Conference Schedule for Day 1
Sunday, June 22
Track: Skin/Sun Science
Translating Sensation to (and from) Personal Care
Speaker: John Hayes, PhD, Professor, Sensory Science, and Director, Sensory Evaluation Center, Pennsylvania State University
Sunday, June 22 10:45–11:15am
Details forthcoming. According to market research, converging multiple sensory experiences in one personal care product can help it stand out on shelves. Touch and sight are standard, but sound and smell also are becoming players. In this presentation, Dr. Hayes will provide insight on sensorial triggers to stir creative new ideas for cosmetics R&D to develop products that "speak" to consumers and stand out from the competition.
Track: Skin/Sun Science
Pseudo-proteins to Engineer Skin Repair and (potentially) Soften Hair
Speaker: Chih-Chang (C.C.) Chu, PhD, Rebecca Q. Morgan '60 Professor, Fiber Science Program, Dept. of Textiles and Apparel; Biomedical Engineering Program, Cornell University
Sunday, June 22 11:25–11:55am
Additional details forthcoming. Newly invented pseudo-proteins engineered for the biomedical field will be described, which hold potential for both skin and hair care repair applications.
In skin, they accelerate the regeneration and repair of tissues, increase skin re-epithelialization, provide profound anti-inflammatory activity, and promote collagen synthesis and cross-linking for wrinkle treatments.
In hair, they are speculated to provide softening effects, among others. Originally intended to improve the performance of suture closures such as silk, the pseudo-proteins were found to soften the sutures, and could potentially be extended to wool fibers like hair.
The data to be presented is grounded in the biomedical field; however, scientific rationale and speculation for extending the use of the pseudo-proteins to cosmetics and personal care applications such as these will be provided.
Environmentally Benign Nanoparticles for Preservation, Emulsion Stability and Delivery
Speaker: Alexander Richter, PhD Candidate, Velev Group, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University
Sunday, June 22 2:35–3:05pm
Details forthcoming. A recent patent application (WO/2014/164418) describes functionalized nanoparticles with improved efficacies. These lignin and cellulose-based environmentally benign nanoparticles (EbNPs) appear to deliver higher efficiency, in terms of active agent employed, in comparison with persistent nanoparticle systems. For example, silver ion-infused EbNPs with a positive surface charge (Ag-EbNP-PDADMAC) exhibit significantly higher antimicrobial activity, in terms of Ag equivalent, than other silver nanoparticles against the human pathogens E. coli and P. aeruginosa. These ebNPs will be the focus of this presentation, as will their proposed application as foam and emulsion stabilizers, and as delivery systems.
All exhibitors, sessions, presenters, times and locations are subject to change without notice.