14 November – SCS Formulate 2017

Seminar List for 14 November

09:30 - 09:50

Formulating for the US and Canadian Market- as easy as 1-2-3

The US currently has the most robust economy in the world. With the strength of the dollar, there are tempting profits to be made by selling products in the US and Canada, its closest trading partner.

This presentation will cover how to formulate products for the US market, especially considering California regulations, since California is the 6th largest economy in the world on its own. Canada is a close trading partner under NAFTA and offers almost seamless product interface, when planning in advance. With a little bit of knowledge, compliance is even easier to accomplish than meeting the EU requirements.

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09:30 - 10:00

Global Standard for Consumer Products

You have the approved formulation and all the pre-production product safety and performance testing reports.  So how do you navigate the often-precarious maze called the supply chain to ensure that your product is manufactured and delivered intact, safe, legal and with the expected quality to consistently delight your customers?

In this talk, from niche start up brands to global players, we take you through the supply chain solutions offered by the BRC Global Certification Scheme.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the seminar, delegates will understand:

  • The world of brand reputation and compliance
  • The importance of supply chain audits
  • Introduction to the BRC Global Standards Certification Scheme
  • How BRC Consumer Products Standard compares with other global standards
  • A day in the life of a BRC Global Standards Auditor- Auditing as a career stream

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09:30 - 09:50

New actives and concepts from CLR Berlin

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09:50 - 10:10

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations – Active Beauty innovations from IMCD

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09:50 - 10:10

The Future Of Plant Stem Cells

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10:00 - 10:30

Bentone Luxe – Exceptional emulsification and rheology control

Developing innovative and elegant textures is key to meet consumer needs and market trends. Elementis Specialties offers a state-of-the-art solution which brings measurable and meaningful benefits.  BENTONE LUXE® WS and BENTONE LUXE® WO are multifunctional ingredients providing exceptional emulsification and rheological control. The BENTONE LUXE® series of emulsifying gels create very light yet stable water in silicone and water in oil emulsions with an excellent shear thinning behavior. Consumers will experience an easy application without leaving a greasy or tacky film.   Formulas created with the BENTONE LUXE® grades leave a pleasant residual silky feel on the skin.  In this presentation we will show you how BENTONE LUXE® WS and BENTONE LUXE® WO deliver flexibility for your innovative skin and color care formulations.

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10:00 - 10:30

Brexit and the Cosmetics Industry – what you need to know

On 29 March 2017 Theresa May launched the European Union exit process by triggering Article 50 of the European Union Treaty. The United Kingdom is now preparing to formally leave the EU by the end of March 2019.

The UK is the second largest European market for cosmetics; worth more than 9 billion pounds in 2016 (retail sales price). Companies based all over the world, not just in the UK will be affected and will have to adapt quickly to the new regulatory environment in order to ensure business continuity.  But how can we prepare when we do not know what the legislative landscape will be in the UK, and what will be the new trade relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom?

More than a year after the Referendum, it is important to take a look at what we know about the negotiations, the "Repeal Bill" and the regulatory consequences of the Exit from the EU for the cosmetics industry.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the seminar, delegates will understand:

  • The impact of “Brexit” on the cosmetics industry and its supply chain
  • The political context of the negotiations
  • CTPA key asks and involvement with external stakeholders
  • What can and should be done now to ensure business continuity

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10:10 - 10:30

Sodium Methyl Acyl Taurates Give High Performing Personal Cleansing Systems.

Sodium methyl acyl taurate surfactants are becoming popular for formulating high performing sulfate-free shampoos, shower gels and body washes, etc having global compliance. This presentation will cover formulating tips for achieving such systems using Innospec’s Pureact WS and Pureact MS taurate surfactants. It will also give details for formulating stable sodium methyl acyl taurate sulfate-free surfactant systems containing polymeric cationic conditioning agents, which have high conditioning efficacy.

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10:10 - 10:30

Using NaDES extraction technology to create a natural, sustainable , high-performance active: Gatuline® Link n Lift

Natural, non-toxic and efficient at low temperatures, the NaDES technology is perfectly aligned with the Gattefossé strategy to provide high-performance sustainable ingredients with positive environmental impact.

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  • Jamie Jones Personal Care Manager - Gattefossé UK Ltd
11:30 - 12:00

HIPEgel – the new inside-out emulsifier for Anti-pollution formulations!

