Rigorous, Trustworthy & Quality Beauty Safety Strategies To Responsibly & Compliantly Assure Beauty & Cosmetics Customers

Innovative & Future-Proofed Strategies To Safeguard Consumers Through Cosmetic Regulation Revision & Cosmetovigilance • Trusted Ingredients & Raw Materials • Alternative Testing & Assessment • Sustainable Strategies & Safe Packaging • Effective Claims & Labelling • Rigorous Allergen Controls •        Animal Testing • Clean Beauty & Toxicology

2nd March 2023, The Hilton Canary Wharf, central London

8.30 Registration, Informal Networking & GIC Opening Remarks

9.00 Morning Chair’s Opening Remarks



09.10 Implement Tighter Measures Between The Responsible Person, Distributors & Internal Teams For Rigorous Processes Which Can Detect Undesirable Effects In Cosmetic Products In Order To Continuously Monitor & Ensure High Levels Of Safety & Human Health

  • What are the latest developments to effectively measure and control potentially hazardous ingredients to ease consumer minds about the beauty products placed on the market?
  • Establish a clear relationship between in-market surveillance, market analysis, consumer reports and responsible teams for stronger management and reduced disruption around undesirable effects
  • Create an internal process and methodologies which allow teams to quickly identify and react to their cosmetovigilance data to take the most appropriate preventive or corrective action to enhance the safety profile of their product

Kelly Hutsby, Head of Safety & Regulatory – Europe, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Critical Regulatory & Safety Updates


09:30 Cosmetic Regulation Revision Is Happening NOW & Driving Change In Safety! Develop A Committee Of Safety & Regulation Across The Supply Chain To Interpret Change & Build Quality Safety Assessment Methods That Adhere To Regulation

  • Assess the disruption of the cosmetic regulation revision on certifying existing products and how best to support your team with any (mis)information around the changes to safety assessment
  • What are the differences between UK and EU-based cosmetic regulation and what must be prioritised in 2023? Navigate the discrepancies between UK and EU-lead legislation for improved safety processes around product manufacturing
  • What are the legal frameworks outside the EU defining how brands should approach safety depending on your product category to confidently sell your beauty range anywhere in the world?
  • Can beauty safety experts and manufacturers expect a harmonised international list of recommendations when it comes to product sourcing and the information that needs to go on packaging?

Mita Parikh, NPD, MZ Skin

Nirmita Sheth, Head of Regulatory & Technical, KMI Brands Ltd

Candice Gardner, Education Manager – Learning & Content, Dermalogica UK

Khusbu Jain, Regulatory Affairs Manager, REN Clean Skincare

10.00 Bonus Session Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner, The Regulatory Company

Zoran Gavrić, Founder – Regulatory Toxicology, The Regulatory Company

Assessment & Testing Innovations


10.20 What New Methodologies Are Changing The Beauty Safety Landscape When It Comes To Testing The Safety Of Finished Cosmetic Products & Framing Them So They Comply Within Cosmetic Standards?

  • In chemico, in silico, in vitro…keep pace with the current test methods used by safety experts to generate effective assurance safety techniques that can detect early the biological effects and exposure of ingredients on cells
  • Next-generation risk assessments – where are we now? Where are we going? How advanced are the testing methods in the cosmetic space and what are the testing requirements to prepare for next?
  • What are the latest findings of toxicologists and scientists to get ahead of the curve when it comes to alternative methods of testing?
  • Review safety strategies of testing beauty products across factories, manufacturing, labs for standardised and consistent safety practices across the supply chain
  • Explore the latest innovations and opportunities around computational modelling and data gathering to analyse and assess levels of toxicity to build safer cosmetic products

Fraser Fergie, Director of Product Development, This Works

10.40 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

Ingredients & Raw Materials


11.10 Evaluate The Safety Considerations & Impact of Supply Around Critical Ingredients & Raw Materials For A Safety Team Which Better Understands The Demands Around Sourcing & Labelling

