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NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2019 Announces New Programs & Alliances

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40th Anniversary of Leading Trade Show & Conference for Innovations in Beauty and Personal Care Ingredients, Raw Materials and Formulations

(New York, NY, November 2018)—North America’s main event for beauty ingredients, formulations, and delivery innovations, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day, recently held a press reception in New York City to announce new educational programming and enhanced industry alliances.  The 40th Annual Suppliers’ Day will take place May 7-8, 2019, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.

New for Suppliers’ Day 2019:

-“Fragrance: The Invisible Art,” an all-day, in-depth Fragrance Program, co-produced with the American Society of Perfumers featuring experts in perfume, scent, essential oils, consumer trends, and more.

-In partnership with CEW again, the “Supplier’s Award: Ingredients and Formulation,”

will be announced in advance at Suppliers’ Day and then celebrated at the renowned, annual CEW Beauty Awards ceremony later in the month. Increasingly, the line between marketing and formulation is being challenged and blurred in product development and this award highlights how all the elements and departments—ingredients, formulation and final delivery—need to work together for successful product launches.

-Spotlight on the important topic of “Safety & Testing.”  Suppliers’ Day will be collaborating with IKW, a leading European Association for German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent, to create a program that addresses important safety and lab testing topics in the industry today.

“We are excited about these new programs added to Suppliers’ Day. These initiatives reflect the very core of NYSCC—fostering education and advancing cosmetic chemistry,” said Cathy Piterski, Chair, NYSCC.

Additional announcements made at the press reception included:

-Suppliers’ Day 2019 has added an additional exhibit hall making it the largest event in the show’s history.  This hall will also feature presentation theaters and an innovation hub that will experientially complement specific theater presentations.

-Renewed partnerships with more to come, including industry associations CEW, ICMAD, IFSCC, and Peclers Paris, a leader in global trends analysis.

-Enhanced student engagement with an expanded Future Chemists Workshop that will include college students from Florida, Illinois and other states across the country, as well as a segment for bench chemists who are new to the industry.

“The 2019 show is being designed to offer the most experiential event in cosmetics chemistry in North America.  We are specifically showcasing programs and specialty areas that will immerse attendees in formulation while highlighting the milestones over four decades that have brought us to 2019!” said Sonia Dawson, Chair-elect, NYSCC.

For more information on NYSCC and Suppliers’ Day visit: https://nyscc.org/suppliers-day or email: suppliersday@nyscc.org.

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About New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC)

Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, www.nyscc.org, strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards, we reach our goal of improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. Our mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.  Connect with NYSCC on Twitter and Facebook at @NYSCC and Instagram: nysccmain

Top Ingredient & Raw Materials Companies to Exhibit at NYSCC Suppliers’ Day

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Media Contact:  Annie Scully, press@nyscc.org, 201-310-9252  

May 15-16, at Javits Center in New York City 

Leading Cosmetic & Personal Care Ingredient Event for R&D and Formulators

Features Sold-Out Exhibit Floor & Important Industry Education 

(New York, NY, May 2018)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is pleased to announce that leading international ingredient and raw materials suppliers are planning to exhibit at the 39th Annual Suppliers’ Day taking place May 15-16, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.  More than 450 top suppliers and distributors will  display their latest innovations and industry solutions on the sold-out exhibit floor including Abich Laboratories, Actera Ingredients, Ashland, COPTIS Software Solutions, Croda, Dow Home and Personal Care, DSM, Evonik, Givaudan Active Beauty, Jarchem, JEEN International Corporation, LanEssence, Lipotrue, Lonza, Lubrizol, Promoteen, Sensient Cosmetics Technologies, Seppic, Teluca to name a few, as well as a French Pavilion.

“The sold-out exhibit floor reaffirms that Suppliers’ Day is the show of choice in North America.  Attendees will discover the latest ingredients, raw materials and services for innovative formulations and exciting new product developments in cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, personal care and wellness,” said Cathy Piterski, Chair of NYSCC.

In addition to two days of exhibits that also features packaging components, lab testing equipment and services, Suppliers’ Day has partnered with leading industry associations, a trend forecaster, and trade media to create “Beauty Week NYC” offering more then 50+ hours of educational programming.

Highlights include:

-Three SCC CEP all-day Courses on Monday, May 14th

-Digital Age of Beauty, a must attend for those involved in beauty formulations and marketing, focuses on key strategies and innovations that are driving product development and speed to market on May 15th and consumer-driven customization on May 16th.

-Digital Age of Beauty concludes with a special presentation by Molly Dufner

VP Ecommerce, Digital & CRM, bareMinerals, discussing “360 Personalization: From Concept to Consumer in a Digital World,” and its Made2Fit Fresh Faced Foundation launch through a mobile app that allows any consumer to create her own bespoke foundation individually crafted to match her exact skin tone all from the comfort of her smartphone.

-Future Chemists Workshop featuring top chemistry students creating new formulations and focusing on skin care emulsions and rheology properties.

