ISCC Conference 2018
at HPCI-CCC India

Theme: Diversity – Key to Cosmetic Industry



Cosmetic Industry today can be related to a vast ocean with several Diverse Streams and technologies flowing together to create the modern elixir of life called “Cosmetics”. Industry is at a threshhold of crossing the limits of imagination. The barriers have changed with different perceptions, vivid imaginations and multiple faceted experiences. The once rosy world of cosmetic industry has suddenly opened its eyes to mushrooming independently owned companies bringing in with them diversity in retail experiences, products, ingredients, processing and testing methods. The new age industry is seeing diversity due to Increased consumer awareness, increased competetion and demand for sustainable products.

Independently owned business is at the forefront of a movement that is helping people make better decisions about their beauty purchases. The majority of indie brands tend to practice sustainability, use organic or natural ingredients, and support communities or causes dear to them. They are also preparing curated small batch Limited edition products.

Emphasis is on Transparency in innovation and ingredients- Products are being more transparent with customers with respect to claims, toxicity, efficacy, ingredients. Similarly Simplicity in products is being seen with Clean green products, Innovations revolving around simple products like waters, oils, powders etc. Diverse products like Masks, ingestible beauty products, Advanced Face Masks, Dry face brushing powders, probiotic skincare are being formulated more. Raw material Mélange is more seen with Innovative ingredients from Africa, Amazonian Jungles or other diverse origin are being mixed in with ingredients like Food- Probiotics, aroma ingredients, bio based ingredients, green preservatives etc.

Diverse alternative Genetic toxicity testing methods for toxicity testing like 3D Skin Micronucleus assay, 3D Skin Comet Assay or Canmultiflow Assay have been validated to test the long-term impact of cosmetics on the human safety. At the same time Biotechnological analytical methods like Saliva evaluation by GC/MS olfactometry, Myoblast relaxation studies, endorphin precursor release studies etc. are being used for creating better efficacious products.

Retail space has seen the maximum change with Experience centers for cosmetics coming in existence. These stores are encouraging Consumer engaging concept of Living/Doing with focus on Experiential aspects. Marketing of cosmetics is also not far behind where today companies are marketing through online space, DIY videos: Make your own cosmetics and how to apply them, Websites emphasizing on consumer knowledge about the products. All these activities are being done with the Major emphasis on Consumer education.

A more sophisticated focus on positioning, packaging and marketing, puts it in the running for one of the best success stories to come out of the beauty industry for years. And as more conventional brands eye the growth opportunities, we can expect to have more diversity in the industry regarding natural products and claims.

The seminar revolves around the diversities seen in all the fields of cosmetic industry and discussing the facts, products, market trends in personal care and colour cosmetics, evaluator methods and formulation of standardized certified products using stem cells and alternative testing methods.




ISCC Conference Programme
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
10.30 am – 10.45
Welcome Address
Sunil Bambarkar (ISCC President)
10.45 – 11.00
Keynote Speech I
TBC
11.00 – 11.30
Keynote Speech II
Ashim Kumar Dutta
(Vice President (R&D) India Glycols Limited)
11.30 – 11.45
Tea
11.45 – 12.15
Current Trends in Cosmetic Industry
TBC
12.15 – 1.00
Safety Assessment Training as a Tool to Support Application of Cosmetics Legislation
Birgit Huber
(Deputy Director General, IKW)
1.00 – 2.00
Lunch
2.00 – 2.30
Stem Cell Cosmetics
Caroline Mathen
(Director, OCT Therapies and Research Pvt. Ltd.)

2.30 – 3.00
Challenges in Cosmetic Startup
Shankar Prasad
(CEO, Pureplay Skin Sciences (India) Pvt. Ltd.)

3.00 – 3.30
Tea
3.30 – 5.00 pm
Workshop on Texture Creation in Cosmetics
Kevin Yeow
(Nikkol Chemicals)



ISCC Conference Programme
Thursday, 1 February 2018
10.30 am – 11.00
Advances in Safety Assessment of Cosmetics
Milind Deore
(Director & Fellow -Toxicology, J & J Pvt. Ltd.)
11.00 – 11.30
Raw Material Melange
Nelson Corda
(General Manager, Ashland Specialty Ingredients)
11.30 – 11.45
Tea
11.45 – 12.15
Natural Formulations
Anjali Gholap
(Group Leader Personal Care, Himalaya Drug Company)
12.15 – 1.15
Colour Application Workshop – Magic of Colours
of Colour Cosmetics

TBC
1.15 – 2.00
Lunch
2.00 – 3.45
Workshop on Formulation & Application Aspects
of Colour Cosmetics

Ravi Krishnan
(Group Leader, Lakme R & D, Hindustan Unilever Ltd.)

3.45 – 4.00
Tea
4.00 – 4.30
Innovation Awards
4.30 – 4.45 pm
Thanks Giving
Renuka Thergaonkar (ISCC Hon. Secretary)

Last update 24 January 2018. Subject to change.






For further information on the ISCC Conference, please contact:
Ms. Padma
Email: cosmeticchemists(at)yahoo.com
Cell: +91 9869007291