on the manufacturing line or in formulation labs required to wear PPE in the course of completing their daily tasks. While statistics regarding the gender breakdown of these employees are not available, an article published in Professional Safety​ in 2019 notes that “PPE is traditionally designed and manufactured for men, who typically have a larger bone structure than women as well as wider hands, feet and facial features.” 

Beau Wangtrakuldee, PhD, founder and CEO of AmorSui is committed to addressing this issue by addressing PPE safety for women working in cosmetic and personal care product manufacturing and supply companies. In part one of this two-part series, we spoke to Dr. Wangtrakuldee for her insights into AmorSui’s mission and the ways the company is working to provide women in cosmetic and personal care product manufacturing with safer and more sustainable options for PPE.  

CDU: Can you tell us about AmorSui’s mission, and how it intersects with the issue of PPE safety, particularly for women in the cosmetic industry? 

Beau Wangtrakuldee, PhD (BW)​: Our mission is to protect people and the planet. We’re doing this through our high-performance personal protective equipment (PPE), which is focused on providing safer and more sustainable products across all sectors. Specifically in the cosmetic industry, we know personnel are interacting with chemicals on a regular basis.

PPE is an essential layer of protection to ensure professionals can complete their work safely. However, despite the increasing percentage of women employed in the cosmetic industry, standard PPE is still designed for the average white male’s body shape and functional capacities​.  

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