July 2018 – “Cosmetic Cluster UK Summer Testing Conference”

Daniel Whitby from Lake Personal Care was invited to speak at this one day conference that encompasses all aspects of cosmetic product testing and claims.

Daniel started the event off with a presentation “Seven Top Claims Predictions for the Future”.  

Insights included the shift from anti-ageing to healthy skin, impact of the exposome model on skin ageing and the rise of the “Digital Beauty and the Wellness” megatrend.

The event drew over 40 delegates from all aspects of the cosmetics community and finished with an expert panel session.

Many thanks to all the delegates who travelled to the event and the other speakers for making it such a success.

Thanks also to Gill Westgate for chairing and Lisa Buck from YCF for arranging the event.

If you would be interested in seeing the presentation please contact us.

       (L-R) Daniel Whitby (Lake Personal Care), Joyce Ryan (Joyce Ryan Consultancy),
Steve Barton (Skin Thinking Ltd), Stewart Long (Cutest) and Dr Carol Treasure (X-Cellr8)

July 2018 - TSGE Forum - The Challenges of the EU Cosmetic Regulation : Practical Advice for the Industry

Lake Personal Care attended the TSGE Forum at Leatherhead Food Research.

The one day event attracted an audience of representatives from contract manufacturers, brand owners, consultants and ingredient manufacturers. The programme comprised eight talks and subjects included regulatory changes, marketing claims, Brexit and two hot topics; customisable cosmetics and the skin microbiome.

Harald van der Hoeven, Director Technical Marketing at CLR Berlin presented “Cosmetics And The Microbiome : Not Only A New Trend“.

CLR have been market leaders in probiotic technology for over 30 years, championing the cause that bacterial lysates positively influence skin flora and proving that their use in cosmetic products benefits the skin.

If you would like further details on Harald’s presentation and the range of CLR skin care actives via Lake Personal Care, please contact us.


July 2018 - Society of Cosmetic Scientists “Science in a Bottle”

Petra Sturgeon and Daniel Whitby from Lake Personal Care attended the two day SCS “Science in a Bottle” event.

The event programme comprised of 24 talks, covering four main themes and attracted an audience of 100 delegates, which included representatives from retailers, brands and academia.

Our supplier partner CLR Berlin was a key sponsor of the event and our team joined John Lofthouse, Director Global Sales and Marketing, at their top table exhibition during the intervals and networking breaks.

John gave a presentation on the new active from CLR, “MultiMoist”, entitled “A New Multifaceted Approach Toward Skin Moisturisation”.


The role of vitamin D, in the skin is well described in scientific literature. Particularly interesting is its role in skin processes relevant to moisture levels. Vitamin D deficiency is common in people suffering from atopic dermatitis, a skin disease that is associated with reduced skin barrier function and skin dryness. Additionally, vitamin D is an important initiator of filaggrin production, which is of particular note in this context, filaggrin being the most important raw material for the production of NMF.

MultiMoist, the latest product to be developed by CLR Berlin, has been shown, in-vitro, to have significant activity in stimulating the efficiency of Vitamin D receptors in skin cells.

In-vivo it was shown through 6 different in-vivo tests to improve the moisture levels in the skin and improve qualities, such as skin smoothness, which are indicators of well moisturised skin.

Daniel's presentation followed this, outlining how digital beauty will help new products meet the needs of the modern consumer.


As the skincare industry shifts away from anti-ageing and the traditional bricks and mortar sales model, new opportunities are arising for the application of technology in the beauty marketplace. The presentation explored the current landscape in terms of the “Quantified Self” trend, explained how augmented reality can drive increased sales, and reviewed a recent study exploring consumer expectations of the industry.

Looking to the future, the key trends which will contribute to brand delivery was shared along with a detailed analysis of influences from industries as diverse as construction, technology and food. Future claims trends was analysed and a WTF (What’s The Future) approach taken to show how all these factors will combine and contribute to Beauty 2.0, with efficacy at its heart.

Many thanks to all who came to see us at the show and if you would like any further details on the presentations please contact us.

                       Photograph courtesy of Heidi Bannister, Arthur Edward.

June 2018 - 2018 Anti-Ageing Skincare Conference

One of the most important science driven events in the calendar, this biennial conference attracts members of the cosmetic science community from all corners of the globe.

This year’s key theme was “Skin Health and Skin Ageing” and seventeen presentations over two days covered a wide range of subjects including epigenetics, future insights, electromagnetic radiation and massage and sensory effects.

