Course Description

Sunscreens: Science, Technology and Product Development: 6 Hour Online Course

Online On Demand

Course Offering 180307OP2017A
Course ID 2017

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for professionals in the personal care, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries who are engaged in sunscreen product development, including those in:

  • Research & Development
  • Technology
  • Marketing & Technical Sales
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • QA & QC
  • Business Decision Making
  • Formulation & Product Development

Course Description
To formulate a successful sunscreen product for topical application requires a multidisciplinary approach. Factors that need to be taken into consideration include the identification of the UV absorbing material within the skin, scientific learning of skin photo-biochemistry and appropriate delivery systems for optimal effectiveness and safety.

This course will provide an overview from ultraviolet mechanisms to damage and sunscreen technologies that enable the participants to design proper strategies for successful product development and marketing.

In addition, discussion on real-life case studies will be conducted throughout the course to familiarize the participants with the complex physical-chemical framework.

Course Director
Paolo Giacomoni, Ph.D.; Consultant to the Skin Care Industry, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Elan Rose International

Dr. Paolo Giacomoni is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Élan Rose International, a recently created skin care company in Tustin, California. He is also an independent consultant to the Skin Care industry.

He served as VP of Skin Care World Wide R&D with Herbalife, where he has been responsible for preparing new Skin Care lines, until December 2014. He is a quality-focused leader with over 20 years of experience in product research and development for cosmetic product providers.

Previously, Dr. Giacomoni was with Estée Lauder as their Executive Director of Research. During that time he was in charge of research and communications for Clinique and interacted frequently with beauty editors. He was also in charge of meeting with suppliers of raw materials and he understands from both sides, the negotiation process to enter a raw material in a skin care product. He contributed research on cell and surface biochemistry for best-selling products such as Youth Surge, Turnaround Concentrate, Anti-Gravity, UV-Response, Superdefense, Even Better, Laser Focus, and Repairwear Night/Day.

During his tenure at L’Oréal as Head of the Department of Biology and then as scientific attaché to the Director of Applied Research, he built a distinguished record of achievement through research on DNA damage and metabolic impairment induced by UV, and on the positive effects of antioxidants. His action lead to testing and integrating new technologies as part of the product development processes of best selling products such as Lancôme’s Rénergie and Primordial. While with L’ Oréal, he was a founder of the European Society for Photobiology and of the European Network for the Study of the Biology of Aging.

Dr. Giacomoni is fluent in French, Italian, German, Spanish and English and is the author of 100+ publications and patents representing breakthrough industry concepts. He received his Ph.D., in Biochemistry from Université Paris VI, Paris France; his Masters Degree in Atomic Physics from Università di Milano, Milano, Italy and had Post-Doctoral Training at Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany, at University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI and at University of California, San Diego, CA.