-Discover Sustainability with top experts discussing global sustainability initiatives, innovative bio-based ingredients, safe testing and more.

-The World of Chemistry providing a global perspective on the raw materials, solutions, formulation and regulations from countries and regions that are defining the beauty landscape.

-Presentation Theater features sessions from our industry partners and exhibitors including PCPC, and ICMAD.

Innovations in Formulation:” hear from the CEW Beauty Awards Finalists in this new category on Wednesday, May 16th, and moderated by PeclersParis.  Finalists will discuss their “hot” formulations and how their innovations will define future beauty and personal care product developments.

There is also more add-on education with the co-located HAPPI Anti-Aging Conference, PeclersParis “Where Culture Meets Science” trends breakfast, and the ICMAD FDA Cosmetics Regulations Workshop on May 17th.

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day kicks-off Beauty Week NYC and the event with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with board members, association partners, top brand representatives, and art and science museum directors to bring the events’ theme “The Art & Science of Formulation” to life.

The NYSCC Awards Night Party at Stage48 will celebrate the Art & Science of Formulation achievements of exhibitors as voted by attendees on the first night of the show, May 15th.

Suppliers’ Day is NYSCC flagship event and will attract close to 9,000 participants working in R&D and product development for the biggest brand manufacturers in beauty and personal care as well as emerging independents.  To register to attend NYSCC Suppliers’ Day visit: https://nyscc.org/suppliers-day or contact: suppliersday@nyscc.org.

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About the NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists)

Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC), www.nyscc.org, strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards, it achieves its goal of improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. NYSCC’s mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.

Connect with NYSCC Suppliers’ Day on Twitter and Instagram @SuppliersDayNY

Editor’s Note:  To request a press badge for Suppliers’ Day contact Annie Scully at  press@nyscc.org

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Anchors a Successful “Beauty Week NYC”

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Media Contact:  Annie Scully, azscully@gmail.com, 201-310-9252 

Increased Attendance, Enhanced Programing & NYC Location Creates Dynamic Global Ingredients Marketplace

(New York, NY, May 2018)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC)  39th Annual Suppliers’ Day came to a successful conclusion last week at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on May 15-16.  Showcasing thousands of ingredients/raw materials on a sold-out expo floor and attracting 9,427 registrants, representing 58 countries, Suppliers’ Day 2018 enjoyed close to a 10% increase in attendance.

“Bringing together top industry associations, CEW, ICMAD. PCPC and national SCC and IFSCC was successful in creating a spectacular Beauty Week NYC. Attendees experienced a full week of top education, trends, product launches, awards and networking opportunities to advance the art & science of formulation,” said Cathy Piterski, Chair of NYSCC.

Suppliers’ Day New York location and the increase in attendance and buyer engagement was also praised by exhibitors.  “We returned to Suppliers’ Day because of the New York location.  The show has a good return for us and connects us with cosmetic brands and manufacturers all in one place,” said Anthony Rohrer, Product Specialist – Effect Pigments, SunChemical.

In addition to an exhibit floor that featured nearly 500 exhibiting companies, Suppliers’ Day also boasted standing-room only Presentation Theater sessions that included tracks focused on sustainability (Discover Sustainability) and the global beauty marketplace (The World of Chemistry).  Kicking off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that brought “The Art & Science of Formulation” to life with participation and support from iconic NYC museums including Cooper Hewitt and the American Museum of Natural History both showcasing exhibits that speak to color, senses and “living formulations,” as well as the full NYSCC Executive Board and Committee that include ingredient suppliers, as well as leading manufacturers such as L’Oreal, Revlon, CHANEL, and more.

The Future Chemists Workshop hosted dozens of college students from Rutgers, Seton Hall University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, Long Island University, Rowan University, University of South Florida, NYU, Montclair State University and The University of Toledo, who competed in mini-challenges for the best formulation.

The Digital Age of Beauty was a two-day educational forum that provided timely information on speed to market, consumer engagement and personalization/customization. The closing session was a special presentation by Molly Dufner, VP Ecommerce, Digital & CRM, bareMinerals, discussing “360 Personalization: From Concept to Consumer in a Digital World,” and its Made2Fit Fresh Faced Foundation launch.

Happi’s Anti-Aging Conference, co-located for the first time this year, showcased unmatched information on this multi-billion dollar global industry.  While the PeclersParis breakfast presentation on May 16th shared trends and forecasts in “Where Culture Meets Science,” with proprietary data on fast-tracking innovation.

The NYSCC Awards Night Party took place on Tuesday, May 15th at Stage 48 and Biomod received the “Innovator in the Art & Science of Formulation Award” for Skinsmart Dry Mask – City Protect.

ICMAD held a highly attended FDA Cosmetics Regulations Workshop, on Thursday, May 17th and the CEW Beauty Awards on May 18th capped off Beauty Week NYC with the first ever “Innovations in Formulation” award going to Geltor for N-Collage™: an animal-free collagen ingredient optimized for skincare applications.

