SESSION 1 Seminars

09:30 - 13:00

09:30 - 10:00

Future trends on cosmetics

Numa era pós-Covid em que o consumidor valoriza mais o bem-estar e a saúde e está cada vez mais consciente do nosso planeta, a beleza tornou-se não apenas uma satisfação na procura de resultados a nível cutâneo ou um meio de autossatisfação e autoestima, mas um total complemento do modo de vida e passou a integrar a atitude dos seus utilizadores. O paradigma do consumidor mudou de tal forma que consequentemente a indústria da cosmética e de beleza terão que se adaptar. Este novo consumidor, o qual se tornou mais exigente e cauteloso nas suas aquisições certifica-se antecipadamente das promessas e valores das marcas de cosmética e beleza que adquire, as quais deverão identificar-se com o que este aprecia de acordo com a sua atitude.

As marcas de beleza de futuro terão que ter uma identidade e valorização a 360 graus para o consumidor, desde a sua conceção ao packaging, para além de oferecer um conteúdo muito mais abrangente e completo a quem as procura. Os produtos cosméticos terão que alargar os seus âmbitos de atuação, desde a emergência de complementos na experiência de consumidor à aplicação ou forma de utilização, seja com o recurso a inteligência artificial.

10:00 - 10:30

Cosmetic regulation: what’s next?

Presentation by Roman Mokry (European Commission)

The European Green Deal is the European Commission’s new growth strategy to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, operating in a toxic-free environment with zero pollution.

The Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) adopted in October 2020 outlines the European Commission’s strategy to better protect citizens and the environment against hazardous chemicals and encourage innovation for the development of safe and sustainable alternatives in the framework of the EU Green Deal.

The Strategy fully recognizes the fundamental role of chemicals for human well-being and for the green and digital transition of European economy and society. At the same time, it acknowledges the urgent need to address the health and environmental challenges caused by the most harmful chemicals. In this spirit, the Strategy sets out concrete actions to make chemicals safe and sustainable by design and to ensure that chemicals can deliver all their benefits without harming the planet and current and future generations.

The Strategy recognizes the need for a targeted revision of the Cosmetic Products Regulation, alongside other chemicals legislation including the REACH Regulation and CLP Regulation, to achieve its objectives by addressing a number of problems that have been identified.

The overall objective of the targeted revision is to ensure that relevant provisions of the Cosmetic Products Regulation reflect the ambitions of the Commission on innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals and a high level of protection of health and the environment, while preserving the internal market, as provided for in the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.

10:30 - 11:30

Networking Coffee-break, poster and exhibition visit

11:30 - 12:30

Round-table “Focus on cosmetics future”



Focus on cosmetics future.

The future of cosmetic products is clearly in sight, since there are a series of very clear drivers that have been initiated in recent years and that have been reinforced during the pandemic. Focus on how the various social, digital and scientific advances are influencing the consumer sector and, since we are in a leading sector that moves at the pace of fashion, with a very high rate of innovation and an increasingly strict regulatory framework guided by European Green Deal and new USA and China regulations, although more global, what is really positive news.

With all this there are a series of couples that focus the attention of the future in the sector: On the one hand, the universe and the metaverse and on the other, the planet and people.

We can recreate a cosmetic product of a brand that we are engaged with in the metaverse, because of the transparency of the brand, with a "cleaner" formula, biodegradable ingredients, greener manufacturers with international kpis of sustainability and digitalization of traceability from the filling equipment. The packaging will be recycled or reused or biodegradable. This product will also have a lower carbon footprint due to transportation and it will generate less waste.

The consumer will be more socially engaged, better informed thanks to digital development, and with more affinity to follow and buy products related to their needs, their beliefs and their lifestyle. The sales channel will be digitized and optimized through the metaverse, the blockchain and Big Data, allowing the relationship between brands and the consumer to be much closer.


Zoran Gravic


In the view of continuously developing cosmetic market and the upcoming changes in cosmetics regulation, ERPA would like to present its view on some “future” challenges of this very dynamic market. We will reflect on the growing complexities in the cosmetics supply chains, challenges with defining the respective roles and responsibilities, the future of safety assessments, testing and testing standards.

These reflections represent the point of view of independent Responsible Persons, Safety Assessors and supporting Laboratories and Service Providers, united under the ERPA umbrella.”

12:30 - 13:00