Sustainability and Well-being in Personal Care & Cosmetics? The Formulation Summit 2021

16 November 2021

London from 29 – 30 November 2021! The Formulation Summit 2021: Advancing in the Age of Sustainability and Well-being
in-cosmetics Formulation Summit returns to a physical format with an unrivalled seminar programme at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, London.

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The renowned in-cosmetics Formulation Summit will explore the topic of advancing in the age of sustainability and well-being that are influencing the beauty industry today and in the future. A total of 23 sessions will take place over the two-day event, with dedicated breaks for networking with exhibitors, peers, and globally renowned speakers and experts.

The in-cosmetics Formulation Summit will delve into the various aspects of “good” science, that can enable formulators to create products that are fantastic for both consumers well-being and the planet, discussing everything from raw material shortages to safety regulations around hygiene products.
R&D professionals and formulators from cosmetic manufacturers and ingredient suppliers will benefit from the Summit’s high-level, scientific programme that is centred around four main themes:


1. The pandemic and consumer behaviour

Mary Lord, Former President of the Society Of Cosmetic Scientists UK & Ireland, will open the Summit programme with a talk discussing what has happened during the pandemic and how it will shape the cosmetic industry for years to come.

Other sessions include Samantha Dover, Global Beauty & Personal Care Analyst at Mintel who will discuss COVID-19’s impact on consumers and how priority shifts will be habit-forming, and Paolo Camattari, Research, Development and Innovation Manager at Lynoslife will delve into pandemic-related chaos in the supply chain.


2. A focus on sustainability

As an overarching theme of the Summit, several sessions will touch upon how brands and formulators can implement better sustainability practices. In one session, Chris DeArmitt, President of Phantom Plastics will debunk the common myths surrounding plastic pollution and recycling and highlight other viable routes to sustainable plastics. Elsewhere, Francesca Morgante, RSPO, will explore the future of palm oil production and how RSPO certification can offer a viable solution to tackle the most pressing environmental and social issues such as deforestation, biodiversity loss and protection of human rights.

3. The role of neuroscientists

The Summit programme will also delve into how mental well-being can affect physical appearance and why developing products that deliver true holistic efficacy could be the way forward for the beauty industry.

Highlights include Karl Lintner, Kal’idees explaining neurocosmetic approaches to anti-ageing products, and Professor Charles Spence, Sensory Marketing Consultant, Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford highlighting the multi-sensory communication of pheromones and neurotransmitters. Elsewhere, Dr. Katerina Steventon, Snr. Innovation Consultant, National Biofilms Innovation Centre will discuss how skin health and beauty affect our well-being and self-esteem, and vice versa, drawing on research and empirical insights from her integrative clinical practice.

4. Being conscious of cosmetic claims

As the line between cosmetics, biocides and sanitising agents becomes thinner, confusion around safety and regulations widens. On the topic of cosmetics, biocides, and disinfectants, Dr. Cuross Bakhtiar, Chief Executive at Harley St. Cosmetics will discuss the fine line between products we have gotten to know very well over the last few months. Also touching upon the regulatory mayhem due to the pandemic, classification of products and claims, Mojgan Moddaresi, Cosmetics Safety assessor at Personal Care Regulatory Ltd will talk through the damaging effects of misleading cosmetic messaging and how brands can win back integrity.

For more information on this year’s programme, visit the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit website.

Booking is now open with a 10% special discount offered to the Skinobs readers. Code is INCFS10%?*@

We wish you a great Formulation Summit!

Skinobs Team

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