Formulators have long been searching for new textures that can provide a vehicle for delivering oil, water and actives effectively to the skin.  The traditional types of oil-in-water and water-in-oil emulsions are well established but both have their drawbacks – wouldn’t it be great to combine the benefits of both types? There is a way to do this through a water-in-oil HIPE (High Internal Phase Emulsion) where the amount of internal aqueous phase is greater than 90% and a rich, yet light, quick break effect can be achieved.  HIPEgel Aqua from Alchemy Ingredients enables the formulator to achieve high water phase HIPEs simply, instantly and naturally.  The resultant creams are stable, naturally viscous systems with an added bonus of being ideal for anti-pollution formulas.  The reverse system of high internal oil phase can also be achieved using HIPEgel Oleo!

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11:30 - 11:50

Oleoactif Lift®

A more thorough description of the raw material and details on the information that will be presented. See below:

MULTI LIFTING EFFECT :  AN ECO-DESIGNED BIOMIMETIC ACTIVE INGREDIENT THAT BRINGS AN INSTANT AND VISIBLE WRINKLE REDUCTION

LIFT Oléoactif® is an eco-designed oil-based active ingredient extracted through patented Oléo-éco-extraction technology that concentrates key biomolecules from Spilanthes Acmella and Astragalus Membranaceus. High performing and dedicated to mature skin, it acts on the various visible signs of skin aging.

It corrects deep wrinkles and existing fine lines and improves skin quality.

Rich in omega 6, linoleic acid and co-enzyme Q10, LIFT Oléoactif® contains a vegetable tensor, spilanthol, in an oil-based form that facilitates its skin penetration.  A clinical study was carried out on a targeted group of women aged 60 to 65 :  in only 5 minutes, 1% of LIFT Oléoactif®,  reduces the main wrinkle by -25,6% compared to a placebo.

Its activity is reinforced with time : after 28 days of a twice-daily application, it significantly reduces the main wrinkle by more than 200%.

LIFT Oléoactif® differenciates itself by an instant action on marked wrinkles at low dose . This 100% plant-based active is totally safe and COSMOS certified.

Thanks to its synergistic system, LIFT Oléoactif® has powerful and fast multi lifting effect even and is recommended in all formulations dedicated to repair the effects of intrinsic and chronological aging of skin.

 

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11:30 - 11:50

Trends in beauty and personal care, and the technologies that make them possible – volume 2

At SCS Formulate 2016 Surfachem introduced ‘Trends in beauty and personal care and the technologies that make them possible.’ Following considerable interest from attendees Surfachem intend to up the stakes in 2017 by creating a sequel.

This brand-new presentation builds on the ideas of the original by introducing a range of new trends have been identified as areas of future growth.

Surfachem’s presentation will focus on:

  • Market analysis of the personal care and cosmetics market
  • Insight into the most influential up and coming trends including intimate hygiene, active beauty and many more!
  • A formulation concept for each trend which showcases the latest and most innovative ingredient technologies available.
  • Technical description of the key ingredients within each concept and the features they contribute.

About Surfachem:

Surfachem Group, a 2M Holdings Ltd company, is an international speciality chemical distributor. Working in partnership with industry leading manufacturers, Surfachem deliver sustainable solutions to customers in over 65 countries by offering exceptional technical and logistical expertise.

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11:30 - 12:30

When a consumer reacts to a cosmetic product: From Cosmetovigilance to Patch testing

Market surveillance, in which cosmetovigilance plays a crucial role, is arguably one of the most important attributes in the lifecycle management of cosmetic products.  Although cosmetovigilance is a mandatory requirement in the European cosmetic regulatory framework, the concept can also provide brand owners, both own-label and FMCG, with valuable insights into consumer perceptions of their marketed cosmetic products.

This presentation will highlight the current philosophy employed by the cosmetic industry in the European Union, illustrated by real-life examples of cosmetic products and product types which can elicit complaints from consumers using such products.

 

Learning outcomes:

1) Cosmetovigilance is more than a checkbox exercise to satisfy a European regulatory requirement.

2) Consumers are very fickle when it comes to contacting Brands and Retailers when they experience a 'problem' with a product.

3) Cosmetovigilance and market surveillance are not difficult or complex.  Logical thinking and an orderly way of doing things are the key to successful programmes.

4) Cosmetovigilance and market surveillance can contribute more than just safety signals.  Brand reputation can also be 'saved'.

5) Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy in the ways that they interact with Brands and Retailers; you must not underestimate the power of the internet.

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11:50 - 12:10

Adding value – trends, formulations and raw materials for a changing world

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11:50 - 12:10

Formulation of microbial safe products in a free from world

Microbial safety of cosmetic products is a challenge for formulators considering legal aspects as well as technical requirements and marketing trends. Public discussion additionally limits the number of accepted substances for microbial stabilization. In absence of new substances, which display in their main function to inhibit the development of microorganism, the cosmetic industry moves to multifunctional ingredients which either have a certain antimicrobial activity or are able to boost biocidal substances.

The presentation will illustrate market trends as well as the regulation challenges.

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  • Jana Ruffert Product Manager Personal Care - Schülke and Mayr UK Ltd
12:00 - 12:30

Get your formula stable – Easily!

Do you sometimes face problems with stabilising a formula especially with Sunscreens / sunscreen products?

We show you how to solve the problem in an easy way. Together we prepare a Balm formula with UV filters.
Discover how a an instable formulation turns stable in just one step.

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12:10 - 12:30

Hair Care – An alternative to split ends trimming: Solvay launches Polycare Split Therapy!

Nothing beats a fresh haircut to make hair look shinier and healthier. But a few weeks of multiple mechanical, chemical and thermal treatments cause split ends, that make hair unmanageable and lifeless.Thanks to Solvay’s new innovation, trimming split ends is no longer the only fix for damaged hair. Solvay introduces Polycare Split Therapy, a durable cure for split ends, that is vegetable-based, easy to process and compatible with shampoo, conditioners and serums. Long-lasting Polycare Split Therapy heals more than 80 percent of split ends with just the first application. Keep that fresh-haircut look longer, without the salon price!

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12:10 - 12:30

Where next for Claim Substantiation Testing? Thinking beyond lines and wrinkles to meet the needs of future consumers

The consumer understanding of healthy, young looking skin has increased hugely over the last few years. With multiple lifestyle aspects, including sun, pollution, stress and diet to name a few,  understood to impact on how good someone’s skin looks, beauty shoppers now want much more from their products. The idea that lines and wrinkles are the major focus for good looking skin is now receding, with a more holistic view of skin emerging. This is also particularly true for consumers in non-European markets, such as the Far East region, where wrinkles have never been the primary concern with regards to healthy, youthful looking skin. In this talk, I will discuss methodologies that we are using for our international clients to provide information more directly related to how the consumer perceives their overall skin health. Imaging and other technologies that quantitate aspects such as skin radiance, translucency (of particular interest in China, Japan and Korea), evenness of skin tone and holistic visual measurements that link to consumer satisfaction of product performance, will be covered to show how we can think beyond a narrow view of good product performance.

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14:00 - 14:30

From Anti-Pollution to Common Criteria, This Claims to be a Crucial Update

With the broad range of emerging claims requirements, such as anti-pollution, microbiome, skin health and multiple other trends, it is easy to lose sight of the fundamentals of supporting  a claim and crucially, ensuring it is relevant to the consumer. In this talk, I will discuss the pitfalls of claims testing strategies that do not meet the needs of advertising regulators, or run the risk of falling foul of regulators as we pursue new claims, using ever more sophisticated testing. In all of this, is the consumer at the heart of the thinking? I will also share research we are undertaking with cell culture specialist XCellR8 as part of an Innovate UK grant we have been awarded, that seeks to advance the science of safety protection for consumers and help eliminate any need for historical animal testing data.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Consumer relevant claims versus statistically significant claims
  2. Avoiding generating claims data that does not differentiate your product
  3. Working within the regulatory guidelines whilst maximizing product impact
  4. The next generation of testing for safety-how we need to evolve our consumer understanding

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14:00 - 14:30

Olivem® 2020, The Natural Derived Cold Process Emulsifier

Olivem® 2020 (INCI: Ethylhexyl Olivate (and) Sodium Acrylates Copolymer (and) Polyglyceryl-4 Olivate) is a next generation cold process emulsifier that combines olive oil chemistry with both excellent emulsification performance and natural dermollient functionality. It is a perfect multifunctional ingredient with superior sensoriality and clinically tested benefits thanks to its olive oil biomimetic properties.

This natural derived cold process emulsifier is able to give a more cushioning and spreadable performance to the formulations. This novel technology marries the concepts of high functionality alongside natural olive oil’s unsaturated fatty acids composition. The biomimetic origin provides high compatibility with the hydrolipidic skin, increasing skin hydration and promoting a quick and sustained skin moisture.

