28 September 2022
Online Webinar 16:00 - 17:00 BST
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In this engaging talk, Dr Barbara Brockway will be making the case for cosmetic science; showing how science underpins the lotions and potions we use to change our appearance, remain clean and smell nice. Trend driven and fast moving, cosmetic scientists ensure that beauty brands are early adopters and adapters of the new sciences, from the digital revolution and the microbiome through to Omics.
The sector punches way above its weight, raising public awareness of dangers such as skin cancer caused by sun damage. Indeed the pandemic saw the beauty industry stepping up production of lifesaving soaps and sanitisers. Despite being essential to our well-being and using the same techniques as those used in pharmaceutical and food science, cosmetic science may be the one science you have overlooked.
Author and Innovator specializing in communicating and inspiring the personal care industry
Dr Barbara Brockway, is an author and innovator specializing in communicating and inspiring the personal care industry. An experienced scientist Dr Brockway is practiced in all aspects of cosmetic raw materials and active ingredients. Currently she is working on programs employing DNA Technology in areas from the microbiome and epigenetics, to using DNA companion-identifiers for supply chain transparency. She is an enthusiastic follower of trends and jokingly referred to as the formulator’s muse.
She is proud to have chaired the first five In Cosmetics' Formulation Summits, which are held annually in London, and showcase the science behind the sea-changing trends in the beauty industry. For her doctorate she researched the post-translational modification of collagen. Later she lectured and researched in the fields of rheology and aspects of food science.
Dr Brockway is a Fellow Member and Trustee of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS). She is a Past President and past Hon Education Sec. for the SCS. She joined the SCS and cosmetic industry back in 1993 when, with Anita Roddick and her Body Shop colleagues, she worked on many innovative projects, especially on their Hemp range and she still holds a keen interest in CBD. Today Barbara writes articles on the skin microbiome for the Secret Life of Skin.
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