2016 Scientific Seminar
The Innovative Science of Today's Personal Care Market
Marina Del Ray Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way,
Marina Del Ray, CA 90292
- Members: $45*
- Non-Members: $150
- Student: $10
Skin Science: The Use of Genomics Tools in Skin Care
Anna Langerveld, PhD, President & CEO of Genemarkers LLC
Genomics has played a role in personal care product development for the past decade and in basic skin biology research for over 30 years. However, many cosmetic scientists not only lack a clear understanding of genomics, i.e, the differences between gene expression, genotyping and epigenetics, but how and when to utilize the technologies in product development. This presentation will provide a basic background on genomics research methods with a focus on how to incorporate the technology into the product development pipeline. The presentation will also cover the use of genotypic variations as biomarkers for “personalized medicine” – how they are used to stratify individuals with a particular disease or condition, and how these biomarkers are being used to predict susceptibility and provide individualized treatments, including personalized skin care products based on an individual’s DNA profile.
Anna Langerveld, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Genemarkers, a contract research organization and CLIA certified testing laboratory that specializes in genomics. The company is a leader in providing genomics testing to the personal care industry. Anna received her BA from SUNY Binghamton and her PhD from the Interdisciplinary Program in Neurosciences at Tulane University (1998). She has published numerous manuscripts, has been awarded grant funding from the NIH and is an invited speaker at national meetings. Anna also serves as the incoming President of COSA for the national SCC and as a community faculty member at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
Healing Civilizations: The Search for Therapeutic Essential Oils & Nutrients
Nadim A Shaath, PhD, President of Alpha Research & Development Ltd.
Dr. Shaath's presentation reviews his upcoming book to be published in 2016. This book is the culmination of his personal journey around the world over the past 25 years, seeking out and rediscovering essential oils and therapeutic nutrients used since antiquity. In his travels with award-winning photojournalist Thomas Hartwell from Austin, Texas, they scoured the world for the secrets of the past, searching for time-tested natural remedies that were recorded in early pharmacopeias, etched on temple walls, or handed down orally. They met with farmers, scientists, industrialists, and historians in our quest to uncover these ancient treasures of natural healing practices and ingredients. They chronicled their discoveries across time and geography, analyzing dozens of ingredients and techniques using modern instrumentation and cataloguing the data in usable and practical form.
Dr. Shaath with also provide a sunscreen update. Since the 1970’s sunscreen products in the US are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs subjected to dosage and labeling restrictions. The last sunscreen active was approved by the FDA back in the 1990’s. Since 2002, eight new sunscreen applications were filed under the Time and Extent Applications (TEA) process and are still pending for 12+ years. The Public Access to Sun Screens (PASS) Coalition was formed in the US in 2013 as a multi-stakeholder coalition of public health organizations, dermatologists, sunscreen ingredient and finished goods manufacturers, and concerned citizens. It successfully collaborated with the FDA, the White House and Congress to establish a timely and transparent framework for approval of the next generation of UV active filters for OTC sunscreens. Finally, on November 27, 2014 the President of the US signed the bipartisan Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA) that passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate, requiring the FDA to quickly respond to sunscreen pending TEA’s.
Dr. Shaath will also briefly discuss the impact of air pollution and the environment on the skin.
Dr. Nadim Shaath received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. He then joined the Faculty at the State University of New York at Purchase and served as the Chairman of the Chemistry Department at SUNY-Purchase.
He was the President and CEO of KATO Worldwide, a flavor, fragrance, sunscreen and essential oil company and is currently the President of Alpha Research and Development, a research, sourcing and product development company in the fields of essential oils and sunscreens. Alpha has laboratories and warehouse facilities in White Plains, New York, Newark, New Jersey and Ormond Beach, Florida. Alpha promotes proprietary essential oils from Egypt and India.
Dr. Shaath is a frequent speaker/moderator at many scientific meetings and is the author of numerous articles in chemical, flavor, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and sunscreen journals and publications. He writes a column in HAPPI magazine entitled “The Sunscreen Filter”. He is the author of several books on Sunscreens and is currently working on his new book entitled Healing Civilizations: Therapeutic Essential Oils and Nutrients (2016).