Plans are already underway for the 2019 NYSCC Suppliers’ Day taking place May 7-8, again at the Javits Center.   “The show floor for Suppliers’ Day 2019 has been expanded and last week we had over 80% of our exhibitors re-sign for next year.  NYSCC will increase its industry partnerships and continue to work closely with its members and the SCC to create the best global ingredients event for the industry, by the industry,” said Sonia Dawson, Chair-Elect, NYSCC.

For more information about NYSCC visit www.nyscc.org.  For 2019 Suppliers’ Day exhibitor information email:  suppliersday@nyscc.org.

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About New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC)

Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, www.nyscc.org, strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards, we reach our goal of improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. Our mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.

NYSCC Announces Exclusive Partnership with PeclersParis

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Contact:  Annie Scully, 201-310-9252, press@nyscc.org

Leading Cosmetic Chemists Association &

Global Trend Forecaster to Educate Beauty Industry with CosmeTrends and Special Sessions at Suppliers’ Day New York

(New York, NY, March 2018)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with PeclersParis to produce CosmeTrends: Formulating the Future of Beauty, an exclusive newsletter that offers unique content on forward-looking trends that will impact future cosmetic innovations and new product developments.  PeclersParis will also curate a session at Suppliers’ Day at the NYSCC’s flagship event, taking place May 15-16, 2018 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

“Together with NYSCC, this exciting new collaboration aims to bring together scientific expertise, art, style and creative magic to inspire Suppliers’ Day participants and industry specialists across all sectors,” said Eric Duchamp, Global CEO, PeclersParis.

“This new partnership with PeclersParis will add another layer of thought-provoking information to Suppliers’ Day and help cosmetic chemists and product development teams learn about innovative technologies and new formulas that will resonate in the years ahead with consumers,” said Cathy Piterski, Chair, NYSCC.

Leading up to Suppliers’ Day in May, CosmeTrends is being emailed to NYSCC members and PeclersParis subscribers and explore these four important trends:

-THE ART OF LIVING: BIOTECH SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE

The microbiome and biogenetic technologies are shifting the paradigms of hygiene, beauty and personal care. Formulating cosmetics will become an art of playing with living, tailor-made solutions.

-TOWARDS A MORE EMOTIONAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Looking forward, scientific results, processes and technological claims will need to become more emotional through poetry, art and creative ingenuity: from reason-to-believe to reason-to-feel. We will explore how scientific proof and research will need to sustain organic and vegan performance.

-THE BEAUTY OF LESS IS MORE

As concerns for transparency, traceability and simplicity grow among consumers, the beauty and potency of unique ingredients and raw materials – as well as minimalist formulas – will play a key role in cosmetic developments of tomorrow.

-THE ART OF FORMULATING FOR AN EXPERIENTIAL CONSUMER

Formulating cosmetics and personal care products must now take into consideration the DIY trend and respond to digital personalization, empowering consumers with an appropriation of rituals, formulas and functions for an augmented, more customized and emotional beauty experience.

PeclersParis curated session, Where Culture Meets Science: Forecasting Consumer Needs that will Fuel Beauty Innovation, at Suppliers’ Day takes place on Wednesday, May 16th, at 8:00 a,m. Presented by Emma Fric, Global Head of Research & Foresight, this special session will explore everything from Gen Z’s positive pragmatism to the revival of 90’s creative boldness with a selection of the latest visionary socio-cultural and beauty trends that are fast tracking innovation.  Separate registration is required and breakfast will be included.

In addition, PeclersParis will moderate a panel presentation open to registered attendees on a first-come, first served basis on May 15th, that will feature the finalists in the new CEW Beauty Awards category focused on innovative formulations.

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2018 also has partnerships with IFSCC (International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists), ICMAD (Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors), PCPC (Personal Care Products Council), and CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women), expanding its global reach and adding value to its on-site offerings to provide attendees and exhibitors with a dynamic and interactive forum of learning and business. Suppliers’ Day will again feature the Future Chemists Workshop, Digital Age of Beauty, Presentation Theater, networking opportunities, and the SCC pre-conference workshops creating a full “Beauty Week NYC”.

To register to attend and more information on Suppliers’ Day visit: https://nyscc.org/suppliers-day/ or contact: suppliersday@nyscc.org.

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About PeclersParis

Founded in 1970, PeclersParis is a global creative and innovation consultancy and a leader in consumer foresight, trend forecasting, brand & design strategy and innovation. PeclersParis helps businesses innovate to the pulse of tomorrow with one-of-a-kind creative strategies that bring together leading socio-cultural foresight and the most visionary aesthetic and material trends. Servicing many of today’s most successful fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands around the world, PeclersParis offers a range of consulting services, trend publications and a digital platform. PeclersParis is a global company with offices in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Munich, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Guangzhou and a network of 15 exclusive agents around the world.

