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Protection from Artificial Visible Light (and not just Blue Light)

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One of the most relevant cosmetic-industry trends in recent years – “blue light protection” – is also one of the most widely misunderstood; this article will help dispel some of the mysteries surrounding the concept of skin damage from exposure to digital screens.

 

Blue light is not the whole story

“Blue light” is a catchy phrase that is easily recognized, probably because ambient light from TV screens tends to appear “bluish”. According to Esther Ingliss-Arkell (Gizmodo, 2012), “As you go down a dark street at night, you won’t just see televisions lighting up windows and making them blue. You’ll also see a light bulbs lighting up windows to make them yellow. Have you ever noticed those light bulbs making every room you enter at night a deep shade of yellow? No, of course not. Your eyes adjust and see it as more white. Light bulbs are about 3200° K, and so are yellow when looked at briefly from someone who has other things to compare them to. TVs, on the other hand, give off shades of red, green, and blue which combine to have a color temperature in the 5500° to 6500° K range. That’ll make them look bluish for someone walking on the street and comparing them to yellow streetlights and yellow house lights. It will also make them blue if someone is sitting in a room illuminated by a light bulb and looking at a room illuminated by a television.”

A recent study by Gattefossé examined eight different devices (Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note2, DELL screen U2312MHT, DELL screen E7440) with a high spectral resolution spectrophotometer, and found that the artificial visible light (AVL) from all of these screens is composed of three distinct peaks in the spectrum, corresponding to blue, green and red light in equal parts (See Figure 1).

Figure 1. Peaks represent the dominant wavelengths emitted by the devices tested.

Therefore, any study of potential damage from artificial visible light (AVL) must cover the full spectrum of blue, green and red, not just “blue light” alone.

 

AVL is not like sunlight, and does not cause the same damage to the skin

As we all know, sunlight produces UV radiation that can damage the skin via the generation of free radicals; we protect ourselves against UVA and UVB rays by using sunscreens (with organic and/or inorganic filters) that act to prevent DNA damage that can result in age spots, deep wrinkles, dry skin and potentially skin cancer. But AVL is in the visible spectrum and does not carry the same potential for damage – so it cannot be treated in the same manner! In other words, while AVL causes some generation of free radicals in the skin, these free radicals are NOT the main driver of damage (see below), so a simple sunscreen or free radical scavenging ingredient (antioxidant) will not sufficiently protect your skin from AVL-induced damage.

 

So what does AVL actually do?

Gattefossé conducted a human genome microarray-based gene expression analysis, and found that the pathways related to mitochondria and cell cytoskeleton were significantly affected (down-regulated) (See Figure 2). These pathways are critical to the normal function of the skin:

Mitochondria are responsible for cellular respiration (taking in glucose and oxygen, and releasing energy in the form of ATP)

The cytoskeleton is a network of filaments which not only supports the plasma membrane and gives the cell an overall shape, but also allows the cell to move and mediates communication across the entire cell

Figure 2. The expression of genes related to mitochondria and cytoskeleton is significantly decreased in fibroblasts exposed to AVL (*** p<0.001)

Therefore, exposure to AVL damages the energetic machinery of skin cells and weakens their mobility and communication properties, resulting in increased cellular fatigue. Exhausted and isolated, fibroblasts are less able to produce key matrix components and less functional to interact with their environment, hindering proper matrix remodeling process. In plain English, your skin will look duller, faded, with less vitality and “glow”.

 

Protection against AVL – This is not a passing trend!

Protection against AVL, also referred to as “digital pollution”, is becoming a critical part of today’s personal care routine. Gattefossé’s Lauren DelDotto said, According to a recent study, the time spent on smartphones by millennials is estimated at 3.2 hours a day = 22 hours a week = 49 days a year1. Another report records that US consumers own 4 digital devices on average and spend 60 hours a week consuming content through digital media2.” And these figures are only for leisure activities and do NOT count time spent in front of screens for work activities.

(1)  http://www.tns-sofres.com/publications/les-millennials-passent-un-jour-par-semaine-sur-leur-smartphone

(2) http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/reports/2014/the-us-digital-consumer-report.html

The use of digital screens is a permanent part of our lives and will only increase. Think about what you do as soon as your alarm goes off in the morning – before eating, showering, dressing or preparing for work, you pick up your smartphone and check out what’s been happening, thus receiving an immediate and direct dose of AVL before you even get out of bed. Consumers are beginning to be concerned about this, and are looking for ways to protect themselves.

A recent Gattefossé consumer study conducted in both Thailand (to gauge consumer reaction from the Asia Pacific/Eastern market) and in France (for reaction from the European/Western market) found over 80% of the subjects found the concept of screen-light protection “seducing”, and over 90% of the subjects found the concept “brings novelty and differentiation to the facial care offer”.

