Climate Change is a much-debated topic that has been polarising lay people as well as scientists. Whether one believes it is happening or not, we are all experiencing some unprecedented phenomena, or at least we all perceive something is not quite right.

  • Attend the Formulation Summit 2020

    In response to this increasingly growing trend, the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit will delve into the various aspect of “good” science that can enable formulators to create products that are fantastic for both consumers and the planet well beyond such stereotyped concepts as sustainable, natural and organic.

    Delegates to the summit can expect high-level talks and presentations - delivered by industry experts - that address both the formulation challenges and opportunities in developing personal care products, as well as networking opportunities that facilitate collaboration and creativity around the topic.

  • What will be covered?

    Biochemistry: To develop green processes to recover waste materials and transform them into cosmetic ingredients.

    Polymer Chemistry: As a tool to build packaging that can be decomposed within a reasonable timeframe.

    Environmental sciences: To understand what criteria we should look at in order for our sunscreens (and not only them) not to destroy the aquatic environment.

    Advanced Colloid Chemistry and Rheology: To help formulators set up selection criteria and test methods to enable the use of fewer and more efficacious ingredients (e.g. emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickening agents, etc.).

    Chemometricians: To lead us through the maze of multivariate statistics to optimise production processes in order to use less energy and resources.

    Physicist: To talk us through the benefits of developing a quanto-mechanic-based thinking, more efficient and flexible than the traditional Newtonian, linear way of looking at science.

    Neuroscientists: To make us understand the importance of the mind over the body and thus to develop products that deliver true holistic efficacy.

  • The 2020 programme will be available in the summer, in the meantime, check out was was covered at the 2019 Summit.

  • When and where?

    The Summit will take place from the 11-12 November 2020, at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge.

    How do I get there?

    Networking Opportunities

    Discover the ways the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit helps to facilitate networking at the event.

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    • The summit provides us with the perfect opportunity to discuss new ideas and create new experiences for consumers as it gathers inspirational people from all over the world to form a great melting-pot of creativity and ideas.

      • Richard Oliver
      • CEO, The Unseen
      • We wanted to come to the summit as we thought the theme was an important trend in the industry. We want to get a deeper understanding of what customers want and we heard some brilliant speakers speak on a broad range of topics. 

        • Christina Kohlman
        • Senior Manager Global Projects and Scouting, BASF
        • The summit was definitely worthwhile coming to and is very well-organised. In the future, I would perhaps like to see a focus on changes in regulations.

          • Anna Williams
          • Technologist, Solent
        • I have found the summit to be very informative and useful for my business, an indie brand. The speakers have been great and I especially enjoyed the talks on the application of AI.

          • Ogochukwu Agunenye
          • Tusciaut
        • We are patent and trademark attorneys so the summit is a great opportunity for us to keep up to date with the industry for our current clients and to network and connect with potential new clients.

          • Marianna Privett
          • Partner, AA Thornton
        • I was attracted by the personalisation theme and have not been disappointed! I have found the presentations to be very helpful for my formulation company and was especially interested in the talks by Andy Postles and Vivienne Rudd.

          • Marianna Privett
          • Partner, AA Thornton
        •  I would attend the summit again as I think it was a good way in which to learn how to take my company in a new direction and learn about the latest opportunities

          • Tracy Parkin
          • Director of Brands
      • Learn more about the Summit

        Learn more about the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit, as well as what makes it a must attend event in the cosmetic industry calendar.

        About the Summit

        Interested in attending in 2020?

        Booking for the Summit will open in the summer, in the meantime, you can register your interest to attend.

        Register your interest