Making Plus CEC Editore Seminars

14:00 - 14:40

Botanicals in cosmetics and food supplements: scientific evidence and deficiencies (IT)

14:40 - 15:20

The role of health and herbal products from sustainable plant sources in cosmetics and food supplements (IT)

15:20 - 15:35

Questions (IT)

15:35 - 16:15

Botanicals in the Cosmetic Industry (IT)

16:15 - 16:35

Botanicals and Packaging

"Botanicals" is a word that indicates the origin of a substance comes from the plant kingdom and can be applied in areas such as food science and cosmetics. Natural extracts however, may well interact with the primary packaging, causing a change in their characteristics, and sometimes even the safety of the product itself. The main interactions between the different components of the most commonly used extracts with the polymeric materials making up the main packaging shall be discussed.

Furthermore, the current state of awareness of the various environmental issues requires a behavior aimed at sustainability. From here different types of bioplastics are appearing on the market for the production of packaging including those based on cellulosic esters, starch derivatives, such as polyhydroxybutyrate, polylactic acid and polycaprolactone, which seem to associate high biodegradability with excellent barrier properties and relatively high thermal stability.

16:35 - 17:15

Using Botanicals in Cosmetic Products: Regulations, Claims and Advertising

In recent decades, the demand "green" or "natural" has become increasingly significant, leading the consumer to change their lifestyle and be more careful when buying goods and cosmetics alike, being more conscientious of formulations and chemical compounds. Preliminary and unavoidable assumption, is that the product connoted as natural is, first of all, compliant with Regulation (EC) n. 1223/2009, with particular regard to the composition, safety, efficacy and labeling requirements. The purpose of the presentation will be on the one hand, to analyse communication strategies through the correct application of the lawfulness criteria, without incurring the risk of misleading and providing the consumer with credible but above all truthful information, as well as assessing the obligations imposed by the REACH regulations and CLP for these substances used in cosmetic formulations.

17:15 - 17:30

Discussions and Closing (IT)