Sustainability, Animal Alternatives, Brazil and More Covered in in-cosmetics Workshops

The workshop schedule for in-cosmetics in Hamburg has been published, including topics such as animal testing alternatives, preservation and hair care. There will be nine workshops this year and an additional pre-show workshop, Recent Perspectives in Nanotechnology, which will take place before the show on March 31, 2014, in cooperation with the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC).

The pre-show nanotechnology workshop will focus on the hot topic of efficacy, safety and reality of nanomaterials in sun protection and skin care formulations. Experts contributing to this talk include Claudie Willemin, VP of the IFSCC; Florian Schellauf, technical regulatory affairs of Cosmetics Europe; Prof. Lademann from la Charite Berlin; and Robert Landsiedel, PhD, from BASF.

There will be a two-part series of workshops on the animal testing ban. The first of a series will investigate alternatives to animal testing,offering attendees essential information for adhering to new legislation across Europe and other regions where the animal testing ban will be coming into force. Attendees will learn about the latest in vitro, in silico and in chemico methods and how all three will become essential elements for assessing ingredient safety following the animal testing ban. Speakers will include Annelie Struessmann, PhD, from Conusbat; Christian Pellevoisin, PhD, of SkinEthic Academy; Joop de Knecht, PhD, from OECD; and Desmond Cave from BioReliance. In the second part of this series, attendees can gain insights into multi-tier alternative strategies for skin sensitisation testing. Speakers will explore the biochemical mechanisms behind the effect, how these are addressed by alternative methods and educate attendees on how information is put together like mosaic pieces for sensitisation assessment. Struessmann will return in the second session in addition to Nava Dayan, PhD, of Dr. Nava Dayan LLC; Reinhard Kreiling, PhD, of Clariant; Ellen Pfrommer of BASF and EFFCI; and Theresa Callaghan, PhD, of Callaghan Consulting.

The safety of paraben use in cosmetics and their potential link to cancer has been one of the most disputed issues in the cosmetics industry over the last decade. The Developing Paraben-free Preservative Systems workshop will look at the advances being made in alternative preservative systems. Attendees to this seminar will hear the latest techniques and tips for creating stable, paraben-free formulations. This workshop will be presented by Judi Beerling (Organic Monitor).

In keeping with this year’s new Country Focus feature, the How to Break into the Brazilian Personal Care Market workshop will explore existing Brazilian regulations on cosmetic products, upcoming rules on sunscreens and general legal requirements for market entry. Participants will learn about the latest trends and innovations in one of the world’s fastest growing cosmetics markets, as well as gain advice on finding a distributor. This session will include presentations by Claudia de Lucca Mano of De Lucca Mano Associates; Lucas Portilho, president of the Brazilian Society of Cosmetology and Education; and Norberto Pasquatti, a lawyer with the Brazilian Bar Association.

Skin care remains the biggest market within the cosmetics industry, while consumers continue their quest for the perfect complexion. In such a competitive market cosmetics companies need to make their skin care products stand out from the crowd and appeal to new and current customers. The Rethinking Anti-aging–The Skin, The Brain and Our Senses workshop focuses on how to bring wellbeing and pleasure via new methods of measuring sensory aspects and hedonistic experiences that involve interaction between the brain and the skin. Speakers will include Karl Lintner, PhD, of KAL’IDEES; Prof. Arnaud Aubert of Tours University; Mark Chandler of ACT Solutions Corp.; and Lucie Perrin of Pierre Fabre.

China is a notoriously difficult market to enter, but potentially one of the most lucrative for manufacturers who succeed in appealing to consumer demand while adhering to complex regulatory rules. Offering practical advice on everything from customs to market dynamics, the How to Break into the Chinese Personal Care Market workshop provides advice for marketers and manufacturers alike on how to break into the Chinese cosmetic market. Experts contributing to this workshop will include Xu Liang, PhD, of the Beijing Technology Institute; Robert Fellous, PhD, of Intertek; Gerrard Liu  of Johnson & Johnson; Alain Khaiat, PhD, of Seers Consulting; and Yann Pencolé of Kline.

In an age where sustainability is becoming a key component for businesses of all types, the Sustainable Claim Substantiation–Regulatory “Need to Know” workshop offers an overview of current legislation. This session addresses critical aspects of the EU Regulation (claim substantiation, common criteria and contractual obligations) as well as claims related to greenness and sustainability. It will also explore the question of whether green formulating and manufacturing mean “only plant derived” and/or “XYZ certified”. This workshop will include talks from Lintner, Sylvain Cotte, PhD, of SRC Consulting; Christophe Mason, PhD, of the Cosmetic Valley; and Chris Sayner of Croda.

The hair care market is dynamic with consumers expecting constant innovation. In the What’s New in Hair Care workshop, the latest technical developments in hair care, from hair physiology to in vitro and in vivo tests will be explored. Attendees will learn about the newest research in hair color, styling and conditioning. Speakers will include Khaiat; Bruno Bernard of L’Oreal, Alain Deguercy of BIOalternatives, Crisan Popescu  of DWI; Patricia Vesque of Sensient; Peter Hoessol of BASF; and Narjis Askar of Lubrizol.

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