Inform Seminars

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Roots of Resurgence: The Past, Present, and Future of Historic Ingredients in Hair Loss Treatments

This presentation, delivered by renowned trichologist Iain Sallis, will take the audience on a fascinating journey through time, tracing the use of traditional ingredients, such as rosemary oil, in combating hair loss. We will unravel the historic origins of these natural remedies, explore their enduring popularity, and discuss the scientific evidence behind their efficacy. Looking ahead, we will delve into the future potential of these historic ingredients in the cosmetic industry, considering their roles in the development of new products and innovative hair care solutions. Attendees will gain a fresh perspective on the value of ancient wisdom in modern trichology and will leave with a renewed appreciation for the potential that lies in blending traditional and contemporary approaches to hair loss treatment.

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  • Iain Sallis Trichologist & Co-Founder - Hairmedic Ltd.
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Experience How Colour Affects Our Perception of Essential Oils

There will be a brief overview of cross modal perception where one sense is affected by the input of another sense and how this relates to the world of cosmetic science. Then the audience will participate in rating their own perception of one or two essential oils while looking at different colours. We will see the real time data from the audience. Participants will need a smart phone or tablet and a Wi-Fi connection. Live the science you may have read about and become aware of the neural diversity within perception.

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Next Era of Beauty: Anticipating Global Beauty & Personal Care Trends

Looking ahead to 2024 and beyond, Andrew McDougall will share the three trends Mintel predicts will impact consumer demand for beauty, including brand and product examples and recommendations for marketing strategy and innovation. The specific and bold trends explore how ongoing uncertainty and new challenges are causing evolutions on foundational consumer behaviours, as well as what AI and emerging technology means for BPC.

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12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Beauty in Fashion Retail- How do we do it?

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Chemicals & Cosmetics. A square peg in a round hole?

All chemical ingredients are first and foremost chemicals and this leads to clashes between different regulations and standards. We will look at two key questions: How does the cosmetics industry remain innovative, become more sustainable, and satisfy consumer demand, when its standards restrict the ability of Ingredient suppliers to innovate AND comply with chemical regulations? How do chemical companies develop and supply safe and sustainable cosmetic ingredients, when complying with chemical regulations increasingly means an automatic ban (regulatory or voluntary) from cosmetic applications?

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  • Nick Dixon Personal Care Group Chair - British Chemicals Association (BCA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

CEW Where Beauty Comes to do Business

Hear from CEW Board member, Maxine Canham, Global Key Account Manager of Givaudan Active Beauty,on the ways that you and your business can get involved  by being a member of the Beauty Industry’s largest global professional membership organisation.

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  • Maxine Canham Global Key Account Manager of Givaudan Active Beauty - CEW - Cosmetics Executive Women
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Navigating the Import & Export of Cosmetics & Latest Regulations

While the UK Cosmetics Regulation is based heavily on the EU Cosmetic Products Regulation, there are a number of differences and some duplications that apply when placing a cosmetic product on both the UK and EU markets.  This presentation will discuss some of the key issues facing companies navigating the new-ish requirements for the UK, following Brexit.  Emma will also highlight some of the latest updates affecting the UK cosmetics regulatory framework and a possible threat to the UK Cosmetics Regulation under the Product Safety Review.

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4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Could you be a Future Talent in Beauty? – Inspiring the next generation of beauty STEM professionals

Can you help to inspire the next generation to pursue a career in the vibrant and diverse beauty industry?

This presentation highlights the British Beauty Council's Future Talent Programme and how it is working to lift the lid on the numerous opportunities available in the beauty industry whilst also ensuring a steady pipeline of talent to the personal care and cosmetic industry.

From its film series, to a mentor scheme, careers fair activity, and job role directory, the Future Talent Programme has bold objectives that rely on the brands and individuals with a passion for the industry to shout about what it is that gets them out of bed everyday. Could this be you or you? Come and find out more and join the movement to inspire young people and futureproof the personal care and cosmetic industry.

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9:30 am - 10:00 am

How have we moved on during the last 75 years and what are the challenges facing us in the future

As it is the societys 75th birthday, Shona will reflect on some of the changes the industry has seen over the last 75 years – good and bad!

