Scientific Conference

Scientific Conference

This year’s HPCI CEE again offers a top-class program of lectures by international experts. Keep up to date with the latest developments in the home and personal care industry. Attendance is  free of charge. Simultaneous translation available.

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26 September, 10:30 – 13:00h Venue: Conference Area, Hall 4


10:30 – 11:00 h

Vegetable oils – rediscovered traditional raw materials
Oleje roślinne – tradycyjne surowce odkrywane na nowo
Katarzyna Pytkowska MD, Eng., Maria Sklodowska-Curie Medical Academy in Warsaw, Poland

Plant oils have been used as cosmetic raw materials since time immemorial. However, recent years have brought many changes, both in the methods of obtaining oils and knowledge about their functional properties and mechanisms of influence on the skin. During the lecture a review of the latest scientific knowledge about plant oils will be presented, with particular emphasis on natural oils popular in the market obtained by cold pressing methods and supercritical CO2 extraction.

11:00 – 11:30 h

Brexit and regulatory compliance of cosmetics in the UK market
Agni Nnolim, Nolichem Consultancy Ltd., United Kingdom

In the light of no deal scenario, cosmetic producers need a UK based Responsible Person (RP). The Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) the EU online notification system created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products will no longer be accessible for Responsible Persons based in the United Kingdom. The UK based RP would be required to complete products notification to the Secretary of State using the new UK database. In the event of no deal, the UK Responsible Persons will have 90 days for completing notification for products previously notified on EU CPNP. The UK based distributors of cosmetics products from the European Economic Area (EEA) will become importers and Responsible Persons and therefore will have to meet the obligation such as notifying products to the Secretary of State by using the UK database. For products which are placed on the UK market after the EU exit, the labelling must have the details of UK Responsible person. As soon as the UK is no longer an EU member double address of the RP on the packaging will be necessary for products which are market in both EU and UK. The presentation will capture the changes to the cosmetic registration system for the UK market, labelling requirements and legal responsibilities that will be laid down on the manufactures, importers and distributors in the supply change.

11:30 – 12:00 h

REACH impact on cosmetics’ safety and innovations
Wpływ legislacji chemicznej UE na bezpieczeństwo i innowacje kosmetyczne

Iwona Bialas, PhD, CosmetoSAFE Consulting, Poland

Incorporated over 10 years ago, REACH regulation aims to improve both: human health and environment protection. Cosmetics, having its own sectoral, restrict law in case of human safety, are exempt from the REACH obligations. However, these exemption does not mean no REACH impact on cosmetic sector. Health hazard assessment, control of the cosmetic ingredients’ REACH registration status and more recently evaluation of the ingredients’ environmental impact, are the driving force of changes in cosmetic formulations. All of them are the limiting tools, but from the other side they are the engine of innovation. Knowledge of the cosmetic ingredients’ legal status, but also the ability to predict future changes are actual key attributes of R&D employees. The lecture presents the impact of the REACH legislation on currently used cosmetic ingredients.

12:00 – 12:30 h

Surveying the safety of cosmetics: What is important?
Prof. Axel Schnuch, Information Network of Departments of Dermatology (IVDK), Germany

12:30 – 13:00 h

Reliable information is always the best claim on cosmetic product
Rzetelna informacja jest zawsze najlepszą deklaracją o produkcie

Beata Kowalczyk, Polish Association of Cosmetic and Detergent Industry, Poland

Marketing claims like other individual elements of the product are subject to trends and fashion and they are changing with consumer expectations and the market. They are also a key tool for promoting and supporting the innovation and competitiveness of the industry. However, this area is subject to comprehensive regulations which play an important role in protecting consumers from misleading and maintaining high standards and ethics in the area of communication.

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