High Performance Natural & Sustainable Ingredients Seminars

14:00 - 14:30

Does the oil and its type have an effect on hair and scalp?

Lipids are minor components of the hair. However, they have a strong influence on the quality of the fiber, starting with assisting its development in the follicle and finishing with reviving worn-out fibers. The beauty market is enriched with a variety of oils. This large assortment tends to overwhelm the consumer. With this talk, we aim to classify up-to-date research findings regarding the role of oils in maintaining or improving scalp and hair health so we can help formulators and consumers navigate more easily through the wide selection of oils.


14:30 - 15:00

Designing Beauty with Biology

The product innovation cycle for beauty products is moving faster than ever, and increasingly expected to serve evolving consumer demands for sustainable ingredients, ethical sourcing, and high performance. How can brands keep pace with seismic changes in technology, the market, and society? Just as chemistry revolutionized the industry in the 20th century, biology may hold the answer for a more enlightened way forward. Today, advances in medicine and biotechnology are beginning to be consciously applied to cosmetics and personal care products known and loved by consumers worldwide, signaling a coming era of beauty thoughtfully powered by biology.


15:00 - 15:30

Going beyond “Natural” (Biotechnology and fermentation: the future of active ingredients)

Biotechnological products and biotechnology as a marketing concept resonate with the consumer. Biotechnology as a science and a means of producing active ingredients for the cosmetic industry can be powerful and sustainable. At CLR Berlin, biotechnology has played a central role since the late 1970’s. In the early 1980’s, we launched our first active ingredient, a lysate of probiotic Bifidobacterium longum, based on close collaborations with universities in Berlin and Freiburg, Germany. Since then, the technology has evolved and we have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about fermentation of probiotic lactic acid-producing bacteria for the development of active ingredients for the skin. Today, CLR stands at the forefront of the probiotic technologies which are now so popular in the industry. In addition to these technologies, CLR has ventured out in getting the most out of other unicellular organisms as well. Our production processes and even our growth mediums are developed to fit the demands of the modern consumer. Our biotechnological products are sustainable, vegan and even Halal-certified, but, above all, they are extremely efficacious and safe. This presentation will go into some details on some of our biotechnologically obtained products.