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
    Preserving personal care products designed for the microbiota: are we facing a contradiction?

    Speaker: Andrea Maltagliati, Market Manager, ROELMI HPC

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

    Speaker: Andrea Mitarotonda

    Does the industry have a definition for healthy formulation practices?

    11:40 - 12:05
    Does the industry have a definition for healthy ingredient?

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

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

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

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

    Speaker: Marie Loden, University of Uppsala

    12:55 - 14:00
    Lunch and networking break


    New trends for the future of cosmetic formulations

    14:00 - 14:25
    Less is more: is it possible to formulate efficacious products without unnecessary ingredients?

    Speaker: Paolo Camattari, Senior Chemist, Oriflame

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

    Speaker: Tijana Janjanin, Operations Manager, The Organic Pharmacy

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

    Speaker: Konstantinos Gardikis, R&D Director, APIVITA

    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

    16:05 - 16:30
    Natural/Organic/Sustainable formulations – how to deliver high efficacy for a conscious consumer

    Speaker: Ian Taylor, Research Manager, Green People

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

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

    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: 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

    09:40 - 10:05
    Does “green” mean sustainable?

    Speaker: Patricia Thomas, Director, Beyond GM

    10:05 - 10:30
    How can formulators implement and measure the sustainability  of their formula?

    Speaker: TBC

    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 Chief, L'Oréal

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

    Speaker: TBC

    11:50 - 12:15
    Will green chemistry be the only chemistry in cosmetic ingredients?

    Speaker: Steve Howdle, Nottingham University

    12:15 - 13:30
    Lunch and networking break

    Greener practices from the packaging world

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

    Speaker: TBC

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

    Speaker: TBC

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

    Speaker: TBC

    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

    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

    16:30 - 16:40
    Closing remarks

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