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NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Announces Noah Rosenblatt, President, Space NK, INDIE 360° Keynote

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INDIE 360° Pavilion Spotlights Indie Companies Curated by Access Beauty Insiders at the Leading Beauty & Personal Care Ingredients and Formulation Event held May 3 & 4

(New York, NY, April 2022)—NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists) is pleased to announce that Noah Rosenblatt, President of North America at Space NK will address attendees during a one-on-one fireside chat on Wednesday, May 4th at 9:00 am during Suppliers’ Day at the Javits Center in New York.  This fireside chat, “Space NK: Bridging High Street to Main Street,” will be moderated by Kelly Kovack, Founder & CEO of BeautyMatter. Topics covered will address a multitude of subject matters including consumer migration from cities to small towns and how that impacts today’s retail landscape, to ingredient transparency and consumer shopping behavior vis-à-vis ingredients. Beauty founders and the supplier community will find the conversation relevant and insightful.

INDIE 360° at Suppliers’ Day is an immersive educational and sourcing experience providing up and coming indie brands with insight, information and resources needed to succeed. The program was created to foster connections between indie brands and suppliers and allow for open communication as well as to spotlight newer to market companies who are utilizing unique ingredients or combination of ingredients. The INDIE 360°  program is moderated and chaired by Luciana Coutinho with the pavilion participants curated by Daniela Ciocan, Access Beauty Insiders.

“We are thrilled to offer this fireside chat as part of the INDIE 360° program,” said Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Chair, NYSCC.  “Noah has a proven track record of discovering and nurturing founder brands as well as connecting with consumers. His conversation with Kelly will be a highlight of our event and inspire and engage our attendees.”

Rosenblatt joined Space NK in 2015, bringing more than eight years of beauty experience with prior roles at LVMH and 20 years of retail industry experience working with numerous emerging brands looking to expand their footprint in the US. Throughout his tenure Noah has built meaningful relationships with brands and founders alike to ensure Space NK continues to be relevant in the marketplace.  From long term partners to newer developed relationships, under his leadership nearly 50 brands are part of the Space NK wholesale portfolio including By Terry, Chantecaille, Tata Harper, Natura Bisse, Vintners Daughter, Aesop, Diptyque and Boy Smells.

A half-day INDIE 360° educational program will follow the fireside chat on May 4th and feature a presentation from BeautyStreams on “What’s Happening in the INDIE Market? Trends & Forecasts;” followed by a “Panel of Founders,” from entrepreneurial companies led by Deanna Utroske of Beauty Insiders.  There will also be timely topics discussions on ”The Storm Continues: Beauty Industry Supply Chain Update and Outlook presented by IBA;” “Leveraging Corporate Accelerators to Spur Greater Inclusion in Personal Care;” and “Advertising 101: Best Practices for Marketing Ingredient/Product Benefits.”

The INDIE 360° Pavilion on the exhibit floor highlights fresh ideas and concepts from select companies who are utilizing unique combinations of ingredients and novel formulations.  Companies participating include CandaScent Labs, Dr Lili Fan Probiotic Skincare, High on Love, I-on Skincare, Lamik Beauty, Malibu Apothecary, Onekind, PRIORI Adaptive Skincare, Redmint, Shielded Beauty, Sunrise Session, and Touch in Sol.

Show attendees will be able to meet with the founders of these companies and vote for the ‘PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD’ with the winner being announced on Wednesday, May 4th over a champagne reception starting at 3 p.m.

The INDIE 360°  Program at Suppliers’ Day was made possible by the support of BASF, Grant Industries, Lubrizol, luluble, and TRI-K.

Suppliers’ Day is the NYSCC flagship event and attracts participants working in R&D and product development for the biggest brand manufacturers in beauty and personal care as well as emerging independents.  Additional educational programs offered this year will cover microbiome, natural colorants, in-vitro modeling, cosmetic regulations, safety assessment & quality assurance, along with “Digital Age of Beauty,” “Discover Sustainability,” “World of Chemistry,” and “Hair: Textured, Curly, Straight?” programs and a “Regulatory Update” session. Future Chemists Workshop, Mentorship Lunch Mixer, and the SCC/NYSCC Co-sponsored Career Development Day will be held in support of young professionals in the industry. The NYSCC Industry Awards Night will take place on May 3rd at SONY Hall and feature the announcement of the finalists of the CEW Supplier’s Beauty Creators Award.

