On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, The National Beauty Science Institute (NBSI) hosted its first Masterclass on The Science & Sustainability of Beauty at the New York Academy of Medicine. Featured speakers included: Dr. Josh Ghaim, Chief Technology Officer at Johnson & Johnson; Dr. Bruno Bavouzet, EVP, R&D at LVMH; Achim Daub, President Scent & Care, and Gerhard Schmaus, VP, Global Research Cosmetic Ingredients at Symrise; Dr. Michele Verschoore, Medical Director at L’Oreal; and Dr. Kurt Schilling, SVP Basic Science Research & Advanced Technologies at Estee Lauder. Students from FIT, NYU, Columbia University and other prestigious schools in the New York area were invited to attend.
NBSI Founder and President Judy Price stated, “The response to the seminar has been enormous, and therefore, we will stage our second Masterclass in Paris on September 12, 2018, for 500 European students.”
Achim Daub, President, Scent & Care at Symrise stated, “I’m truly impressed with the vision of Judith Price who clearly understood that there is a strong need to educate consumers and students about the rich science and sustainability efforts which go into today’s beauty product. All too often, the public is misguided by generalized perceptions such as “natural is always better than synthetic,” when clearly the reality is not so simple. In my mind, the first NBSI masterclass was a tremendous success as some of the industry’s most accomplished business and R&D leaders detailed the impressive efforts and investments in regards to science and sustainability which go into today’s beauty products. The students were extremely engaged and actively participated in the ensuing Q&A sessions following each presentation.”
“Symrise is the world’s largest producer of fragrance and premium active cosmetic ingredients. As such Sustainability and Innovation are at the heart of our strategy. Our ambitious backward integration program “From Source to Scent” is geared to address today’s consumers’ desire to do good with their consumption (Sustainability), to know what’s in the bottle (Transparency) and to know where the materials the products are made of are coming from and how they wee produced (Traceability). We are a leader in the industry when it comes to innovating new ingredients aiming to deliver enhanced consumer experiences. We cover the entire spectrum from synthetics -systematically applying the principles of green chemistry – renewables – by either converting bio-waste into new ingredients or through biotechnological pathways – as well as naturals, whereby at the latter we put a strong emphasis on including and supporting the local communities in which we harvest and extract those materials,” Daub continued.
“Our well recognized efforts of community inclusion and support in Madagascar and in the Amazon speak for themselves. I want to thank Judy Price — and all our industry colleagues who took time out of their busy schedules to present in front of more than 400 students this past Wednesday, for their tremendous effort in bringing the science and sustainability efforts we all are so strongly focused on closer to the public. I look forward to being part of the follow up event on September 12th, 2018, in Paris.”
The National Beauty Science Institute has been established, with the guidance of a distinguished international advisory board, to provide a better understanding of how the sciences support a growing interest in matters of sustainability, authenticity, and green energy in the field of beauty. University courses, available on campus and online, will engage leading doctors and executives of institutions and companies to address how science and technology contribute to the development, production, and sustainability of beauty brands.
For more information, please visit: www.nationalbeautyscienceinstitute.org