Formulation Lab®

  • Formulation Lab

    For R&D lab staff working for a cosmetic manufacturer only: Participate in practical formulation training sessions, delivered by experts in a fully equipped laboratory on the show floor.

    Details of the 2019 programme will be available in summer. Take a look at the 2018 programme for a flavour of what we have in store.

  • Official Formulation Lab Partners:


  • 11:00 - 12:00

    Urban anti-pollution skin elixir

    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

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    12:45 - 13:45

    Formulate stunning new color creations with a brand-new effect pigment generation

    Schlenk Metallic Pigments has launched a new patented technology of effect pigments – Alegrace® Aurous enables genuine gold effects, which are the closest to real gold on the market. The pigments offer the highest coverage ever, outstanding color intensity and a never reached before bright-dark color flop effect.

    Alegrace® Aurous creations are not only limited to deep gold shades, but mixed together with other colorants and/or effect pigments, vivid red, luxurious violet and countless other colors across the entire color spectrum can be formulated.

    During this lab session, you will create your own color designs. Learn about color formulation concepts and get tips and tricks how to achieve your desired effects with Alegrace® Aurous in various formulations, like nail lacquers, lip make-up and others.

    Join this session and let your imagination run wild with the entire new creative possibilities Alegrace® Aurous offers to cosmetic products!

    Take home free samples to immediately start creating new designs.

    Speaker: Adalbert Huber, Vice President R&D, Schlenk

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    14:30 - 15:30

    RHEANCE® Glycolipids - Rethinking the nature of cosmetics

    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.

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

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    16:15 - 17:15

    Advanced haircare - Genadvance™

    Hair is the natural crown of beauty – yet not an easy one to wear. While most of its splendidness derives from its complex and fascinating structure, it is also that hyper-fine constitution that amplifies its vulnerability. And the world that surrounds us is turning things even more complicated. Heat, cold, sun, stress, wind or weather, all possible damaging factors that our hair must nevertheless face on a daily base.

    With Genadvance™, Clariant now offers a solution to the problem, that due to meticulous research and a whole new scientific approach yields the potential to revolutionize the global hair care market. And since there is no hair alike, a single solution cannot exist either. This is why the Genadvance™ advanced hair care range consists of three hair conditioning ingredients each targeting different hair issues: Life for dull hair, Repair for damaged hair and Hydra for dry hair.

    Speaker: Luciana Rodrigues, Global Application Development Manager / Global Competence Center Haircare, Clariant

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    11:00 - 12:00

    Non-whitening high SPF, high sensory formulations with HALAL compliance

    Based on innovative HALAL compliant GRANT technologies non-whitening high SPF, high sensory formulations are possible! Tested in vivo SPF-50 and 80 minute water-resistant this formulation offers optimal sun protection with an excellent skin feel.

    Reference formula: Shea’s Got The Cover, SPF-50, G105-203.04. Features mineral based UV Cut ZnO-68-CG, flexible GRANRESIN PMSQ-ID film former, and cost-effective GRANPOWDER QSC.

    Speaker: Valerio Vergani, Regional Technical Manager, IMCD (on behalf of GRANT INDUSTRIES)

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    12:45 - 13:45

    Water-based nail varnish formulated with new technology of Aquasens dispersions

    Sensient Cosmetic Technologies is proud to introduce Aquasens, the new generation of pigment dispersion in water media for aqueous based make-up, answering consumer\'s demand for healthier and natural products.

    In this session, we will demonstrate how to formulate a water-based nail varnish formulated with Aquasens pigment dispersions with its top coat, which can be easily removed with water.

    Speaker: Virginie Boulier, Marketing and Application Lab Manager, Sensient Cosmetic Technologies

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    14:30 - 15:30

    Ashland sulphate-free micellar cleanse & moisturise shampoo

    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.

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

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    16:15 - 17:15

    Simplifying skincare formulations to achieve elegant textures & milder products

    Do you encounter issues in skin care formulations such as instability, pigment in-homogeneity, complicated formulations with too many ingredients, poor coverage performance etc?

    Lubrizol would like to share our tips and techniques to make fuss-free, effective and milder skin care products that can still achieve robust stability and elegant aesthetics.

    We look forward to your participation for a fun and enriching session with us.

    Speaker: Bee Yan Tan, Technical Manager, Lubrizol Southeast Asia (Pte) Ltd

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    11:00 - 12:00

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

    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.

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

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    14:30 - 15:30

    Smart ingredients, solutions for personalisation trend

    Markets never sleep. They’re always brimming with innovations and new consumer demands. Companies are part and parcel of this excitement, trying to read consumer desire and needs to produce perfect products to match. We’ve taken this to a new level by creating the visual and sensory effects to complement the product story and functionalities. It’s a great way to add value to products and ensure they stand out. We want to work with our customers to help them understand what’s possible when it comes to making more attractive, innovative cosmetic formulations.

    With all this room for innovation, we invite formulators to have more fun with personal care products by using smart ingredients that can create products which appeal to a wider consumer base.

    The aim of the lab workshop is to demonstrate the properties of cosmetic ingredients in various applications within the personal care segment. In addtional, participants will experience a treasure trove of ideas on how to develop products to meet the demand for personalization trend.

    Speaker: Sitanun Rattanavattanathorn, Market Development Manager, Cosmetics Asia, Merck Ltd.

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    16:15 - 17:15

    How to formulate with natural surfactants

    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!

    Speaker: Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science

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