Innovative plant based cosmetic ingredients

Innovative plant based cosmetic ingredients 

Innovative plant based cosmetic ingredients
Innovative plant based cosmetic ingredients
05 February 2014 15.00 18.00
Cambridge University Botanic Garden - Cambridge
Events & Seminars


This free event is aimed at those working in product development or formulation in the cosmetics industry who are interested in novel, functional natural products. Botanical extracts and the natural products market has been an area of growth within the cosmetics industry. A number of interesting innovations emerging from scientific research could be of benefit to those wishing to develop new product formulations or replace petrochemical ingredients. To help business access research outputs, InCrops and EnAlgae* are hosting a workshop on novel plant-based extracts for cosmetics.

We will commence the event with a tour of the EnAlgae microalgae pilot facility. Via the workshop will explore emerging research using algae that is relevant to the cosmetics industry, including novel sunscreens and antioxidants derived from microalgal sources.

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This event will:

• Introduce new and innovative cosmetic ingredients from microalgae and plants
• Allow delegates to tour the EnAlgae microalgal pilot plant at the Botanic Gardens
• Enable attendees to learn about opportunities to test algal biomass and engage with the EnAlgae network of pilots
• Give examples of collaborations between the cosmetics industry and academic researchers
• Provide information on how to access sources of funding for innovation, such as the InCrops Delegated Grant Scheme.

Who should attend?
We welcome interest from companies working in product development, formulation and manufacture of personal care products. Small and medium-sized businesses working in the manufacturing or cosmetics supply chain in the East of England are eligible to receive free business support.

InCrops has a track record developing collaborative projects between academia and industry, and through this meeting delegates can access funding opportunities for innovation.

*EnAlgae is a four-year Strategic Initiative of the INTERREG IVB North West Europe programme

3.00-3.30pm Registration and Networking
3.30-3.45pm Introduction from InCrops – Dr Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley and Dr Brenda Parker
3.45-4.15pm Tour of the EnAlgae pilot plant
4.15-4.35pm Developing Tomato Extracts for Skincare products – Dr Cathie Martin, John Innes Centre
4.35-4.55pm The Opportunities & Challenges for Sustainable Development of Functional Natural Cosmetic Ingredients - Judi Beerling, Organic Monitor
4.55-5.15pm Discussion and closing remarks
5.15-6.00pm Refreshments and networking


Cambridge University Botanic Garden
1 Brookside