Olivem® 2020 allows more energy efficient operations since it enables the preparation of Beauty & Personal Care formulations without heating or high shear mixing. Olivem® 2020 can be added in any phase and at any time in the formulation development process to create your emulsion. It is an efficient viscosity builder for water gels (0,5-5%) and it is able to emulsify very different types of oil, from apolar hydrocarbons to sillicones, esters, natural oils and triglycerides to polar esters. Olivem ®2020 can emulsify up to 30% of oil phase to create rich and nourishing textures.

Olivem® 2020’s unique composition, method of manufacturing, and applications are currently Patent pending.

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14:00 - 14:20

The two-in-one effect: added values of specific emulsifiers and surfactants

Specific surface-active components can create benefits for formulators if used correctly.
A rather new class of such molecules are so-called "gemini surfactants". One of those amino acid based functional ingredients is water-soluble but at the same time improves hydrophobicity of hairs. A reduction of hair drying time by 30% or avoiding a loss of tensile strength during hair coloration, hair waving and bleaching treatments are just some of the benefits. Additional topics in this presentation will be foam stabilization, specific antimicrobial efficacy and preservation boosting.

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  • Roman Ott Head of Application Laboratory Cosmetics - Rahn AG
14:00 - 14:20

The Water Paradox: Exploring novel formulations to meet diverse global trends

Formulators are constantly looking for the newest trends and how to design products to meet them. A rise in water shortage across the globe has led to many people seeking anhydrous solutions to their cosmetic needs, whilst a conflicting trend of increased water usage in products focusses on novel textures and hydrating claims. This presentation explores these water-based trends and the resultant formulatory opportunities.

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  • Felix Wilson Technical Development Chemist - Aston Chemicals
14:20 - 14:40

Novel Approaches to Environmental Protection

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14:20 - 14:40

Stop wasting time! Use our natural thickening agents

Stop wasting time! Use our natural thickening agents.

Thickening and gelling agents have a huge influence on the stability and the haptic feeling of cosmetic formulations. High stability, high transparency, fast solubility and less stickiness are typical requirements. COSMOS and vegan certification combined with excellent specified values are fast increasing demands. Cosphatec GmbH will present the great potential of our highly transparent Xanthan Gums Cosphaderm® X 34 and Cosphaderm® X soft as well as our natural gelling substance Cosphaderm® KG and their interaction which leads to elastic jelly gels.

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14:30 - 15:00

Antaron Sensory™ – refining feel, stability and water resistance – all-in-one solution

Attendees will be able to experience the effect of Antaron™ polymer on sensory in a lot of different applications. For instance, the technology:
• enables SPF 50+ with compelling decrease of greasiness
• Imparts a desirable sensory feel to most formulations, especially sun care formulations.
• Decreases shine in most sun care formulations.

They will also discover how Antaron™ polymer:
• Enhances water resistance of sun care formulations (3D microscopy)
• Acts synergistically with other acrylates thickeners enabling to reduce levels
• Allows formulators to reduce the level of surfactants or remove it completely from formulations
• Can be formulated in emulsions and anhydrous formulations (formulation guidelines explanation)

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14:30 - 15:00

It’s All About Me – The Quantified Self Trend, Beauty Devices and the Future of Personal Care

Research on over 500 consumers has been undertaken to evaluate how the rise of several global trends such as “Wearable Tech”, “Wellness” and “Digital Beauty” along with the widespread use of smart phones, VR and “Selfie Culture” has led to an increased market need for devices which can measure appearance. In terms of digital marketing and ecommerce such devices provide a huge opportunity for sales on the move and a shift from bricks and mortar selling to an enhanced virtual beauty environment. Beauty devices, such as the recent launch of the L’Oreal Kerastase Smart Brush, along with a desire to measure and share many aspects of life driven by Wellness and Health devices such as the ubiquitous Fitbit, has resulted in a market opportunity for technology which can quantify aspects of facial attractiveness, skin health and beauty.

A review of currently available beauty devices which ride the “Quantified Self” trend will be presented. The opportunities and also the threats presented by this type of technology will also be covered.