  • Review the ingredients and % of ingredients that is chemically safe to use to cook up beauty products that reflect the current guidelines
  • Educate beauty buyers around the risk and importance of preservatives in the development of beauty products to be consumers’ favourite, trusted and recommended brand
  • Horizon-scanning: Are there other harsh chemicals other than preservatives cosmetic scientists and safety experts should be on the look out for next?
  • The label says it’s “paraben free” but some ingredients thought dangerous are in the list of approved ingredients up to a certain % – so how can a brand develop its education channels to reform the reputation of parabens and its effective, safe use in cosmetics?
  • Where are brands’ view on preservatives being ‘safe’ for consumers and what are the alternatives? What are the latest developments around air-free and contact-free packaging?

Cristina Patané, Cosmetic Formulation Scientist, Medik8

11.30 Bonus Session Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner – Dr Graeme Ladds, Owner, CEO, PharSafer®



12.00 Environmental & Product Safety Must Be Equal Priority In Beauty! Implement A Beauty Safety Strategy Which Ensures Sustainable Demands Are Met At Supply, Production & Testing Points To Secure Brand Trust & Renew Customer Loyalty

  • Go beyond product safety! Explore the use of science-based approaches to determine new ways safety experts can incorporate sustainable and greener processes into an effective beauty safety strategy across the supply chain
  • Reducing waste and plastics is a growing concern for beauty consumers – assess and adapt your safety methods to ensure safe and sustainable methods are adopted from concept to launch to protect brand image and restore confidence amongst beauty buyers and workers
  • Successfully harness the latest scientific developments and beauty safety regulations to effectively minimise your carbon footprint and environmental impact when engineering new products

Ha Anh Nguyen, NPD Specialist, Bleach London

Animal Testing Ban


12.20 Support The Future Of A Global Animal Testing Ban On Cosmetic Products & Demonstrate Your Brand’s Cruelty-Free Commitment With Pioneering Non-Animal Safety Assessments & Innovations

  • Assure the safety and quality of your products with innovative, alternative risk methods that champion change around animal testing
  • Review next-generation safety testing approaches that can reliably predict how your ingredients will interact with human biology instead of animals
  • Build on your existing safety capabilities by investing in resources to support scientists and manufacturers around developing non-animal risk assessments for true cruelty-free claims on products
  • Be at the cutting-edge of modern science with testing methods that detect harmful chemicals to keep customers and the environment safe without testing on animals



12.40 Determine Which Allergens Are Driving Beauty Product Reformulations For Safer Hypoallergenic Products Which Beauty Consumers Can Value & Trust!

  • Develop rigorous safety evaluation techniques to assess the science behind the composition of a product to achieve minimal risk to consumers’ health and safety
  • Labelling of allergens on packaging is now part of regulation – how can scientists use warning labels to best protect beauty customers with a higher risk of allergy and help them make better informed choices?
  • Keep up to date with the allergen list from the CTPA and the advice from dermatologists and scientists around the ingredients increasing the rate of allergic reaction to create products that are safe and comply with cosmetic legislation

Aiste Jaspone, R&D Team Lead, MANILLA Natural Skincare

13.00 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners

13.30 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

  1. Nanomaterials
  2. Safety Culture
  3. Market Surveillance
  4. Health & Safety Communications
  5. Tech Innovations
  6. Fragrance
  7. Supply Chain

14.00 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks

14.10 Bonus Session Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner – Are You Interested In Speaking? Contact partner@beautysafetyconference.com

Safe Packaging

14.30 Discover The Latest Safety Demands & Regulations Around Packaging To Develop Quality Products That Look & Feel Good While Complying With The Latest Cosmetic Standards

  • Evaluate the latest recommendations and trends around cosmetic packaging and materials for beauty products which ensure important safety requirements are fulfilled
  • With safety at the forefront of consumer’s minds, review how making your product packaging safer can add to your brand’s credibility and the bottom-line
  • Avoid the dangers of greenwashing on beauty packaging by working with suppliers that meet safety and sustainable requirements to reduce your environmental risk and carbon exposure of your final cosmetic product
  • Develop an integrated team of safety and regulatory experts that work together to adequately assess the safety and compliance of cosmetic packaging
  • Adopt suitable testing methods to detect and quantify any undesirable packaging ingredients, substances and chemicals formed during production to reduce potential risk to consumers

