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Brexit – Local Market and Globalization

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On March 29, Theresa May, Britain prime minister, informed the European Union that the UK would trigger Article 50, i.e. the beginning of the negotiation with the European Union to withdraw UK from the Union (the so called Brexit). Article 50 is irrevocable but the way it is written make it unclear what would be the results of these negotiations. The good news is that during the 2 years negotiations period the UK and the EU will have time to figure out the best scenario to maintain a viable trading.

In 2016, 64% of UK cosmetics were exported to the EU, while 66% of EU cosmetics were imported to the UK. Cosmetics sales in the UK were estimated at 11.2 billion dollars in 2015 (retail sales), according to the CPTA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association in the UK). Analysts predict that UK sales will drop in a Brexit scenario. Raw materials, especially in the high-end segment, can be quite costly to import, and restrictions to trade, coupled with a weak currency, could see costs of development go up. The risk for ingredient suppliers is that the cost for the high-yield innovation that they need to bring to be unique and competitive would only be absorbed by the resilient super premium segment, usually not too influenced by price fluctuations given the high margins.The Mastige and the Mass market would instead be hit by a higher product cost resulting in consumers trade down unless finished products companies would absorb the cost or they would trade for cheaper raw materials with less quality.

It is clear that market localization is difficult. During the last 30 years globalization of trading goods has been the norm and the consumers have adapted to it. Tariff restrictions and higher taxes to import is a way to protect local economies and their produces. It is somehow enforced in some markets, especially in Asia and it would be interesting to see how the BRIC bloc will move in future years and whether trade agreements will stay in place or they will be renegotiated. A recent example is the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. This agreement is unique for our industry because it includes a special cosmetics annex that provides a framework for international regulatory best practices that would raise standards and allow our industry to continue to provide safe, innovative products in a timely fashion to consumers around the world. The TPP agreement has been successful in our industry due to cosmetic annex making easier for the TPP partners to import good (the partners being the USA, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam and Japan). Benefits had included addressing divergent labelling requirements, eliminating requirements for certificates of free sale and eliminating dual registration for products that only differ by shade or fragrance. However this agreement has been questioned by the current US administration that would instead favor bilateral trade instead of a global agreement allowing the US to negotiate better terms for itself and favoring local protectionism if needed.

While Localization would allow bringing value to resources often neglected or obscured by the global offer, it is hard to imagine how we can give up the access to worldwide goods. Global trading should continue while local offer would complement when quality based and competitive. I don’t think that protectionism will benefit our industry that has always favored an open approach to technologies and innovation no matter where they come from, to different cultures and stories, and to raw materials sourced worldwide. The cosmetic industry and their customers benefit from open trade and closing borders would be a mistake.


 

Guest Author: Giorgio Dell’Acqua, PhD

Giorgio Dell’Acqua, PhD, has been an investigator in applied biomedical research for 15 years and he has spent the last 16 years as an executive and cosmetic scientist in the personal care industry. He is specialized in skin and hair care ingredients, finished product development and technical marketing. He has covered multiple roles as a manager and director in different companies specialized in active ingredients and product development. He has helped bring more than 100 successful active ingredients and finished products to market and has authored more than 50 publications in medicine and cosmetic science. In the last 10 years he has been writing and lecturing on sustainability and cosmetic ingredients and helped sourcing, developing and bringing to market many sustainable ingredients. He is a recent award winning speaker on sustainability and natural ingredients and a regular columnist on sustainable cosmetic science.

Open Innovation – Part 2

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The Key to Success is Communication and Trust – by Giorgio Dell’Acqua, PhD

Open innovation is about bringing ideas to business and to market. In order to achieve this goal a network of multilateral collaborations need to be put in place by companies to target the latest ideas and technology with the objective to stay ahead of the competition and attract more customers.

It is clear that one of the key of success is based on matchmaking and good communication so that the common goal between the collaborators is achieved. When is about to transfer technology coming from an external idea to a company, such as the case of University to Company or Spin off to Company some models are better and faster than other models. The bureaucracy and the difficulty associated with technology transfer vary depending the organization. Some university are capable to shorten the transfer process to companies allowing them a quick introduction of the technology to market. Also, licensing agreements can be drafted differently and sometime the royalties’ conditions are prohibitive for small businesses.