Sarah Jindal, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst-Beauty & Personal Care, Mintel
Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the effects of pollution on their health, creating space for the beauty industry to step in with solutions. The presentation will explore the background and emergence of the anti-pollution story as well as take a look at the varying product approaches around the globe.
Sarah is Mintel’s Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst and has over 16 years of experience developing ingredient technologies for beauty and personal care companies. Having worked for a variety of companies over her career, Sarah has gained an in-depth understanding of the industry and draws upon not only her work experience but also degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, and Evolutionary Biology.
Regulatory Issues & Green Chemistry in the Personal Care Market Today
Tom Myers, Executive Vice President-Legal & General Counsel for Personal Care Products Council
The Honest Company: Success In Today's Global Market
Kevin Ewell, Vice President, Research & Development, The Honest Company
The Honest Company passionately believes in creating effective and unquestionably safe, eco-friendly, beautiful, convenient, and affordable products for babies and homes. As the traditional consumer space for Cosmetic and Household goods change and a new generation of buyers demand to get their goods and services differently than ever before Honest has been key in innovating the way consumers buy and learn about products. Catering to customers that are more informed than ever has been a challenging to any brand. Customer scrutiny over ingredient safety has lead to changes in how the industry makes their products and has shifted innovation to focus more on natural and sustainable ingredients. Honest R&D is meeting this challenge head on and is poised for growth as this demand increases globally.
Kevin is The Honest Company’s Sr. Manager of R&D and has over 10 years experience in the consumer goods industry. Kevin has had the key role in founding The Honest Co.’s research program that has helped pushed the company to approximately $300M in sales in its 4th year of business. Having started in the field of consumer toxicology Kevin has applied this biological understanding to field of consumer chemistry in an effort to shift product focus towards efficacy and safety. Kevin holds degrees in Biology, Physiology and Public Health.
The Changing Regulatory Landscape: Prop 65 & Beyond
Janet Blaschke, CEO, International Cosmetics & Regulatory Specialists
An expert in the field of international cosmetic regulatory requirements, laws and issues, Janet Winter has been providing regulatory guidance to companies worldwide since founding her organization in 1997. As the CEO of International Cosmetics & Regulatory Specialists, L.L.C. in the U.S. and Managing Director of International Cosmetics & Chemical Services, Ltd. in the UK, she guides her clients through the complex maze of constantly changing regulatory laws.
Janet’s extensive experience as a product formulator and regulatory expert has given her unique expertise in worldwide regulatory systems, with a specific focus on the European, U.S and Canadian cosmetic industries. She is a Chartered Biologist from the Royal Society of Biology in the United Kingdom and an EU Qualified Safety Assessor, trained at the Vrije University of Brussels, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
As a Chemist and Formulator, she spent 17 years working for large corporations in the areas of R&D, Quality Assurance, Microbiology and International and Domestic Regulatory Affairs. A well-known expert in European regulatory affairs, Janet received her Post Graduate Certificate in REACH Management from the University of Hull in the UK. Her expertise also includes U.S. domestic regulations, including California’s Proposition 65.
Janet has been extremely active in a variety of industry trade organizations, serving on committees and in leadership roles, including many legal and scientific advisory committees for the Personal Care Products Council as well as the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Scientific Committee, OTC Drug Task Force, Proposition 65 and Green Chemistry Task Force. She is Past Chairman of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and a contributing author to the CTFA/PCPC International Regulatory Research Manual. She was recently appointed by the Governor of California to the state’s Barbering and Cosmetology Health and Safety Committee and serves as a Designated Expert on ISO (International Standards Organizations) for microbiology, natural/organic and GMP standards; analytical testing and sunscreens.
Janet has given presentations on regulatory issues worldwide at IKW (German Consumer Products Federation), the OSEC Swiss Business Network; JCIA Mutual Understanding Conference (Japan), Cosmetics regulations in the US (to the Ministry of Health, China), and to the Personal Care Products Council.
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|Event Date||October 13, 2016 8:00 am|
|Event End Date||October 13, 2016 4:45 pm|
|Registration Start Date||August 14, 2016|
|Cut off date||October 12, 2016|
Marina Del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way