From anti-hair loss and scalp treatments, to heat protection and high-shine shampoos, the hair care industry is big business with Datamonitor reporting that global spending on hair care products in 2012 was $50.6 billion, representing growth of 3.7 per cent compared to 2011.
The dedicated ‘Hair Science in Cosmetic Research’ workshop, will examine the science behind hair care formulations and ingredient development.
The session will look at research into active ingredients and how their efficacy is vital to ensure products are created that promote hair growth, protect against damage and improve hair quality.
Event organiser, CEC Editore, says that attendees will hear experts from across the hair cosmetology field offer insight into in vitro and in vivo techniques to study hair biology, new models of clinical trials to evaluate efficacy and safety, and the potential for nutritional supplements for hair treatment.
The workshop, chaired by Tiziana Mennini (C.E.C. Editore) and Fabio Rinaldi (IHRF), will be divided into four sections and led by a number of experts in the field:
- ‘Hair Care and Hair Cosmetics’ by Ramon Grimalt of the University of Barcelona;
- ‘Clinical evaluations of hair cosmetics and nutritional supplements’ by Fabio Rinaldi of the International Hair Research Foundation;
- ‘In vitro techniques to study hair biology’ by Michael Paul Philpott of Queen Mary College University;
- ‘Main ingredients in hair care’ by Sandra Vade, chemist from the University of Guingamp.
Fabio Rinaldi of the International Hair Research Foundation comments: “I’m delighted to be speaking at this year’s in-cosmetics 2013 event. The panel of industry experts is first-class and will offer a broad view of this important field to provide attendees with crucial advice on hair care products.”
The Hair Science in Cosmetics Research workshop will take place on Wednesday 17 April 2013 from 9am until 1pm.