Formulation Challenges

09:10 - 09:35

Sulphate Free – What’s Wrong With Sulphates and Are the Alternatives Any Better?

Sulphate-based surfactants have been the back-bone of most shampoos and liquid skin cleansing products for decades.  Recently, however, they have had some bad press and launches of sulphate-free products have rocketed.  This presentation will examine, from the perspective of a neutral observer, the arguments for and against moving to sulphate-free products.  The presentation will first cover the key roles that surfactants must play in shampoos and liquid cleansing products: cleansing, foaming, viscosity building and polymer deposition.  It will then look at how well sulphate-based surfactants currently fulfil these requirements.  Next, the presentation will look at the evidence behind some of the stories in the press about sulphate-based surfactants.  For example, that they contain dangerous impurities, that they dry and irritate the skin and that they are not environmentally sustainable or natural.  Finally, the various challenges in moving to sulphate-free formulations will be presented.  Alternative surfactants will also be critically reviewed.  It is hoped that this presentation will help cosmetic scientists make better evidence-based decisions on whether to move to sulphate-free formulations.

09:35 - 10:00

Green Preservation: A Formulator’s Perspective

Why is the industry going green?
What are the formulation challenges of green preservation?
What strategies need implementing with green preservation?
What does nature offer?
Pros and cons of green preservation

10:00 - 10:30

HEBELYS: A Psychological Approach for a Positive Skin Ageing Target Senescence Cells to Boost Emotion

Attenuating or preventing the signs of age represents the major claim of cosmetics . The time seems yet to require a new approach, the term anti-ageing should find an end to move towards a more positive concept. For good reason, women over 50 look more like an assumed and fulfilling representation of their age. They expect manufacturers an answer for a more global beauty, a highlight of how they age well. Having concrete and recognised results related to Positive Aging, GREENTECH is positioned as a pioneer in this field and is leading a conceptual revolution. In fact, capitalising on our leading understanding of the effect of ageing on psychological status, GREENTECH expands its research in cosmetics and well-being and revolutionises cosmetic market by developing HEBELYS, a bacteria extract ingredient acting on women’s self-esteem and mood thanks to focus  on senescence pathways and cutaneous architecture. All the physiological and psychological tests used are recognised by the academic community, proving that GREENTECH is at the forefront of the innovation.