The TechFocus programme is a series of free to attend supplier presentations featuring the latest products and services available in the personal care and cosmetic industry.
The TechFocus programme offers visitors the opportunity to hear about the latest technical advances, innovations, developments and formulating techniques direct from the people making them.
Lipids and Cosmetics – Efficacy testing
- Elodie Prestat-Marquis Scientific Coordination – Clinical Testing – Cosmetics - Eurofins EVIC
Together for sustainability: Bio-based polymers
- Steven Hughes Personal Care Scientist - ITACONIX - Saequim
Modificador Reológico de Aceites
It is a multifunctional oil soluble rheology modifier for skin care, sun care and color cosmetic formulations, that enhances the alchemy between cosmetic ingredients and active oil components to create enchanting textures and attractive visual.
Exceptional low use level, broad oil type compatibility, it will allow formulators to rediscover the advantages of oil based formulations using a broad type of oils.
- Marc Solans Técnico de Aplicación y Desarrollo - Quimidroga
Two sides of the same coin: Retinoic-acid-like anti-ageing and acne treatment with natural bioflavonoids
- Chiara Degl’Innocenti Quimibios
The new oil control & exposome-proof active
- Ev Suess Technical Director EAME Cosmetic Ingredients - Symrise
La relación entre ensayos y regulatory en la actualidad
- María Matabuena de Yzaguirre Lab&Clin Alliance
Active Oils /Multipurpose functions for Unique Solution
- Ori Callot Global Head of Personal Care BU - Sabo - Limsa Oleochemicals
Prepara tu piel para disfrutar de la luz
- Cristina Carreño PhD Global New Business Development Director - Lipotec Active Ingredients
Cosmetic preservation: challenges and solutions
- Dr. Matthias Künze Technical Manager - Lanxess Distribution GmbH - Keyser & Mackay
Get a sunny delight with SOLTEX INO Polymer
- Sabrina Marchioretto Beauty Care Technical Service & Development - Dow - Univar Iberia
Novel facial color mapping technology makes hydration visible
City life is an amazing experience, full of opportunities, but our skin is under constant attack. Every day, indoor and outdoor stress negatively affects the skin’s natural hydration, causing it to dry out much faster. The key needs of skin exposed to urban stress are fast-acting and long-term hydration with targeted care for problem areas.
With the help of Chinese women living in the highly-polluted megacity of Beijing, DSM scientists has been using its revolutionary visualization technology to study dry skin and hydration in urban settings. This technology allowed us to produce color images of the face, that showed Chinese women have excessively dry skin in the problematic cheek and jaw areas.
Remarkable images also revealed the true hydration power of DSM’s natural moisture-magnet PENTAVITIN®, an unique skin-identical carbohydrate complex. Three hours after a single application, excessively dry skin areas are already much better hydrated. Used daily, PENTAVITIN® provides powerful hydration to all facial areas.
- Olivier Garet DSM Nutritional Products
Redefinición del concepto Antiedad: ¿prevención o tratamiento?
- Irene Zaldívar Notario Business Strategy Developer - Zurko Research
Inhibición del Quorum sensing: hackeando los sistemas de comunicación negativa de la microbiota cutánea
Vytrus Biotech presents the new active ingredient, QUORA NONIPRCF, a concentrated metabolome of totipotent cells from the Noni plant (Morinda citrifolia), rich in anti-quorum sensing molecules (Anti-Quormones) specially designed to act synergistically against Quorum sensing mediated microbial dysbiosis and its side effects. The active offers a new mechanism of action against acne and other skin conditions, blocking the microbiome negative communication signals (Quorum sensing via Quormones). In nature, plants use anti-Quorum sensing signals to protect themselves from microbial attack, and this is exactly what the active does: it uses plant specifically designed Quorum sensing blockers to act on skin microbiome, disarming the bacteria by hacking their communication systems, just like plants do, avoiding the formation of biofilms and the development of bacterial virulence, without killing or threatening the microbiota. It doesn’t contain antibiotics, avoiding the potential resistance that microbes can develop, and it is also bacteriostatic, maintaining the microbiome balance. The active is anti-inflammatory, has broad bacteriostatic effect., and inhibits the expression of gene Lux-S, responsible for the synthesis of Quormones, Several in Vivo tests demonstrated the ability of the ingredient to reduce pore size and sebum formation, and to dynamically control the microbiota population, re-balancing it, while decreasing the relative proportion of virulent bacteria.
- Oscar Expósito CEO & Co-founder - Vytrus Biotech
Soluciones in vitro para el estudio de la microbiota de la piel y evaluación de productos cosméticos
The authors of the presentation are Jessica Romero and Elisabet Fernandez.
