15 November Room C Seminars

9:30 am - 9:50 am

How to spot rapidly increasing ingredient demand before they take off

Each day, 3 new beauty brands are launched, and 3 brands die, just in France. Now scale that globally - the Personal Care Ingredient Marketing is undergoing unprecedented change. Join us to discover a systematic way to uncover emerging demand per ingredient, per market, per application, per brand, before the trends take off.

Key Takeaways:  Amid all the noise and industry changes, Gravel AI's Ingredient Market Intelligence Platform streams market signals that enable chemical manufacturers to get a clear picture of emerging demand for their ingredients.


9:50 am - 10:10 am

The future of Vegan Cosmetics – Microbial Testing and Formulations

With the growing number of plant-based consumers and vegan brands, many formulators and microbiologists within the industry are striving to achieve a fully vegan process. This begins at sourcing raw materials, through to formulation and product packaging, as well as microbial product testing. ISCA Cosmetic Testing are able to provide their customers with testing methods that have been certified by The Vegan Society.

Key Takeaways:

  • An overview of regulations and requirements to bring a cosmetic product to market.
  • Find out why the current PET testing methods are not vegan and explore the alternative methods that ISCA Cosmetic Testing can offer.
  • Discover ISCA’s current R&D formulatory work using new and innovative concept ideas.


10:10 am - 10:30 am

Bespoke Extracts Exploration & Brand New Botanicals

We’ll touch on where we are now as a company and the evolution of the expectations around natural extracts.  Then we’ll highlight our agility in relation to creating extracts with new trend ingredients and to satisfy emerging trends in the sector, and we’ll close on a feature of a project to bring to market a brand-new botanical.  Essentially we’ll weave a company update in with a showcase of three exciting products not widely (or at all!) accessible elsewhere.

Key Takeaways:  Sourcing with Respect in South America – Yerba Mate / The Mystique of the Mushroom – Lion’s Mane / A Secret from South Africa – Scarlet Geranium


11:30 am - 11:50 am

Neuroactive Power to Look and Feel Good

TiMOOD™ provides a healthy, even skin complexion and positively influences one’s mood and emotional well-being by stimulating the skin brain axis to influence feelings of relaxation, balance, and calm.

Key Takeaways:
Improvement of emotional wellbeing in terms of being less stressed and more relaxed, evaluated with a new tool; a non-verbally and unbiased Neuropsychological test for the cosmetic industry.


  • Markus Schulte Senior International Sales Manager - Mibelle Group Biochemistry
11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Beyond Vitamin E : Protecting the skin from OXY-AGING by OXY R3 PROTECTION

Ready to be inspired?

Vitamin E, specifically the RRR-α-tocopherol stereoisomer, is crucial for protecting the skin against OXY-AGING especially as UV exposure depletes the endogenous tocopherol in the stratum corneum by >90%.

Learn more from Corinne Déchelette at SCS formulate in November about OXY R3- Protection by RRR-α-tocopherol and how Kensing is advancing the science of RRR plant-based tocopherols through ground-breaking research based on Dynamic Molecular simulations and Confocal Microscopy analysis of skin cells.

Daily replenishment of RRR plant-based tocopherols is critical in any skin care regimen to protect the skin cells from exposome induced lipoperoxidation.


12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Replacing Synthetics Naturally & Effectively

Alchemy Ingredients specialises in developing natural functional ingredients that can be used as substitutes for synthetic materials in cosmetic formulations. In this talk we will be introducing some new products that will be launched at SCS Formulate, along with some new formulations to provide inspiration for your projects.


2:30 pm - 2:50 pm

Exploring the Versatility of Sonneborn SonneNatural Plant Base Emollient

In this presentation the features and benefits of SonneNatural for personal care formulations will be presented.  The focus will be on how our plant-based emollient offers high levels of moisturisation and stability and contribute to the sensory profile of your natural formulations.


  • Jos Vestering Business Development & Sustainability Manager - Sonneborn
2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

Koboguard Natural PXF- A natural, multifunctional film former for water based systems

Koboguard Natural PFX is a synergistic blend of natural functional materials bringing a multitude of benefits to skin, sun, make-up and hair care formulas. It builds breathable films as well as providing non drip rheology and viscosity modification, sensory and soft focus effects. Liquid and easy to incorporate.


3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

AKOSKY MINDLIGHT, the natural stress reliever Active with fresh Alfalfa Sprouts, that prevents skin aging and skin damage typical of stressed skin

Psychological stress has negative effects on healthy skin affecting its integrity and function.

This is due to the activation of the central and peripheral cutaneous hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, including the 11β-HSD1 enzyme that catalyzed the conversion from inactive cortisone to active cortisol in skin cells.

AKOSKYTM MINDLIGHT was able to act on cortisol biosynthesis and fibroblast stiffness consequently reducing skin aging and skin damage induced by psychological stress.

The effect of AKOSKYTM MINDLIGHT (lyophilized) active was investigated in vitro, evaluating its cell proliferative effects and impact on cortisol biosynthesis associated with the inhibition of the 11β-HSD1 enzyme. In addition, mechanical properties analysis was realized in cell culture treated with the active ingredient and cortisol. To assess it, it is performed an Atomic Force Microscope measurement to obtain information about the mechanical properties of primary fibroblasts from a 30-year-old donor, both in the nucleus and the cytoplasm area to also obtain information about the global fibroblast stiffness.

Moreover, AKOSKYTM MINDLIGHT was clinically tested on a stressed population to observe its efficacy in improving the expression wrinkles, skin mechanical properties, skin barrier, skin redness, and skin radiance.

Globally, this innovative study demonstrated, for the first time in the cosmetic field, that cortisol has a negative impact on fibroblast mechanical properties, causing its increase in stiffness, and consequently, premature aging, and AKOSKYTM MINDLIGHT both inhibits cortisol biosynthesis and decreases fibroblast stiffness.

Accordingly, AKOSKYTM MINDLIGHT, an active ingredient based on Medicago Sativa sprouts, showed to reduce the unwanted effects of stress on the skin of individuals.