Formulation Challenge

  • Formulation Challenge

    Who wants to compete with Colgate-Palmolive, Estée Lauder, Unilever, Swiss American CDMO and  this October 2018!

     The Formulation Challenge is a practical activity (think Master-Chef but for cosmetics) that will take place at in-cosmetics North America (in association with, and judged by, the Institute of Personal Care Science and Mintel).

    Winners will receive a prize, recognition and media coverage at the Awards Ceremony.

    2017 competitors included Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever, Estée Lauder and Shiseido.


    About the Challenge:

    17th of October - 3:45pm to 5:15pm

    A mystery box containing multiple personal care ingredients is provided. Teams then have 90 minutes to assemble a creation.

    Highly skilled professionals must displayed the precision of surgeons and the knowledge of chemists to create the best formulation.

    Last year Colgate Palmolive claimed the 2017 title and created the winning formula.

    Would you like to compete in the 2018 Formulation Challenge?

    Note: This challenge is only open to cosmetic / contract manufacturers.
    Teams must comprise 4 R&D specialists and 2 marketing professionals.

  • Team application form

    Have you got what it takes for the Formulation Challenge? Only six teams will participate. Secure your place today.

    Register your team

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