Leading Beauty Ingredients and Formulation Tradeshow and Conference Takes Place May 1 & 2 at the Javits Center in New York  

(New York, NY, April 2024)—NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists) is excited to announce that Qian Zheng, MD, PhD, SVP, Head of Advanced Research North America & Global Regenerative Beauty Discovery Domain at L’Oréal’s Research & Innovation will participate in a special keynote presentation on Thursday, May 2nd at 9:00 am during Suppliers’ Day at the Javits Center in New York. This fireside chat will be moderated by Kathryn Hopkins, Senior Beauty Editor of WWD, focusing on “The Green Sciences Revolution: L’Oréal’s Commitment to Sustainable Innovation.”

“Our Green Sciences initiative is at the forefront of reshaping the future of beauty, combining nature-inspired science with cutting-edge technology,” said Qian Zheng, MD, PhD, SVP, Advanced Research North America & Global Regenerative Beauty Discovery Domain at L’Oréal. “I look forward to discussing how our pioneering efforts in this field are not just part of our strategy but a transformative influence on the entire beauty industry, propelling us towards a more sustainable and innovative tomorrow.”

Dr. Zheng will discuss L’Oréal’s strategic shift towards Green Sciences, which prioritizes sustainability alongside groundbreaking innovation. This approach leverages the latest advancements in sustainable cultivation, green extraction, green chemistry and biotechnology and fermentation to develop products that are both high-performing and environmentally responsible. By 2030, L’Oréal aims to significantly enhance the environmental profiles of its products in alignment with its ambitious L’Oréal for the Future program. By 2030, all the biobased ingredients used in the formulas and packaging materials will be traceable and come from sustainable sources. 95% of the ingredients will be bio-sourced, derived from abundant minerals (such as iron oxides or clays) or circular processes. Additionally, 100% of the products will be eco-designed. The keynote will explore how these efforts set new industry standards and drive positive change across the beauty sector.

Dr. Zheng is a seasoned innovation leader and a highly accomplished professional in the beauty and consumer care industry. With a deep passion for the intersection of science and beauty, Zheng is vital in advancing L’Oreal’s commitment to groundbreaking discoveries and sustainable and cutting-edge innovations to deliver transformative results for all consumers worldwide.

She received her MD from Peking University Health Sciences Center, China, with a focus on dermatology and dermatopathology. She then completed her PhD training in neuroscience and furthered her postdoctoral fellowship in skin development and pathology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the US. She has developed multiple in vitro and clinical models and systems to investigate and decode human dermatological conditions, including genetic disorders, wound healing
and tissue regeneration, inflammatory diseases, skin quality, and aging. 

“Dr. Zheng’s achievements and influence within the science community is extensive. We are thrilled to have her as our keynote presenter and her conversation with Kathryn will be inspiring to Suppliers’ Day attendees and fuel their learning at the event,” said Dr. Amber Evans, Chair, NYSCC.

Suppliers’ Day, May 1-2, is the NYSCC flagship event and attracts participants working in R&D and product development for the biggest brand manufacturers in beauty and personal care as well as emerging independents.  Additional educational programs offered this year will cover microbiome, hair care innovations, bio-technologies, fragrance, current cosmetic regulations, nutricosmetics, Chinese beauty market, innovations from exhibitors, hot topics, along with “Truth in Beauty: Sci-Comm Influencers Panel,” “Digital Age of Beauty,” “Discover Sustainability,” “World of Chemistry,” and “Indie 360”. Future Chemists Workshop, Mentorship program and a Career Fair will be held in support of young professionals in the industry. The NYSCC Industry Awards Night will take place on May 1st at LAVAN Midtown and feature the announcement of the finalists of the CEW Supplier’s Beauty Award.

For more information on NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, the leading North American event for beauty and personal care product development and to attend, visit: https://nyscc.org/suppliers-day/.

About New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC)

Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional, and educational standards, we reach our goal of improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. Our mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry. NYSCC Suppliers’ Day in New York City is the leading North American event for beauty ingredients, formulations, and delivery innovations.  For more information visit: www.nyscc.org.

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