8:15 am Welcome Coffee & Registration

The Revolution of the Microbiome & Cosmetic Products

9:05 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

9:15 am Harnessing the Skin Microbiome Within Cosmeceuticals


  • Lactobacillus Reuteri on human resident skin flora
  • The effect of preservatives on microbial diversity in human skin
  • The effect of topically applied Lactobacillus Reuteri on redness, texture, pores wrinkles and smoothness

9:45 am Rethinking Haircare: Developing Products for the Scalp Microbiome


  • Not the skin: The scalp microbiome in health and disease
  • How to Formulate for the Scalp Microbiome
  • A Novel Dandruff Treatment?

10:15 am The Skin Microbiome & the Cosmetics Revolution


  • An overview of how the latest microbiome Research is changing how cosmetics are made
  • The new way to address skin’s problem-solution
  • Natura’s approach to the microbiome in several cosmetic categories

10:45 am Morning Break & Networking

Regulations Surrounding the Skin Microbiome

11:15 am How to Certify Micorbiome-Friendly Products: Substantiation of Claims


  • Influences of cosmetics on the skin microbiome
  • Claims around the skin microbiome – Myths vs. facts
  • How to standardize testing and thus certify products for the skin microbiome

11:30 am Patent Strategy for Microbiome-based Products & Services


  • Strategies for developing a robust patent portfolio
  • Life cycle patent strategy for the duration of the product life cycle
  • Freedom to operate strategies to minimize 3rd party patent infringement risk

12:00 pm Lunch Break & Networking

Advancing Methodologies & Technologies

1:00 pm Back to Health – An Evolutionary Biology Perspective on the Skin Microbiome


  • Metagenomics and metabolomics of the Yanomami skin microbiome
  • Functional anatomy of the ancestral skin microbiome
  • Translating the ancestral skin microbiome into safe and effective interventions

1:30 pm Metabolomics & Sequencing In-vivo Enhancement of Skin Microbiota Balance & Improvements in Skin Health & Beauty with a Hylocereus Undatus Fruit Extract

  • Fabien Havas Senior R&D Project Manager, Active Ingredients, IFF Lucas Meyer


  • Beneficial effects of treatment with the extract on the skin microbiota balance, as evaluated by 16S rDNA sequencing
  • Downstream improvements in skin sensitivity / resilience
  • Improvements in skin radiance and skin barrier function

2:00 pm Old Molecules, New Technology: Microbiome-Based Synthesis of Molecules of Interest for Skin Health Synthesis of Molecules of Interest for Skin Health


  • MAAs and skin UV protection
  • Biological activities
  • Chemical synthesis of natural-based compounds

2:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference