According to conference organiser Summit Events, topics including new technologies, the importance of innovation, and consumer expectations of anti-ageing skin care products will be examined over the course of the two-day event.
The conference programme is divided into four sessions, with scheduled speakers including representatives from the likes of L’Oreal, Amway Corporation and Procter & Gamble, as well as professors from universities and research institutes.
An expert panel discussion covering four topical anti-ageing skin care issues will be held at the end of the first day, with all delegates encouraged to participate. In addition to the conference programme, a supporting, tabletop exhibition has also been organised.
Skin ageing and anti-ageing technology
The first day of the event kicks off on 3 June with a session on ‘The ageing skin, prevention and treatment’, chaired by Dr Jack Ferguson of UK firm Skinnovation, a developer of cosmetics products.
Speakers involved in the session will cover areas including photo ageing and epigenetics, and Dr Nükhet Cavusoglu from L'Oréal Research & Innovation will deliver a paper on proteomic tools for studying skin ageing.
The second session, chaired by Professor Paul Matts of Procter & Gamble, will focus on anti-ageing technology and innovation. Professor Jürgen Lademann of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin will start off the session, delivering a keynote address looking at prevention of skin ageing by antioxidants.
Following on from this, a paper from L’Oreal will tackle aged spots characterisation, while ingredients supplier Mibelle will discuss plant cell culture technology and Amway will explore novel models for predicting skin youthfulness using image analysis.
Impact of consumers and regulations
Day two of the anti-ageing skin care conference will again be split into two sessions. The first will be chaired by Steve Barton of technical consultancy Skinthinking and will look at the impact of consumers and regulations.
Dr Chris Flower of UK cosmetics trade association CTPA will present a paper entitled ‘Common criteria for cosmetics claims – Job done or the opening of Pandora’s Box?’, while Dr Jack Ferguson of Skinnovation will discuss best practice in supporting advertising claims for anti-ageing skin care products.
Ferguson will also chair the conference’s fourth and final session. Entitled ‘Anti-ageing measurements and treatment’, the session will see three papers presented in total.
These include ‘Measurement of anti-ageing product efficacy for innovative claims generation’ from Ian Marlow of Boots Company, and Procter & Gamble’s paper on ‘Anti-ageing skin care - legacy of the past promise for the future’.