in-cosmetics Global lines up an exclusive educational programme to support R&D professionals in business growth

Leading cosmetics and personal care event, in-cosmetics Global returns to the cosmetics heartland, with three days of educational content.

in-cosmetics Global returns to Paris from 2-4 April with a wealth of presentations, seminars and workshops to give visitors an in-depth view of the trends to set the agenda in the cosmetics and personal care industry over the next 12 months.


The programme is devised to cover all aspects of this fast-paced industry and keep R&D professionals up to speed on forthcoming developments.

The event kicks off with the second instalment of the Pre-Show Regulatory Conference on 1 April, for which delegates can book their places now to make the most of early-bird rates before 28 February. The topic up for the conference is ‘Regulations: opportunities or obstacles?’ and is open to both cosmetic manufacturers and suppliers of cosmetic ingredients. The conference will provide an analysis of the differing frameworks that constitute the world’s biggest personal care markets, making it unmissable for attendees from the European Union, Brazil, Asia-Pacific, China and the USA.


Dr Alan Khaiat, President of Seers Consulting and Chairman of ASEAN Cosmetics Association, will lead the conference, joined by four experts including Dr Jay Ansell, Vice-President, Personal Care Products Council; Anne Dux, VP Science and Regulatory Affairs, FEBEA; and Dr Gerald Renner, Director of Technical Regulatory Affairs, Cosmetics Europe. Delegates can expect to leave the conference with a deeper understanding of cosmetic regulations in the main markets of the world, and insight into what’s ‘hot’ in the industry right now.


Eight paid-for workshops will take place from 2-3 April, each offering delegates a wealth of information pertinent to the immediate and mid-range development of the industry, covering issues affecting each and every manufacturer and supplier. Early-bird booking rates end on 28 February, with those keen to attend a workshop are advised to secure their places now.


Karl Lintner, President, KAL’IDEES, will host ‘Free radicals and ageing: a new look at anti-oxidant use in cosmetics formulations’, covering the most recent theories of free radical research. He will be joined by four leaders in the area, including Dr. Alain Mavon, Senior Director of Science & Innovation, Oriflame; and Prof. Dominique Vichard, Professor – Researcher, University of Versailles.


Lintner will also moderate ‘Emotions in Cosmetics: Neuroscience, the newest trend in Personal Care’. He said: “It is increasingly evident, and now provable and proven that emotional and psychological aspects contribute measurably and importantly to the beneficial efficacy of cosmetic skincare products, perhaps even more so than the specific bioactive ingredients contained in the formulations. This new angle on neurocosmetic science and research will be discussed by eminent speakers from academia and well-known global brands.”


Elsewhere, personalisation continues its meteoric rise as consumers increasingly demand individual products to suit their own hair, skin and personal preferences and this will be addressed with a workshop on ‘From skincare to fragrance – how the digital revolution is personalising cosmetics’. This practical session will look at achieving personal fragrances and how DNA profile is now the blueprint for efficacious wellness and bespoke beauty products. Dr Barbara Brockway, Director – Personal Care, AppliedDNA Sciences, will lead Raya Khanin, Co-Founder, LifeNome and Penny Williams, Creative Perfumer, Orchadia Solutions Ltd in this topical debate.


Brockway said: “I cannot believe the amazing, once-in-a-lifetime team we have driving this workshop. It will be a full afternoon of truly hands-on experience, guided by six leading industry experts who are all company founders, and delegates will walk away with all they need to know to create winning personalised products.”


Meanwhile, Dr Theresa Callaghan will host a workshop on ‘Developing EU compliant claims. She said: “Key steps in any claim development process are: consumer insight, product raison d’être  claim development strategy, body of evidence, and communication. If the developer cannot get these processes right, it does not matter what the trendy claim might be, they may well fail in the overall compliance.


“My workshop will walk the delegate through the process of developing a claim using ‘on trend’ claims as examples. It will also help attendees develop a common-sense approach in achieving their claim objectives and an understanding of their ownership of the claims development process.”


Other topics addressed at the workshops include ‘Science meets nature: chemistry, A.I. and molecular physiological platforms for the rational design of performing natural cosmetic products’; ‘Developing certified green cosmetics’; and ‘The skin microbiome – the known and unknown in product development’. With so many fundamentally important areas of the industry up for discussion, R&D professionals should ensure they have booked their places before it is too late.


Elsewhere, the educational programme’s free content spans the three days of the show with the Marketing Trends Theatre and Technical Seminars Theatre both packed with sessions. The former will host sessions addressing issues from how sensitivity and allergies are changing the beauty category to the evolution of private label in beauty and personal care. For the more technically-focused, seminars on offer include Substantiating anti-pollution, blue light and microbiota cosmetic claims and how to select from multiple vegetable oil options for cosmetic formulations.


in-cosmetics Global 2019 will also be remembered for the launch of the inaugural Global Beauty Day on 3 April – set to be an annual celebration highlighting the need for inclusivity to embrace the world’s diversity.

Roziani Zulkifli, Exhibition Manager of in-cosmetics Global, commented: “in-cosmetics has long led the charge on educational content for the cosmetics and personal care industry and this has become our portfolio’s raison d’être. Visitors trust us to provide a truly immersive, unmissable and – above all – useful experience from which they can report on their learnings when back in their businesses. Nothing stands still in this industry and our programme this year reflects that with sessions dedicated to the rise of AI, AR, personalisation and many more hot topics.

“As a leading show in the global beauty industry, we wanted to celebrate diversity and 2019 will provide a platform for this. For the first time, the second day of the show will become a calendar event to encourage cosmetic and personal care professionals to celebrate diversity and inclusion.”

The show takes place at the Porte de Versailles, showcasing the world’s leading personal care ingredients amid unmissable networking opportunities. A host of interactive areas will be back, including the popular Formulation Lab, Sensory Bar, Make-Up Bar and the new Indie Trail. The Trail will help Indie brands overcome the challenge of sourcing suppliers that provide smaller quantities of ingredients with a guide listing potential supplier partnerships.

For more information, receive the latest updates and register, please visit The Pre-Show Regulatory Conference and Workshops programme offer limited availability – don’t miss out by booking your place now.

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