Be Informed…

Find out about the key issues facing our industry.

The Inform seminars at SCS Formulate will focus on the key issues facing the personal care and cosmetic industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to enhance formulation techniques, learn about the latest and future trends, get advice on the regulatory and scientific issues in the market place.

INFORM Seminars: Entrance to the INFORM Seminars is Free of Charge to all SCS Members if registered by 09 November.
N.B. The standard charges will apply if registering onsite at SCS Formulate. £90 + VAT per day to all non-members.

Please see the 2018 Inform programme below

Inform - 13 November

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Update on Cosmetic Regulations: Hot topics affecting the industry

This is an extremely active time for the cosmetics industry, with ‘Brexit’ posing so many questions.  There are a number of other regulatory challenges to ingredients, contributing more uncertainty for the industry.  This presentation will provide an update on some of these: microplastics, single use plastics, preservatives and endocrine disruptors. In the face of the... Read more »

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10:00 am - 10:30 am

Exiting the EU – the latest update and implications for the cosmetics industry

The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, from 30 March 2019, the United Kingdom will become a ‘third country’ of the European Union (EU) and all EU primary and secondary law... Read more »

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  • Olivia Santoni Director, Regulatory and International Services - CTPA

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ayurveda and its effectiveness in Modern Cosmetics

Holistic Ayurveda Ayurveda is a System of natural holistic medicine that has been practiced since ancient times. The focus of Ayurveda is to harmonise mind, body, and soul by treating the root cause of the illness. Through its treatment protocols, nutrition and lifestyle it gives rise to lasting optimum health. Ayurveda is the most natural... Read more »

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  • Mahesh Varu Ayurvedic Practitioners Association and College of Ayurveda

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Getting your Brand Noticed by Retail Buyers

How to decide which retailers they should target – Not every brand can be in Marks and Spencer’s or Debenhams. Brands needs to target retailers by researching ideal customers and recognising the right match for them even if it isn’t the retailer they have always dreamed of. I will teach techniques and strategies to help... Read more »

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Halal Certification

Synopsis Halal market is just not limited to meat and food products, and now tapping into personal care and pharmaceutical industry at an steady pace. Markets in the middle and far east are developing and importing halal approved products to meet consumer expectations. A lot of export opportunities are emerging across Europe to develop the... Read more »

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

My vessel is bigger than yours! Challenges of process development and scale up

This lecture will guide you through some of the most common pitfalls involved with taking your formula from a small scale lab batch to a full scale production batch. We will explore why issues often occur and how to avoid them, how to plan for success and ensure what you get in the factory is... Read more »

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4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Once upon a time…beauty sleep, wrinkles and other bedtime stories

The amount and quality of sleep we have has a profound effect on our appearance with the concept of “Beauty Sleep” being deeply ingrained in both popular culture and folklore. We are seeing an emerging number of new product launches which connect to sleep, tiredness and fatigue and the concept of sleep as a luxury... Read more »

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4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Consumer Insights: How cosmetic products impact on well-being, self esteem and social interaction

Many have views on what are the benefits of cosmetics and personal care products to consumers but only by asking consumers themselves can we truly appreciate what are these benefits from their perspective. Cosmetics Europe, set out to understand how consumers view the benefits of cosmetics and personal care products and their impact on factors... Read more »

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  • Diane Watson Director Public Affairs & Government Relation - Cosmetics Europe

Inform - 14 November

9:30 am - 10:00 am

The Evolution of Fragrance Trends: A Sense of What is to Come!

Fragrance is full of emotion & power. It can stand for a movement, a tradition or even a sub culture. It can offer flashbacks to a happy childhood, the resurrection of a loved one or the transportation to a life we can only imagine. Scent is such a powerful tool – but how has history influenced our fragrance... Read more »

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  • Hayley Forster Pretty Little Aroma & Associate Member of the British Society of Perfumers

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Innovation in cosmetics – tailoring formulations and product concepts to meet fast changing consumer needs and global market trends

Where does innovation start?  We know that a speedy development process is one of the key ingredients to a brand or product’s commercial success today. This presentation will explore the art of identifying consumer needs in the early days and making the connection to technical solutions at pace.  We will also share a few simple... Read more »

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm

A History of Hair Care Product Development for the Afro Sector in the UK and USA Markets

An overview sharing history and evolution of hair products within an industry sector catering to Afro hair; and how developments in products as it relates to perception, ingredients, reach and target audience have transformed to become inclusive solutions to the diverse needs of textured hair. LEARNING OUTCOMES Erasing misconceptions around the use of Afro Products... Read more »

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12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Cross cultural trends in hair styling – a live demonstration

In every culture hair is an integral component of one’s beauty, especially for women. Currently the hair care and styling industry is worth over 87 billion USD and set to reach over 202 billion USD by 2024 (www.statista.com/statistics/254608/global-hair-care-market-size/). In modern society where the demographic is multi-cultural we can clearly see the cross-cultural styling trends evolving.... Read more »

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The world of the Tricological Society: clinics, legal work, hair analysis, hair replacement, education

The Trichological Society – What is it all about? A relatively young society advancing the understanding of trichology and matters related to hair and scalp diseases and disorders. Learning Outcomes: How the society may be able to help you. Open your eyes to the many and varied careers related to hair and scalp problems. Dr... Read more »

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunscreen Products and Photoageing

Mycosporine like amino acids (MAA) have potential as natural biocompatable sunscreens Solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) has adverse effects on human health such as sunburn, skin cancer and photoageing.  The outcomes are the result of molecular damage such as DNA photolesions and oxidative stress. The use of sunscreens can prevent short term and long term adverse... Read more »

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