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day–The Chemists Classroom

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Science and Sustainability at the Forefront of Leading Beauty and Personal Care Ingredients and Formulation Trade Show and Conference, May 3-4, at the Javits Center in New York City

 

(New York, New York, April 2022)—The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) announces its educational program for Suppliers’ Day, taking place May 3-4, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.  As North America’s most important ingredients and formulation event, Suppliers’ Day will provide the latest trends, scientific findings, global ingredients, raw materials and solutions that will invigorate and accelerate beauty and personal care product developments.

Curated by the NYSCC Scientific Committee, along with support from media and industry association partners, Suppliers’ Day will offer close to 60 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:

-Two NYSCC Scientific Advisory Courses taking deep dives into:  In-vitro Modeling to Predict Clinical Outcome and Natural Colorants.

-Digital Age of Beauty focusing on key strategies, digital tools and innovative technologies that influence product development, and speed to market

Including AI and VR

-Microbiome: Inside Out Beauty featuring different expert perspectives and insight  on microbiome health and how exposome impacts product development.

PCPC & IKW Present: Essential Elements of Cosmetic Regulation, Safety Assessment, and Quality Assurance

INDIE 360 covering every angle of launching and sustaining a brand and featuring a one-on-one fireside chat with Noah Rosenblatt, President, Space NK.

All About Hair, a lunch & learn program exploring the innovative ingredients–plant based, sustainable–providing superior performance and effective treatment for every hair type.

-Popular program tracks focused on green issues and reducing waste with Discover Sustainability, global sourcing and marketing trends from World of Chemistry; IBA’s Regulatory & Compliance Update and Innovations from the Exhibit Floor in the Presentations Theater.

-Pre-event SCC CEP Courses on Fundamentals of Microbiome for the Cosmetics Industry and Fundamentals of Color.

            “With the theme, ‘Your Source for Science & Sustainability Solutions,’ Suppliers’ Day will fill the Javits Center with scientific expertise and discoveries that are driving beauty and personal care innovations and bringing new products to life.  Attendees will be immersed in sustainable, clean and green solutions impacting new product development and business success,” said Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Chair, NYSCC.

Continuing its mission to educate and involve the workforce of the future and students, Suppliers’ Day will also host the popular Future Chemists Workshop and hold a Mentor Lunch Mixer and Information Session. NYSCC is also collaborating again with National SCC for its 3rd Annual Career Development Day on May 4th.

The finalists of the CEW Supplier’s Beauty Creators Award for Ingredients & Formulation will be revealed at the NYSCC Industry Awards Night celebration on May 3rd  at SONY Hall.

The expanded show floor will feature more than 430 global exhibitors showcasing novel ingredients, formulas, processing, advanced scientific testing equipment and more.  Dynamic areas on the show floor will provide an enhanced educational experience including the classic Future Chemists Workshop, Presentation Theater, and the return of the INDIE 360 Pavilion spotlighting fresh ideas and concepts from companies and brands who are utilizing unique combinations of ingredients  New this year will be a Poster Presentations Showcase with the latest scientific findings and ingredients and formulation breakthroughs.

Suppliers’ Day is the NYSCC flagship event and attracts 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/suppliers-day/.

SOFW.com – Interview with Giorgio Dell’Acqua, 2022 NYSCC Chair

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Interview with Giorgio Dell’Acqua, 2022 NYSCC Chair

Giorgio Dell’Acqua
2022 NYSCC Chair

Last November the Chapter successfully organized the first ‘back-in-person’ NYSCC Suppliers’ Day after the pandemic break. How was the turnout for attendees and exhibitors?

It was incredible and extremely rewarding to meet face-to face and be reunited with so many members and colleagues. This important event, November 10th and 11th in 2021, attracted 6,807 registrants and 392 exhibitors and they were all eager to find solutions and move forward in their businesses. Noteworthy were the international participants, from 30 countries, who were able to attend despite the travel restrictions.

At the conclusion of this Suppliers’ Day we also had a “Virtual Month of Beauty” that captured even more new registrants and fostered continued engagement.

A big shout to Susanna Fernandes, the 2021 NYSCC Chair, and the entire Suppliers’ Day team for navigating through such unfamiliar territory and being able to bring this edition of Suppliers’ Day to life!

