alternative preservatives,” emphasized
Dr. Ravi Pillai, vice president, micro pro-
tection category of Cosmetic Ingredients
Division, at Symrise. “That’s why the
market urgently needs new, safe and ef-
Symrise has been developing alterna-
tive preservative systems for more than two
decades. The company is expecting a further
development boost from the Preservative
Challenge that is launching now.
Next year, as many as five contest finalists will present their technology.
Sustainable Cleaning Products
Summit Is Nov 8-9 in Paris
• The Sustainable Cleaning Products
Summit ( sustainablecleaningsummit.com)
will feature bio-based surfactants, ethical
labels, green formulations, and marketing developments. Organized by Ecovia
Intelligence, the fourth edition of this executive summit will take place in Paris Nov. 8-9.
The two-day program includes two workshops and conference sessions.
Krister Solmberg, professor of surface chemistry at Chalmers University of
Technology, will lead a workshop on bio-based surfactants. Amarjit Sahota, founder
and president of Ecovia Intelligence (
formerly Organic Monitor) will give an update on
green standards and certification schemes.
Timothy Glaz from Werner & Merz will
share the brand’s experiences with ethical
labels. Lene Still, CEO of Allergy Certified,
will give details of allergens in detergents and
cleaning products, and show how brands
can get certified products. Laure Cucuron of
TerraCycle Europe, will explain how home
care brands can close their packaging loops.
Candice Kaisermann from the University of
Manchester will give details of a new technology that aims to improve production efficiency of green surfactants. Angello Kostandas
from Givaudan will give an update on green
fragrances for home care products.
The fourth edition of the Sustainable
Cleaning Products Summit will be hosted
alongside Ecovia’s Sustainable Cosmetics
Summit, which is Nov. 6-8 in Paris.
EWG, WVE File Motion in FDA
• In a motion filed in federal district
court, the Environmental Working
Group (EWG) and Women’s Voices for
the Earth allege that the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has failed to act on
dangerous hair straighteners that contain
unsafe levels of formaldehyde and pose a
significant health hazard to consumers and
The July 28 motion is part of the groups’
lawsuit against the FDA for its failure to
act on a six-year-old petition requesting an investigation into hair smoothing
treatments that are still sold in stores and
salons. These straighteners, often known
as keratin treatments or by the name of
one prominent brand, Brazilian Blowout,
contain formaldehyde, a known human
• The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) and The
Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association have announced a new partnership for NYSCC’s Suppliers’ Day
2018. The event, presented by NYSCC, offers leaders in the industry
the opportunity to showcase their businesses and network with trade
professionals. ICMAD is proud to be a sponsor at NYSCC’s 39th Annual
Suppliers’ Day on May 15-16, 2018, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention
Center in New York, NY.
The day after the show ends, ICMAD will also host its annual FDA
Cosmetics Regulations Workshop on May 17, 2018 at the Javits Center.
The workshop provides cosmetic and personal care industry professions
with necessary regulatory and safety updates. Government representatives, industry experts and ICMAD officials will inform attendees about
sector updates, current issues and ICMAD activities.
“Being part of NYSCC Suppliers’ Day gives ICMAD members direct
access to companies from all over the world who offer innovative ingredi-
ents, raw materials and services,” said Pam Busiek, ICMAD president and
CEO. “We are also excited to host a program focused on industry regula-
tions for the NYSCC community and to be able to connect with other cre-
ative cosmetic entrepreneurs and leaders in New York City next spring.”
Heading into its second year at the Javits Center in New York City,
the beauty and fashion capital of the world, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day has
become the top industry event for cosmetics, personal care ingredients
and product innovations. This year’s event is expected to attract more
than 8,000 attendees working in research and development and product
development for the biggest brand manufacturers in beauty and personal
care. Also, it is estimated that there will be more than 435 exhibitors
from leading ingredient and raw materials suppliers as well as testing and
quality control labs, machinery, packaging companies and professional
“We are thrilled to have ICMAD participating in Suppliers’ Day, an
event for the industry by the industry,” said Marie Thadal, chair of N YSCC.
“ICMAD provides important services and resources to entrepreneurial
companies that drive incredible innovations and industry creativity.”
NYSCC was a sponsor of ICMAD’s 2017 Cosmetic Innovator of the
Year (CITY) Awards, the highest accolade in the independent beauty in-
dustry and the gold-standard award for breakthrough beauty products.
NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2018 will be announcing additional industry
partnerships in the coming months. The industry event will again feature the Future Chemists Workshop, Presentation Theater, networking
opportunities, and other new show features and specialty areas being
For exhibiting and sponsorship information for NYSCC Suppliers’ Day
visit www.NYSCC.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK SCC PARTNERS WITH ICMAD FOR SUPPLIERS’DAY 2018