Lipids and Cosmetics : top innovations & research initiatives (FR)

Lipids and Cosmetics : top innovations & research initiatives (FR)

26 - 27 janvier 2022
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The scientific congress LIPIDS & COSMETICS will take place on 26th and 27th of January 2022 in the heart of one of the most dynamic cities of France : Bordeaux !

Cosmetic Valley, in partnership with the AgriWasteValue project, La Région Nouvelle Aquitaine and ITERG, would be glad to welcome you in Bordeaux on the 26-27 of January 2022 for the third meeting. You will be able to present or discover the latest research initiatives and innovations realized in the fields of lipids, in the wide sense, for cosmetics.

2 days to discover latest research initiatives and innovations

After treating origin of lipids, eco conception and formulation, 4 new topics are proposed for this meeting :

  • The importance of physiology of lipids in skin and hair
    Physiology, External source and Interactions
  • New lipid sourcing : valuations, constraints and opportunities
  • Where to find them and How to get them ?
  • Lipid treatments to enhanced functionalilies for formulation
  • Better characterizing to better understand lipids

Humanity and cosmetics have always evolved together. They seem inseparable from each other. Habits have changed over time, but cosmetic products have always been able to adapt to customer’s needs.

Cosmetics are at the center of man’s relationship with his environment, with the society in which he lives. Cosmetics play an essential role in the development of women and men. Notion of pleasure is the essence of cosmetics to which it is important to associate the need for performance, naturalness, less complex formulations. These elements encourage the cosmetics industry to constantly reinvent itself and develop ever more innovative products. 

Lipids (triglycerides and derivatives) are natural compounds, essential in cell membrane structure and metabolism of all living organisms. Their interaction with lipids provided by an external source naturally leads to particular properties. Use of lipids in cosmetics, main constituent of formulations, helps to form a protective barrier on the skin against harmful substances or dangerous stimuli and to maintain good hydration.

Lipids can be integrated into different/various formulations, liquid (emulsions) or solid (powder) form, as a main matrix, active or ingredients (vitamins, tocopherols for example).

To be ever more innovative, needs are emerging, at analytical level, in terms of new sourcing, or for ecofriendly oleochemical derivatives. These elements are more generally part of a process of relationships understanding between structures, formulations and properties.

Call for abstracts

Participate in the constitution of the programme of the 3rd edition 2022. This call for papers is addressed to researchers from public structures and companies in the national and international perfumery and cosmetics sector.

Do the targeted themes appeal to you? 

Do you wish to

  • share your expertise?
  • promote your research work?
  • make yourself known to your peers?

>> Submit the abstract of your proposal before September 1, 2021

>> Submit the abstract of your poster proposal before 6 January 2022

More information on the call for abstracts.


Programme under development. 

Practical information

  • Dates : January 26 and 27, 2022
  • Venue : Université de Bordeaux Pey-Berland - 35 place Pey-Berland - 33000 Bordeaux
  • More information and registration.


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