Figure 3. Consumer test conclusions on the AVL concept and novelty.

 

Conclusions

If you are developing a product line with “blue light protection”, you need to keep these important facts in mind:

  1. Blue light is not the whole story – you must test against the full spectrum of artificial visible light (AVL), equal parts blue, green and red wavelengths.
  2. AVL is not sunlight – and you cannot protect against AVL the same way you protect against the sun’s rays. UV filters and antioxidants will not be effective against digital pollution; you need an active that protects against the actual effects of AVL – disruption of the mitochondrial network and disorganization of the cellular cytoskeleton.
  3. The “trend” is here to stay – screens are getting larger (100 inch TV, anyone?), more prevalent, and most people use multiple screens at the same time. Consumers are receptive, and eager, to incorporate AVL-protection into their normal skin care routine.

 

 

About the Author

Ben Blinder – Senior Director, Gattefossé

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.

CEW Announces the Supplier Award Finalists in its Prestigious Beauty Awards Program

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NYSCC Sponsored Award Recognizes Innovations in Ingredients and Formulation 

(New York, NY, April 2019)—CEW has announced the finalists of Supplier Award: Ingredients and Formulation, part of its prestigious Beauty Awards. This new award category, sponsored New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists  (NYSCC), recognizes the role that ingredients, formulation and new technology plays in successful product launches.

Mirroring the Academy Awards Science and Technical Achievement awards, the winner of the CEW Supplier Award will be announced in advance at the 40th Annual Suppliers’ Day during its Awards Night event on Tuesday, May 7th at Stage 48. The Supplier Award winner will also be acknowledged at the CEW Beauty Awards luncheon on May 17th along with reveal of the other “Best in Beauty” category winners.

The 2019 CEW Supplier Award; Ingredients and Formulation finalists are:

  • BASF Colors & Effects – Chione™ Electric Fuchsia
  • Catalent Cosmetics – Catalent Superstar Brightening Drone™ Cosmopod® Capsules
  • Croda Inc – Shape and Play Cleansing Sand
  • Dupont – Arctic Snow Crush
  • Kobo Products Inc. – 4 in 1 Multi-Purpose Sunscreen Cream
  • The Dow Chemical Company – AgeCap™ Smooth Cosmetic Ingredient

The finalist were selected from 40 submissions that were reviewed and voted upon by a curated panel of judges that included leading beauty and personal care brands including members of the NYSCC Scientific Advisory Committee.  The judges were: Laura Garratt, SHISEIDO/bareminerals;  Eileen Kim, Chanel; Theresa Phamduy, L’Oreal; Mike Wong, EOS Products; and Tao Zheng, Edgewell Personal Care.

In addition to the winner of the CEW Supplier Award being announced at the Awards Night event during the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, May 7-8, at the Javits Center, the finalists will also have their innovative entries on display in the Innovations Hub on the exhibit floor during the trade show and conference.           NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will also have educational sessions on Fragrance: The Invisible Art, Microbiome: Inside Out Beauty, Innovation & Compliance, Discover Sustainability, The World of Chemistry, and Digital Age of Beauty, along with the pre-show SCC CEP Courses and the ICMAD FDA Cosmetics Regulation Workshop on Thursday, May 9th.

Specialty areas on the expanded exhibit floor include the Future Chemists Workshop, Innovation Hub & Theater with the CEW Supplier’s Award finalists speaking and showcasing their nominated ingredients and formulations, Presentation Theater as well as a 40 Year Retrospective from NYSCC past chairs, members, brands, and suppliers.

The Evolution of Beauty at NYSCC Suppliers’ Day

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Registration is Open for Largest Trade Show in North America for Cosmetic Chemistry Innovations & Formulations  

(New York, NY, February 2019)—Attendee registration is now open for the NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists) Suppliers’ Day, celebrating its 40th Anniversary and The Evolution of Beauty. Taking place May 7-8, 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, New York, Suppliers’ Day is the must-attend event for all those seeking innovation, education and business connections in the cosmetics and personal care industries.

Cosmetic chemists, ingredient executives including R&D professionals involved in ingredient/strategic sourcing, formulation experts, and professionals involved in marketing beauty and personal products are encouraged to register as attendees now for this highly anticipated event: https://r1.events-registration.com/SuppliersDay2019/

“Every year we seek to raise the bar in delivering insights and showcasing innovations, and this year’s program contains several new elements to enhance the attendee experience,” said Sonia Dawson, Chair, NYSCC.

Suppliers’ Day will have its biggest exhibit floor to date with more than 500 top suppliers and distributors set to display their latest innovations and industry solutions, and this year’s show floor will showcase an Innovation Hub featuring close to a dozen new solutions, ingredients and formulations, some of which are debuting in North America at Suppliers’ Day.

