Exploring the Interplay of Skin Health and Emotional Wellbeing in the Realm of Cosmetic Science

Time: 13:30 - 14:00

Date: Thursday 5 September


In the emerging landscape of cosmetic science, there is a growing recognition of the interconnectedness between skin health and mental wellbeing. Dr Katerina Steventon has been at the forefront of this industry paradigm shift since 2022. With a focus on holistic approaches to skin health, as a clinician, she has been a pioneer in exploring the intricate relationship between mental and emotional wellbeing and cosmetic products and treatments. As the Director of the Research and Innovation Pillar for the Cosmetic Cluster UK (CCUK), she is dedicated to bringing psychodermatology into the realm of personal care.

Dr Steventon’s presentation will delve into the scientific underpinning of new concepts of emotional and mental beauty, mindfulness and selfcare. Through evidence-based insights, she will focus on the skin-brain axis, offering a nuanced understanding of how emotional states influence skin health and vice versa. She will discuss wellbeing metrics relevant to cosmetics application, emphasizing the importance of integrating subjective experiences, such as skin feel and touch, with objective scientific measures. By exploring the sensory dimensions of skincare, she aims to provide valuable insights into how tactile sensations contribute to both physical and psychological wellbeing, including emotional regulation.

Exploring the space where science, beauty and wellbeing meet, Dr Steventon will highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to advance our understanding of skin health and mental wellbeing in the context of cosmetic science.


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