Daniel Whitby from Lake Personal Care attended the event and also had his key insights from the conference featured on the British Beauty Blogger website.


May 2018 - What's New from In-Cosmetics 2018

Many thanks to all of you who visited us at In Cosmetics, it was a great show and we look forward to following up with you over the next week or so.
Below is a topline summary of what was new from our supplier partners from the show.  
If you would like any further information please get in touch.

NEW! MultiMoist CLR™ - a powerful synergistic blend of fructooligosaccharides and beta vulgaris (beet) root extract.
MultiMoist CLR™ activates production of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and also potentiates the effect of vitamin D. As a consequence the skin becomes more moisturized.

By making use of 5 different objective instrumental approaches, the immediate and long term moisturizing properties of MultiMoist CLR™ were convincingly proven.

A further consumer study proved that subjective improvement of skin moisture content, skin smoothness and the look of skin were all improved.
For further information please click here:
NEW! Actives Concept – “Press Pause with CLR”
What is beauty and well-being all about ?
Healthy skin is the basis of both. Keeping skin healthy and providing it with a sustainable feeling of well-being is a complex topic which requires scientific know-how and expertise.    Make it simple. Be smart.
Click here to discover the Four Cornerstones of Healthy Skin, Moisture Me, Feed Me, Balance Me and Protect Me:
For further information, to see all the products in CLR’s wide portfolio of actives and to access their formulation library please click here -

As you will already be aware if you have seen our latest trends presentation the use of clay in products is a rapidly growing trend (see L’Oreal’s recent Pure Clay range launch).
Color Clay have extended their clay offer with NEW ! ColorClay Ivory – an off-white Mediterranean clay which can be used alone or blended to create pastel shades.
NEW! Clay Bubble Mask formulation, these have been all over Instagram recently and a favourite of celebrities and bloggers.

Coming Soon : EcoCert grades of all the ColorClays
Contact us for further information on the range of clays we can supply or have a look at the Color Clay website:


Biodegradability data for the entire Baycusan range.
Covestro engaged with the interactive platform "Sustainability Corner" to inform visitors and exhibitors about its sustainability initiatives and its specific approach for the cosmetics industry.
Focus will be given on both renewable raw materials and product end-of-life, e.g. biodegradability.
To Follow : new Baycusan Eco range – naturally derived sustainable polymers (50% renewable resources)
NEW! Personal Care Formulary which includes Ocean-Friendly SPF products, peel off masks, hair and beard styling gels, waterproof in-shower styling creams and sprays and a rinse-off conditioner with conditioning and styling properties, thermal protection, durable strong hold, 24 hour frizz control, shine boosting and split end repair benefits.
Also at the show their new Peelable Water-Based Nail Polish was a big hit on the stand attracting a lot of interest.

NEW! Biochemica Turmeric Butter, sure to be a huge hit with the current trend for all things turmeric.
NEW! Anti-Pollution Kit – 8 great formulations to protect the skin from city life.


New formulations available for face scrubs, washes, hair treatments and masks using Vanatural and Veegums.

Quora Noni PRCF – hacking the microbiome.
Quora Noni PRCF is a concentrated metabolome (a collection of metabolites that are produced by cells during metabolism) of totipotent cells from the Noni plant (Morinda citrifolia):
It is rich in anti-quorum sensing molecules (Anti-Quormones) specially designed to act synergistically against Quorum sensing mediated microbial dysbiosis and its side effects.
The active offers a new mechanism of action against acne and other skin conditions; blocking the microbiome negative communication signals, without killing or threatening the microbiota.
The active’s effect is bacteriostatic and not bactericidal which allows it to maintain the balance of the skin’s microbiome.
NEW! SarcoSlim Re-Shape PRCF
Sarcoslim Re-Shape PRCF is a new concept for liposculpting.
This skin re-modelling system helps reduce fat while taking advantage of the intercellular energy released through the burning of this fat to tighten and firm tissue, so specific parts of the body can be sculpted.
Made from the callus culture of the close to extinction South-Iberian plant Sarcocapnos crassifolia, the active is a metabolome rich in plant lipid management related factors specially designed to produce fat burning, generate an increase of cell energy metabolism, and reactivate the mechanical properties of skin.
Further information on the Vytrus Biotech website here:
Full clinical dossier available upon request.

November 2017 - Lake Personal Care at SCS Formulate