Connect with PeclersParis on Twitter (https://twitter.com/PeclersAgency) and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/peclersparis/

About the NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists)

Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC), www.nyscc.org, strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards, it achieves its goal of improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. NYSCC’s mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.

Connect with NYSCC Suppliers’ Day on Twitter and Instagram @SuppliersDayNY

Editor’s Note:  To request a press badge for Suppliers’ Day contact Annie Scully at  press@nyscc.org.

New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Announces 2018/19 Executive Board

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Leaders Representing Prominent Suppliers & Manufacturers will Chart the Future Course!

(New York, NY, March 2018) – The announcement was made by Cathy Piterski, Chair, NYSCC and Sr. Account Manager at Givaudan Active Beauty, that the Executive Board has been confirmed for 2018 with some terms carrying through 2019.  Executives elected join Cathy, as well as Marie Thadal, Advisor/Past Chair, and Michael Smith, Treasurer:

  • Sonia Dawson, Chair Elect
    Regional Marketing Manager for DSM Personal Care North America
  • Stephen J. Carter, Treasurer Elect

Business Manager – Personal Care Division, Jarchem Industries Inc.

  • Roumelia Alina-Balbastro, Secretary
    Senior Regional Account Manager, Paradigm Science.

“I am excited to get down to business and keep the momentum of these past few years going,” said Cathy Piterski.  “Our educational programs anchored by Suppliers’ Day in NYC continue to dominate the landscape of North America.  We are eager to keep the SCC brand flourishing across our region, North America and across the globe!”

With the support of the newly-elected board, 2018 programming launched successfully in January attracting dozens of beauty executives from the tri-state region.  In addition, NYSCC Show Management has implemented strategies, programs and partnerships for Suppliers’ Day taking place May 15-16, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  Suppliers’ Day will have a presence at the Midwest Chapter’s Teamworks event in April to solidify the SCC positioning across the nation.  The board concurs that sponsoring SCC national and chapter programs will continue to  strengthen the NYC event’s position as the dominant North American tradeshow.

For more information on NYSCC go to:  www.nyscc.org

About the NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists)

Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC), www.nyscc.org, strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards, it achieves its goal of improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. NYSCC’s mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.

Companies interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day should contact Jane McDermott, jmcdermott@nyscc.org or call 516-763-1322.

Connect with NYSCC Suppliers’ Day on Twitter and Instagram @SuppliersDayNY

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Partners with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) on New Formulation Award

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Contact:  Annie Scully, press@nyscc.org, 201-310-9252 

Beauty Week Coming to NYC in May

(New York, NY, February 2018)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists  (NYSCC) has formed a new partnership with CEW, the pre-eminent beauty organization with more then 9,000 global members.  For the first time, CEW has expanded their prestigious Beauty Awards program to include the Innovation of the Year Award, a new formulations category to recognize formulators and suppliers. Finalists of the award will be revealed by CEW on April 2nd and will also be announced at the NYSCC flagship event, Suppliers’ Day, taking place May 15-16, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.

NYSCC is also represented on the judging committee for this award by Mohamed Omer, R&D Manager, Revlon.  The winners of all CEW Beauty Awards categories will be announced on Friday, May 18th, at the CEW Beauty Awards luncheon at the Hilton Midtown, NYC.

“This year, NYSCC has expanded its industry partnerships to create an all-encompassing Beauty Week in NYC during Suppliers’ Day, our flagship event,” said Cathy Piterski, Chair, NYSCC.  “This week in May will provide unmatched sourcing, learning, networking, and fun for cosmetic and personal care formulators and product development teams.”

Additional NYSCC Suppliers’ Day partnerships include:

-ICMAD (Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors) hosting an in-depth FDA Regulatory Program on May 17th, right after Suppliers’ Day.

-PCPC (Personal Care Products Council) expanding the events’ reach to its member companies that manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of personal care products marketed in the U.S.  PCPC will also host a session in the Presentation Theater.

-IFSCC (International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists) having a world-renowned expert featured in the Global Forum track taking place in the Presentation Theater.  IFSCC will also promote Suppliers’ Day to over 16,000  IFSCC members from more then 74 countries and have localized interaction with select regions around the globe through  its 48 Societies.

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will also feature pre-conference SCC CEP Courses, and will repeat programs launched in 2017, including: Future Chemists Workshop, Discover Sustainability, Global Forum, and Digital Age of Beauty. Attendee registration is now open for NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, go to:  https://nyscc.org/suppliers-day/   All attendees registered before April 15th will automatically be entered to win a trip to the IFSCC Congress September 18-21, 2018 in Munich, Germany.

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About the NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists):

Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC), www.nyscc.org, strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards, it achieves its goal of improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. NYSCC’s mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.

Companies interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day should contact Jane McDermott, jmcdermott@nyscc.org or call 516-763-1322.

