Welcome Note

As President of the Portuguese Society of Cosmetic Sciences (SPCC) it is my great pleasure to invite you to the first edition of COSMETINNOV, to be held in Porto on the 2nd of March 2018.

COSMETINNOV – an event which will encompass both the Vth SPCC Congress as well as the 1st Portuguese exhibition of ingredients and packaging for cosmetics – is proud to present its first edition under the theme: “A new sight – science meets the industry”. Promoting a closer link between the various actors related to the Cosmetic Sciences, our goal is to stimulate the creation of synergies and the development of new skills that ultimately aim for the creation of value.

Throughout this Congress we will reflect on the impact of the first 5 years of implementation of the European Regulation nr. 1223/2009, present new ingredients of natural origin, understand the impact of cosmetic products on the protection of the skin’s microbiome and discuss different techniques for the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of these products.

On top of the aforementioned objectives, the Exhibition of ingredients and packaging – the first of its kind to be held in Portugal – will present the latest innovations on ingredients and packaging and promote the networking with private label manufacturers, laboratories, as well as with other providers of the cosmetics industry.

Marta de Oliveira Ferreira President of the Portuguese Society of Cosmetic Sciences