in-cosmetics Formulation Summit 2017: The Answers

in-cosmetics Formulation Summit 2017: The Answers

Last year’s in-cosmetics Formulation Summit was an undeniable success by any event standards. More than 150 cosmetic chemists and R&D professionals attended the two-day conference which saw leading global experts look in depth at the concept of ‘biotransforming beauty – formulating with nature’, examining the importance of the microbiome in formulating new personal care products.

Throughout the Summit, there was huge interest from the delegates in the various sessions presented, and many questions were asked, discussed and answered. In fact, it was the most engaged and interactive Formulation Summit yet, with many delegates contributing their opinions to audience-wide polls throughout the two days through new app Through this medium, delegates were also able to ask questions, resulting in a true debate-style conference.

However, as always with such highly topical industry events, time was limited, and it was not possible for our speakers to respond to everyone. So, since the Summit, we have gathered together as many unanswered questions as we could, and put these to our experts. They have very kindly responded to all relevant questions with as much information as possible. Below are details of the ten sessions that received follow-up questions. To access the Q&As, please click on the relevant title below. We do hope that you find this information useful.

The 2018 in-cosmetics Formulation Summit will take place on the 24th & 25th of October 2018, for further information, please visit


Q&A – Alessandro Mendes, Innovation Director, Natura
Bio based cosmetics – Science creating value to sustainable ingredients

Q&A – Prof. Michael Wilson, Professor of Microbiology, University College London
Revealing the skin microbiota

Dr. Lawrence Davies, Senior Microbiologist Perfectus Biomed
Biofilms and their importance in skin ecology

Q&A – Dr. Cécile Clavaud, Research Engineer, Open Research
Keeping scalp microbiota in check

Q&A – Keedon Park, CEO, Incospharm Corporation
Intracellular ‘housekeeping’ – Autophagy the new approach to anti-ageing

Q&A – Kit Wallen-Russell, Director, Pavane Research Centre and Nick Wallen, Co-Creator, JooMoo
A close look at preservatives, prebiotics and probiotics for a healthy microbiome


Q&A – Margo Marrone, Co-Founder, The Organic Pharmacy
Using key biotransformed cosmetic ingredients

Q&A – Prof. Ian W. Hamley, Diamond Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Reading
Peptides/Enzymes to the rescue

Q&A – Mark Dorfman, Biomimicry Chemist, Biomimicry 3.8
Biomimetic strategies leading to greater innovation

Q&A – David Delport, Global Head of Education, REN Clean Skincare
Bio-protection from polluting nanoparticles

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