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Naturals in Cosmetic Science 2015 - Annual Conference


Wednesday/Thursday 1/2 July 2015

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Venue: Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE

'Naturals in Cosmetic Science'

Provides a unique opportunity to gain education and a deeper knowledge of the exciting science involved in botanicals, natural/ naturally derived  ingredients and formulation techniques. The bi-annual conference brings together a  group of the top scientists, companies and practitioners from across the naturals  industry.

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Speakers include: DAY 1

Dr Emma Meredith (CTPA)

Virginie D'Enfert - (FEBEA)


Wilfried Petersen (Dr Straetmans) ' An overview of naturally occurring anti-microbial molecules – what are the options for cosmetic preservation?

Synopsis: Antimicrobial active structures are widespread in nature. However, among these thousands of structures only a few can be considered as suitablefor cosmetic formulations.  The presentation is providing an overview on various antimicrobial active ingredients from nature and their feasibility for cosmetic preservation with respect to performance, legal aspects, dermatological aspects, solubility and aesthetics of the formulations.


Ed Rolls (Symrise) 'Natural Anti-aging Solutions -Proving the Efficacy of Botanical Actives'

Synopsis: In the development of natural cosmetic actives one is often confronted with the dilemma that for well-known plants there is usually a lot of information on biological activities available in the literature, but is the developed cosmetic active really in accordance with the stated data? To answer this question an efficacy proof is necessary.   A variety of biological assays is at one’s disposal to evaluate biological efficacies ranging from very simple enzyme or chemical assays to more and more complex approaches. In vitro cell-free or cellular experiments are the first level to gain supporting data for a natural cosmetic ingredient. They allow the identification of the most potent cosmetic active (comparison of various extraction solvents, different species etc.) and the determination of the efficacy profile necessary to translate to the ex vivo / in vivo situation. Ex vivo experiments on human or porcine skin explants are a more complex approach and nearer to the in vivo situation. They help to confirm the efficacy in a more relevant system and assist in the optimization of a formulation taking into account e.g. liberation, penetration etc. In vivo studies are the final proof of efficacy for a cosmetic active. This approach will be outlined on 3 examples of cosmetic actives.


denzil phillips (denzil phillips international)



EMMANUEL PETOIT (DEINOVE) 'Biotechnology : a source of innovation for bio-based cosmetic ingredients'

WILL CANNON (CRODA) 'Green, Blue & White Biotechnology for a more sustainable future'

George Rosson (Natura-Tec, France)


Oscar Exposito Tarres (Phyture Biotech S.L.) - 'Molecular Synergy: a new generation of plant extracts

Synopsis: Phyture Biotech is specialized in the development and production of Plant Cell Cultures, known as plant stem cells, for dermocosmetic applications. Based on their own technology of Plant Cell Cultures, the company will show a new way to take advantage of the real power of plants thanks to a new approach that allows to be closer to nature through a new generation of plant bio-products. Properties and benefits of this efficient and eco-sustainable technology to producing high value added active ingredients on a production scale will be presented along with ingredient examples and innovations.


Dr Judata Wibawa (Alliance Boots) 'The effects botanical extracts on skin pigmentation'

Dr Tony Gough (Innospec) 'The Challenge of Creating the Perfect Green Personal Care Surfactant'

nicole giraud (DNA Gensee, France) 'DNA metabarcoding: genetic fingerprinting of plant extracts & botanical identification'



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