Course Description

Formulating Skin Care Products: Preparing Sunscreens

Online On Demand

Course Offering 1907906OL2867A
Course ID 2867

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
The course is designed for individuals active in the Skin Care Industry, working in R&D or Marketing. It will be beneficial to Chemists with basic knowledge of formulation and Marketing executives who want to have an understanding of formulations.

Course Description
This 90-minute accredited training course will provide useful information about ingredients able to provide protection against solar radiation, and tips to avoid drawbacks and unexpected low values of SPF. This course will help chemists and marketing professionals to understand the basics of UV-induced damage. The basics of molecular interactions within a cosmetic product will be addressed. This course is designed to equip formulation chemists and marketing professionals to make the best out of their formulas.

Maximize Your Learning!
Attend this course and its Companion Courses:
Formulating Skin Care Products: Selecting Raw Materials
Online On Demand • Course ID #2866

Formulating Skin Care Products: Keeping an “Active” Active
Online On Demand • Course ID #2868

Course Director
Paolo Giacomoni, Ph.D., Consultant to the Skin Care Industry

Dr. Paolo Giacomoni (Insight Analysis Consulting, Madison, AL), is an independent consultant to the Skin Care Industry. He served as Chief Scientific Officer with Elan Rose International (2015-2018) and as VP of Skin Care Worldwide R&D with Herbalife (2011-2014) where he has been responsible for preparing new Skin Care lines.

Dr Giacomoni is a quality - focused leader with over 20 years experience in product research and development for cosmetic products provider.

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. During 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 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.