Conference Programme

  • The theme for the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit this year is "Formulating for the conscious consumer''.

    The Summit will addresses in depth, the science, safety and numerous formulation and regulatory challenges around formulating personal care products for today's conscious consumer.

    *The Formulation Summit Conference Programme is being updated every day. Check back again for updates on presentation speakers and session synopses.

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  • 09:00 - 09:15
    Opening remarks

    Moderator: Dr Barbara Brockway, Director, Personal Care, Applied DNA Sciences

    09:15 - 10:55
    Marketing trends and opportunities

    Speaker: Vivienne Rudd, Director of Global Innovation and Insight, Beauty & Personal Care, Mintel


    Preservation challenges – The microbiome VS personal care products

    10:55 - 10:20
    Formulation practices for microbiota-friendly products: how to meet conscious consumers’ needs

    Speaker: Marie Drago, Founder, Gallinée

    10:20 - 10:40
    Preservation of microbiota friendly products: a contradiction?

    Speaker: Andrea Maltagliati, Market Manager, ROELMI HPC

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    10:40 - 11:15
    Coffee and networking break
    11:15 - 11:40
    New preservation strategies: green and alternative preservation in formulations

    Speaker: Andrea Mitarotonda

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    Does the industry have a definition for healthy formulation practices?

    11:40 - 12:05
    Autophagy in skin: basis for developing proactive healthy ingredient

    Speaker: Sekyoo Jeong, Director / CTO, Incospharm Corp.

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    12:05 - 12:30
    “Healthy Formulation”: regulatory and toxicology points of view

    Speaker: Mojgan Moddaresi, Cosmetics Compliance Expert, Personal Care Regulatory Ltd.

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    12:30 - 12:55
    How can we formulate for “healthy” skin/hair?

    Speaker: Marie Loden, University of Uppsala

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    12:55 - 14:00
    Lunch and networking break


    New trends for the future of cosmetic formulations

    14:00 - 14:25
    Less is more: a consumer centric approach

    Speaker: Paolo Camattari, Senior Chemist, Oriflame

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    14:25 - 14:50
    Waterless cosmetics: what does this mean from a formulation and brand perspective?

    Speaker: Tijana Janjanin, Operations Manager, The Organic Pharmacy

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    14:50 - 15:15
    Clean beauty – at the intersection of hype and science. The APIVITA case study

    Speaker: Konstantinos Gardikis, R&D Director, APIVITA

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    15:15 - 15:45
    Coffee and networking break

    Efficacy challenges of greener formulations

    15:45 - 16:05
    Minimalistic approach to efficiency-centered formulation: Perspectives and pitfalls

    Speaker: Philippe Papadimitriou, Scientific Director, Hormeta

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    16:05 - 16:30
    Natural and organic formulations – how to deliver high efficacy

    Speaker: Ian Taylor, Research Manager, Green People

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    16:30 - 17:05
    How to formulate ocean- and reef-friendly sun care formulations products

    Speaker: Laura Busata, Cosmetics R&D Senior Specialist, Unifarco

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    17:05 - 17:50
    Break-out sessions
    17:50 - 18:00
    Closing remark and Sponsor's address
    18:00 - 20:00
    Drinks reception and networking
    09:00 - 09:15
    Opening remarks

    Moderator: Dr. Barbara Brockway, Director, Personal Care, Applied DNA Sciences


    Sustainable formulation practices

    09:15 - 09:40
    Does biodegradable mean environmentally safe?

    Speaker: Barbara Olioso, Founder, The Green Chemist

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    09:40 - 10:05
    Lifting the green veil – Does natural always mean sustainable?

    Speaker: Pat Thomas, Environmental Author, Journalist and Consultant

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    10:05 - 10:30
    Tools and data to integrate sustainability in cosmetics formulation

    Speaker: Dr. Martijn Gipmans, Principal Consultant and Team Lead for the Chemical & Life Science Sectors, thinkstep AG

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    10:30 - 11:00
    Coffee and networking break

    Greener practices from the ingredients world

    11:00 - 11:25
    Is phytochemistry the “new” science for cosmetic actives?

    Speaker: Amit Tewari, Group Leader - Phytochemical Ingredient Science, L'Oréal Research & Innovation

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    11:25 - 11:50
    “Trash ingredients”: how one man’s waste is another man’s treasure -

    Speaker: Ilona Liukkonen, Product Portfolio Manager - Biorefining Products, St1

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    11:50 - 12:15
    Renewable polymers and clean synthetic approaches

    Speaker: Steve Howdle, Nottingham University

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    12:15 - 13:30
    Lunch and networking break

    Greener practices from the packaging world

    13:30 - 13:55
    Recyclable, biodegradable or compostable packaging?

    Speaker: Antoinette Devine, Consultant, AMDEV PACKAGING CONSULTANCY LIMITED

    13:55 - 14:20
    Formulation challenges when using “degradable”

    Speaker: TBC

    14:20 - 14:45
    Packaging-free cosmetics: is it achievable?

    Speaker: Catherine Conway, Founder and Director, Unpackaged Innovation Ltd.

    14:45 - 15:15
    Coffee and networking break


    Emotions in cosmetics - Formulation practices

    15:15 - 15:40
    Emotional cosmetics: oxymoron or pleonasm? Old hat or new paradigm? The impact of the concept for formulators…

    Speaker: Dr Karl Lintner, President, KAL'IDEES

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    15:40 - 16:05
    Is neurocosmetics the new cosmetics: how to formulate products that deliver benefits for the skin and the mind?

    Speaker: TBC

    16:05 - 16:30
    The psychology of neurocosmetics: How to measure the pleasure of cosmetics?

    Speaker: John Jimenez, Senior Exploration Scientist, Belcorp

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    16:30 - 16:40
    Closing remarks

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