About the summit

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  • About the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit

    Going into its fourth year in 2018, the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit is firmly established as part of the in-cosmetics Group calendar.

    Whilst there is a strong focus on learning across the full breadth of in-cosmetics events, the Formulation Summit is a different type of event, moving away from the trade show and exhibition format to focus on a conference/education programme. The Summit presents a valuable networking opportunity for R&D professionals, senior formulators and decision makers from cosmetics brands, manufacturers and ingredient suppliers.

    Some of the leading beauty brands that attend include Chanel, Unilever, GSK, La Mer, Boots, Oriflame and Marks & Spencer.

    Like its sister events, the Summit attracts an international audience because of the appetite from the industry for in-depth learning and insight. In 2017, the Summit welcomed 150+ delegates (63% from outside the UK) with the best represented nations including the USA and France.

    In 2018, the topic will be Up Close and Personalised

    Day 1 Focus

    -Types of personalisation including melanin or DNA, which gets measured to indicate products (Geneu cosmetics/Lab 21)
    - Microbiome (continued).. Everybody's microbiome is different... 
    - Customizing to the skin melanin 
    - Environmental factors in personalisation
    - Trends in personalisation
    - Tech-gets personal. Alexa AI giving personal advice
    - From ''it has my name on it'' to I want ''vegan'' on to ''my skin/hair needs this''
    - Gathering Data, testing and claims
    - Ingredients for Personalisation

    Day 2 Focus

    - Putting customization into practice
    - How do you make those personalised products?
    - Personalised smart products that adjust to the climate, time of the day (Circadian Rhythms)
    - Formulating for Sensitive skin types
    - What are your problems when formulating for personalisation

  • Thinking about attending?

    in-cosmetics Formulation Summit returns to London for another two days of learning and knowledge sharing.

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    If you’re new to the in-cosmetics Group, you might be interested in one of the other events in our portfolio too.

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