Alba Science have recently conducted an extensive market survey on over 500 respondents to evaluate how the efficacy of products are currently evaluated by consumers, which claims in the market place are the most motivating for consumers and how the use of apps and quantified-self devices can change the attitude of consumers in terms of how they use and interact with products and regimes. The results of this survey will be shared during the talk and examples will be given showing how the insights from this study will be used in the future to engage consumers, ensure brand loyalty and allow for personalisation of both product and interaction.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understanding of the trends contributing to the rise of Quantified Self (QS) devices in beauty
  2. Update on currently available/recently launched beauty devices
  3. Examples of how devices are driving consumer choice in the market place
  4. Understanding of how consumers engage with product now and in the future
  5. Insights into the future application of QS devices to build brand loyalty and enhance product performance

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14:40 - 15:00

Reprogramming the skin for a youthful appearance

Epigenetic mechanisms have been studied in depth along the past decade due to their interesting ability to control gene activity beyond the information in the DNA sequence. Among the processes regulated at the epigenetic level are epidermal renewal and homeostasis.

 

Epidermal basal cells (consisting of stem and progenitor cells) have the ability to proliferate, giving rise to cells that then follow a process of differentiation into mature keratinocytes. This capacity to replenish the tissue is maintained by the transcription factors OCT4, SOX2 and KLF4, which are stem cell markers. Activity of these genes is regulated at the epigenetic level by microRNAs. Concretely, microRNA-145 is known to repress the activity of these three stem cell transcription factors, causing basal cells to stop dividing. As a result, the cells leave the basal layer and start the differentiation process, involving changes in the expression of characteristic epidermal markers.

 

Lipotec was inspired by epigenetics and microRNAs to develop REPROAGE™ peptide, a cosmetic active ingredient that can help skin regeneration properties last longer. The ingredient reduces the levels of the key regulator microRNA-145 and increases the typical factors of basal cells, suggesting the reprograming of cells and a subsequent reactivation of the pool of epidermal progenitors.

 

The application of the cosmetic ingredient in volunteers was associated with a faster epidermal self-renewal, at a rate equivalent to that of more than a decade younger skin. Also an

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14:40 - 15:00

Serdex and its supply chain in Madagascar

SERDEX, an affiliate of SEPPIC Group, and its supply chain in Madagascar. It has discovered the potential activities of Centella asiatica since the sixties. It is committed to an ethical business approach towards local suppliers, populations & institutions in Madagascar and for many years in the internationally recognized Ethical BioTrade Standards which fully reflects the ABS principles in the CBD & the Nagoya Protocol.

SERDEX is a pioneer in implementing proactively best practices on fair & equitable benefit sharing in Madagascar with its achievements in sustainable developement projects.

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16:00 - 16:30

African Hair

Growing up with natural afro hair was definitely a challenge for me. Although I have now managed to address most of the challenges I encountered with my hair earlier in life, my journey has led me to realise that I was not the only one.

A significant portion of the population born with natural tightly coiled and curly hair, are facing similar issues, such as:

  • handling inherently dry and brittle hair
  • handling frizz, and
  • reducing shrinkage

Unfortunately, at the time, products formulated by the industry for my hair type were essentially designed to chemically alter its texture, by removing the coils, curls and leaving the hair straighter (until the new textured growth).

Such practices are very often started early in life, leaving a number of people with naturally coiled, curly hair with little clue on how to tackle the challenges of the unaltered afro hair textures.

The last decade has seen a significant drop in sales of relaxers, texturizers and other products designed to chemically alter natural afro hair; and an emergence of products aimed at helping impart further manageability, suppleness and curl definition to afro hair.

We will have a look at how the ‘Nappy’ (Naturally Happy) community is learning to embrace its ‘mane’ and how the industry can complement and support.

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16:00 - 16:30

Scrub up on Science

Scrub Up On Science is the Society's school programme.

Come and see how this amazing programme is evolving and developing

We also aim to inspire you to become ambassadors of the Society to go into your local schools to introduce the world of cosmetic science to the future generations.

Most schools have no practical science lessons for the Under 16s now and we think this is a tragedy.

SUOS lets them learn whilst having fun and encourages them to think about the science behind the products they use in their every day lives.

Please come and learn how you can be involved in this inspirational project.