Connect with NYSCC Suppliers’ Day on Twitter and Instagram @SuppliersDayNY

About CEW:

CEW is an international organization of 9,000 individual members representing a cross section of beauty and related businesses. The composition of membership includes leading brands, indies, retailers, media and suppliers. CEW’s primary purpose is to provide programs online and in person to develop careers and knowledge of the beauty industry. CEW provides opportunities to connect and gain industry knowledge through networking events, trend reports, industry newsletters, interactive workshops and industry leader talks. For more information, please visit https://www.cew.org/

What everyone needs to know about sunscreens!

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What good is a piano that you cannot hear? What good is a sculpture that you cannot see? What good is a meal you cannot taste? These are things that have beauty, utility and functionality, yet if we cannot get the benefit of their inherent characteristics, we might as well not have them.  It is the same with your sunscreen – if it does not protect you, you might as well not use it. This short commentary will explain the reasons why a well-designed sunscreen with all of the “right ingredients” might not work, and what you can do about it!

Scientists spend a lot of time worrying about SPF levels, ingredient compatibilities and regulatory restrictions, but they spend much less time on the simple concept of user behavior. This concept can be easily explained in terms of medicines – the right medicine for the correct symptoms taken wrongly (say once a day instead of once per hour, or one pill vs. three pills per dose) will have minimal or no effect, and this is the same for a sunscreen.  The right sunscreen with the right level of SPF applied wrongly will not offer the proper protection to your skin.1

So what are the ways a sunscreen can be applied wrongly?  Here are a few:

  1. Not using enough to cover your skin completely
  2. Not reapplying after exposure to water
  3. Not reapplying after normal wear over the course of the day

The first two are well-known, but what about the third? Did you know that you touch your face 2,000 to 3,000 times over the course of the day? That equates to about twice per minute! What might happen to a sunscreen that was applied to your face in the morning, over the next eight hours (almost 1,000 touches later)? It is very likely –especially if the sunscreen wasn’t applied perfectly to begin with – that much of it would be worn away, offering less and less protection as the day goes on.

Let’s take a look at this gap between the theoretical performance of a sunscreen and the reality of real-world conditions. Using specialized equipment (a device that takes pictures in the UVA range), and a panel of volunteers with different skin types, phototypes, ages and genders, we studied the protective film of a sunscreen on the skin, how it decreases over time, and what we can do about it. We looked at how smooth and even the sunscreen film was on the face after application, how durable that film was over time, the effect of different sunscreen compositions on performance, and the effect of applying multiple skin care products over each other.2

In the first set of trials, we told the panelists to apply a sunscreen mist product (SPF 50) “enough to cover the whole face”; a mist is usually sprayed on the face and left to dry, without rubbing it in with your fingers. The result was noteworthy – the sunscreen film on the face after application was not homogenous and did not cover the face evenly.

Next, we used a Korean sunscreen cream (SPF 50+) applied with a cushion puff, a new method not commonly used and unfamiliar to our panelists, but becoming trendy. Here, the results were even more striking – terrible coverage, with inconsistent application on different parts of the face, including some parts that were missed entirely. In one panelist we saw that later touches with the cushion puff removed some of the sunscreen that was just applied with the first touches!

The final test was done with a classical sunscreen (SPF 50) applied in the traditional way (rubbed in with fingers), and here we finally saw good, even coverage, with all parts of the face equally protected. But in all trials, we found something interesting – the panelists used, on average, about half of the quantity typically used in SPF tests, which confirms the basic fact that users do not apply enough sunscreen to reach the SPF levels stated on the label.

In other tests, we looked at the amount of sunscreen applied, asking ourselves if applying more in the morning means better coverage throughout the day, and of course we saw that it did – more coverage in the morning increases durability over time – and we also evaluated different systems – water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion, oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion and a bi-gel system (emulsifier-free) – and found that a system based on W/O emulsion provided better coverage and more durability over time.

Later, we looked at the effect of “layering” with the aim of understanding how products interact with each other. If we apply a moisturizer first and then add a sunscreen on top of it, does it alter the film and the protection provided? Interestingly, on the panelists who used the moisturizer first, the sunscreen absorbed into the skin less BUT had a better protective film. The conclusion – layering works!

So back to our original question – what can you do to get the full benefit of your sunscreen?

  1. Take the amount of sunscreen you usually apply and double it!
  2. Apply your sunscreen the good old-fashioned way – rub it in with your fingers.
  3. Apply a moisturizer first, and then apply your sunscreen afterwards.

Taking these simple steps will ensure you can listen to that piano concerto, appreciate that sculpture and enjoy that meal, confident that your sunscreen is hard at work protecting you!

*If you don’t wear sunscreen because you’re worried about not getting enough vitamin D, we suggest making the proper changes to your diet/nutrition (e.g. drinking more smoothies rich in vitamin D).

