Prior to the official opening of NYSCC Suppliers’ Day on May 2, 2023, the organization will kick off the ‘Week of Beauty’ events with two exclusive educational courses, or SCC CEP events on May 1, 2023. These intensive educational seminars are geared towards scientific professionals in the cosmetic and personal beauty care industries and will serve to provide attendees with enriched educational opportunities to benefit their current or prospective career positions.
SCC CEP Course - Formulating with Natural Oils and Butters for the Cosmetics Industry: Technical Background and Best Practices 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Presented by instructor Benjamin Schwartz of AAK, this course has a technical focus and is well-suited for cosmetic and personal beauty care product industry professionals with a background in lipid chemistry and product formulation. Additionally, many quality control chemists or regulatory scientists may also find educational value through the insights offered through this course, as well as any sales or marketing professionals in these industries who have a scientific background.
This educational opportunity will seek to answer several crucial questions for attendees, which include why one oil is preferable over another for a specific product formulation, why oils and butters are semi-solid, what the compositional differences are between oils and butters, what makes some oils more stable than other comparable alternative options, and why some butters have a higher melting point than others. The ultimate goal of this course is for attendees to better understand natural oils and butters for the purposes of cosmetic and personal beauty care product formulations.
The course will focus on several objectives, including “how the structure of fatty acids composing the triglycerides of oils and butters determine the interdependent properties of oxidative stability, compatibility, solid fat content, and crystallization,” as detailed in the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day event guide.
Further, attendees will examine how these properties guide the selection of specific oils, butters, and their derivates within particular personal care beauty product and cosmetic product formulations, including “anhydrous and emulsion-based” options.
Finally, attendees will explore different analytic methodology to classify different oils, butters, and their derivatives according to their stability for specific applications.
SCC CEP Course – Introduction to Sensory Characterization of Cosmetic Emulsions 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Presented by instructors Gabriella Baki, PhD and Mark Chandler, this course has been designed for a wide range of attendees including scientists, salespersons, and marketing professionals in the cosmetic and personal beauty care product industries.
Potential attendees can also include professionals with experience in product formulation and development, cosmetic chemistry, and applicable raw materials sales.
For those seeking to better understand their respective target demographic, it is important to gain insight into product skin feel and skin sensory performance. In order to better glean consumer perception of a product’s sensory characteristics to properly determine the sales potential of a cosmetic or personal beauty care product, sensory characteristics like appearance, rub-out, pick-up, and afterfeel must be properly tested and the results analyzed and applied to product formulation processes.
In this one-day interactive course, attendees will be exposed to the varying types of currently available industry sensory testing methods including their advantages and drawbacks. In the latter part of the day’s course, attendees will be tasked with designing a product based on a provided brief and then perform a sensory analysis on the product to demonstrate applied comprehension on the subject matter.
Registration for NYSCC Suppliers’ Day is still open. For complete event details and to register, visit nyscc.org/suppliers-day.