January 2021

NYSCC to host At Home Live 2.0 series and other webinars

The New York Society of Cosmetics Chemists (NYSCC) has announced its slate of upcoming webinars for beauty and personal care chemists and product development professionals. They will feature the latest topics and trends in cosmetic chemistry and formulations.

The At Home Live 2.0 on “Fatty Acids and Triglycerides in Personal Care,” will take place on Jan. 21 from 11:00 am–12:00 pm (EST). This free program will focus on the relationship between melt point, saturation, and oxidative stability of plant-based oils and fats and is being presented by Benjamin Schwartz, Senior Personal Care Application Specialist, at AAK Inc.

More in-depth webinars will spotlight:

  • “Solving Difficult Formulation Issues,” on Jan. 28 from 11:00 am–1:00 pm (EST)
  • “Formulating for Inclusion,” on Feb. 18 from 11:00 am–12:00 pm (EST) and
  • “Digital Age of Beauty” on Feb. 23 from 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Led by event chair, Howard Epstein, PhD., “Solving Difficult Formulation Issues: Formulating, Testing, and Marketing,” will feature panelists Mark Chandler, President, ACT Solutions Corp.; Perry Romanowski, Independent Cosmetic Chemist; Tony O’Lenick, President and Founder of Nascent Technologies Corp.; and Dr. K.P. Ananth, Professor and Director, Cosmetic Science Programs, College of Pharmacy at University of Cincinnati. These four experts will describe a formulation or testing for product claims challenge they have experienced and how the challenge was solved.

“Formulating for Inclusion: Conscious Creation for Consumers of African Ancestry,” chaired by Sonia Dawson, will feature panelists Hannah Diop, Founder, Sienna Naturals; Andrew Miller, Hair Care Marketing Manager BASF; Meg Mullen, Actives Marketing Manager BASF and more to be announced. They will engage in an enriching dialogue about formulating for the unique needs of consumers of African ancestry and address the what, why and how of skin care, hair care and color cosmetic formulating on Feb. 18 at 11:00 am (EST).

Additional educational programs to provide year-round learning and important information for beauty and personal care chemists and formulators will be announced soon by NYSCC including an in-depth “Digital Age of Beauty,” program on Feb. 25. Top trend and analytic forecasters and technology innovators from Google, NPD, Croda, L’Oreal and more will share the latest consumer insights and inventive technologies such as AI and AR, that will influence beauty and personal care product development.

Suppliers’ Day, the main event in North American for innovations in ingredients and formulation will take place in 2021, and is the cornerstone of the NYSCC programming and activities.

Susanna Fernandes

“Embracing Beauty, is this year’s theme for NYSCC and embodies what makes us different, also makes us beautiful,” said NYSCC Chair Susanna Fernandes. “This theme will also celebrate what our members create and will be woven throughout these educational programs and our other initiatives each month.”

Registration NYSCC’s At Home Live and Webinar series can be found here: https://nyscc.org/event-schedule/.

For more info about NYSCC visit www.nyscc.org. For more info about Suppliers’ Day, contact [email protected].