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Innovation Hub & Theater

Innovation Hub & Theater
by james.runkle@drummondst.com

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May 7, 2019 (11:00am – 3:00pm)
May 8, 2019 (11:00am – 2:00pm)
Innovation Hub and Theater – Complimentary Admission

Right adjacent to the sold-out exhibit floor featuring more than 450 suppliers with specialty areas showcasing the art & science of innovation, will be the Presentation Theater. This hub for industry education houses Suppliers’ Day’s complimentary programs including Discover Sustainability and The World of Chemistry. Presentations from our industry partners including C&T, Global Cosmetic Magazine, and ICMAD will also be showcased in the afternoons along with select interactive exhibitor talks from AIC, BASF, Clarient, Givaudan, Ithos, Sensient, Silab and more.


Top Trending Ingredients, According to the Consumer

Olivier Zimmer, Co-Founder, Spate

11:00AM – 11:20AM

ALPS South: Phase Changing Material Meets the Future of Cosmetics

Amanda Wagner, Sales Coordinator and Cosmetic Sales Representative, ALPS South

David Carson, Product Development Manager, ALPS South

11:25AM – 11:45AM

All consumers strive to see results, so why not enhance those results even further?  ALPS is taking the technology of Phase Changing Material and applying it to the world of skincare.  Our patented material allows the customer to experience the benefits of both hot and cold therapy when paired with their favorite products.  In this session, audience members will learn all about the benefits of our innovative technology and the limitless ways to customize our products explicitly to your desires.

Pink’s Not Dead! Disrupting the Cosmetic Market: Chione™ Electric Fuchsia SF90D

Charmain Hoffstead-Fordyce – Project/Innovation Manager – BASF Colors and Effects

Stephanie Biagini – Global Application Manager – BASF Colors and Effects

11:50AM – 12:10PM

Unlocking new shades for vegan beauty, Chione™ Electric Fuchsia is a carmine-free, vibrant and chromatic fuchsia-shade effect pigment based on synthetic mica. As the latest innovative product in the BASF Colors & Effects portfolio and created with patent pending multi-layer technology, Chione™ Electric Fuchsia extends the color palette in the cosmetics market and is compliant with global regulations. The versatility of this highly chromatic pigment with its unique features and benefits allows for a full range of colors that can be used in all color cosmetics and personal care applications.

Create a Better Hair Story with STEPANQUAT® Helia – Better, Naturally

Sarah Kovach – Senior Market Manager-Personal Care – Stepan Company

12:15PM – 12:35

Introducing STEPANQUAT® Helia, a modern hair conditioning agent that is better for your hair and the environment. Powered by sunflower oil and patent-pending technology, STEPANQUAT Helia delivers best-in-class performance without build-up. Better still, it is hypoallergenic and much more environmentally-friendly than traditional cationic conditioning agents. Join us to learn more about this exciting new ingredient and how you can create a better story with STEPANQUAT Helia.

4 in 1 Multi-Purpose Sunscreen Cream

Fred Ortiz – KOBO Products Inc.

12:40PM – 1:00PM

The formula is designed for face and neck, leaving your skin with exactly what you need:  broad spectrum SPF 27 protection against UVA/UVB rays using only ZnO, no streak of white on skin; pleasant cream gel texture gives a splash of moisture; skin feels silky and smooth, blend of conditioning emollients adds radiance and healthy glow; and uneven skin tone is neutralized by a combination of brilliant clarity white and black colored Mica and Transparent Yellow and Red Iron Oxides, especially tailored for subtle skin luminosity and natural appearance.

CBD: State of the Industry in Beauty & Wellness

Anthony Saniger
Founder & CEO, Standard Dose

Jennifer Walsh
Founder & CEO, Behind the Brand

1:30PM – 2:00PM

The Next Generation of Protection with GENENCARE® OSMS PRO

Piera Pericu – Market Segment Leader Bioactives – DuPont

2:05PM – 2:25PM

It contains GENENCARE® OSMS PRO, a unique combination of pure osmolytes and amino acids that helps protect skin against oxidative stress, contributes to skin detoxification and promote the skin’s barrier function improvement.

Supporting Product Claims: How to Avoid Regulatory Scrutiny

Linda Goldstein – Chair of Advertising, Marketing and Digital Media – BakerHostetler

2:30PM – 3:00PM

A successful and responsible new product launch is built on fine tuning key marketing claims that resonate with the intended consumer audience – but supporting product claims that can withstand scrutiny is a challenging activity. Be sure you understand the key essentials, including:  How to evaluate different types of claims and the level of substantiation that may be required to back your claim; how consumer interpretations can affect your substantiation arguments; and the hazards of inadequate substantiation.


Indie Forecast: What beauty startups know about the future of our industry

Deanna Utroske – Editor – CosmeticsDesign.com

Sanjiv Mehra – Chairman – ICMAD; CEO/Founder – eos products

Fedora Stojkoska-Hristov – Head of New Product Development – Rare Beauty Brands

11:00AM – 11:45AM

In this fireside chat, we will discuss a selection of optimistic ideas and strategic initiatives from startup suppliers and independent brands—innovations in tech, sustainability, ingredients, and global business—that new competitors and experienced corporations alike may want to borrow.

AgeCap™ Smooth Cosmetic Ingredient

Kinjal Joshi – Technical Lead – Dow

11:50AM – 12:10PM

AgeCap™ Smooth Cosmetic Ingredient traps selectively reactive oxygen species before any damage is incurred on the skin, through a non-self-sacrificing mechanism for enhanced efficiency versus other materials like Retinol and Vitamin C. In a clinical study, It has been observed to have the ability to reduce wrinkle appearance with faster results starting after 28 days when compared to Retinol in formulations.  AgeCap™ Smooth Cosmetic Ingredient shows a greater radiance than Vitamin C and placebo after 84 days.  It also shows statistically significant smoothing effect versus the placebo.

A Sense of Play for Your Everyday

Nick Vallillo – Applications Scientist – Beauty Formulations – Croda Inc.

12:15PM – 12:35PM

Consumers are looking for formulations that spark inspiration, transformative textures is the path towards innovation that excites!  Suppliers, formulators, brands, we all play an integral part in this concept. There are plenty of consumers looking for these textures, and we are here to innovate and bring these unique textures to market. Companies world-wide are jumping on board to try and make it their own. It’s time for brands and formulators to get creative in order to attract the attention of the consumer, who is looking for something different and fun! They’re looking for that sense of play!

The Use of Wound Care Active Oxidized Keratin in Hair and Scalp Health Formulations

Paul Sapsford – Sales & Marketing Manager – Kerplast

12:40PM – 1:00PM

Catalent Superstar Brightening Drone™ Cosmopod® Capsules

Karly Ehrhardt – Director, Business Development NA East – Catalent Pharma Solutions

Kelly Templeton – Account Executive – Catalent Pharma Solutions

1:05PM – 1:25PM

Catalent has proactively developed an advanced topical for skin brightening, the Superstar Brightening Drone. This formula takes a multi-targeted approach to address the range of factors that impact skin pigmentation, such as melanin synthesis, glycation, stress induced pigmentation, UV oxidation, inflammation, and pollution. Clinical data shows overall lightening and decrease in color intensity of dark spots by 18.83% and of the skin by 9.57%. More than 90% of subjects assessed showed improvement of skin color homogeneity, brightness, smoothness, elasticity, and tone. In this session we will review the product formulation and Catalent’s approach to innovation.

Wrap Up: Top Takeaways for 2019 Innovation

Yarden Horwitz, Co-Founder, Spate

1:55PM – 2:15PM

Moderator Details

Yarden Horwitz is the Co-Founder of Spate, the artificial intelligence trends prediction for food, beauty, and fashion. Prior to founding Spate, Yarden founded Trendspotting at Google – where she launched renowned reports such as The Google Food Trends Report and The Google Beverage Trends Report.

Olivier Zimmer, Co-Founder of Spate

Amanda Wagner currently serves as the Sales Coordinator and Cosmetic Sales Representative at ALPS.  She graduated from West Chester University in West Chester, PA with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition.  Amanda has expanded her knowledge of Nutrition by applying those same principles to her passion for skincare as an overall total body wellness philosophy. On her time off she enjoys helping others create nutritional plans to contribute to their personal well-being.  She looks forward to establishing ALPS as a leader in advanced skin care technologies.

David Carson is a Product Development Manager at ALPS.  He has always been interested in making things and making them better. After studying Chemical Engineering at the University of South Florida, he found a fit at ALPS where they make lives better.  Always looking to improve and get involved, David enjoys the full range of challenges within product development all the way to sales. Outside of the office he will easily be found playing with his sons or designing innovative solutions for his home. David strives to share ideas, and be on the cutting edge of developing technologies.

Sarah Kovach is the Senior Market Manager for Personal Care for Stepan Company. She has been with Stepan for seven years, previously serving in technical and product development roles within R&D. Sarah is responsible for growing Stepan’s current and future Personal Care portfolio through strategic marketing and business development efforts as well as directing and supporting Stepan’s global R&D, sales, and marketing teams in product commercializations and promotions. Sarah holds her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and M.S. in Chemistry from DePaul University.

Deanna Utroske has been reporting on all things beauty and personal care for CosmeticsDesign.com since 2014. She speaks at select industry events and is the co-creator and host of Cosmetic Design’s video news initiative, CD Buzz. As a professional editor, writer, and communicator, Deanna’s work spans newspapers, magazines, digital media, public speaking, on-camera reporting, book publishing, ebooks, scholarly journals, and social media.

Fedora Stojkoska-Hristov is the head of New Product Development for Rare Beauty Brands, leading the product development for both Patchology and Plant Apothecary. She holds a Master of Science in Fragrance and Cosmetics from ISIPCA, in Versailles, France and also a Master in Business and Management from the University of Padova, in Italy. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers, in NJ.

Sanjiv Mehra is the co-founder of eos, which has grown from an idea to a market leading, multinational business, based on a solid platform of practices and thought that are characteristic of the best CPG companies in North America.  He is responsible for the expansion of HP’s business to India, and the first off-shore outsourced software operation for HP and for India.  Sanjiv was a senior member of the team that started Pepsi’s operations in India and other international markets.  Prior to eos, Sanjiv was with Unilever’s North American Home & Personal Care Division.  With private equity funding Sanjiv started Phoenix Brands, with the purchase of a portfolio of brands from Unilever and subsequently acquired an additional portfolio of laundry brands from Colgate.

Linda Goldstein is widely recognized as one of the leading advertising lawyers in the country. She regularly provides advertising counsel and regulatory advice to leading Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies in many different product and service categories, including telecommunications, wireless, retailing, publishing, entertainment, digital media, gaming, food and beverage, and financial services. She represents clients in investigative and enforcement proceedings brought by the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, district attorneys, and other federal and state agencies with jurisdiction over advertising and marketing practices, and she has handled some of the highest-profile matters, setting industry precedents. Immersed in all aspects of the digital media ecosystem, Linda spends much of her time advising clients on how to minimize the legal risks associated with mobile marketing, e-retail, online communities, social influencers, native advertising, email and telemarketing, sweepstakes and contests, fantasy sports leagues, and casual gaming. Linda also handles all transactional matters relating to the dissemination of advertising campaigns, including sponsorship agreements, agency-client agreements, talent and music agreements, and production agreements.

As a result of her breadth of knowledge and extensive experience, as well as her grasp of the legal climate, Linda is regularly called upon by national, business and trade publications to share her knowledge of the advertising and marketing industry. Linda’s commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, NBC’s TODAY Show, Advertising Age, Electronic Retailer Magazine, and the National Law Journal, and she is regularly published by Response Magazine. Linda is a regular participant at prominent business and legal conferences throughout the country, including the Brand Activation Association, Electronic Retailing Association, Word of Mouth Marketing Association, International Trademark Association, Personal Care Products Council, American Conference Institute and Practising Law Institute.

Nick Vallillo is an Applications Scientist at Croda Inc, providing technical service for all products in the Beauty market segment, developing formulations to showcase Croda’s ingredients and performing laboratory testing. Nick joined Croda Inc in 2018. Previously Nick was with Church & Dwight as an Associate Chemist. Nick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Micro/Molecular/Cell Biology from Kutztown University.

Kelly Templeton has worked within FDA-regulated industries for the last 18 years. In her current business development role, she brings Catalent’s formulation development, manufacturing and turn-key solutions to companies in Western North America. Her background includes quality management and GMP auditing, as well as business development and project management for clinical, safety, microbiology and analytical chemistry testing in the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and medical device industries. Kelly holds a degree in communication and business from Purdue University.

Karly M. Ehrhardt has been an integral part of the Catalent Beauty team for almost 5 years, and in the cosmetic industry overall for more than 10 years. During her time at Catalent, Karly has brought innovation and growth based on current market trends to various cosmetic company portfolios through multiple global channels. She has worked with Catalent’s customers in the US and Canada, with a focus on the unit dose CosmoPod® capsule. Karly holds a degree from Penn State University, with a background in finance prior to moving into cosmetics.