What will the main focus of the 2022 NYSCC Suppliers’ Day on May 3-4, 2022?

The theme this year is “Your Destination for Science & Sustainable Sourcing Solutions.”  We are getting back to basics while viewing all chemistry and formulating through a sustainable lens. This will be evident on the exhibit floor and woven throughout the conference program. We will have subject matter experts in the field of digitalization, sustainability, clean beauty and advanced scientific testing, to name a few, presenting during the show and part of our comprehensive educational program.  All designed to inspire creativity, ingenuity, and innovation.

NYSCC also formed a Diversity & Inclusion Committee this year that will be involved in programming and activities at Suppliers’ Day to engage attendees in conversation about ideas that provide leadership in the cosmetics community around diversity and inclusion.

We cannot just be focused on the science of the ingredients and formulations without considering the impact of their sourcing both on the environment and society.

What can attendees expect this year?

As the only event in North America for ingredients, formulations, and delivery innovations, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day will have something for everyone.

It will be the best forum in North America for the latest trends, scientific findings, global ingredients, raw materials and solutions that will invigorate formulations and accelerate beauty and personal care product developments.

From end-to-end of the Javits Center, scientific and sustainable sourcing solutions that are impacting product development and brand creations will be discussed, experienced and on full display.

Suppliers’ Day this year will also feature 50+ individual conference sessions and curated educational programs, with 430+ exhibitors with more than 8,000 attendees expected to attend from all over the world.  Dynamic areas on the show floor, that once again is expanded into the D Hall at the Javits Center, will provide enhanced experiential learning including the classic Future Chemists Workshop, Presentation Theater, and the return of the INDIE 360 Pavilion. New this year will be a Poster Showcase, featuring the latest scientific findings and ingredients and formulation breakthroughs.

Suppliers’ Day for attendees will help catapult professional advancement and truly be non-stop learning, discovery, and business building.

What will be some highlights of the conference program?

NYSCC continues to grow and enhance the educational component of Suppliers’ Day.  This year we are excited to present our hallmark programs with updated content designed to help those involved in formulations, sourcing, and marketing beauty and personal care products achieve their business objectives including:

  • Discover Sustainability a series of quick but powerful presentations from leading companies that are successfully implementing clean beauty, green formulation, bio-based and cradle-to-cradle certifications, ethical sourcing, and more.
  • Digital Age of Beauty focusing on current strategies and innovations that influence product development, and speed to market. The latest digital tools and techniques that drive, measure and analyze consumer engagement and the demands they set forth will also be presented.
  • World of Chemistry delivering a global perspective and discussion on raw materials, solutions, formulation, and regulations.  Presenters encompass leading experts from countries and regions that are defining the beauty and personal care landscape.
  • Show Floor Presentation Theater complimentary to all attendees, provides insightful, leading-edge supplier presentations and interactive talks.

After last year’s success, INDIE 360 will return and we will be working with IBA (Independent Beauty Association) and other new partners on creating a program that focuses on every angle of the business.  A highlight will be brand founders sharing their candid stories and experiences as well as challenges, opportunities and pathways to success. There will also be a spotlight on how INDIE companies are utilizing unique ingredients or innovative ingredient combinations.

PCPC will also be back to present essential content on cosmetic regulation, safety assessment, and quality assurance.

The NYSCC Scientific Advisory Committee will present two conference sessions that take deep dives into topics that are relevant and timely to chemists and R&D teams and the pre-conference SCC CEP Courses will take place on May 2nd.

We also will continue our nurturing and support of the next generation of chemists with the expansion of our Mentor/Mentee Program and the Future Chemists Workshop with even more colleges and universities participating.  The co-sponsored SCC & NYSCC Career Development Day will also be part of the event

Of course we will also have our Industry Awards Night celebration after the first day of the show.  This year, the finalists of the CEW Beauty Creators Supplier’s Award will be revealed. Industry Awards Night is a great event for renewing partnerships and creating new ones and truly acknowledges the important drivers of innovation and exemplifies Suppliers’ Day core spirit.

Will the event be hybrid?

Yes we will offer a virtual day on May 9th. This will literally be an immersive experience with attendees feeling like they entered the Javits Convention Center in NYC and will give them a 360 degree view of the actual exhibits and expo floor from their desktops or mobile devices.