Specialty areas on the expanded exhibit floor include the Future Chemists Workshop, Innovation and Presentation Theaters, as well as a 40 Year Retrospective from NYSCC past chairs, members, brands, and suppliers.

Curated by the NYSCC Scientific Advisory Committee, Suppliers’ Day will also offer even more hours of educational programming on the topics that are most pressing to those involved in formulations, sourcing, and marketing beauty and personal care products including:

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

-“Innovation & Compliance,” produced by PCPC (Personal Care Products Council) in collaboration with IKW, a leading European Association for German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent, to create a program that addresses important safety, lab testing, and QA topics in the industry today.

-“Inside Out Beauty,” sponsored by HAPPI and focused on supporting Microbiome health through beauty and how understanding the culmination of all environmental exposure the body faces from birth onward, known as the exposome, can impact new cosmetic development.

-Popular program tracks focused on green issues and reducing waste with HAPPI sponsored “Discover Sustainability,” global sourcing and marketing trends from “World of Chemistry,” sponsored by PC Magazine, and new ways to reach consumers and build communities with “Digital Age of Beauty.”

NYSCC has also partnered with CEW, an international organization of 9,000 individual members representing a cross section of beauty and related businesses, on:

“Supplier’s Award: Ingredients and Formulation.”  The winner of this award will be announced at Suppliers’ Day and then celebrated at the CEW Beauty Awards ceremony later in the month.  The Industry Awards Night is also back at Suppliers’ Day and will have an 80’s theme transporting attendees back to the look, feel, and music of some of the first Suppliers’ Days.

Suppliers’ Day is the NYSCC flagship event and is expected to attract close to 10,000 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 and for more information on NYSCC Suppliers’ Day visit: https://nyscc.org/suppliersday.  Registration is now complimentary for members and non-members. For exhibiting and sponsorship information contact: suppliersday@nyscc.org.

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.

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Alban Muller awarded at “the Future of Sustainability” event!

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Alban Muller has taken key initiatives for contributing towards building the sustainable and circular economy. These contributions played a major role in achieving the “Most Sustainable Company” award at the Future of Sustainability event organized by New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

Alban Muller Prioritizes Sustainable Economy Development

ECO-VALORIZATION OF PRODUCTS

Alban Muller attended the the 5th International Congress of Cosmetopoeia and 1st International Meeting of the Cosmetopoeia of the Pacific which was held in Polynesia in November 2016. This Congress gathered academic researchers and industrialists from the perfume and cosmetics sector on the worldwide Cosmetopée’s advances subject.

Jean-Marc Seigneuret, Ingredients Technical Director for Alban Muller Company and Olivier Touboul, Director of the South Pacific Cosmetology Laboratory, shared their project on eco-valorization of Tahitian grapefruit.

Eco-responsible Approach
This approach, which is part of a process of encouraging the circular economy, proposes to preserve the pulp and pericarp of grapefruit juice, considered as industrial waste, in order to reuse it in grapefruit extracts for cosmetic purposes, thanks to eco-responsible extraction and drying techniques.

The Circular Eco-Extraction Congress: co-valorize the molecules derived from flax-seed by installing a bio refinery.
On January 26th, Alban Muller Company also participated in the Circular Eco-Extraction Congress, valorization of the cosmetics vegetal sector, organized in Limoges. Speaking in the session “Local Sourcing Opportunities”, Jean-Marc Seigneuret, Ingredients Technical Director for Alban Muller Company, discussed the topic of “Cosmetic ingredients from the flax-seed bio refinery”.This collaborative project, supported by the Cosmetic Valley, was created by the company for applications in several complementary industries (agro-food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics). This original and innovative example enables Alban Muller Company to go even further in its Societal and Environmental Responsibility approach and in its expertise: develop economically viable and eco-responsible industrial processes and obtain molecules with an interest in cosmetics.

About Alban Muller
Alban Muller, l’expert du Naturel is world-renowned in the Beauty & Health Industries since 1978. Alban Muller manufactures 100% natural, innovative and globally compliant actives as well as finished products, ready to be filled and distributed. Alban Muller has developed an exclusive and eco-responsible manufacturing process named Zeodration. Alban Muller is also recipient of numerous awards such as the Ecovadis Gold Certification for its ecological commitment as well as the Prestigious Living Heritage Label (EPV) delivered by the French Government in recognition of its unique know-how.

Colloids and Surface Science in Medicine & Personal Care Products – A BIG Success!

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The NYSCC sponsored the Session: “Colloids and Surface Science in Medicine & Personal Care Products” at the American Chemical Society – Colloid & Surface Science Symposium held at The City College of New York July 9th – July 12th. The Session was moderated by Elizabeth Kaufman of the NYSCC. The Session was a success and it received full attendance every day for 3 consecutive days.

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