Archives: Seminars.

Panel Debate

The Panel Debate at the end of Session 1 will pull all four speakers back to the stage for a moderated discussion about how best to drive innovation in cosmetic science, and business growth in our industry.  The moderator will open the discussions, but there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions from the… Read more »

Impact of Menopause and the Microbiome

The best example of programmed ageing in mammals is demonstrated by ageing in the female reproductive system. The menopause is the result of a transition from full ovarian function to complete lack of oestrogen biosynthesis which occurs in women around the age of 50 years old. Oestrogen significantly modulates skin physiology, thus deficiency following menopause… Read more »

Understanding the Role of the Skin Microbiome in Skin Barrier Function

In recent years,  the cosmetics industry has leveraged the success of the so-called ‘probiotics’ for use in consumer products. The bacteria utilised are generally lactic acid bacteria, or extracts thereof, which are usually found in the gut. It is now becoming clear that skins own microbiome contributes extensively to skin health, particularly, skin barrier function…. Read more »

KEYNOTE – Regulation of Human Skin & Hair Colour: What we know and what we don’t

Melanin synthesis in the human epidermis and hair follicle occurs within melanocyte-specific organelles called melanosomes that are transferred when (relatively) mature to adjacent keratinocytes. Melanin-accepting keratinocytes are distributed in the basal layer (S. basale) of the epidermis, as well as in the anagen hair follicle bulb. In the latter melanin is specifically donated to keratinocytes… Read more »