Course Description

Sunscreens: Science, Technology and Product Development: Extended 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 4.5 hour online 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

Dr. Paolo Giacomoni is an independent consultant to the Skin Care industry. He is a quality-focused leader with extensive experience in product research and development for cosmetic product providers. In recent years, he served as Chief Scientific Officer of Elan Rose International and as VP of Skin Care R&D with Herbalife, where he prepared new Skin Care lines. 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. He contributed to preparing new products and communicated with beauty editors for the best-selling products of the brand. During his tenure at L’Oreal 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 his work in research, testing and integrating new technologies as part of the product development processes of best selling products. In his academic years, he was Maître de Conférences at the University of Paris, France, and Visiting Professor at the University of Milano, Italy.

Dr. Giacomoni is fluent in French, Italian, German, Spanish and English. He is the author of 100+ publications and patents representing breakthrough industry concepts and is the editor of two monographs on the effects of solar radiation (“Sun Protection in Man”, 2001, and “Biophysical and Physiological Effects of Solar Radiation on Human Skin”, 2007) . He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UNIVERSITÉ PARIS VI, Paris France; his Masters Degree, (Laurea) in Atomic Physics from UNIVERSITÁ DI MILANO, Milano, Italy and has had Post-Doctoral Training at Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum at Heidelberg-Germany, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison-WI and at the University of California, San Diego-CA.