Conference Programme

  • The theme for the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit this year is "Formulation in the climate change  age".

    This years’ Formulation Summit will explore how cosmetic scientists in general, and cosmetic formulators in particular, can play a positive role.

    The 2020 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.

    The 2020 programme will be available in the summer, in the meantime, check out the 2019 programme below.

  • 09:00 - 09:15
    Opening remarks

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

    09:15 - 09:55
    Beauty for the greater good

    Speaker: Andrew McDougall, Associate Director of Beauty and Personal Care, Mintel

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    Preservation challenges – The microbiome VS personal care products

    09:55 - 10:20
    Scalp microbiome and rethinking haircare formulation

    Speaker: Marie Drago, Founder, Gallinée

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    10:20 - 10:45
    Preservation of microbiota friendly products: a contradiction?

    Speaker: Andrea Maltagliati, Market Manager, ROELMI HPC

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    10:45 - 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 - 14:15
    Lunch and networking break


    New trends for the future of cosmetic formulations

    14:15 - 14:40
    Less is more: a consumer centric approach

    Speaker: Paolo Camattari, RDI Manager, Cosmetic Creations

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    14:40 - 15:05
    Waterless cosmetics: what does this mean from a formulation and brand perspective?

    Speaker: Tijana Janjanin, Operations Manager, The Organic Pharmacy

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    15:05 - 15:30
    Clean beauty – at the intersection of hype and science. The APIVITA case study

    Speaker: Konstantinos Gardikis, R&D Director, APIVITA

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    15:30 - 16:00
    Coffee and networking break

    Efficacy challenges of greener formulations

    16:00 - 16:25
    Minimalistic approach to efficiency-centered formulation: Perspectives and pitfalls

    Speaker: Philippe Papadimitriou, Scientific Director, Hormeta

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    16:25 - 16:50
    Natural and organic formulations – how to deliver high efficacy

    Speaker: Ian Taylor, Research Manager, Green People

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    16:50 - 17:15
    How to formulate ocean- and reef-friendly sun care formulations products

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

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    17:15 - 17:50
    Panel discussion with experts

    Moderator: Barbara Olioso, Founder, The Green Chemist

    Mojgan Modaresi, Regulatory Expert and Safety Assessor, Personal Care Regulatory Ltd.
    Ian Taylor, Operations Manager, The Green People Company
    Konstantinos Gardikis, Research and Development Director, APIVITA SA
    Andrea Maltagliati, Market Manager, ROELMI HPC
    Sekyoo Jeong, Director / CTO, Incospharm Corp.
    Marie Loden, University of Uppsala

    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

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    13:55 - 14:20
    PVOH Technology: innovative solutions for waterless formulations, biodegradability, and excessive packaging

    Speaker: Jon Knight, New Ventures Technology Manager, MonoSol

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    14:20 - 14:45
    Reuse, Refill, Repeat - What the cosmetics industry can learn from food retail

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

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    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
    Are neuro-cosmetics the future: how to formulate products that deliver benefits for the skin and the mind?

    Speaker: Judi Beerling, Technical Manager, Pertech Associates Ltd

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    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