IFSCC gets set for Munich: skin biology in focus

By Lucy Whitehouse

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IFSCC gets set for Munich: skin biology in focus
Major scientific and technical aspects in the field of cosmetic science are set to be up for discussion by top international speakers in the upcoming IFSCC event in Munich.

Speakers will discuss and present the latest findings in their fields at the annual congress, which this year is titled ‘Cosmetics: Science for Beauty and Lifestyle’.

It is set to take place next week, 18 - 21 September, and cover animal testing alternatives, preservation of cosmetics, the potential of caffeine as an ingredient in hair care and beauty, the latest in SPF research and more.

Full details of the event can be discovered here​.

Speakers: high profile companies

Speakers include representatives from diverse companies within the beauty and personal care supply chain, including BASF, Kao Corporation, Henkel, Mibelle, Codif, L’Oréal, university research teams and more.

Symrise, for example, an ingredients supplier, will present on its research into skin biology, specifically addressing the skin-soothing properties of the probiotic lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum Heal19 and its effects on the skin barrier.

Our top picks from the programme

The programme features several key areas of research and innovation for the beauty industry. Here are some of our top picks not to miss:

  • No more Sunburn – Non-invasive Sun Protection Factor Determination Using Reflectance Spectroscopy​: Martina Meinke (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany)

  • A Novel Approach for Hair Restoration by Regulating Two Kinds of Stem Cells: Hair Follicle Stem Cells and Melanocyte Stem Cells​: Katsuma Miyachi Research Laboratories, Nippon Menard Cosmetic Co., Ltd., Nagoya, Japan)

  • Evaluation of Sunscreen Durability on the Skin Using a UVA Camera​: Vincent Hubiche (Gattefossé, St Priest, France)

  • Natural Cosmetics – Facts and Fiction​: Reinhard H.H. Neubert (Institute for Applied Dermatopharmaceutics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

  • A new Deodorant, as Effective but without Aluminum Salts​: Laure Ramos-Stanbury (L’Oréal Research and Innovation, Chevilly-Larue, France)

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