Conference Programme

The in-cosmetics Formulation Summit took place online in November 2020. Each year the summit focuses on the latest trend in the industry. In 2020, we focused on "Formulation in the Climate Change Age". The Summit explored how cosmetic scientists and cosmetic formulators can play a positive role in combating Climate Change. Past summit themes have included: Formulating for the Conscious Consumer in 2019, Up-Close and Personalised in 2018, Biotransforming Beauty in 2017, Protection in 2016 and New Techniques and Sensations in the first ever summit in 2015.

The 2021 programme will be available in the spring. In the mean time, check out the 2020 programme below, and let us know what you would like to see covered in 2021. 

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Day 1 - 17 November 2020

Time Title Speaker
08:30-09:00
Welcome & Network
Meet with exhibitors at their stands
09:00 - 09:15
Opening remarks
Dr Barbara Brockway, Director, Personal Care, Applied DNA Sciences
09:15 – 09:45
Eco-conscious living: Navigating a safer future
Andrew McDougall, Associate Director – Beauty & Personal Care, Mintel
10:15 – 10:45
The courage to change: A roadmap to a more positive future for the beauty industry’s impact on the planet and climate change.
Jayn Sterland, Managing Director, Weleda
10:45 – 11:15
Networking break
Meet with exhibitors at their stands
11:15 – 12:00
In conversation with Jayn Sterland, Managing Director, Weleda & Iguatemi Costa, Senior Scientific Manager for natural & sustainable ingredients, Natura
Moderator: Dr Barbara Brockway, Director, Personal Care, Applied DNA Sciences
12:00 – 12:30
Biocolours and Bioactives from food waste
Meryem Benohoud, Technical Director, Keracol
12:30 – 13:00
Cosmetic business for a sustainable planet: A fascinating challenge
Konstantinos Gardikis, R&D Director, APIVITA
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch & Networking
Meet with exhibitors at their stands
14:00 – 14:30
Making advertising claims for the new wave of climate change formulations
Carys Smith, Regulatory and Sales Director, Ayton Global Research
14:30 – 15:00
No-Human-Contact Sensory Prediction with Rheology and Tribology  
Neil Cunningham, Founder & CEO, School of Industrial Rheology
15:00 – 15:30
Understanding the barrier function of skin and permeability.
Majella Lane, Senior Lecturer, University College London
15:30 – 16:00
Innovative emulsions stabilized by biodegradable nanoparticles: A physicochemical study
Nicolas Huang, Associate Professor, Université Paris-Saclay
16:00 - 16:30
Digital and DNA technology: Drivers for certainty
Dr Barbara Brockway, Director, Personal Care, Applied DNA Sciences
16:30
Closing remarks and end of day 1

Day 2 - 18 November 2020

Time Title Speaker
08:30 - 09:00
Welcome & Network
Meet with exhibitors at their stands
09:00 - 09:15
Opening remarks
Dr Barbara Brockway, Director, Personal Care, Applied DNA Sciences
09:15 – 09:45
The science of beauty
Paul Matts, Research Fellow, Proctor & Gamble
09:45 – 10:15
NYR Cosmetics in the climate change age
Susan Curtis, Director of Natural Health & Louise Green, Head of Sustainability, Neals’ Yard Remedies
10:15 – 10:45
Sustainability: The point of view of cosmetic products
Antonella Antonini, Consultant
10:45 – 11:15
Networking break
Meet with exhibitors at their stands
11:15 – 11:45
Challenges to Cosmetic Packaging - Post Covid 19
Paul Day, NPD & Packaging Consultant
11:45 – 13:00
Breakout round table topics
1.
Safety of natural ingredients
Moderator: Mojgan Moddaresi, Cosmetics Safety assessor, Personal Care Regulatory Ltd.
2.
Clean beauty challenges and opportunities
Moderator: Paolo Camattari, Formulation and NPI Manager, Cosmetic Ireland
3.
Waste reduction / circular economy
Moderator: Minna Yamamoto, Senior Specialist, Biorefining Business Development & Production, St1
4.
Developing New Packaging for Formulations in the Climate Change Age
Moderator: Paul Day, NPD & Packaging Consultant
5.
Consumer behaviour: How can we help combat climate change as individuals?
Moderator: Andrew McDougall, Associate Director – Beauty & Personal Care, Mintel
6.
Business challenges in adapting to sustainable practises
Moderator: Barbara Olioso, Founder, The Green Chemist Consultancy
7.
Natural Claims, Misinformation and Deception.
Moderator: Dr. Theresa Callaghan, Founder, Callaghan Consulting International
8.
How to implement sustainable elements in a cosmetic formula.
Moderator: Martijn Gipmans, Principal Consultant and Team Lead for the Chemical & Life Science Sectors, thinkstep AG
13:00 – 14:00
Networking & lunch break
Meet with exhibitors at their stands
14:00 – 14:30
Natural pigments from microalgae for cosmetic applications
Dr. Claudio Fuentes, Composites Research Officer, Biosciences, University of Swansea
14:30 – 15:00
Ocean-friendly Suncare
Laura Busata, Cosmetics R&D Senior Specialist, Unifarco S.p.A.
15:00 - 15:30
Biotech & green chemistry to better use & reuse resources
Kevin Gallagher, Founder, Kevin Gallagher Consulting LLC
15:30 - 16:00
Cosmetic preservation in the climate change age
Barbara Olioso, Founder, The Green Chemist Consultancy
16:00 - 16:30
Closing panel discussion
Moderator: Dr. Barbara Brockway, Director, Personal Care, Applied DNA Sciences. Panellists: Paul Day, NPD & Packaging Consultant. Barbara Olioso, Founder, The Green Chemist Consultancy. Iguatemi Costa, Senior Scientific Manager for natural & sustainable ingredients, Natura. Paul Matts, Research Fellow, Proctor & Gamble.
16:30
Closing remarks and end of day 2

Day 3 - 19 November 2020

Time Title Speaker
09:00 - 09:30
Exhibitor Demo 1: Making Successful and Compliant Advertising Claims
Carys Smith, Regulatory and Sales Director, Ayton Global Research
10:00 – 10:30
Exhibitor Demo 2: Anticipating on changing skincare demands due to climate change
John Lofthouse, Director Global Sales & Marketing, Chemisches Laboratorium
11:00 – 11:30
Exhibitor Demo 3: Oil4Health – Developments of sustainable extracts
Carmo Fraga, Senior Quality Technician, Sovena
12:00 - 12:30
Exhibitor Demo 4: Watch a fully automated O/W formulation! Discover how to digitalize cosmetics development!
Adam Gorman, Ph.D, Automation Chemist, Chemspeed
13:00 – 13:30
Exhibitor Demo 5: Clean label cosmetics
Cynthia Sinchi, Director of Sales, Actera

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What latest cosmetic trend would you like to see covered at the 2021 summit?