The industry is more highly regulated than ever but what challenges will that bring for the formulator, the retailer and the consumer?

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  • Shona Bear Quality & Technical Manager, Superdrug - President of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists UK & Ireland
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Global Regulatory Challenges for 2024

For this presentation we will delve into the dynamic and ever-changing global regulatory landscape. Amanda and Olivia will uncover a wealth of invaluable insights as they reflect upon both timeless and new challenges that brands have encountered throughout 2023.
Discover how these challenges are projected to evolve in 2024 and gain essential strategies to confidently navigate the future and embrace upcoming regulatory shifts.

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Black Girls Don’t Blush – Power, desire and the practice of colour cosmetics’

While the generic definition of the use of makeup is positioned as a prop for the assimilation of youthfulness and desirability, Black women and their cosmetic beauty practices have been historically defined by the way they are viewed from a Eurocentric perspective. This gaze aligns itself with the value of whiteness and racial capital, and in turn informs the ideal of blushing. That blushing occurs in all racial ethnic groups is less surprising than the need to debate whether rouge is appropriate on deeper skin tones as it doesn’t appear ‘natural’, (a phrase that needs to be contested also). In addition, the societal attitudes and reinforced media messages attached to the use of rouge, inform self esteem, job acquisition and social advancement, while informing perceptions of immoral behaviour and status that are akin to that of colourism.   And yet the aesthetic celebration of the blush can provide a more nuanced appreciation of black skin for its users, precisely because the aim of its application is to add attention, and not minimize or diminish.

This talk aims to question whether the cosmetic construction of blushing and Black beauty ideals is advanced if the aesthetic definition of blushing changes. How should the current connotations of the application of rouge for Black skins be challenged? With an increasing market focus on the Black consumer, a revision of blushing and the use of rouge products can provide the cosmetic industry with the opportunity to consider new interpretations of what Black Beauty is, and could be.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Revise interpretation of blushing for Black consumers
  2. Challenge market focus of rouge products for Black skin tones
  3. Encourage Black consumers to engage in a wide range of cosmetic products, but without minimizing their experience
  4. Utilise development of Black Beauty ideals to expand the product reach for the cosmetics industry

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  • Sharon D Lloyd Academic Changemaker | Beauty Futurist - Co-Founder of FACE
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

How Social Media Brings to Life Your Formulations

  • Welcome and brief intro to Rose – career from beginning to now: English Literature degree, aspirations of journalism, weekend job as a make-up artist, how the two worlds merged to create working life today. Brief explanation of what she does right now, a mixture of sharing rosacea resources, sharing accessible make-up tutorials, and writing about beauty for various women’s titles.
  • Rosacea story – diagnosis, choosing to share findings online, how this opened up a powerful ongoing discussion and ignited her own fascination with formulations.
  • Social media – how the world communicates differently on each platform and how you can find different things on each platform! Instagram: for talking to your own community. TikTok: for everyone to join the conversation and for authentic conversation (with special mention to a fantastic formulator who brings scientific commentary to viral beauty products!). Facebook: the place to see what your audience really want and need from formulations.
  • Wish list – what Rose would love to see in formulations moving forward.
  • Testimonies and a thank you – an insight into the power of your formulations for real men and women. A chance to hear intimate feedback from people who find so much more than a formulation when they discover the right product. How your hard work can transform a person’s day, self-esteem, confidence, and potentially even their life.
  • Close and open to questions.

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Beauty Care trends: What are the marketeers anticipating and what’s the impact for formulators?

In this session we’ll explore some hot topics for beauty and dive into the implications for the actual product. Trend forecasts often don’t drill down into the consequences of trends for the chemist, or are so broad sweeping that they are meaningless, but the devil is in the detail and these can make or break a product.

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Upgrade your Ways of Working and Maximise Innovation: A Scientific Method Approach

A thought-provoking session on approaches to product development, ways of making it more effective, free up time to focus on innovation and how scientists can influence processes using scientific thinking.

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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Seven key building blocks that beauty brands need to consider when launching or growing their business

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