ISCC Conference 2019
at HPCI-CCC India

Theme: Wellness And Cosmetics

2018 saw a major change for the Indian beauty industry. It has moved towards not only establishing a new definition of cosmetics, but one that belongs very personally to the new age consumer through its innovative nature and sustainable approach. Yet consumers have evolving demands which is channelizing the beauty brands today to cater to these evolving needs.

Beauty and wellness are also converging .Consumers are looking up “wellness” label increasingly the new norm and more consumers demanding simple, comprehensive and transparent products. The resulting beauty wellness trend can be defined as natural or organic products with a simple, comprehensive and transparent ingredient list targeted towards wellness of mind and body.

Expanding from indie brands, in 2018 we see premium and mass-market players investing in the eco-responsible segment with emphasis on Wellness. Today, mass-market retailers represent approximately 25% of the naturally positioned brands. The appetite for naturals is increasing with more than 80% of customers in India who believe Indians have used herbal ingredients for ages and should continue to do so in the future with emphasis on Health and wellbeing.

Today Cosmetics can be considered a part of 360-degree wellness and an overall balanced lifestyle, and is taking over all market segments of the industry. Innovation in the cosmetics and beauty industry has traditionally been dominated by R&D advancements in formulation chemistry, backed up by huge marketing budgets. Changing consumer preferences and expectations are now driving a wider range of new product innovations. Today’s consumers want more from both the brand and its products: they’re looking for a personalized experience.

Marketing questions from consumers on Internet like “Where can I find the products that suit my needs and the brands that will help me achieve complete wellbeing?” As a result, brands are thinking about beauty as not being same for all approach, but take a more informed attitude about real consumers.

Simultaneously the importance of sustainability and provenance of materials to consumers, and the growing awareness and interest for vegan, organic and clean ingredients is increasing. Today the manufacturers have to ensure that the source materials ethically and continue to deliver products that perform at the right price. The importance of being transparent from ingredients to supply chain is an ever demanding task for brands in personal care.

Today Consumers also want a closer relationship with brands and their products, They want to be part of the process from giving insight to brands on what they want, sharing peer-to-peer and building new communities to being able to get creative with products in terms of application.. Social media pressures, political divides, and the alleged impending recession are just a few of the stress-inducing factors out there causing anxiety levels to rise. The need to relax, decompress, and expel all that negative energy is being stressed upon. In beauty, stress-reducing ingredients like aromatherapy is emerging.

While beauty supplements aren’t a new concept, there is a renewed emphasis as startups are offering suites of vitamins and supplements that promise beauty benefits such as clearer skin and stronger hair. The technology of application of these raw materials on hair has led to in depth study of hair structure and properties leading to advanced study on ageing of hair , bonds present in hair, different layers of cuticles and role of 18 MEP and other components in hair growth.

Sustainable innovative packaging and Clean labels has started entering the beauty and personal care industry. This twist has led a leap in innovation of new product packaging designs and criteria’s for selection of packaging has changed tremendously.

ISCC - HPCI India Conference Programme
DAY 1, 14th March 2019
10.30 am – 10.45
Welcome Address by President
Dr Sunil Bambarkar
10.45 – 11.15
Key Note Address
Ms Kiran Bawa Director, Iosis Wellness Pvt Ltd
11.15 – 11.45
Current Updates in Indian Regulations of Cosmetics
Mr Prabodh Halde, Head Technical Regulatory Affair, Marico
11.45 – 12.15
Online Brand Landscape: Discovery to Purchase
Ms. Anshul Garg, Assistant Professor in Management
12.15 – 12.45
SPA - A Wellness Initiative
Dr B Rajesh Srinivas, CEO, CMYK Health Boutiques Pvt. Ltd
12.45 – 1.15pm
Benefits of Spiritual & Medicinal Natural ingredients
Dr Tirunarayanan, Ex Cavin Kare, Consultant
1.15 – 2.30
2.30 – 3.00
Safety Assessment Training As a Tool to Support the Application of Cosmetics Legislation
Ms Birgit Huber, IKW (Frankfurt, Germany)
3.00 – 3.15
3.15 – 4.45 pm
Packaging Workshop
Mr. Shrikrishna. Y.  Prabhu, Global Consultants

ISCC - HPCI India Conference Programme
DAY 2, 15th March 2019
10.30 am – 11.15
Challenges in Setting Organic Certified Manufacturing Unit
Mr Nikunj Harlalka, Director, Nishant Aromas
11.15 – 11.45
Regulatory Overview - Requirement of Cosmetic Dossiers EU & INDIA
Mrs. Geeta Bajaj, Estee Lauder
11.45 – 12.15
12.15 – 12.45
Controlled Delivery Systems in Cosmetics
Dr. Aneesh Seth. – Ph.D. in drug discovery and delivery systems
12.45 – 1.15pm
Microbiomes in Skin Care
Dr Avinash A Kumar, Research Scientist, Personal Care Division, ITC
1.15 – 2.15
2.15 – 2.45
Aromatherapy for wellbeing
Mr Shakti Vinay Shukla , Director FFDC
3.00 – 3.30
The future of Beauty (Market trends)
Minu Srivastava, Beauty & Personal Care Analyst, India, Mintel
3.30 pm onwards
Life Time Achievement Awards

Innovation Awards

Last update 13 March 2019. Subject to change.