European masterclass to focus on green formulations

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European masterclass to focus on green formulations

Related tags: Formulation, Paris, Symrise

Following on from the success of the first ever US version last year, a new masterclass organised by Organic Monitor aims to promote the use of green ingredients in personal care applications.

The one day training programme to be held in Paris on June 25th is set to include novel and emerging green ingredients and tackle their associated formulation issues.

According to the organisers, the masterclass has been designed to encourage cosmetic brands and ingredient firms to use green materials.

"A range of green alternatives are now available to synthetic preservatives, emulsifiers, surfactants, thickeners and stabilisers in cosmetic applications. Thus, by discussing their technical issues and providing practical advice, this event aims to encourage the use of such green materials."

Exploring green-based alternatives..

The first part of the class will focus on providing an update on new and emerging green ingredients with the likes of Symrise exploring marine-based ingredient opportunities followed by Innospec's Tony Gough who will discuss developments in green emulsifiers and surfactants.

"With many brands still grappling to formulate certified products, an update will be given on popular natural & organic cosmetic standards."

Other topics are set to address the most cost effective green alternatives to SLS and SLES in personal care applications and the development of green materials for thickeners and stabilisers for paraben-free formulations. 

CosmeBio and Ecocert will then state the technical and raw material requirements of the cosmetics standard, whilst Dr. Mark Smith will give an update on the Natrue standard.

Workshop to focus on EU standards

In the second part of the masterclass, Organic Monitor will present its latest findings on the European market for natural & organic cosmetics, revealing the differences in standards and market developments between countries.

The firm's technical research manager Judi Beerling will give a dedicated workshop which will give details of popular classes of green actives and their functionality in cosmetic applications.

Beerling says this class will be beneficial in addressing the technical hurdles that brands face when turning to green actives for innovation.

"The interactive session will go through pragmatic solutions to common problems faced by formulators and product developers when using green materials."

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