Gain knowledge and power at in-cosmetics 2010

in-cosmetics, Paris, 13-15 April 2010

The organisers behind in-cosmetics 2010, the leading international personal care ingredients show, have announced a powerful educational line-up for this year’s event. A comprehensive and insightful series of scientific workshops, regulatory seminars, marketing trends presentations and innovation seminars, conducted by some of the world’s top cosmetic industry professionals, will offer attendees a unique insight into today’s and tomorrow’s personal care market.

Scientific workshops on the very latest formulation techniques, seminars on the ever-changing and constantly emerging cosmetic regulations, presentations on the most recent marketing trends to sweep the industry and sessions on the most up-and-coming innovations will offer visitors that all-important opportunity to update and enhance their own comprehensive knowledge of the cosmetics world, in just one or two days.

Growing regulatory legislation has meant that companies within the industry need to be very aware of how these changes may affect them. The two highly informative Regulatory Seminars at in-cosmetics will provide them with the required technical information to remain compliant and understand the impact on future product development of new legislation in the EU and Asia.

Joined by Dr. Werner Schuh, Director of Product Safety & Sustainability – Cosmetics & Toiletries R&D at HENKEL AG & Co. KGa and Dr. Chris Newsome representing the EFfCI (European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients), Dr. Annelie Struessman, Technical Director of CONUSBAT will lead the first session – The New European Regulation on Cosmetic Products on Wednesday 14 April from 09h15 to 13h15. Topics covered will include a look at updated definitions and responsibilities, product safety assessment and the replacement of animal testing, plus non-testing strategies.

There is still some confusion surrounding the latest Asian regulations but Dr. Alain Khaiat, President of Seers Consulting and Vice-President of the ASEAN Cosmetic Association will aim to shed some light on this during the Asian Cosmetics Regulations seminar, along with Roger Montigny, Asia Zone Coordinator - International Scientific and Technico-Regulatory Affairs at L'Oréal S.A. and Le Chau Giang, Regional Director Regulatory Affairs J&J Asia Pacific. Running in the afternoon of 14 April from 14h30 to 18h00, the session will cover new regulation requirements in China, developments in Korea, India and Japan and the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive.

Practical and insightful, the half-day Scientific Workshops provide attendees with the chance to learn from leading experts and debate with peers on the latest issues. Judi Beerling from Organic Monitor will look at Preservatives in Cosmetics: The Alternatives to Parabens, covering the controversy surrounding parabens and reviewing the natural alternatives available. Professor Dr. Gerd Kutz will then discuss Formulating for Efficacy, detailing how to formulate optimal delivery systems and micro-emulsions, how to choose the best w/o emulsifiers and how to substitute silicones and preservatives with naturally derived raw materials.

Judi Beerling will conclude the programme with a workshop on Formulating Ethical Cosmetics., providing insights on the fairtrade cosmetics market, what makes a product fairtrade and the major formulation and technical issues.

In addition to the regulatory seminars and scientific workshops, there will also be a broad free-of-charge educational offering for all visitors. The highly popular Innovation Seminar Sessions, sponsored by Dow Personal Care provide a chance to hear about the latest ingredients and formulation techniques directly from the suppliers, whilst the relationship between beauty and fashion will be put under the microscope at the show’s central visionary feature, in-focus, in partnership with Carlin International. Visitors will discover a unique set of prototypes and ready-to-use formulas designed by the industry’s largest suppliers and formulation laboratories.

Mintel will be holding free consultancy sessions and interactive demonstrations at the Innovation Zone, sponsored by ISP, whilst the Marketing Trends Presentations will offer attendees the chance to hear about an array of essential industry topics including understanding social media and its opportunities, how biodiversity is transforming the beauty industry and the impact of the recession on the C&T industry

Visitors that register for the Regulatory Seminars or Scientific Workshops by 12 March will save 10%. Go to to register for seminars, workshops and for free entry to the show.

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For further press information please contact Naomi Allsop or Michelle Stoodley at the in-cosmetics group press office on +44 (0) 20 7240 2444 or e-mail [email protected]

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