Course Description

Developing Skin Care Products

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Course Offering 190624NJ1050
Course ID 1050

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
The course is designed for individuals engaged in the personal care, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

It is intended for individuals who work in development and marketing of raw materials, delivery systems and finished products, including:
  • Research and Development
  • Technical Sales
  • Formulations Development
  • Marketing

Note: Professionals seeking an in-depth course in formulation techniques only may wish to consider alternative, more specialized courses offered by CfPA in that area.

Course Description
The selection of active ingredients for topically applied formulations requires scientific knowledge in physical-chemistry and biochemistry.

This 3-day intensive course is intended to help becoming familiar with the fundamentals of skin physiology, structure, renewal, aging process, UV response and the like, to identify those physiological steps, which are accessible to topically applied substances. Becoming familiar with these subjects will allow one to envision the possible interactions between a topically applied formulation and the skin as a viable organ. This can allow for optimization of products.

This course will provide participants with elements leading to the understanding that topically applied products can measurably, visibly and quickly affect the skin. To achieve this result a formula has to be “built” around the active to be delivered, by avoiding those ingredients, which might interfere with the proper delivery. Examples of different efficacy for the same ingredient in different formulas will be provided.

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.

Venue Information
APA Hotel Woodbridge
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830 , NJ 08830
Phone: 732-494-6200
Website: APA Hotel Woodbridge

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must make their own reservations; the cost of hotel accommodation is not included in the course fee. Final hotel information will be emailed to you in your confirmation package approximately 3 weeks prior to the course start date.

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