What are the challenges that must be anticipated when using upcycled ingredients in beauty products?
What kind of opportunities this type of ingredients can bring to the cosmetic industry and its transition towards a more sustainable model?

Register now to this first episode of our Close-Up Talks series about Upcycled Beauty to get answers and valuable insights from our experts!
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 · 11:00 a.m. Paris (GMT +1:00)
Joan Chiu
Technical Business Manager - IMCD Beauty & Personal Care
With great passion for beauty and science, Joan joined the cosmetics industry in 2006, after earning her PhD in Polymer Chemistry from The University of New South Wales in Australia.
Joan’s experience in personal care industry extents across various roles and sectors; from formulator in contract manufacturer and brands, to product development manager and product trainer for natural cosmetics and cosmeceutical brands.
In 2011, Joan joined IMCD Beauty & Personal Care Australia as a Technical Manager, offering technical support to customers and internal sales team. And in 2020, stepping into a more commercial driven Technical Business Manager role.
Christina Di Scala
Marketing Manager - IMCD Beauty & Personal Care
Christina Di Scala has a broad range of expertise in marketing, with over 20 years of experience in the beauty and personal care industry including strategic planning, marketing management, and new product development.
Her experience spans the product lifecycle, incorporating contract manufacturing, distribution, and direct-to-consumer marketing with leading global brands. She has been successful in the launch of new brands and line extensions into various channels; including leading department stores, pharmacies, grocery, and direct-to-consumer.
Christina is currently Marketing Manager at IMCD Beauty & Personal Care Australia, where she is responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing strategy.