February 2019 Meeting
TOPIC: NATURAL COLORANTS IN COSMETICS
Today’s consumers are looking for as much “all-natural” as they can get their hands on. The beauty business is no different. And in the world of color cosmetics it is very difficult to formulate an all-natural product as many of the colorants are synthetic and many of those colorants are not approved for use in cosmetic applications – approved for use in foods but not cosmetics. This is true about many laws governing cosmetics in the United States.
This talk will focus on natural colorants and what can and cannot be used in cosmetics, based on the law. It will also show what some companies are doing to meet consumer demand for natural products. Some of the information presented here may surprise some of you while some other information may not. But you should all find it most interesting, enlightening and entertaining.
Nick Morante is currently a consultant to the cosmetics industry. He has almost 40 years of experience in the formulation and development of decorative & color cosmetics and other makeup and emulsion-type products. He has spent 30 of those years at The Estée Lauder Companies where he has held various technical and managerial positions in Research and Development. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Sciences from the New York Institute of Technology and has taken many continuing education courses in the cosmetics field. Nick has served as Area I Director as well as two terms as National Secretary of the United Stated Society of Cosmetic Chemists where he has held many other positions both on the local Chapter and National Executive Board levels and is a Fellow of the Society. He was on the COSA Committee and an instructor for the Society’s (CEP) Continuing Education Program in the area of color and makeup formulation and is one of the Society’s “Ask the Expert” panelists. Nick is also an adjunct faculty member at Long Island University School of Pharmacy. Prior to teaching at LIU, Nick was an adjunct instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Master of Science Program in Cosmetic Sciences. He has appeared as an expert witness in numerous patent cases involving cosmetic products, ingredients, and processes. He holds patents in the color cosmetics market segment of the personal care industry and he has given numerous presentations in the area of color cosmetics formulation and color instrumentation to the SCC, CTFA, HBA/PCITX as well as other major scientific organizations. He has contributed numerous articles, editorials and has authored papers and chapters on numerous subjects in the cosmetic sciences for various notable scientific, industry and beauty publications, and also regularly contributed articles to www.specialchem4cosmetics.com website where he also taught their web e-courses.
TOPIC: Redefining Plant-based Ingredient Performance
Growth of nature-based hair care products has been outpacing the performance of the overall global hair care market for years, and manufacturers have been competing for market share where sulfate-free and paraben-free product launches are surging. Naturally-derived polymers based on carbohydrates, like cellulose and galactomannan, have been around for decades, but have reported issues with performance and clarity during formulation. However Ingredion now offers a solution that can fill this performance gap, with a patent-pending plant-based ingredient, helping formulators achieve the sensory, deposition, and conditioning performance that consumers need.
Ashraf is the Global Business Scientist for Beauty & Home Care at Ingredion, where he leads ingredient performance evaluation and formulation development. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Ashraf works closely with the R&D and marketing teams to optimize new product development. Prior to joining Ingredion, he worked at Unilever and Alberto Culver. He was the recipient of the Crane Award for his patent work in hair relaxation at Colomer Group (Revlon). He earned his bachelor’s degree in polymer science from the University of Southern Mississippi with a research focus in personal care ingredients under Professor Robert Lochhead. At Ingredion, Ashraf is excited to continue providing plant-based, clean beauty solutions into the Beauty & Personal Care industry to meet customers’ and consumers' current and future needs.
|Event Date||February 26, 2019 5:00 pm|
|Event End Date||February 26, 2019 8:30 pm|
|Location||Warner Center Marriott (Woodland Hills)|