In-cosmetics 2019

Discover the seen and unseen worlds of beauty diversity!

2 - 4 April 2019

France, Paris

Beauty Diversity in Personal Care

There is so much more to us than what meets the eye!

We’ve dedicated in-cosmetics Global 2019 in Paris to beauty diversity — a topic that matters for different stakeholders in the personal care industry. It affects our customers and their end products, the consumer, who is much more educated and personally involved when it comes to the product of his or her choice, and of course for us as a supplier — as we have the responsibility to develop personal care ingredients that fit to all different kinds of people across the world.

We had thought we already understood diversity, but we have recognized that diversity might be divided into two parts – which we call the ‘seen’ and the ‘unseen’. But, what does this mean?

Sometimes the visible differences between us appear obvious and are immediately seen and recognized by the human eye. These can be defined by our ethnicity, age, or gender, all of which can result in variation with, for example, our skin type or color, hair type or simply behavior – all of which are part of what creates diversity.

But many differences are unseen, not visible by the human eye, yet play a major role in defining who we are… such as the skin’s microbiome. By looking deeper into the landscape of the skin and its microbiome we can understand how individual needs vary. Sometimes the differences are huge; sometimes they’re miniscule. This is what makes each and every one of us unique. But what we’ve learned is there’s no simple guide to follow on this… Two people who look similar externally can have very different skin, yet two people who appear to be total opposites may share a lot of skin characteristics and needs.

The seen and unseen sides of beauty diversity

The seen and unseen sides of beauty diversity are defined by what we see immediately, and also what becomes apparent through time. It’s about the specific needs of every person. So, it’s important we keep on learning. The more we learn about the skin and its secrets – the factors that affect the way our skin looks or understanding different expectations and behaviors people have when it comes to their beauty routine – no matter if we talk about skin, hair or photoprotection - the more we will understand the unique aspects of us as individuals.

Our expertise in science allows us to explore a wide range of molecules, to identify the ONE that can deliver the best – visible and invisible – performance, in order for everyone to embrace the joys and challenges of individual beauty.

New scientific findings and a range of personal care formulations

From age, to ethnicity to gender, the way consumers view the world and themselves as individuals is becoming more fluid*. At this year’s show visitors could find out how DSM were both embracing the visible side of beauty diversity and exploring the role that invisible differences, such as the skin’s microbiome, play in individual personal care regimes.

EPIBIOME BEAUTY™: A new level of skin well-being

EPIBIOME BEAUTY™ is built on the belief that a strong epidermal barrier and balanced skin microbiome are both needed to restore, strengthen and preserve healthy skin. It aims to develop a clear, scientifically proven link between changes in the composition of the skin microbiome and changes in physical skin conditions and also to identify a link with the effects of specific ingredients. At this year’s in-cosmetics, DSM presented the results of a new study designed to deepen understanding of the complex relationship between normal, dry and oily skin, barrier function, and the skin microbiome

Pump up the volume with TILAMAR® Boost 150!

Volume is one of the top desired benefits in haircare but, it’s one of the most complicated to achieve, especially together with care properties. Based on 50 years of expertise in materials science, DSM has identified a unique hyper-branched polymer to fill this gap. TILAMAR® Boost 150, offers both incredible volume and care properties. Find out more about the invisible mode of action of this polymer and its supporting test data for visible volume.

Discover a mineral fusion with PARSOL® ZX!

Mineral UV-filters such as Zinc or Titanium Oxide are marketed today as Natural Sunscreens – a key consumer desire. At this year’s in-cosmetics, DSM will unveil PARSOL® ZX, a Zinc Oxide grade suitable for a wide range of products. Using DSM’s expertise in formulations we will showcase solutions that could change your mind about all-mineral sun products.

Stimulate skin’s own defense against blue light with PEPHA®-AGE

Two years ago, DSM’s scientists began investigating the link between blue light and potential harm to skin. At in-cosmetics global DSM revealed outstanding new in vivo data that proves how PEPHA®-AGE reduces blue light-induced skin hyper-pigmentation to achieve an even skin tone; boosts skin’s own defense, protects against skin damage caused by blue light, and minimizes the visible appearance of ageing skin.

In case you missed our activities at in-cosmetics global 2019 find here all related information and downloads you can’t afford to miss!

Give your make-up a boost and download our TOP 3 hybrid color cosmetic formulations featured at DSM’s Make-Up Bar. Try our sulfate-free shampoo mousse hair care formulation with TILAMAR® Boost 150, formulated live at the formulation lab! Experience new sensations and take a look at our sunscreen formulations showcased at the Sensory Bar.

Discover the value of farm-to-face beauty and alpine bioactives! Our colleagues Laurence Combemale, Francois Paul and Catherine Tornay, who lives in the heart of the Swiss Alps and cultivates Edelweiss plants for DSM, were presenting the Farm to Face program at the sustainability corner. Download their presentation to know more about the program and DSM’s collaboration with the Swiss cooperative Catherine works for.

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    PARSOL® ZX (INCI: Zinc Oxide, Triethoxycaprilylsilane) is an inorganic UV filter with a broad UVA‐UVB absorption curve that also goes into the blue light spectrum. Our grade with a particle size ensures SPF and best UVA performance.



    The natural skin care ingredient PEPHA®-AGE CB stimulates skin’s own defense against the negative impact of blue light protecting the skin barrier and boost the collagen synthesis.

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