The two-day conference will look in-depth at “biotransforming 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 biotransforming 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.
The In-Cosmetics Formulation Summit aims to explore the legacy of biotransformed products, focusing on the history and ethos that converts users into devotees, according to event organizers. Other scheduled presentations on the subject include looks 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, according to the event organizer.
The Formulation Summit will also focus on “formulating with nature,” examining in particular the green alternatives to some of the cosmetic industry’s most popular products and processes. The session will include a presentation on the green alternatives to petrochemicals, explaining how replacing materials derived from petrochemicals with chemically identical materials made through biotransformations, such as fermentation, is the fastest way to green-up products.
Additionally, the program will explore the increasing number of “new natural” materials derived from biotechnology designed as replacements for familiar functional cosmetic materials. How to use key biotransformed cosmetic ingredients is also set to be a popular session, with specialists examining whether these products can be multifunctional or just one-for-one replacements.
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