Olixol, a plant culturing and research company, announced the launch of ‘pioneering’ technology that enables the scalable production of pure, natural oils from plant cells. Read about it here.
Ireland-based Nuritas, a biotech company, won Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s Flash Cosmetics Pitch competition, securing mentoring from the major consumer goods player for its efforts in the field of peptides. Check them out here.
GlobalData presented two trends analysis talks, covering their data on how to target millennials, and how food is influencing beauty, and how those trends are evolving. Find our write ups here and here.
Meanwhile, provenance and trust were on the agenda, with Barbara Brockway, director of personal care for Applied DNA Sciences on hand to explain the company’s new DNA marker for cosmetics products and ingredients, and why she believes it’s an essential addition to ensure transparency. Watch our interview here.
BASF hosted a successful and dynamic second palm dialog with industry players from across the supply chain invited to discuss the issues surrounding palm oil in beauty. The company also showcased the launch of a new concept: personal care solutions based on three ‘Dimensions of Science’.
Seppic took a new approach to showcasing its cosmetic products, with its ‘ingredients palette’ with which the company created ‘works of art’. They encouraged visitors to their booth to draw their emotions in 3D with Google’s Tilt Brush animation technology, and showcased two new actives at the innovation zone.
Brexit was in focus, with the CPTA and Anthony Robinson, principal advisor for EU negotiations at the Confederation of British Business, giving an in-depth and holistic explanation of the wider process, and its potential impact onto the industry.