14 November Room A Seminars

9:30 am - 9:50 am

Weaving a New Beauty Era of Collagen 4 You

Introducing the latest addition to the new member of the Remastered Fragments line from the wild plants as biofactories technology platform designed to enhance the V-neckline beauty.


9:50 am - 10:10 am

Testing to Support Skin Microbiome Safe/Friendly Claims for Cosmetic Products

Human skin is a complex organ which performs several important functions, many of which are essential for human health and homeostasis. The skin is also colonised by diverse populations of microorganisms known as the skin microbiome or more properly as the skin microbiota. The role of the microbiota in skin health is still an emerging area of scientific investigation, however it is known to play an important role in many vital physiological functions. An imbalance in the skin microbiota know as dysbiosis is associated with several human diseases such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

 Many topically applied cosmetic products contain ingredients such as preservatives and surfactants with the potential to alter the composition and function of the skin microbiota potentially leading to dysbiosis. Here at Melbec Microbiology we offer a sensible step wise testing approach to evaluate the impact of cosmetic ingredients and products on the skin microbiota. We are also looking to the future of skin microbiome testing, specifically in the areas of metatranscriptomics and metabolomics to not only evaluate the composition of the skin microbiota but also its function.


10:10 am - 10:30 am

Haircare, A revolution announced with Natura-Tec SeaRenew

Hair is an integral part of our identity, making us different, unique. Preserving the strength of our hair is essential, hair is the mirror of our health.
Dense, strong and shiny hair is a sign of healthy beauty.
The new microalgae active, Natura-Tec SeaRenew shows a significant effect on the proliferation of human follicle dermal papilla fibroblasts which are the cells involved in hair growth regulation. This is a cell proliferation inducer of hair follicle fibroblasts, confirming its huge potential to promote hair growth and strength, NT Searenew will act on your scalp in record time to re-densify the hair and reduce hair loss.
In addition to being super efficient, this active seduces with its process of obtaining, using green energy produced by a closed circuit waste recycling system where the resulting CO2 is purified and fed as an essential metabolic element. For the microalgae guaranteeing the entire process the lowest possible carbon footprint.
This environmentally friendly process makes our greenhouse a state-of-the-art, energy-independent sustainable production unit.


11:30 am - 11:50 am

Energize your look: amping up your skin and hair

Energy is at the base of every single living process and therefore it is also at the base of our skin's cellular processes. Usually, consumers associate the word "energize" with a skin refresh and a younger look but it has actually a deeper impact. For this reason, we at RAHN-Cosmetic Actives have decided to unveil the secrets behind the energizing process from a biological perspective for skin and hair, emphasising the benefit to consumers.


11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Skin; The Hormone Journey

Join us as we follow our skins journey during the hormonal highs and lows of our lives; We will be focusing on the many changes it undergoes and creating a beauty routine that prioritises its’ specific needs at each stage we encounter.


12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Hybrid Formulations: Yes, you can have it all!

Be inspired to create hybrid, cross category products with both innovation and efficacy at their core. We will demonstrate how to introduce activity to traditionally inactive products, as well as how to get the most out of your ingredients by generating claims from your base formulation.


  • Lou Graydon Technical Development Manager - Aston Chemicals
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Symprot’in™ Oat – Adaptive Peptides for Tailor-Made Hair Repair

Hair damage is a major concern among consumers that are looking for repair and protection. Hair is mainly composed of proteins, whose composition and structure is impacted by daily stressors like grooming and harsh treatments (heat, chemicals). This leads to changes of the mechanical properties, less resistance and strength of the hair fiber, and more breakage.

SymProt’in™ Oat is a new natural active, concentrated in biomimetic oat peptides. Obtained through enzymatic extraction technology, it has a unique tailor-made composition profile, with adaptative efficacy on hair.
Because of their very small molecular weight, the selected oat peptides deeply penetrate into the cortex and their polarity enable to target the damaged sites within the hair. SymProt’in™ Oat will link and stay into the cortex even after rinsing, to help restore the structural integrity of the hair fiber and bring mass restoration.

Thus, the ingredient is improving hair strength and resistance, for less breakage and anti-fatigue action. Tensile test, breakage assessment and anti-fatigue test have been conducted with different levels of hair damage.

This new active is perfectly answering the demand of the market for natural and sustainable solutions, with proven efficacy on hair damage, one of the top concerns for consumers globally.

Key Takeaways:
Adaptive peptides for deep penetration in hair
Mass restoration for all levels of hair damage
Peptide retention within the cortex leads to long term effective repair
Rescues damaged hair
Improve hair strength & resistance
Decrease hair breakage


  • Marta Lázaro Head of Application Lab - Symrise Cosmetics Ingredients
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm
Cornelius delivering The Difference

Changing with change – Keeping ahead of the evolving demands for regulatory compliance in the digital era


2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

EPIONINE® Bio a holistic active ingredient for skin & mind well-being

Enjoy the power of our holistic active ingredient EPIONINE®Bio, extracted from Camellia oleifera seeds.

Acting both on the skin & mind, EPIONINE®Bio improves your emotional state and your self-confidence for a global well-being.

Protecting your skin from IN & OUT stress for a day-to-day comfort, EPIONINE®Bio provides an overall feeling of serenity!


4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Cold process formulating in the sulfate free space

We face an increasing demand for cold process formulations. This may be due to high energy costs, environmental impacts or manufacturing capabilities. When this is combined with a sulfate free brief this can cause challenges for the formulator. Join us to understand how to transform your sulfate free cleansing formulations with Innospec's cold processable anionic surfactants.


  • Amelie Nasso Applications Chemist - Innospec Performance Chemicals
4:20 pm - 4:40 pm

Miniproteins™: The next Generation of cutting edge active cosmetic ingredients

Miniproteins are a new class of Active Cosmetic Ingredient, one we expect grow rapidly, as peptides have over the last two decades. These molecules are small enough to penetrate into our skin and long enough to keep their protein features (affinity & specificity). We say that they are the sweet spot between proteins and small chemical compounds. In this presentation we shall be explaining this new class of active ingredient, together with introducing new clinical studies for XEP® 716, a potent growth factor which exhibits fantastic TGF-B activity.


4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Natural plant peptides based on growth factors for a new well-being era

Peptides are a popular ingredient category due to their benefits in stimulating collagen production, improving skin texture and reducing fine lines and wrinkles, amongst others.

Specialized in active ingredients based on plant stem cell technology, Vytrus Biotech will present its proposal to bring a new generation of natural plant peptides with a growth factor-like activity to take care of the skin well-ageing.

This novel biotechnology strategy is backed by a cutting-edge science and inspired by plant mechanisms that enable the skin regeneration with unique plant peptides based on the key concept of sustainability.