We also have a platform that makes it easy for exhibitors to provide the same assets and product information for both the live and virtual events and to even schedule appointments with the virtual attendees.

Some of the educational programs offered during the in-person Suppliers’ Day will also be available on May 9th.

Thank you very much for this interview and I hope to see many of your readers at Suppliers’ Day this year.  Please visit www.nyscc.org/suppliersday/ for more information and to register.

A new appreciation of scientific expertise

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Inteview with Giorgio Dell‘Acqua

Chairman, New York Society of ­Cosmetic Chemists

How has the coronavirus pandemic affected the work of chemists in the cosmetics industry?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the role and work of cosmetic chemists in many different aspects. Chemists who were used to going to an office had to learn and adapt to working from home and away from their peers and colleagues. Those who worked in a lab were left in limbo at times waiting for their labs to reopen. And every chemist experienced supply chain disruption, ingredients shortages, as well as delays in manufacturing and shipping. Although our professional and personal lives were disrupted, I am proud and impressed how fellow cosmetic chemists and NYSCC Chapter members have adapted and grown during this unprecedented time.

There were some restrictions and delivery bottlenecks. What did the US have to contend with during this time?

The US have not only federal regulations but also state by state mandated regulations. This added a complex layer of restrictions and, depending on your state of business, dictated when you were allowed to go back to work and how – with some states requiring increased safety and hygienic protocols. There were some labs that were allowed to stay open with very limited disruption of business due to emergency status since they produced reagents and chemicals useful for fighting the pandemic. Delivery bottlenecks and supply chain issues were problematic for cosmetic chemists and their companies, especially if they were sourced from other countries. A localised supply chain became a good back-up plan for those in the industry.

To what extent have the customers’ requirements for cosmetic products changed during this time?

At the beginning of the pandemic there was a big demand for hand sanitisers and cleaning products. Once settling in, consumers started looking for products to increase their well-being and self-esteem due to the isolation and high stress level. Hydrating creams, hand creams, body creams but also products to achieve healthy nails and hair started to be in demand, as well as in-home care routines and DIY kits.

Also, Covid-19 did instil a new appreciation and respect for scientific expertise, and this was evident with consumers of beauty and personal care products. Consumers became more knowledgeable and informed about the ingredients and formulations used in creating and manufacturing the products they purchased.

What role does sustainability play and how does it affect the work of chemists?

Sustainability has been growing steadily as a key concept for the cosmetic industry for the past ten years. The recent pandemic has broadened sustainability to environmental protection and social equity issues. Consumers are demanding products and ingredients associated with a sustainability success story. Formulators are listening and developing products sourced though sustainability standards (including certifications and adhering to CSR guidelines).

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the natural ingredients that customers often demand?

Natural ingredients are centrepieces in current products and formulations and are often used to communicate the product itself. The main advantage and attraction of natural ingredients is that most consumers perceive them as safe. Natural ingredients have also been developed into active, standardised ingredients, with scientific claims and proven efficacy. Even if standardised, the main disadvantage of natural ingredients could be their long-term stability in a formulation. Also, their properties do not always match their synthetic counterpart as well as in a cost per use comparison.

What can so-called “green” or “clean” chemistry achieve here?

Green or clean chemistry and its twelve principles is a growing and significant trend for our industry. It is about environmental responsibility. It is being driven by consumers becoming increasingly conscious, better informed, and more concerned about the safety of product manufacturing and its impact to the environment. Once the synthetic process is optimised to reduce toxicity and waste and adopted on a large scale, it will be a game changer for us and the environment we live in.

“Chemistry is bad – natural is good” These or similar opinions are firmly anchored in the minds of many consumers. Why does “green” or “clean” chemistry play no role for end customers? Shouldn’t more educational work be done here?

There is misinformation in the beauty industry and consumers do get confused by erroneous crowd-source information about some chemicals and led astray by false marketing claims. However, with the rise of the clean beauty movement, and consumers increased interest in learning about the ingredients and the science behind it all, they are getting a better understanding that chemicals and naturals can safely be together in formulas and be effective.

What are the current trends in cosmetics?

