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.

  • Opening remarks
    Marketing trends and opportunities


    Preservation challenges – The microbiome VS personal care products
    • Formulation practices for microbiota-friendly products: how to meet conscious consumers’ needs
    • Preserving personal care products designed for the microbiota: are we facing a contradiction?
    • New preservation strategies: green and alternative preservation in formulations
    Does the industry have a definition for healthy formulation practices?
    • The Definition of healthy skin & hair – How is it interpreted in the personal care industry? 
    • “Healthy Formulation”: regulatory and toxicology points of view
    • How can we formulate for “healthy” skin/hair?


     New trends for the future of cosmetic formulations
    • Less is more: is it possible to formulate without unnecessary ingredients? And, what does “unnecessary” mean?
    • Waterless cosmetics
    • Clean beauty
    Efficacy challenges of greener formulations
    • Minimalistic approach to effective skincare: active-centred formulation
    • Natural/Organic/Sustainable formulations – how to deliver high efficacy for a conscious consumer
    • How to formulate ocean- and reef-friendly suncare products while preserving their efficacy
    New practices from the regulatory and toxicology world
    • Regulatory update
    • New practices in toxicological assessments of cosmetic products
    • In-vitro VS in-vivo: is this the future?
    Panel discussion
    Closing remarks
    Opening remarks


    Sustainable formulation practices
    • Does “biodegradable” mean “environmentally safe”?
    • Does “green” mean sustainable?
    • How can formulators implement and measure the sustainability of their formula?
    Greener practices from the ingredients world
    • Is phytochemistry the “new” science for cosmetic actives?
    • “Trash ingredients”: how one man’s waste is another man’s treasure
    • Will Green Chemistry be the only Chemistry in cosmetic
    Greener practices from the packaging world
    • Recyclable, Biodegradable or Compostable packaging?
    • Formulation challenges when using “degradable” packaging
    • Packaging-free cosmetics: is it achievable?


    Emotions in cosmetics - Formulation practices
    • Defining emotional cosmetics and its implication for formulators
    • Is neurocosmetics the new cosmetics: how to formulate products that deliver benefits for the skin and the mind?
    • Forensic science and psychology applied to cosmetic claim substantiation: how to measure the pleasure of cosmetics?
    Panel discussion
    Closing remarks

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