Formulation Lab®

  • Formulation Lab

    ONLY IF YOU WORK IN FORMULATION, R&D OR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT for a personal care manufacturer you are invited to apply to attend these practical formulation training sessions presented by our exhibitors. If you do not usually work in a laboratory environment then these sessions are not for you. Attendance is free of charge but subject to confirmation.

    Below are the sessions that visitors could join at the 2018 event. The 2019 schedule will be announced in early summer.

    Official Formulation Lab Partners:


  • Urban anti-pollution skin elixir

    Cosphatec GmbH
    Tuesday 30th October, 11:00-12:00

    Pollution and UV radiation are increasing stress factors for the skin. Qualitatively high-value oils are sensitive to UV-light and instable. Thus, they are mainly used in over-night care cosmetics. Petrochemically-derived oils possess a higher stability but are less favorable for the skin and don’t appeal to modern cosmetic products because of the back-to-nature trend.

    Join our workshop and learn how to formulate a very soft but high-caring and stable anti-aging skin elixir with an urban touch.

    Six of the best active-rich oils get cold emulsified to an elixir by our very pure and liposome forming sunflower phospholipids.

    You will also learn how to:

    • use our products to protect the sensitive oils over the whole day
    • get an optimal anti-aging effect
    • protect the skin against pollution
    • protect the formulation (against bacteria, yeasts and molds) with our alternative preservatives


    Speaker: Dr. Carsten Dietz, R&D/Quality Director, Cosphatec GmbH

  • RHEANCE® Glycolipids - Rethinking the nature of cosmetics

    Evonik Speciality Chemicals
    Tuesday 30th October, 14:30 -15:30

    RHEANCE® Glycolipids is the first innovative technology platform of its kind in personal care industry, a new class of all-natural ingredients produced by a unique fermentation process that meets industrial production level.

    RHEANCE® One, fermented from sugar only, is the first product representative of the RHEANCE® Glycolipids platform which can support multiple market trends: well-being and healthy lifestyle, natural & sustainable, versatility and sensory & texture.

    As sugar always makes you feel good, you are welcomed to join us to enjoy the amazing cleansing world with RHEANCE® One purely from nature.


    Alex Jiang, APAC Technical Service Manager, Evonik Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

  • Ashland sulphate-free micellar cleanse & moisturise shampoo

    Ashland Speciality Ingredients
    Wednesday 31st October, 14:30 - 15:30

    Micellar shampoos are becoming a popular shampoo sub-segment following the trend of micellar waters in skin care.

    Ashland Sulphate-free Micellar conditioning shampoo is a crystal clear shampoo which gently washes away dirt, grit, pollution, product build-up and excess oils. It is safe for colour-treated hair and is formulated without sulphates, parabens or silicones to give you fresh hair with superior clean feel without drying it out.


    Hemant Deshmukh, Sr. Scientist - Hair Care, Ashland Specialty Ingredients

  • Never melting sherbet: silicone-free yet elastomer-like cooling mask

    Cosmos Technical Center Co., Ltd (NIKKOL GROUP)
    Thursday 1st November, 11:00 -12:00 
    From Gold Award-Winning ingredient, Aron NT-Z, to unforgettable skincare formula.

    Sherbet-like mask has a texture unlike any other, and is also minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    In this session, we will create an emulsion paste that has a melting ice-cream feel when applied on the skin.


    Manami Kumagai, Formulator, Cosmos Technical Center Co., Ltd (NIKKOL GROUP)

  • How to formulate with natural surfactants

    Institute of Personal Care Sciences
    Thursday 1st November, 16:15 -17:15

    Using natural surfactants poses several formulation problems: they don’t thicken easily, foaming and cleansing can be an issue and making them perform like synthetic versions at similar costs all add to the challenge! Until now…

    Join Belinda in this lab session to find out how to:

    • Select natural surfactant combinations to yield best results
    • Work with high performing natural surfactants
    • Use formulating tips & tricks to create thick, luxurious foaming gels
    • Create natural surfactant formulations without compromising performance
    • Work within restrictive budgets

    Create a beautiful natural surfactant as part of this session PLUS get a FREE natural surfactant formulation guide booklet by attending!

    Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science

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