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16:00 - 16:20

Skin Nutrition: Relying on Nature’s Expertise

Nourishing the skin, feeding it in an efficient way and providing all the molecules needed to prevent aging, protect from different threats and maintain it in healthy condition is one of the main target for modern cosmetics.  Skin does not have any active digestive system to rely on in order to improve the uptake of what it is delivered through cosmetic formulations so the nourishing ingredients have to be already bioavailable to deliver the desired effect. Unfortunately not all the molecules generally used as nourishing or active ingredients are bioavailable for our skin, but nature can offer interesting strategies we can mimic in order to improve bioavailability and therefore effectiveness of the active ingredients contained in cosmetic formulations.

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16:00 - 16:20

Thermolat® – Smart Warming from Symrise

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16:20 - 16:40

fiberhance BM solution, for internal hair strengthening and bonding

FiberHance™ bm solution is a molecule designed to penetrate the hair fiber and provide superior strengthening in shampoos and other hair care products by using cost-effective technology. This molecule is based on glucoside chemistry and creates new ionic and hydrogen bonds inside hair fibers, to strengthen with each wash and give back natural manageability. It is compatible with color treatment systems to strengthen hair during and after coloring, and to repair hair fibers that have been damaged by chemical treatments. It helps to strengthen all hair types, including Caucasian, Asian and African American.

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16:20 - 16:40

-LUPALINE®: let you skin enjoy daily sun exposure while remaining protected.

Precious molecules from Wheat Germ oil combined with Lupin Oil bring high protection to skin cells DNA as well as skin cells membranes towards harmful effects of UV rays. It thus prevents cells functions and cells exchanges within the skin even in case of UV stress.

a-LUPALINE® helps to preserve skin elasticity, one of the most impacted skin mechanical property by sun exposure (solar elastosis).

The complementary anti-oxidant benefits makes a-LUPALINE® an excellent ingredient to prepare the skin to sun exposure, ideal to include in anti-aging skin care, SPF daily care or sun care.

Please come and visit us at booth 515 to discover the new data available on this ingredient.

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16:30 - 17:00

Beauty trends 2017: A world tour

A beauty 'World tour', this session will look at trends, as well as new and classic beauty brands from key countries and regions. From athleisure in the US to Australian bush tucker ingredients via Scandinavia-inspired concepts, Julia Wray's talk will provide brand owners, formulators and marketeers alike with NPD inspiration gleaned from across the globe.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Lifestyle and beauty trends that have emerged and developed in recent months in key regions
  2. New and leading domestic brands in key regions
  3. Natural and/or indigenous ingredients making their way into local beauty brands
  4. International trends/brands that might be of interest to UK consumers
  5. Leading pan-regional themes in beauty for 2017/18

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16:30 - 17:00

Nikkol Aron NT-Z and Selachyl Alcohol V: Formulating luxurious minimal W/O creams with a high water phase

IMCD are proud to present two of the Nikkol Group's most innovative new launches this year; the cold process W/O emulsifier Selachyl Alcohol V, and the blurring and texturising polymer Aron NT-Z.

We will be demonstrating how to create incredibly high water phase W/O formulations that have a rich feel with the potential for minimal ingredient use for those desiring 'slimmed down' product lines. Throughout the demonstration we will display a variety of colour and white cosmetic possibilities for this new emulsifier-free system, whilst alongside this showing how easily the fine line blurring polymer Aron NT-Z can be incorporated into any water containing system. A great chance to see Japanese beauty concepts in the UK.

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16:40 - 17:00

Capitalizing on thickening, suspending and gelling properties of natural polymers to create innovative textures

Safic-Alcan has developed its own range of natural texturizing agents including xanthans, carrageenans, alginates, a guar, a carob and specific mixtures of those ingredients. In the conference, the technical characteristics of a mixture of carob and xanthan and of carrageenans will be discussed in order to better understand their potential thickening, suspending and gelling properties. Technical advices on how to formulate these ingredients in cosmetic products in order to obtain innovative textures will also be given.

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16:40 - 17:00

Cleanse, Detoxify Protect: The Next Generation of Anti-Pollution Actives

Sulfur biology is an untapped, relatively undiscovered sector of cosmetic science, holding potential for novel anti-ageing and anti-pollution claims. Investigations into the protective mechanisms of a microalgae, which flourishes in polluted waters following an underwater volcano eruption, led us to the co-culturing of Crypthecodinium Cohnii with a sulfur rich growth media. This process allows for the extraction of specific sulfated polysaccharides which in turn can up regulate glutathione concentrations when applied topically.  Glutathione is a potent antioxidant that works to protect against cellular and external environmental pollution defending the skin against both extrinsic and intrinsic stress.

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