WC10 : 10th World Congress on Alternatives in Seattle, WC, USA
Scientific Contribution

Plenary lecture

Predictive assessment of water impact for cosmetic ingredients and formulas

Jacques Leclaire, Scientific Director of L’Oréal Group

Nowadays, cosmetics and personal care products (CPCP) are most frequently used in the bathroom. Used rinsed off products flow down the drain where they mix with wastewaters. In industrialized countries they are directed to sewage treatment plants, but in many developing countries wastewaters may directly be discharged into rivers or the sea shore. In addition, certain products such as sunscreens may be directly released by swimmers in lakes, rivers or the ocean.

Assessing their potential environmental impact faces significant methodology challenges because of their extremely diverse composition, from single ingredients to heterogeneous complex mixtures.

Predicting and anticipating the impact of CPCP on the environment, at the end of life or for their production, early in the research process is a key element to innovate sustainably.

The purpose of this presentation will be to present the challenges, trends and advances in these fields but also contributions to the innovation process.

Scientific session1 co-chaired by our Scientists

Oral Presentations1

Government Legisla1ion driven-Cosmetics

Integrating in vitro to Predict Organ Tox

New Advances in Models for Skin

Eye Irritation

Innovative Models for Safety and Efficacy


Endocrine Modulators

Brazil, China, Cosmetics Europe


J. Cotovio, Predictive Models & Methods

Tissue Engineering & Alternatives Methods

Agrostat 2016 is the 14th Symposium on Statistical Methods for the Food Industry (Lausanne, Switzerland 21st-24th March 2016). L’Oréal Research & Innovation was proud to sponsor this congress.

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