When the idea and/or the technology is ready to be transferred, it is about to negotiate a deal, like a licensing agreement that can include royalties, money upfront, etc. To get the best deal one of the keys if not the key, is trust between parties. But how do you build trust between organizations that barely know each other? By creating a process similar to dating. It is the proximity and the day to day get to know each other that can create the bridge for communication and trust.

I would like to give some example. Many universities have created on campus the so called “incubator” for small businesses or startups. One of this university is for example the Engineering School in Lausanne, Switzerland known as EPFL. The “incubator” is by definition the place where the baby is developing before being handed out to an adult to take care of. In other words a place where an idea can grow into a business model. These places are often spin off of the university. The EPFL hosts hundreds of spin off every year. This operation allows young entrepreneurs to “date” scientists and technologists to grow their ideas into a business. Once the business is mature (meaning is funded), the spin off would leave the incubator and enter in adult world.

Another example is the “Cosmetic Valley” in France where technological spin off companies, ingredients suppliers, small and large brands share the same space. Again, proximity is the key. Sometimes, startups are even invited to occupy the same space of a larger company for so called “pilot projects”. The pilot project is meant to get to know each other, facilitate the transferring process and secure a business, a win-win for the companies collaborating: a licensing agreement and cash flow for the startup and exclusive technology for the larger company.

I would encourage the idea of large industrial hubs that would work like campuses where ideas are circulating between different industrial partners that although individually managed can meet on campus for a cup of coffee and discuss about ideas and how to bring them to market.

Proximity and acquaintance is key to open innovation and success.

Acknowledgments: The authors want to thank Ying Jia, PhD for designing the cover for this blog.


Guest Author: Giorgio Dell’Acqua, PhD

Giorgio Dell’Acqua, PhD, has been an investigator in applied biomedical research for 15 years and he has spent the last 16 years as an executive and cosmetic scientist in the personal care industry. He is specialized in skin and hair care ingredients, finished product development and technical marketing. He has covered multiple roles as a manager and director in different companies specialized in active ingredients and product development. He has helped bring more than 100 successful active ingredients and finished products to market and has authored more than 50 publications in medicine and cosmetic science. In the last 10 years he has been writing and lecturing on sustainability and cosmetic ingredients and helped sourcing, developing and bringing to market many sustainable ingredients. He is a recent award winning speaker on sustainability and natural ingredients and a regular columnist on sustainable cosmetic science.

Open Innovation – Part 1

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Co-creating with the World to Accelerate New Consumer Solutions – by Prithwiraj Maitra, PhD

Our Industry is evolving at a very rapid pace driven by new products, new market segments and new business models. How do companies keep pace with rapidly evolving market needs, stay ahead of the curve and create value through breakthrough innovation? If you look at examples of hyper-growth tech companies like Apple and Amazon, open innovation and co-creation is one of the core operating models to keep them agile in a hyper competitive space.

So, what is open innovation? Professor Henry Chesbrough at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley in his book on “Open innovation” describes “Open innovation as a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology.”

Many other global companies outside the tech industry like GE, LEGO, Coca-Cola, NASA, Johnson & Johnson have implemented open innovation models to fuel their future growth.

GE’s commitment to open innovation is clearly articulated in their open innovation manifesto (http://www.ge.com/about-us/openinnovation) – “We believe openness leads to inventiveness and usefulness. We also believe that it’s impossible for any organization to have all the best ideas, and we strive to collaborate with experts and entrepreneurs everywhere who share our passion to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues”.

Open innovation is based on a very simple tenet that ideas can come from anywhere: suppliers in the current value chain, start-ups, entrepreneurs, end users/consumers, academia; key question is how do you organize yourself to capitalize on these opportunities and create value?

One example of open innovation is how LEGO transformed their business by co-creating with consumers, as described in the book “Brick By Brick” by David Roberstson. LEGO invites their highly involved and skilled users to co-create new ideas / designs through an online portal (https://ideas.lego.com/). In this online portal, LEGO consumers can design either using LEGO bricks or computer 3D applications. Other users get to vote on these designs, once the idea reaches a targeted vote, LEGO can consider it as a new product by giving a small part of the revenues to the creator of the set. This model of co-creation motivates customers to constantly create new innovation and fosters a sense of entrepreneurial creativity.

Coca Cola participates in similar co-creation on new flavors through the Freestyle dispenser machine that allows users from around the world to mix their own flavors and suggest a new flavor for Coca-Cola products. The new product records the consumer flavor so they can get it from other Freestyle machines located around the world using the Coca-Cola mobile application. This model of open innovation puts the consumers at the heart of the product development process by using these suggested flavors as external ideas that are evaluated as a new product line.

Eric Von Hippel in his book “Democratizing Innovation” describes co-creation by highly sophisticated sub-group of end users he calls “lead users” to innovate for large firms. He argues that with advances in computer and communications technology, users will continue to develop new products in the future. Van Hippel’s many examples of user innovation in action range from surgical equipment to surfboards to apps to software security features. It makes sense for companies to co-create with a community of lead users.

While organizations can participate in the idea of open innovation, to be successful in drawing value from open innovation it is very important to have the right organizational structure & culture. How do we create value by harmonizing– internal and external ecosystem to select the best science, creating global execution & speed to market? This is not easy for most companies as it requires a shift in culture, mindset, and it takes time, focus and commitment from senior leaders to adopt and influence change. Open innovation operating models should be viewed as a journey driven by strategic vision; one cannot expect full success in the short-term. It is a long-term strategic commitment to where organizations have to evolve, iterate, fine tune over and over again; quick wins always help instill confidence and engagement in the organization. Simply coming across a great new idea is not enough, in order to maximize, translate and capitalize on a great idea you need the organization to be ready and have the mindset to quickly act and leverage the idea. You need internal R&D and marketing expertise to screen many ideas and transform that one great idea into value propositions to create life changing opportunities. You need the right mix of skills internally evaluating these opportunities – openness to new ideas balanced with the rigor in due diligence.

Another important aspect of organizational cultural for an open innovation model is cultivating a culture of risk-taking and embracing a culture of failure. Since transformational ideas are by definition high risk in nature, it is important for leadership to reward risk taking and nurture a culture of fast failure.

In order to fully maximize open innovation we have to look beyond just product-based innovation and look to full spectrum innovation – identifying the sweet spot between consumer needs, new science and new business models.

Terwiesch and Ulrich in their book “Innovation Tournaments” describe a systematic approach to producing and choosing high potential innovations by designing innovation tournaments (internal/external), pitting competing opportunities against one another and then consistently filtering out the weakest ones until those with highest potential remain. In 2016, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Janssen announced $1.5 Million in Grants for World Without Disease QuickFire Challenge. Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Janssen selected the 3 companies (RMIT, Glyscend and Neurotrackeach receiving a grant of $500,000) from over 470 global applicants with solutions across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer sectors.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. has embraced this model to co-create with the world to accelerate new consumer solutions. We believe that a great idea can come from anywhere. We also know that we have unmatched scientific, R&D and marketing expertise to transform great ideas. Through the utilization of a collaborative approach, we have seen many great opportunities to create meaningful innovations that impact the lives of people.

Our strong external innovation ecosystem helps to supplement our organic innovation capabilities through value-creating partnerships. Working together with academic centers, entrepreneurs and emerging companies, we help advance breakthrough healthcare solutions and bring them to the people who need them most.

By synthesizing the strengths of external experts across complimentary areas and categories they are able to (1) Discover solutions across the globe at start-ups, universities, suppliers and companies, (2) Design solutions to fit consumer needs, strong business model and disruptive technology, (3) De-risk solutions by iterating, rapid prototyping and market experiments, and (4) Deliver solutions in accelerated way to our consumers.

To date, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Inc. has over 20 collaborations in place with start-ups and universities including:

  • Rest Devices, Inc., the makers of the Mimo Baby to develop the first smart, personal baby sleep coach system.
  • HAX, a hardware accelerator in Shenzhen (China), to scout and accelerate promising start-ups in the Joint Consumer Health Device Accelerator Program.
  • S-Biomedic, a biotech start-up using cutting edge technology to produce live probiotic cosmetics aimed to modulate acne bacteria in order to cure and prevent acne.
  • Xycrobe Therapeutics, a microbiome startup company that focuses on the development of treatments for inflammatory skin diseases. Xycrobe’s technology includes a host of bacterial strains that create a symbiotic relationship living on the skin to reduce skin inflammation associated with acne and eczema.