- Jessica Romero Skin Health & Biomedicine group leader, R&D researcher - Leitat
Novedades en Modificadores Reológicos
- Patricia Espuig Health Business Manager - Ricardo Molina
Epigenética: estimulando el crecimiento del cabello
Today we know that not everything is determined by our genes but that they can be influenced by external factors. This is precisely what the epigenetics studies. Epigenetics is the new frontier in cosmetology. Factors that we previously thought were irreversible, such as hair loss, can now be reversed thanks to cosmetic ingredients that are able to reactivate the genes functionality.
- Lorena Sánchez Cuendias Responsable marketing & I +D - Cobiosa
Sostenibilidad, Cosmeticos naturales y formulaciones sensoriales, tres “retos” de inminente actualidad.
- Elisa Lopez Rivas Directora Técnica - Gattefossé España
ESTOGEL – A new generation of thickeners
- Marc Dolatkhani President - Polymer Expert - DKSH Marketing Services Spain
Skin sensorial analysis, new method for detecting Meissner corpuscles by Laser Scanning Confocal microscopy.
- Dr Pedro Contreiras CEO - PhD Trials®
Harmony of Ten: Minimalism in Skin Care
- Carmen Gutiérrez International Technical Manager - IMCD España Especialidades Químicas
Microcare® Amide RIAM – New Palm-free eco-friendly liquid hair conditioner
- Marc Arderiu R&D Lab Manager - Thor Especialidades
Protecting hair from UV-induced and heat damage with Activoil™ Kerox-Pro™.
- Dr Alain Thibodeau VP Scientific Affairs - Innovacos Corp
Broad-spectrum sun protection with non-nanometric mineral UV filters: EnhanceU
Nowadays, consumers are aware about the need to incorporate sun protection to their daily skin care routines. Formulators are used to work with chemical filters; however, formulation with mineral filters may be a challenge not always attractive. We will explain how to overcome the challenges with last generation mineral filters. ADPCosmetics commercializes EnhanceU and EffectiveU, nano-free mineral filters characterized by an excellent UVA-UVB balance thanks to an exclusive fabrication procedure. These ingredients can be used in sunscreen, or colored formulations with protection, to guarantee stability and photostability. ADPCosmetics’ filters are ECOCERT and COSMOS labeled.
- Dra. Blanca Motos Pérez Technical Manager - ADPCosmetics
From Biosmass to cosmetic – Sustainable Multifunctional Ingredients & Solutions
- Nicolas Cartier Sales & Marketing Director MINASOLVE - MINASOLVE - Eigenmann & Veronelli Iberica
Aplicación de los Procesos limpieza CIP /WIP en la industria Cosmetica
- Enric Viñas Project Manager - Airplan SA
Mitos y realidades en la conservación alternativa
In the recent trend of replacing the more harassed traditional preservatives by their adverse effects on the human health and the environment, a multitude of new substances have appeared that claim good activity and better compatibility on the skin and our environment. However, few of them can achieve to exceed the strict criteria of effectiveness required in accordance to the current standards and to ensure optimum preservation of the most critical cosmetic formulations. Unigolden has developed a range of products suitable to the different situations and requirements of the formulator that allow to optimize the preservation of formulations according to the level of efficiency, compatibility, cost and claims required.
- Xavier Romeu Executive Manager - Unigolden
The fascinating power of Nature to fight Pollution: Phyllantus Emblica officinalis
Pollution became within a few years a major topic of concern. Causes of air pollution are multiple and associated with e.g. release of particulate matter (PM) and heavy metals. Upon pollutant exposure, biochemical reactions are initiated; e.g. overexpression of reactive oxygen species (ROS), release of inflammatory cytokines and metallothionein overexpression (MT1H). The ultimate consequences are visible signs of premature skin ageing. To circumvent that, taking benefit from Nature was our approach. Investigations were performed on an Indian goose berry tree extract well-known in Ayruvedic medicine: Phyllanthus Emblica officinalis (Emblica). Emblica notably shows outstanding antioxidant and metal-chelating properties. In order to have a picture of its anti-pollution properties, tests were done on in-vitro and ex-vivo levels. We explored in vitro, the protective effect against PM/UVA-induced ROS overproduction and the anti-inflammatory potential against cytokines release. In the ex vivo model, human explants were exposed to PM2.5 and heavy metals and the anti-pollution effect was studied by analyzing e.g. general morphology, MT1H expression. Results showed very promising anti-pollution effects in both models for all parameters. The results highlight how Nature offers a solution against e.g. human industrial excesses. Emblica represents a solid skin care anti-pollution solution fulfilling an increasing and justified demand of end consumers.
- Dr Valérie Bicard-Benhamou Technical Support Manager - MERCK KGaA