Course Description

Practical Utilization of Cosmetic Ingredients

October 7-8, 2020
Edison, NJ

Course Offering 201007NJ2858
Course ID 2858

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
The course has been designed for all individuals who are involved directly or indirectly in the selection and/or utilization of ingredients for cosmetics. This includes experienced and entry level professionals from cosmetic companies and ingredient manufacturers. The course has proven to be beneficial to:
  • Formulation Chemists and Associated Technologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Processing and Packaging Engineers
  • Analytical Chemists
  • Dermatologists
  • Pharmacologists
  • Professionals in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Sales and Marketing Staff

Course Description
This 2-day course is intended to provide a practical utilization of cosmetic ingredients to build the best formula, meeting pre-established objectives and expected outcome. We will explore:
  • Relationship of structure-function-application-benefits
  • Practical understanding of classes of cosmetic ingredient and their key benefits
  • Generation of a better understanding of the contributions of ingredients to the performance of finished product formulations
  • When developing consumer cosmetic formulation, (1) ingredient knowledge plays a big role in understanding how to construct the formulation, (2) best practices for incorporating the ingredients into the formula, and (3) what benefits might be achieved with the right selection of ingredients. To do this we will explore the anatomy of a formula by looking at classes of ingredients and understanding their structure, physical properties, and attributes they possess. We will explore ingredients associated with consumer categories associated with: Moisturizers, Humectants, Emollients, Polymers, Functional Siloxanes, Surfactants/Cleansers, Preservatives, Skin Lightening/Darkening Agents, Sunscreens, Hair Fixatives, Depilatory Agents, Hair Frizz Control Agents, Antiperspirants/Deodorants, Caramel/Charcoal, and Skin/Hair Conditioners.

    We will explore incorporation of cosmetic ingredients various applications, including: skin care, hair care, underarm odor/wetness control, hair/face cleansers, nail coatings, sensitive skin, self-tanning, sun care. Within this realm, we will also explore natural and sustainability, innovative thinking, marketing technical brief development, stability, INCI and back label, and claim support. Safety and global regulations are also important, so we will show how to understand the safety and regulatory boundaries of ingredients using PCPC’s RMIF (Raw Material Information Form) template.

    Course Director
    Eric Abrutyn, retired Sr. Principal Scientist from Kao Brands and founder TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc., consultants to the personal care industry.

    Eric Abrutyn is a graduate of New York University-New Paltz with a Masters in Chemistry and of C.W. Post College/Long Island University with a B.S. in Chemistry. He has over 45 years of experience in the personal care cosmetics industry. Over that last 10 plus years, Eric has used his consulting firm, TPC2Advisor’s Ltd., Inc., to focus on utilizing his extensive and diverse experience to support clientele in the areas (1) antiperspirant technology and application, (2) siloxane polymer technology and application (3) skin and hair care formulation (5) Personal Care Cosmetic labeling (6) Technology Strategic planning and Ideation.

    Prior to starting his own consulting firm – TPC2Advisor’s Ltd., Inc.. – Mr. Abrutyn was involved in innovation for over 40 years. Starting out as R&D Director at Wickhen Products Inc., he developed new classification of emollient esters, antiperspirant actives, and controlled release polymer entrapment technology. He then moved on to be Senior Technical Scientist for Dow Corning, focused on technology and application of functional siloxanes. He later moved to consumer goods innovative development at Kao Brands where he was involved in reinventing the Curel® and Ban® brands before working on innovative technology for the John Frieda brands. He is currently a consulting member of the International Nomenclature Ingredient committee (membership for over 25 yrs).

    Venue Information
    ExitCertified (Attune formerly Microtek)
    Raritan Plaza III
    105 Fieldcrest Avenue, Suite 405
    Edison , New Jersey 08837
    Phone: 800-207-9620 (for directions and parking info only)

    PLEASE NOTE: Participants must make their own reservations; the cost of hotel accommodation is not included in the course fee. Final hotel information will be emailed to you in your confirmation package approximately 3 weeks prior to the course start date.

    Directions: Visit the Hotel Venue topic on our FAQ page.