Acknowledgments: The authors want to thank Ying Jia, PhD for designing the cover for this blog.


Guest Author: Prithwiraj Maitra, Ph.D.

Prithwiraj Maitra, Ph.D.is currently Associate Director & Research Fellow, Head of Global Face Care Upstream Innovation Platform at Johnson and Johnson Research and Development located in Skillman NJ. Dr Maitra is responsible for delivering balanced innovation portfolio with focus on key strategic priorities & consumer unmet needs on Anti-aging, Acne, Fairness & Tone benefit areas & develop robust innovation pipeline for JNJ’s global beauty brands- Neutrogena, Aveeno, RoC, Clean & Clear, Neostrata. Key responsibilities also include developing a culture of innovation, nurture & inspire talent to develop future R&D leaders. Prior to joining Johnson and Johnson in 2009 Dr. Maitra held several positions of increasing responsibilities at Avon’s Global R&D center in Suffern, New York where he was responsible for technology scouting and driving upstream innovation for color cosmetics and skin care. Prithwiraj received his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Temple University in 2003 and executive leadership certification on Innovation and Strategy from MIT Sloan School of Business in 2015. Prithwi is author of several peer reviewed publications and book chapters and is often invited speaker, chair at several national and international conferences. Prithwi is inventor on over 40 patents or patent applications.

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.

NYSCC Confirms Support of  IFSCC for the 2018 Suppliers’ Day Event in New York

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

(New York, NY, November 2017)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) is pleased to announced that the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists  (IFSCC) will join an impressive list of industry associations who are providing technical and regulatory content to the educational offerings at its flagship event, Suppliers’ Day.  Taking place May 15-16, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, the 39th Annual Suppliers’ Day will host the largest array of ingredients, raw materials, and solutions in North America for this industry sector.

As a benefactor of IFSCC, the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will receive the following support from this leading international organization:

  • An in-depth presentation from a top IFSCC expert which will be featured in the Global Forum track  taking place in the Presentation Theater at Suppliers’ Day
  • Outreach to the 74 countries and over 16,000 IFSCC members across the globe to increase the international buying audience at Suppliers’ Day
  • Localized interaction with select regions around the globe through the IFSCC’s 48 Societies.

“We are delighted to have NYSCC Suppliers’ Day as a benefactor of IFSCC, and are pleased with this spirit of collaboration and cooperation that we feel is necessary to ensure our mission of advancing cosmetic science on a global scale,” said Amy Wyatt, Vice President CHANEL Beauty Research and Innovation, Regulatory Affairs, and Quality Assurance, as well as Past President of the SCC (2006) and IFSCC ( 2016-17).  “I am   looking forward to being part of Suppliers’ Day in May and kicking-off the new Global Forum by introducing the IFSCC presenter!”

Marie Thadal, Chair of NYSCC added, “IFSCC is the recognized leader for education and networking in the global cosmetic chemistry community.  As Suppliers’ Day continues to grow, the exhibitors are looking to our event to provide a marketplace that transcends the region. This relationship with IFSCC, coupled with those already confirmed and those soon to be announced, will continue to establish NYSCC Suppliers’ Day as the must-attend industry event in North America in the beauty capital of the world.”

In addition to being a benefactor of IFSCC, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2018 recently announced partnerships with ICMAD (Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors) and PCPC (Personal Care Products Council), and will be announcing additional industry partnerships in the coming months. The Suppliers’ Day will again feature the Future Chemists Workshop, Presentation Theater, networking opportunities, and will soon announce more new show features and specialty areas. For exhibiting and sponsorship information for NYSCC Suppliers’ Day visit: www.NYSCC.org or contact Jane McDermott at  jmcdermott@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.

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

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

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day to Boast Biggest Global Ingredients Exhibit Floor in North America

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

The Leading SCC Industry Event for Cosmetic Chemists & Product Development Teams  

Takes Place May 15-16, 2018 in New York

(New York, NY, October 2017)—Close to 400 exhibitors representing dozens of countries have already secured exhibit space at the 39th Annual New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day. Taking place May 15-16, 2018 at the Jacob  K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will be the largest global ingredients marketplace in North America for cosmetic science and product development teams.

