Are you joining us in Indy for the 18th Annual HSCG Conference in 2015? April 18 kicks off three very full days of classes, networking, soap competition, and special nighttime events in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Westin Downtown Hotel (and psssst, members, the early-early bird rate expires at the end of the month, so don’t wait if you’re planning to go!).
If you’ve never attended a conference, we pack each day with activity (and food!). After all, if you’re taking time away from your business, we owe it to you to make that time as worthwhile as possible. The class schedule is legendarily packed, with classes often happen concurrently so that you can choose topics most relevant to your business. Today, we’re highlighting some of the speakers you’ll hear during the 2015 conference who are focused on cosmetic topics.
Beth Byrne, owner of Soap and Garden, managing editor of Saponifier, and member of the HSCG Board of Directors, will be presenting Marvelous Moisturizing: Making Basic Lotions and Creams from Scratch. If you already work with soap but are intimidated by lotions, let Beth lead you fearlessly into the moisturization arena. Beth will be demystifying the lotionmaking process, showing you how you can add a few ingredients and reuse tools you already possess to make lotions and creams. In addition, Beth will discuss good manufacturing practices, packaging, and formulation.
Kathleen Norris, Technical Marketer at Formulator Sample Shop’s sister company, Active Concepts, and newsletter editor of the Carolina Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, will be presenting Transforming the Face of Preservation: Peptide Technology in the Personal Care Industry. Part of making a lotion or cream is effectively preserving it, and that’s where Kathleen’s expertise comes in. What’s a cosmetic maker to do when the most effective, efficient preservatives have been thoroughly demonized by the media and newer preservatives have not been thoroughly vetted? Kathleen will discuss where the industry is heading and the exciting new possibilities contained within antimicrobial peptides.
Find out more about the 2015 conference here and register here. While conference is open to all, HSCG members receive the very best rates ($160 cheaper than the non-member rates while the early-early bird deal is running).
There are 199 days to conference and just 30 days left to take advantage of early-early bird pricing. We can’t wait to see you in Indy at #soapconf15!