January 2020 Meeting
Topic - Upcycled Ingredients: The Next Frontier in Developing Sustainable Personal Care Products
It is increasingly clear that the way we produce and consume goods is not sustainable, especially as demand for products grows with an expanding middle-class population around the globe. Changing people’s behavior and consumption patterns is difficult. The best way to bring about change is for industries, including food and beauty, to reshape their supply chains and production processes.
The beauty industry has made great strides in commitments to reduce waste (and to recycle waste that is produced). The next frontier is upcycling. Turning waste material -- often plant byproducts from other processes -- into high-quality ingredients for beauty and personal care products has the potential to provide not only great brand opportunities but also functionality and cost benefits.
Tony Abboud is working at the forefront of upcycling in the beauty industry. His talk will be based on a recent Renmatix white paper examining general upcycling trends as well as specific upcycled products and results from clinical trials. He will discuss the benefits, opportunities and challenges of upcycled ingredients, and inform the audience of efforts from companies such as BASF and Renmatix to academic teams at universities around the world to turn low-value plant-based waste products into multi-functional ingredients that deliver more sustainable, cost-advantaged, high-performing alternatives to traditional ingredients.
Tony Abboud received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Masters of Biomedical Technology from University of Calgary in Canada. For the last 15 years, Tony has held various senior level Sales, Marketing and Business Development positions at Biotechnology and Medical Device start-up and emerging companies. He is particularly passionate about commercializing first-in-class disruptive innovations into technology-based industries like Personal care and Cosmetics. Tony is currently General Manager, Personal care and Cosmetics at Renmatix Inc – a privately held company with operations in Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania.
Topic - Emotional cosmetics: Old hat or new paradigm?
We have known for a long time that buying and using cosmetics (from shampoos to skin care creams to make-up) are all strongly tied to emotional aspects, to pleasure. What has changed in the last ≈10 years?
- Neuroscience has developed methods and instruments to analyze, record and quantify emotional and psychological reactions to the products we develop.
- Neuroscience has turned into a field of neurocosmetics: it turns out that cosmetic products not only induce positive emotions (pleasure) in the user, but also that positive emotional states can enhance the physiological efficacy of a cream. We will discuss this brain-skin connection and review some examples of this new approach of measuring the emotions involved and the specific benefits of this avenue for consumers and brands.
- With these new data (“to measure is to know”) formulators have a better understanding of consumer preferences, of the “unconscious” purchase criteria.
Dr. Karl Lintner obtained a Degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Biochemistry from Vienna University in Austria. After 10 years of research on biological peptides at the Nuclear Research Centre in Saclay, France (including more than 30 published papers in biochemistry and biophysics), he became Laboratory Manager, then Marketing Manager (product development and worldwide technical support) with the Henkel Company, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Dr. Lintner joined Sederma in 1990 as Technical Director and then headed the company from 1997 to 2007 as Managing Director and CEO. He was responsible for and won a number of awards in the development of innovative active cosmetic ingredients. From 2007 to 2010 he acted as Technical Advisor to Enterprise Technology at Croda. He is now owner and CEO of Kal’idees, an independent consulting firm he created in 2011.
Dr. Lintner was an Associate Professor at Versailles/St. Quentin University from 2011 to 2013. Subsequently, he taught cosmetic chemistry and skin biology at the ISIPCA school of Perfumery, Cosmetics and Aroma in Versailles.
Dr. Lintner is the inventor on several dozens of patents and has published numerous articles and book chapters on cosmetic ingredients. He introduced the peptide concept to cosmetic applications including the well known “Matrixyl®”.
Dr. Lintner is an active member of SCC (chaired COSA in 2011) and SFC (France). He was and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science for 5 years, was awarded the prestigious Maison de Navarre Medal of the SCC in 2012 and won the In-Cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
|Event Date||January 28, 2020 5:00 pm|
|Event End Date||January 28, 2020 8:30 pm|