The event has also garnered widespread industry support from leading professional associations that include Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) and a far-reaching alliance with International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemist (IFSCC) as well as a closer collaboration with the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), with more in development.

“The 2018 NYSCC Suppliers’ Day in New York will be the only event that formulators, chemists, and product development teams need to attend to achieve their sourcing, business-building and networking objectives,” said Marie Thadal, Chair of NYSCC.

Highlights of Suppliers’ Day – the NYC event for the industry by the industry include:

-Pre-event CEP courses presented by the National Society of Cosmetic Chemists on May 14th

-In-depth FDA Regulatory Program presented by ICMAD on May 17th

– Global presence with IFSCC as a new partner allowing reach to 74 countries and thousands of potential executives involved in cosmetic chemistry

-Presentation Theater right on the show floor with free education on the latest trends and scientific applications driving product innovation presented by industry leaders from PCPC and IFSCC as well as “tracks,” such as:

  • “Discover Sustainability”
  • “Global Forum”
  • “Trends, Innovation & Activation”

-Future Chemists Workshop that educates and mentors the workforce of the future with a hands-on learning lab

-Return of “Digital Age of Beauty” focusing on digital solutions and innovations that engage consumers early and fast-track product introductions and enhancements

Heading into its second year at the Javits Center in New York City, the beauty and fashion capital of the world, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day has become the top industry event in North America for cosmetics, personal care ingredients and product innovations. This year’s event is expected to attract more than 8,000 attendees working in research and development and product development for the biggest brand manufacturers in beauty and personal care. It is estimated that there will be over 440 exhibitors from leading and emerging ingredient and raw materials suppliers as well as testing and quality control labs, machinery, packaging companies and professional service providers.

For exhibiting and sponsorship information for NYSCC Suppliers’ Day visit: www.NYSCC.org 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

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Announces New Industry Partnership with Personal Care Products Council (PCPC)

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

(New York, NY, September 2017) – Building on its mission to be the premier event for the industry by the industry, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day announces a new industry partnership with the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) , the leading national trade association representing the global cosmetic and personal care products industry.

Taking place May 15-16, 2018 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, the 39th Annual NYSCC Suppliers’ Day is the premier global ingredients marketplace for cosmetic science.  NYSCC Suppliers’ Day partnership with PCPC will expand its reach to its member companies that manufacture, distribute, and supply the vast majority of personal care products marketed in the U.S.

“We are looking forward to being part of the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day and sharing important information and resources on sound science and to help attendees continue to develop safe, innovative products that enhance consumers’ lives,” said Mark Pollak, Senior Executive Vice President, PCPC.

In addition to having a booth at NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, PCPC will also host a session in the Presentation Theater on the Suppliers’ Day exhibit floor.

“Adding PCPC as an industry partner strengthens our strategy to ensure Suppliers’ Day remains as the must-attend global event for anyone in cosmetic science and product development and will help take our attendees innovations and brands to the next level,” said Marie Thadal, Chair of NYSCC.

Heading into its second year at the Javits Center in New York City, the beauty and fashion capital of the world, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day has become the top industry event for cosmetics, personal care ingredients and product innovations. This year’s event is expected to attract more than 8,000 attendees working in research and development and product development for the biggest brand manufacturers in beauty and personal care. Also, it is estimated that there will be over 435 exhibitors from leading ingredient and raw materials suppliers as well as testing and quality control labs, machinery, packaging companies and professional service providers.

In addition to its industry partnership with PCPC, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2018 recently announced a partnership with ICMAD and will be announcing additional industry partnerships in the coming months. The Suppliers’ Day will again feature the Future Chemists Workshop, Presentation Theater, networking opportunities, and will soon announce other, new show features and specialty areas. . For exhibiting and sponsorship information for NYSCC Suppliers’ Day visit: www.NYSCC.org 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

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Announces Sponsorship of SCC Events

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(New York, NY, August 2017) NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists) Suppliers’ Day will be sponsoring several upcoming SCC (Society of Cosmetic Chemists) National and Chapter events. While the renowned NYSCC Suppliers’ Day is the flagship tradeshow in North America within the cosmetic science industry, these partnerships promote the mission of the SCC’s goal of educating members, providing networking opportunities, and showcasing innovation throughout the year. The sponsored events include:

Florida SCC Sunscreen Symposium, September 14-16, 2017, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club, Orlando, FL,

California SCC Suppliers’ Day, October 25-26, 2017, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

SCC 71st Annual Meeting & Technology Showcase, December 11-12, 2017,The Westin New York- Time Square, New York, NY

“As the leading event in North America serving the cosmetics chemistry sector, it is important that we showcase innovation and support education in all regions while ensuring that Suppliers’ Day remains the show of choice for those making buying decisions,” said Marie Thadal, Chair of the NYSCC.