References

  1. Petersen B, Wulf HC. Application of sunscreen–theory and reality. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 30(2-3): 96-101, 2014
  2. Hubiche V. Wear and tear of daily wear. Keeping that sunscreen on the skin. Presented at the SCC Sunscreen Symposium, Orlando, FL, September 14-16, 2017. Also available on www.gattefosse.com/webinars

Guest Author: Lauren Del Dotto & Ben Blinder

Lauren Del Dotto

Lauren Del Dotto is the North American Marketing Manager for Gattefossé USA – Personal Care Division, where she is responsible for the marketing strategy and activities of the company throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.  She also works closely with Gattefossé headquarters in France in the development of global marketing strategies and programs.  Lauren is a graduate of Georgetown University and has been working in the personal care industry for 12 years.  Prior to her experience with Gattefossé, Lauren worked in marketing as well as international business development for TRI-K Industries.

 

Ben Blinder

Ben Blinder is the Senior Director for Gattefossé USA – Personal Care Division, where he is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the cosmetic business for Gattefossé in the US and Mexico. Ben holds a chemical engineering degree from Lehigh University and has been working in the personal care industry for 32 years, with extensive experience in strategic and long-range planning, sales and technical management, and new technology search/discovery.  Ben also serves on the NYSCC Scientific Committee.

Black Hair Influencing Mainstream

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The USA is predicted to have close to 50% of its population comprising people with skin of color by 2050 (Ref 1). Among this population black consumers are looking for new and innovative products for their hair care.

Black consumers beauty cabinet include a wide range of haircare products, none the less black consumers are still searching for new products that can help them maintain and style their hair.  According to Mintel reports, one out of every 5 (20%) Black consumers report having trouble finding Black haircare products that fit their diverse range of hairstyles, and 19 percent of Blacks have bought multiple haircare products because they can’t find the right product that works for them (Ref 2).

In the last decade the “Naturalista” movement persuaded many black consumers to start wearing a natural hair style, thus the decline of the relaxer and perm business. According to a Mintel US consumer report, about three quarters of black consumers say they currently wear or have worn their hair natural (Ref 2). New hair styles inspired by the “Naturalista” trend are showing up everywhere and are becoming extremely important to the image of the new black consumer.

As hair relaxer sales went south, sales of new products that support natural hair styles are booming.  That’s because maintaining natural unrelaxed hair is not easy.  Black hair comes in many different textures and seems like the hair has a mind of its own, this is especially true when the hair curl pattern is really kinky.

While multinational beauty companies like L’Oreal and Unilever acquired Black Brands such as Carol’s Daughter and Motions, other multinational companies are increasingly trying to tap into the ethnic haircare market using mainstream brands.  Brands like Pantene and Suave are developing line extensions that are either specifically formulated for Black hair or use ingredients/packaging with signals that resonate with Black consumers.

Black consumers need products that are designed and developed with their hair needs on mind.  Recently, black consumers complains on the commercial ad from Shea Moisture (a Black brand) made its way to social media for their new “Hair Hate” campaign. The ad featured a light skin woman with long wavy hair, a blonde white woman, and 2 red-head white women discussing why they’ve suffered from “hair hate” (Ref 3). Oddly enough, Shea Moisture’s long-time core consumer base, Black women with kinky hair, were missing from the conversation and video. This caused a backlash on social media followed by Black women boycotting the brand.

Black hair has unique texture and requires different formulas and ingredients that can address its unique un-met needs.  Most raw material suppliers who are focused on mainstream population have not yet understood these unique needs and as such are not able to play in this lucrative market.  The Black hair market is not just growing, it has also influenced mainstream trends.  It has been proven many times that most ethnic hair trends end up influencing mainstream market.  Trends such as cleansing conditioners and silicone free products took hold among Black and Ethnic consumers before spreading into mainstream market.

  1. Taylor SC. Skin of color: biology, structure, function, and implications for dermatologic disease. J Am Acad Dermatol 2002; 46:S41–62.
  2. Mintel 2015 Publication: NATURAL HAIR MOVEMENT DRIVES SALES OF STYLING PRODUCTS IN US BLACK HAIRCARE MARKET. http://www.mintel.com/press-centre/beauty-and-personal-care/natural-hair-movement-drives-sales-of-styling-products-in-us-black-haircare-market
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WWFxEnJovA

Guest Author: Mohamed Omer

Mohamed Omer is currently at Revlon as Manager of Multicultural Haircare. He was previously at L’Oreal as Associate Vice President for Strategic Foresight & Innovation. Mohamed received a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry from Iowa State University and subsequently joined the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Crime Scene Laboratory, where he became an expert on narcotics and managed the intoxicated driver unit before he switched from forensic chemistry to cosmetic chemistry. For the last fifteen years, Omer has focused on product development, trends and Innovation and assumed various roles in companies such as Colgate Palmolive, Alberto Culver, Unilever, and L’Oreal, where he helped develop a range of products. Mohamed is an active member of the NYSCC where he serves in the Scientific Committee and was chair of the Open Innovation event.