Besides natural and clean beauty I see digitalisation, sustainability, customisation, holistic beauty, and the supplement market for beauty from the inside out as big trends. Also, hair care and products that combat stress related to hair loss will be big. There are also more products being developed for people identifying as non-binary and expanding the market in a very interesting way that is addressing people on an individual basis and putting our industry at the forefront of acceptance and inclusivity.

What is already demanded that may not yet be implemented now?

I think more technology in the green products category is needed as well asits increased accessibility. Scientific testing, which is so important needs to be more affordable so that all brands, no matter their size, can benefit.

What are current research topics?

There has been a big push on the use of artificial intelligence to develop solutions for consumers, both in product development, speed to market, and in testing. Also, new testing models for ingredients and products are being studied that mimic the clinical settings to facilitate scientific validation. Finally, the understanding of the effect of ingredients on the different mechanism in our body, as well as the interaction with the exposome and the microbiome is another interesting area of study and exploration.

Which trends will be showcased at NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2022?

The theme for this year’s Suppliers’ Day, 3rd – 4th May in New York is the destination for science, sustainability, and sourcing solutions. This will be evident on the exhibit floor and woven throughout the conference program. NYSCC formed a diversity and inclusion committee that will be involved in programming and activities at Suppliers’ Day to engage all attendees in conversation about scientific ideas that provide leadership in the cosmetics community around diversity and inclusion.

We cannot just be focused on the science of the ingredients and formulations without considering the impact of their sourcing both on the environment and society.

Do Makeup and Skincare Products Really Expire?

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People like to say that beauty doesn’t last forever, but the only time that’s really true is when you’re talking about your beauty products. Most skincare and makeup items have a shelf life because the preservatives in the formulas degrade over time.

“The ingredients evolve, and they’ll eventually go bad,” explains Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Ph.D., chair of the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists. That’s why it’s important to clean out your beauty cabinet from time to time. That’ll protect you from potential infections and adverse skin reactions (plus it frees up room for new finds!).

Every time you dip your fingers into creams or use an applicator like (brushes and mascara wands) to apply makeup, the products get exposed to bacteria and fungi.

“Studies have shown significant growth of harmful microorganisms in cosmetic products—such as staphylococcus (a common bacteria that causes skin infections), and pseudomonas, which can cause skin rashes and abscess,” says Deborah Lee, a clinician in the UK who is also a medical writer for Dr Fox Online Pharmacy.

Preservatives prevent this growth, but when those start to break down, the bacteria and fungi can find a breeding ground, thanks to the products’ essential minerals, organic compounds, and high water content.

How to know when to throw away beauty products

Check the expiration date. If you remember when you bought a certain product, you can check the “Period After Opening” date on the ingredients label. Look for a tiny jar icon with a label such as ‘24M.’ That would indicate the product should be used within 24 months of opening.

Test your senses. “If you see a weird color, smell something funny, or feel that the texture has changed—toss it,” says Dell’Acqua.

Check up frequently. “It’s important to go through your makeup bag every six to twelve months and examine your makeup,” says Lee. In addition to giving you a chance to toss whatever has gone bad, it’ll help you better keep track of how long you’ve really had a particular product.

Ahead, learn more about the three common signs that signal a product has gone bad, plus how to keep your favorite beauty items clean.

Signs your beauty products have gone bad

The color is off.

Does your product look as good as it used to? “If the nice white and watery facial cream you bought a few months back now has a yellow color and looks oily—it’s time to get a new one,” says Dell’Acqua. Old foundations and concealers may appear more orange-y and skincare products that contain vitamin C may also turn a dark yellow color.

It smells weird.

Exposure to sunlight and warm temperatures encourage the growth of bacteria that leads to foul odors. Some products, like lipstick, may give off a chemical odor, while creams and moisturizers may have a sour or rancid smell. “Old mascara may smell like gasoline,” adds Lee.

“This happens a lot with sunscreen when people go to the beach,” says Dell’Acqua, but your bathroom can have the same effect. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also warns that bacteria thrive best in warm, moist, protein-rich environments and grow fastest in the temperature range between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit. To prevent the growth of bacteria, try storing your makeup and skincare products in a clean, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture.

The texture changed.

As cosmetics and skincare age, their formula changes consistency. Many products will start to harden and crack. “You’ll begin to see separation in creams (and nail polish) because the water and oil molecules will break apart over time, causing the oil to rise to the surface,” explains Dell’Acqua. Mascara will become clumpy and dry, while lipstick may develop tiny holes or start feeling gooey or rubbery.

