In-cosmetics Formulation Summit 2017 to focus on bio-beauty

The logo for the In-cosmetics Formulation SummitRegistration is open for the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit 2017, which takes place on 25 and 26 October 2017 in London, UK. Now in its third year, the event will showcase the latest trends and innovations in bio-beauty, providing delegates with insights, solutions and strategies for developing products that bio-transform.

The conference will look in-depth at ‘bio-transforming beauty’, examining the importance of the microbiome in formulating new personal care products. As the beauty industry strives to become greener and more socially responsible, the role of the microbiome becomes ever more important.

Specialists from across the sector will reveal details of the latest global trends bio-transforming beauty, as well as relevant key products from Korea. Delegates will have the opportunity to have their own facial microbiome revealed while learning about why these microorganisms are essential for healthy skin and hair.

Fermentation drives efficacy

Many of the industry’s most iconic beauty products are founded on fermentation. As they were developed long before today’s natural or sustainable trends, we know fermentation is their raison d'etre, and the power that drives their efficacy. The summit explores the legacy of bio-transformed products, focussing on the history and ethos that convert users into devotees.

Other presentations on the subject will include a look at the impact of preservatives, prebiotics and probiotics on the microbiome, examining the validation of microbiome claims and how advanced DNA techniques are offering interesting ways to support and prove claims.

Barbara Brockway, director at Personal Care Applied DNA Sciences, who has collaborated with Reed Exhibitions on the programme, commented: ‘The personal care industry is gradually becoming more aware of the role of microbes in beauty and the importance of the skin’s microbiome when formulating new products. There is a great deal of complex information out there, so we want to distil it down into a relevant, usable format for this year’s summit.’

Formulating with nature in mind

The event will also focus on formulating with nature, examining in particular the green alternatives to some of the cosmetics industry’s most popular products and processes. The session will include a presentation on the green alternatives to petrochemicals. Experts will explain how replacing materials derived from petrochemicals with chemically identical materials made through bio-transformations– such as fermentation– is the fastest way to green-up products.

The programme will go on to explore the increasing number of ‘new natural’ materials derived from biotechnology designed as replacements for familiar functional cosmetic materials. ‘How to use key bio-transformed cosmetics ingredients’ is also set to be a popular session, with specialists examining whether these products can be multifunctional or just a one-for-one replacement.

To register to attend the in-cosmetics Formulation Summit 2017, visit

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