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Since its inception SCS Formulate has become a flagpole event for the beauty and personal care industry within the UK. On the 15th and 16th of November it will return to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry where Surfachem will once again be exhibiting. 


Why should I visit SCS Formulate?

Simply put...

  • It's Free - Register here
  • All of the major ingredients suppliers and manufacturers will be exhibiting
  • There is an extensive program of seminars where you can learn about everything up and coming in the beauty and personal care market


Visit Surfachem at stand 209

Our personal care team will be available to answer any questions and to introduce new and exciting additions to the Surfachem Portfolio.

Joining Surfachem at Stand 209:

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Whilst at SCS Formulate


Surfachem Inspire Presentation - 15th November, 11.30, Room A


Trends in Beauty & Personal Care and the technologies that make them possible

  • Intelligence and analysis of the personal care and cosmetics market
  • Insight into the most influential up and coming trends
  • Development concepts that target these trends
  • Technical understanding and knowledge of how to developed these concepts 

Jason Dearden-Watts, Senior Technical Development Manager - Personal Care

James Hodgkinson, Marketing Manager



PQ Silicas and Surfachem Create Demonstration - 16th November, 9.30


Natural Silica Exfoliants - A proven replacment for plastic microbeads 

Independent consumer testing confirms environmentally friendly Sorbosil® BFGs as proven equivalents to PE beads as Exfoliating Granules for Skincare.

In an independent consumer test by 126 healthy female users of facial exfoliant products, aged 18-65, natural silica exfoliants Sorbosil® BFG10 and BFG50 demonstrated close equivalence to PE microbeads in exfoliating skin care formulations. Consumers report their skin feels revitalised, regenerated, clean and purified following cleansing using the silica exfoliants.

Ian McKeown, PQ Silicas

Paul Sutcliffe, Technical Development Manager - Surfachem



Lubrizol and Surfachem Create Demonstration - 16th November, 11.30


Exploring the versatility of texture 

How to make a range of diverse textures including crystal clear gels with sheer thinning properties and gels with crushed ice or bounce back memory feels.

All of these possible are with only small formulation modifications. 

Florence Pecquerie, Technical Service and Application Scientist, Lubrizol

Lisa Cripps, Formulation and Technical Development Manager, Surfachem


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