The general rule of thumb for discarding cosmetics after opening

  • Nail Polish: Two years
  • Powder foundations and eyeshadow: Two years
  • Liquid foundation and concealer: Six to twelve months
  • Lipstick, lip pencil, eyeliner pencil, and eyebrow gel: One year
  • Blush, bronzer, and face creams: One year
  • Lip gloss: Three to six months
  • Mascara and blending sponges: Three months
  • Facial moisturizerseye creams, serums: Two years

How to clean your beauty products

Wash your makeup brushes frequently, clean the inside of nozzles, eyeliner tips, eye pencil sharpeners, and everything you regularly use that touches your face. “You should also keep your makeup kits, boxes, drawers, and compartments free of dirt and grime by cleaning it regularly with a cleansing wipe,” says Lee. This will help prevent bacteria from growing on or inside of your products. Below, check out a few derm-approved products you can use to clean and sanitize your beauty tools.

New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Announces 2022 Executive Board

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Leaders Representing Prominent Ingredient and Formulation Suppliers and Manufacturers

will Guide the Chapter’s Future Direction

 

(New York, NY, November 2021) – The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) announced and installed its new executive board for 2022 during its Education & Awards Night Ceremony on November 10th at HK Hall in New York City.  Liz Streeland, President, National SCC, presided over the installation. The 2022 NYSCC Executive Board includes:

  • Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Chair
    Chief Science Officer, Nutrafol
  • Susanna Fernandes, Advisor/Past Chairman
    Lead E-Sales Executive, TRI-K
  • Mohamed Abdulla, Treasurer
    Account Manager- HPC- East Coast, Oxiteno
  • Alex Blakeman, Treasurer Elect
    Director of Technologies, Superior Materials Inc.
  • Luciana Coutinho, Secretary
    Founder and Chief Product Officer, LULUBLE, INC.
  • Stacey House, Chair-Elect
    Head of Product Development and Innovation for KDC/One’s Beauty and Personal Care Division

“I am excited to take over from my predecessor, Susanna, who led the Chapter to new heights in programming, engagement, and after two years, the successful return of our  in-person Suppliers’ Day event,” said Giorgio Dell’Acqua, incoming Chair, NYSCC. “With the help and guidance of the new board, committee members and volunteers I will continue this chapter’s legacy of focusing on education in cosmetic science as well as seeking collaborations with organizations instrumental to the chapter. Science and sustainability will be strong building blocks of many of the Chapter’s upcoming activities and programs.”

            Dell’Acqua and the 2022 NYSCC Executive Board also plan to expand and grow the programs that will help the chapter’s youngest members succeed in the industry including the Future Chemists Workshop at Suppliers’ Day, a robust Mentorship/Mentee database, as well as career and professional development programs.

To become more involved in the NYSCC Chapter Community, please fill out the volunteer form at https://nyscc.org/2020-2021-volunteer-form/.

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Reunites the Beauty Industry for Most Comprehensive Ingredients & Formulations Event in North America

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The beauty and personal care product development community came together, November 10th and 11th for one of the most important Suppliers’ Day in its history, according to association executives with NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists).  More than 6,800 registrants eager to find solutions to current challenges, met with over 380 exhibitors across 75,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  This engagement will continue over the coming month with Suppliers’ Day “Virtual Month of Beauty” continuing to capture new registrants since its kick-off on November 12th.

“Exhibitors and attendees alike were energized by the look, feel and size of the show as well as the number of people who attended – and most importantly with the high quality of attendees who were present,” said Susanna Fernandes, Chair, NYSCC. “Every inch of the show reverberated our theme of Embracing Beauty and Celebrating What We Create!”

Noteworthy was the international participants, from 30 countries including Australia, France, Italy, United Kingdom, as well as from countries in Africa, Asia, and South America, who were able to attend as the travel restrictions were beginning to be lifted in November.

“NYSCC Suppliers’ Day delivered on its promise of producing a high quality face-to-face event for the industry despite the many obstacles and travel restrictions still in place because of the global pandemic.  Our engagement with attendees and leads from the event exceeded our expectations.   We were able to have meaningful and non-rushed conversations with our customers and new prospects. The event and awards night ceremony provided a safe environment for us to get back to business and network.  We are really looking forward to Suppliers’ Day in May of 2022,” said Marie Thadal, M.B.A., Business Development Executive-Americas, Coptis Inc.

