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DSM in Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients

SEPAWA Congress

Event details:

10 Oct 2018
End Date:
12 Oct 2018
Estrel Congress and Exhibition Center in Berlin
In attendance:
SEPAWA Congress


With some 1,500 members, SEPAWA is one of the largest specialist associations in Europe. Experts from the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfume industries are part of this association. Professionals from both small and medium-sized businesses and major companies, scientists from industry and the university sector as well as representatives of authorities and consumer associations use SEPAWA for dialog and an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.

Meet our experts at our booth A130, A131 where you will be able to connect with them on our broad range of naturals, recently introduced as “DSM House of Naturals”. It is well known that the consumer of today demands more transparency on green claims, ingredients, and processes – and this trend will continue to rise. Therefore we have summarized an overview of all our natural ingredients, a portfolio of 55 ingredients, that are “certified organic”, “verified natural” and of “natural origin”, covering a broad range of skin, sun protection, and sensory benefits. With our simple 3-icon system and clear definitions, the House of Naturals navigation aid offers transparency as to the degree of naturalness of our ingredients and production processes.

Furthermore get more insights about how to maintain beauty in times of stress – irrespective of whether it has its sources in psychological or environmental factors. Connect with our team on how to make science tangible, by visualizing the effectiveness of moisturizers on facial skin.
To get more in depth details on these hot topics don't miss out on the below two lectures given by our colleagues Olivier Garet and Volker Rosenberger.

Meet Olivier Garet at the Forum for Innovations Personal Care, at 10:15-10:30 in Room 3 on Wednesday, 10th October where he talks about:
Future Proof Your Skin from the Effects of Daily Stress

Abstract of his talk:
Why balancing cortisol is key
Modern stress has many different causes, from environmental, to personal, to lifestyle. Sustained stress affects both mind and body in various ways and can be particularly detrimental to the skin. The body produces Cortisol, known as the “stress hormone, as a natural response to stress. In small amounts, and in the short term, it is a healthy coping mechanism, but persistently high levels of cortisol can be very damaging to the skin. Negative effects can include unwanted visible signs of ageing.The more stressed we feel, the more our cortisol levels rise. When cortisol levels are balanced and in check, the skin reflects this and looks better. So, DSM has designed and patented the new cosmetic ingredient BEL-EVEN® that has been developed for skin care applications to combat the negative effects stress may cause on skin. To get more insights on the results of the the ex-vivo and human study pass by at our talk.

Volker Rosenberger is live on stage on Thursday, 11th October 2018 at the Scientific Congress with his lecture:
Novel facial color mapping technology makes hydration visible
Meet him at 10:45-11:15 in the Convention Hall A.

Abstract of his lecture:
Novel facial color mapping technology makes hydration visible
Every day, indoor and outdoor stress negatively affects the skin’s natural hydration, causing it to dry out much faster. The key needs of skin exposed to urban stress are fast-acting and long-term hydration with targeted care for problem areas. With the help of Chinese women living in the highly-polluted megacity of Beijing, DSM scientists has been using its revolutionary visualization technology to study dry skin and hydration in urban settings. This technology allowed us to produce color images of the face, that showed Chinese women have excessively dry skin in the problematic cheek and jaw areas. Remarkable images also revealed the true hydration power of DSM’s natural “moisture-magnet Saccharide Isomerate”, a unique skin-identical carbohydrate complex. Listen to our talk and get to know more about the long and short term moisturizing effects PENTAVITIN has on your skin.