Charmain Hoffstead-Fordyce is currently the project/innovation manager for BASF Colors and Effects cosmetics line of pigments. She proactively drives the development of effect pigments for color cosmetics and personal care, ensuring a sustainable project pipeline. Charmain has thirteen (13) years of experience in the effect pigments industry. She spent twelve (12) years working as a research chemist developing new/next generation fine particle decorative products and associated technology at BASF. She has contributed to the development of numerous high-performance effect pigments for applications in cosmetics & personal care, automotive coatings, and consumer goods packaging.
Prior to joining BASF Charmain worked as a high school chemistry teacher. She holds a BS degree in Chemistry from CUNY Brooklyn college and a Master of Business Administration degree from Mount Saint Mary College.

Charmain is the coauthor of the 2016 IFSCC publication “Optical Illusion: Creating Visual Impressions with Effect Pigments”. This publication highlights the evolution of the effect pigments technology and how improved technologies translate to cosmetics application. She is also an effect pigments patent contributor.

Charmain is a member of the ACS, NYSCC & CEW professional groups. She is an active believer in the term “Paying it forward”. As a result she serves as the director of a pathfinder youth group, using her efforts to develop, support and inspire young people.

Fred Ortiz has a combined 20+ years experience in the Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical industries, with hundreds of formulas and applications under Kobo Products. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Montclair University in Montclair, New Jersey with a minor in Pre-Med. Following his experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he took up a position in the cosmetic industry learning about pigments, treatments, microspheres, fibers and film formers.

Fred’s formulation ability enables him to develop products across the categories in the Application Lab at Kobo.

With 18 years’ experience in the Industrial Biotech industry, Piera Pericu has been leading the Global Applications team at DuPont, working on technical challenges in various Industrial Processing markets. In that role, Piera focused on finding solutions toward more sustainable textile processing. In 2013, Piera became the Product Manager in Personal Care with responsibility for the DuPont™ GENENCARE® OSMS product line. In her current role as Market Segment Leader for Personal Care, she is responsible for managing the current product portfolio as well as the future project pipeline.

Working closely with business management and research, Stephanie Biagini is responsible for executing all promotional activities for the commercial effect pigment line. Beyond her global application management role, Stephanie supports the production quality and sales team by offering her insight and sharing her knowledge of effect pigment use in cosmetic applications.

For the last four years, Stephanie has added a focus in cosmetic application research. She endeavors to support cosmetic chemists in the industry by aiding in their understanding of effect pigments and effect pigment behavior in formulation. She is the primary author of “The Impact of Interference Effect Pigments for Color Adjustment” (IFSCC, 2018), as well as “Impact of Effect Pigments in Color Cosmetics” (NYSCC, 2015). These publications focus on describing the performance of effect pigments for product development and claim substantiation in both color cosmetics and skin care formulations. Stephanie is also the coauthor of “Evaluating the Drying Time of Aqueous Polymer Systems using a Rheometer” (IFSCC, 2016) and “Creating Vibrant Color Cosmetics with Multilayer Effect Pigments” (IFSCC 2018).

Apart from her previously published work, Stephanie is routinely looking for new, non-traditional ways to use effect pigments and areas to focus her research. Her current interests are the use of effect pigments for temporary hair coloring, a growing trend in the market, as well as continuing her study of the behavior of effect pigments on diverse skin tones.

Paul Sapsford is Sales & Marketing Manager for Keraplast Manufacturing, a supplier of unique functional keratin proteins that are used in registered wound care devices, skin care and hair care formulations around the world. Keraplast holds over 180 patents on these proteins and is acknowledged as the world leader in the commercial production of bio-available, soluble keratin for the personal care market.

Kinjal Joshi, Associate Research Scientist in the Personal Care group of Dow, earned her bachelor in Pharmacy from Ganpat University, India, in 2005 and a MS degree in Biotechnology / Applied Molecular Biology from Thomas Jefferson University,Philadelphia, PA, in 2009. Her research included examination of retina-specific human ABCR protein, characterization of its extracellular domain, and elucidation of their role in several inherited macular degenerative diseases.

Kinjal joined Dow Personal Care in 2010. In her role, she has helped advance various technical and market opportunities for the business. Her accomplishments include new technology innovation in small molecule chemistry (AgeCap™ Smooth Cosmetic ingredient), acrylate-based SPF booster (SOLTEX™ INO Polymer), acrylate-based polymers for water resistance (Epitex™ AC), and she has also championed an active delivery platform with Dow cellulosic-based polymers. Her most recent commercial launch in 2019 is MaizeCare™ Style
polymer, which is the first 100% bio-based hair fixative in Dow’s personal care portfolio. She has 5 granted patents consisting of innovations in skin, sun, hair and oral care applications.