Digital Technology Allows the Worlds of Beauty, Color and Fashion to Converge

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The rapid rise of digital technology in the 21st century has changed the world of cosmetics and beauty, uncovering new tools, new connections, and interactions through social media. It has increased the convergence of industries and continues to build on the desire for an integrative aesthetic experience by the consumer.

The beauty industry is reacting quickly: Sephora has been hanging ‘magic mirrors’ on their walls and many beauty brands can be a quick search on Snapchat these days. Though this is just the beginning of a paradigm shift. A new consumer is on the rise, and driving these changes are the millennials, a group that has grown up in the digital age, swayed by these innovations, interactions, and personalized experiences. Thus, embracing digital beauty and embodying these innovations is the key to the millennial market.1,2

Companies have strived to do so by taking advantage of digital technology, experimenting with concepts like skin analysis, magic mirrors, and try-on tech to creating new color combinations, unique scents, and sensorial experiences.3 This breakthrough has led to the prevalence of web and mobile applications, kiosks, and novel physical retail spaces, like pop up shops and non-traditional cosmetic product showrooms. Behind the scenes, scientists are conducting extensive research to push the boundaries of cosmetic science, resulting in the recent development of UV-measuring skin patches and even Hewlett Packard contributing their knowledge of pigment science within the color cosmetics category to ultimately satisfy the modern day consumer.4,5

Traditional brick-and-mortar locations are being upgraded with new technology as well to augment the overall consumer experience. Already this year, retailers like Sephora and Bluemercury have opened digitally-enhanced locations that also offer more one-on-one services to create a more spa-like experience that is desired by younger consumers. Department stores are taking advantage as well and mimicking these strategies, with Neiman Marcus recently launching their Memory Mirror technology to aid consumers in remembering steps and products used in their in-store makeover services.6

These ‘smart mirrors’ are one of the more concrete examples of how approaches to individual beauty will be enhanced with technology, offering digital skin analysis and visualization, product recommendations, and interactive live make-up simulations which enables a user to ‘try on’ a virtual look before applying it. These will be invaluable services to offer to consumers for any modern beauty brand.7

Latest observations entail the evolution of consumers’ desire to purchase an ‘experience,’ not just a product – but what does that mean? Industry leaders have interpreted that the ‘experience’ sought by digital age millennials can be provided by the current integrative convergence of industries that appeal to them, such as beauty, fashion, art, and technology. Interest in creating experience and converging different industries has also become apparent through different fashion and beauty collaborations.

This development in the ever-changing consumer experience requires formulators and marketers to start thinking beyond the brief.2

To discuss and learn more on how these trends in technology, color and design impact cosmetic industry, the NYSCC will host a #BeyondtheBrief event on September 6th at Peclers Paris HQ in New York City, featuring inspiring talks by leaders and influencers in fashion, beauty, and technology, as well as interactive experiences showcasing textures, colors, and technologies. For attendees, it will be an opportunity to advance the understanding of the shifts in the cosmetic industry, through the lenses of technology, color and design.

References

  1. Are Female Digital Influencers the New Decision Makers? (n.d.). Retrieved August 26, 2017, from http://www.happi.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2017-06-27/are-female-digital-influencers-the-new-decision-makers/
  2. Whitehouse, L. (2016, January 11). Beauty personalisation and interactivity is key for Millennials, says Euromonitor. Retrieved August 26, 2017, from http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Market-Trends/Beauty-personalisation-and-interactivity-is-key-for-Millennials-says-Euromonitor
  3. Whitehouse, L. (2016, August 17). Digital beauty: latest developments and future directions. Retrieved August 26, 2017, from http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Market-Trends/Digital-beauty-latest-developments-and-future-directions
  4. McDougall, A. (2016, January 07). L’Oréal enters wearables market with My UV skin patch to better protect against sun damage. Retrieved August 26, 2017, from http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Market-Trends/L-Oreal-enters-wearables-market-with-My-UV-skin-patch-to-better-protect-against-sun-damage
  5. Toiletries, K. S. (n.d.). In Sight: Color Cosmetics On the Move. Retrieved August 26, 2017, from http://www.cosmeticsandtoiletries.com/research/techtransfer/premium-in-sight-color-cosmetics-on-the-move-216804891.html
  6. Physical & Digital Retail Heads in New Directions. (n.d.). Retrieved August 28, 2017, from http://www.happi.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2017-07-31/physical-digital-retail-heads-in-new-directions/
  7. Whitehouse, L. (2017, May 11). Is the ‘always on’ digital lifestyle impacting on beauty trends? Retrieved August 28, 2017, from http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Market-Trends/Is-the-always-on-digital-lifestyle-impacting-on-beauty-trends

Guest Author: Matthew Brooks & Diane Lachhman

Matthew Brooks, Boston University, B.A. Chemistry 2019. A third-year student of chemistry at Boston University, former Spa Concierge at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, and amateur perfumer, Matthew plans to enter the field of cosmetic science upon graduation, where he hopes to work in product development and formulation where science, creativity, and design converge. Believing that feeling beautiful is beneficial to one’s health, he hopes to create products that help people “look good, feel good.” His main areas of interest include skincare and fine fragrances, olfactive science and beauty technology, natural products chemistry and organic synthesis, health and wellness, and environmental sustainability.

 

Diane Lachhman, Creative Visionary and Fashion Model. Currently pursuing a BS in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Prior to entering college, she has competed in various science competitions including the Google Science Fair and Intel Science Talent Search to present her original research. More recently, she has completed her AAS in Advertising and Marketing Communications with honors. After graduating from college she will follow her passion, combining her favorite subjects of art, math, and science, to develop products for cosmetics and fragrances in the beauty industry.

When Industry and Academia Colloid – or rather, Collide

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Grab a jar of face cream off your dresser, and compare it with the milk in your fridge. Chances are you would notice the relative turbidity, or cloudiness, of both of these substances. Both the face cream and milk are just two examples of colloids. From the word “kolla”, meaning glue in Greek, the term “colloid” was first used in the 1860’s to distinguish this class of materials from crystalloids such as sugar and salt.1

Colloids exist in nature and in manmade materials. A host of other examples come to mind: clouds, fog, whipped cream, hydrogels, and –of particular interest to cosmetologists— shaving lather, aerosol sprays, hydrogels, creams, lotions, and foams.

A colloid consists of dispersed particles (between one nanometer and one micrometer), and a dispersion medium, either of which can be a gas, liquid, or solid in any combination.2 In recent years, there has been a renaissance of interest in the study of scientific phenomena at the nanometer scale.

At the Weck Lab3 in NYU’s Molecular Design Institute, the programmable, self-assembling behavior of colloids are studied. These smart designer colloids are fabricated with molecules on their surfaces, which enable them to self-organize into two or three-dimensional structures by controlling the combination or sequence of each colloidal cluster. Such principles draw heavily from Nature’s design, as seen in the DNA double-stranded helix, where complementary and self-recognition pair units exist in a directional, design-driven, and pre-programmed manner to control 3D structure.

With the ability to decorate nanoparticle surfaces, this methodology opens the door to a myriad number of applications, including those in personal care and cosmetics. Colloidal particle surfaces can be studded with anything ranging in size from short organic molecules like hydroxyacids, to polymer chains, and everything in between. In this fashion, colloidal particles can be programmed to yield unique surfaces, so that they behave similarly to enzymes in Nature with specific functions.

These colloidal functional handles enable the sequestering of active ingredients like humectants or anti-aging ingredients for skin care products for more effective performance, or control the organizational pattern in solution for product stability or performance enhancement. In the Weck group at NYU, colloids are functionalized with complementary pair DNAs, and supramolecular recognition units like the palladium-pincer/pyridine pair, directing particles to come together in solution like complementary puzzle pieces in a sequence-controlled manner. By programming colloidal surfaces and controlling their interfaces, scientists are able to control the way colloids organize and behave in their dispersed medium, changing the properties and function of these materials.

As the cosmetic world continues to respond to customer-driven interest in products with novel delivery systems and unusual product formula to contain active ingredients, the colloids symposium to be held next month in New York July 9th -12th, might be of special interest to those in the industry who desire a quick enquiry into the world of colloids, for potential uses in personal care products, biotechnology, and the like.

Thriving on strong international attendance by participants from academia, industry and national laboratories, concurrent exciting trends in colloidal and surface science research will be highlighted in the Symposium: two plenary lectures, 13 technical symposia, the Unilever Award Lecture, the Victor K. LaMer Award Lecture, a poster session, and an instrument exhibition. A social program is planned as well, including a Sunday evening dinner reception, a Monday evening poster session with refreshments, and a Tuesday evening Symposium Banquet.

All interested in the recent exciting developments in colloids and surface science are welcome! To register for the symposium http://colloids2017.org/register.html

  1. Jirgensons, B.; Staumanis, M. E. A Short Textbook of Colloid Chemistry, 1962, Second Edition, Pergamon Press Ltd., New York, USA.
  2. Hiemenz, P. C.; Rajagopalan, R. Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 1997, Third Edition, CRC Press, New York, USA.
  3. Weck Group Research. Weck Group, 2014. Web. June 9, 2017 Accessed. http://weckresearch.com/COLLOIDS

Guest Author: Diane Lye
Diane Lye is a researcher in the field of polymer chemistry. She has multiple years of experimental wet lab experience and in originating and developing ideas to fruition, with prior exposure to company strategy. A strong believer in using the carrot rather than the stick, she enjoys encouraging and mentoring juniors and peers, and was awarded a Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award in the Sciences by New York University. She is completing her Ph.D. in the Weck Lab at NYU Molecular Design Institute, where her primary area of research is on supramolecular block copolymers. Diane enjoys learning about matters outside of her research scope, particularly in the quantification of the amorphous and intangible, on topics ranging from business psychology to the science of trust and love. In a previous life, she was a prize-winning classical pianist.

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