            A highlight of Suppliers’ Day was the debut of the INDIE360 Program, an immersive educational and sourcing experience providing up and coming indie brands with insight, information and resources needed to succeed. It featured a half-day conference that included lively panel discussions with leading founders and an INDIE Pavilion that spotlighted newer to market companies who are utilizing unique ingredients and formulations.  The INDIE360 program was moderated and chaired by Luciana Coutinho, Luluble, with panels and pavilion participants curated by Daniela Ciocan, Access Beauty Insiders.

Suppliers’ Day also boasted standing-room only Presentation Theater sessions that included tracks focused on green beauty, sustainability and certification (Discover Sustainability) and the global beauty marketplace (The World of Chemistry).  Kicking off the show was a ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured NYSCC and SCC leaders of today and tomorrow, as well as executives who were instrumental in ensuring a safe and successful live Suppliers’ Day in NYC.

“As President of SCC it was a thrill for me to witness and be a part of Suppliers’ Day taking place live at the Javits Center.  The energy and buzz in the exhibit hall was exhilarating and underscores how important in-person events are for discovering new innovations and business-building,” said Liz Streland, 2021 National President, Society of Cosmetic Chemists and Senior Account Manager, Nagase Specialty Materials.

“As an exhibitor, we were very pleased with the depth of conversations that we had with attendees and the leads generated from the event.”

The Future Chemists Workshop hosted dozens of college students from Rutgers, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Long Island University, University of Miami Health Systems, Montclair State University, Fashion Institute of Technology, and The University of Toledo who competed in mini-challenges for the best formulation. The NYSCC Mentorship Committee hosted a Breakfast Mixer and Information Session with the launch of a robust Mentor/Mentee database.

The Digital Age of Beauty returned with presentations on trends, predictive analytics, modeling and a look at the “digital” buying process as did Fragrance: The Invisible Art with all the essential players involved in this categories development.  New programs, in addition to INDIE360 at Suppliers’ Day included a Clean and Natural Beauty Panel, Back to Powerful Beauty with Peclers Paris, a Regulatory & Compliance program presented by IBA and a special presentation on Conscious Inclusion from business communication strategist, Shakira M. Brown.

The NYSCC Education & Awards Night event took place on Wednesday, November 10th at HK HALL and showcased the CEW Beauty Creator’s Award:  Ingredients and Formulation finalists, as well as the Judges who represented iconic brands such as Chanel, Estee Lauder, Glossier, H2O and BeautyStat. Granpowder BBP-700 from Grant Industries was announced the winner and will be recognized again at the full CEW Beauty Creator Awards Virtual Program taking place on December 1.

NYSCC also hosted a People’s Choice Award where attendees casted their vote for the most innovative brand in both ingredients, delivery, branding/packaging in the INDIE360 Pavilion.  The curated companies that participated included: Chemist Confessions, Dr. J’s Naturals, Hear Me Raw, Immunocologie, Masami, Opulus Beauty Labs, Organic Apoteke, Skin Moderne and Urban Hydration.  BOSSING UP, an association that spotlights black owned beauty business from NYC neighborhoods and communities also participated with Bree & Milly, Exuding Wellness, Just Because Hair NYC, Lovely Leo Skincare and MaDawes hair products.

The inaugural People’s Choice Award winner was Skin Moderne, a brand that has been relentless in the pursuit of clean, effective skincare and technology.

“Skin Moderne is dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation for skin wellness. We continuously probe, search, experiment, and craft new ways to improve our ingredients, technologies, and skincare products,” said Richard Purvis, CEO of Skin Moderne, who was present at the champagne reception to accept the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day People’s Choice Award.

Plans are already underway for the 2022 NYSCC Suppliers’ Day returning to its traditional timeframe of May 3-4, again at the Javits Center, with more than 70% exhibitors already resigned.  “The show floor for Suppliers’ Day 2022 will be as large as our expanded area in 2019. NYSCC will also strengthen its industry and media 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 Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Chair-Elect, NYSCC. “Next year, the latest in cosmetic science and sustainability will be core focuses of the Chapter.”

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