The 38th Annual NYSCC Suppliers’ Day made its debut this May at its new location, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, The event had 8,752 attendees from 27 countries around the world and 435 international exhibitors making the 2017 Suppliers’ Day the largest event to date.

“We were very happy with our booth at the Javits Center as well as the customer service. The traffic on Tuesday was great and we saw people from all over the country in attendance. We are sticking with Suppliers’ Day in 2018 as our New York event,” said

Chris Minihan, Operations Manager, Greentech.

To view the SCC’s calendar of events for 2017, visit: http://www.scconline.org/events/. For exhibiting and sponsorship information for NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, May 15-16, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, visit:www.NYSCC.org or contact: suppliersday@nyscc.org.

New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists with the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers & Distributors Partners for Suppliers’ Day 2018

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

Contact: Donna Hoye, dhoye@icmad.org, 800-334-2623 ext. 107

Partnership to Support New York’s Top Beauty and Personal Care Ingredients Trade Show

(New York, NY August  2017) – New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) and The Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association announced a new partnership for NYSCC’s Suppliers’ Day 2018. The event, presented by NYSCC, offers leaders in the industry the opportunity to showcase their businesses and network with trade professionals. ICMAD is proud to be a sponsor at NYSCC’s 39th Annual Suppliers’ Day on May 15-16, 2018, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.

The day after the show ends, ICMAD will also host its annual FDA Cosmetics Regulations Workshop on May 17th, 2018 at the Javits Center. The workshop provides cosmetic and personal care industry professions with necessary regulatory and safety updates. Government representatives, industry experts and ICMAD officials will inform attendees about sector updates, current issues and ICMAD activities.

“Being part of NYSCC Suppliers’ Day gives ICMAD members direct access to companies from all over the world who offer innovative ingredients, raw materials and services,” said Pam Busiek, ICMAD President and CEO. “We are also excited to host a program focused on industry regulations for the NYSCC community and to be able to connect with other creative cosmetic entrepreneurs and leaders in New York City next spring.”

Heading into its second year at the Javits Center in New York City, the beauty and fashion capital of the world, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day has become the top industry event for cosmetics, personal care ingredients and product innovations. This year’s event is expected to attract more than 8,000 attendees working in research and development and product development for the biggest brand manufacturers in beauty and personal care. Also, it is estimated that there will be over 435 exhibitors from leading ingredient and raw materials suppliers as well as testing and quality control labs, machinery, packaging companies and professional service providers.

“We are thrilled to have ICMAD participating in Suppliers’ Day, an event for the industry by the industry,’’ said Marie Thadal, Chair of NYSCC. “ICMAD provides important services and resources to entrepreneurial companies that drive incredible innovations and industry creativity.”

NYSCC was a sponsor of ICMAD’s prestigious 2017 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards that were recently presented in Las Vegas. These annual awards are the highest accolade in the independent beauty industry and the gold-standard award for breakthrough beauty products.

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2018 will be announcing additional industry partnerships in the coming months. The industry event will again feature the Future Chemists Workshop, Presentation Theater, networking opportunities, and other new show features and specialty areas being announced soon. For exhibiting and sponsorship information for NYSCC Suppliers’ Day visit: www.NYSCC.org or contact: suppliersday@nyscc.org.

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About the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC)

Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, 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. For more information visit: www.nyscc.org

About ICMAD

ICMAD, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors association, has been the voice of independent cosmetic companies around the world since 1974. Offering innovative business tools, timely publications, educational programs, networking opportunities, and key advocacy support, ICMAD provides invaluable guidance and support for all facets of the independent cosmetic industry. Stay on top of the latest regulations and events with ICMAD online at www.icmad.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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