Jo Chidley, Founder, Beauty Kitchen

Effective Claims & Labelling


14.50 Protect Beauty Buyers & Your Brand From Misleading Claims & Harmful Advertising With Fair & Honest Labelling To Responsibly Sell Beauty Products Across International Markets

  • What must cosmetic labels say? How can R&D design labels that truly convey the benefits of their products? Discuss long-term labelling solutions which consider the impact of changing safety regulations on the future of cosmetic artwork
  • Alcohol-Free, Free-From, Natural, Biodegradable… reduce confusion around common claims with scientific information and relevant studies that support your product claims and guarantee confident product purchasing
  • Best practices around substantiating therapeutic claims for ethical beauty promises that are clear and understandable to the end-user
  • Review some of the symbols and language standardly used on packaging to determine if they are actually misleading the average beauty consumer for claims that are fair, honest and truthful
  • Discuss labelling strategies to ensure workers build safe and sustainable practices into product design for green claims that truly reflect your brands commitment to the planet

Kamal Kaur, Regulatory Manager, Kao – Molton Brown

Marita Alegre, R&D Senior Director, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Zeynep Güdüm, Graduate Scientific Communication Scientist, Oriflame Cosmetics

Hadley Matthews, Technical & Regulatory Manager, Grown Alchemist

Camille Poggi, Scientific Communication Manager, REN Clean Skincare

Customer Data Reporting & Analysis

15.20 Enhance Safety Strategies Through The Use Of Adverse Reports To Effectively & Continuously Monitor & Protect Customer Safety

  • Develop a network of safety experts that can confidently assess and investigate all sources of information in consumer reports in order to understand adverse events and accurately inform R&D teams
  • Leverage digital tools and tech to efficiently collect customer data and flag reported risks and concerns to appropriately respond with improved formulas
  • How can beauty brands alleviate fears through customer data to reform their education channels and claims on packaging to support customers better when itcomes to intended purpose and use of their products to secure long-term trust with customers?

Chloé Raffalli, Toxicologist & Safety Advisor, LUSH

15.40 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

15.20 Bonus Session Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner – Are You Interested In Speaking? Contact partner@beautysafetyconference.com

Clean Beauty

16.30 Successfully Produce Safe, Non-Toxic Skincare & Beauty Products That Promote Hygiene & Health Benefits Which Consumers Love & Trust

  • Natural vs. chemical vs. multi-functional ingredients – debunk myths around the effectiveness of using preservatives and their potential toxicity to reassure your beauty consumers and determine the safest preservation methods for your products
  • Where finding a reputable, trustworthy, quality-driven manufacturer is key
  • How is the impact of supply affecting the ability to source naturally-derived raw materials and therefore limiting a brand’s opportunity to move into the ‘organic’ portfolio
  • Consider how sustainable ‘natural’ and ‘clean’ ingredients are to deliver products that are safe and planet friendly



17.00 Accurately Identify The Potential Hazards & Adverse Risks Of A Beauty Products Composition For Safer Formulations That Safeguard Beauty Buyers

  • Review ways toxicologists and safety teams can work closer together to highlight impurities and levels of chemicals in cosmetic products to determine safer formulations that promote skin health
  • Discuss best toxicological methods to observe interactions between ingredients and reduce the chance of adverse reactions to consumers
  • Best-in-class advice to understand whether there is a mutagen, genotoxin or carcinogen present in your product for safer controls when manufacturing

17.00 Perspective One

Ken Liu, Product Safety Manager, No.7 Beauty Company

17.20 Perspective Two

Pilar Serrano, Research & Development Scientist, Sesderma

17.40 Afternoon Chair’s Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference