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Brief Published: 11 Oct 2021

In-Cosmetics Formulation Summit 2021


The In-Cosmetics Formulation Summit (November 29-30) is returning to a physical format in London this year. Titled ‘Advancing in the Age of Sustainability and Wellbeing’, the event will explore the sustainability and wellbeing trends most relevant to the beauty industry today and beyond.

A total of 23 sessions will be hosted by leading international experts, alongside opportunities to network. From hygiene products and holistic wellbeing to safety regulations and raw material shortages, the summit will focus on four main themes: sustainability, cosmetic claims, neuroscience, and the pandemic and consumer behaviour.  

Sustainability sessions will discuss pressing environmental concerns, such as the future of palm oil production and biodiversity loss, as well as the protection of human rights and debunking myths around plastic pollution. They’ll also cover ideas explored in our recent Sustainability Round-Ups, such as collaboration. “What really is important is to become more aware and start talking about these issues, and possibly even start collaborating with other partners in the industry,” said Dr Barbara Olioso, managing director at The Green Chemist Consultancy in the UK.

Other sessions will touch on how brands can avoid misleading consumers due to confusion around safety regulations, as well as the pandemic’s impact on cosmetics – such as supply chain issues, consumer habits and hand hygiene products. The summit will also explore mental and physical wellbeing, opportunities for holistic product development, and research into neuroscience and multisensory innovation (see The Brief for more on how this is already manifesting in the beauty industry).

Look out for our full coverage of the event, dropping on December 8.