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Anti-ageing Skin Care Conference - Speakers

2018 conference speakers:

Speakers at the 2018 conference will come from within the industry, from academia and from some of the key regulatory and governing bodies worldwide. They are all experts in their field, and together will provide a formidable fount of data and information. The speakers' details are below.

Jack Ferguson

Dr Jack Ferguson, Director, Skinnovation Ltd, UK

Jack Ferguson obtained a BSc honours degree in Biology with Chemistry and a PhD in Bioengineering, both from Strathclyde University, Glasgow. He has worked in the cosmetics industry for over 20 years. After spending some time with Beecham Products in Leatherhead, he moved to the Boots Company in Nottingham, where he worked for 15 years. His final responsibilities were as Head of R&D Services, Boots Contract Manufacturing. During his time there he was joint developer and promoter of the Boots UVA star rating system.

From Boots, Jack moved to Oriflame International, Dublin, and was R&D Director there for five years, before leaving in 2000 to set up a new company, Skinnovation Ltd. Skinnovation provide contract product development services for clients and focus on sun and skin care products and also on product claims support for advertising. Jack also works as cosmetics consultant for ITV, providing technical and scientific advice on claims support for television scripts in advance of broadcasting. He has been active in the Cosmetic Trade associations, particularly in the sun care area, and was the chairman of the Colipa ‘Sun Protection Measurement' TF 1990-1998 and chairman at the time the Colipa SPF test was developed and published.

Jack has published and presented several papers on sun care and skin care. He is a past president of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists GB (1993-94) and was the Scientific Programme Chairman for the IFSCC Congress in Edinburgh 2002. He was a trustee and treasurer of the charity FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experimentation) from 2004 to 2009. Jack has been the programme organiser of the London Sun Protection conferences for almost 20 years and of the Anti-ageing Skin Care conference since its inception in 2008.

Dr Jack Ferguson, Skinnovation Ltd, UK

Steve Barton

Steve Barton, Thinker-in-Chief, Skin Thinking

Steve set up Skin Thinking, a Technical Consultancy for the Health & Beauty sector, to provide expertise and advice on proof of principle for new technologies and successful transfer to market. Steve’s track record in this area includes brands such a Boots’ No7 & Botanics ranges, and Oriflame’s E-collagen & BioClinic ranges. This included collaborating with academic experts at institutions such as Manchester University and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

Building on 18 years in investigative dermatology, Steve has worked on the full range of product development projects from 5 year research-based to fast-moving projects with a time to market of 6 months. Steve set up in-house claims testing teams and facilities and helped drive innovation, developing skills in novel claims generation and communication of “the science behind” products.

A regular contributor to UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists’ educational events and scientific symposia, Steve recently served as President and continues to serve on SCS Education Committee. He has also contributed to UK, EU Cosmetics Industry and CTPA/ASA working groups on product claims. Steve has published 5 patents, more than 20 scientific papers, contributed to and co-edited a number of books on skin.

Steve was Practitioner-in-Residence at London College of Fashion (University of the Arts London) between 2013-2016.

Ardeshir Bayat

Dr Ardeshir Bayat , University of Manchester, England

Ardeshir Bayat MBBS PhD is a clinician scientist and a reader at the University of Manchester, England, UK as well as a professor of dermatological scineces at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The focus of his research has been in skin repair, regeneration and rejuvenation. His laboratory has an independent capacity in carrying out molecular, cellular, histological and genetic research in tissue biology utilizing state of the art equipment plus access to an in vitro, organotypic and organ culture models of skin developed in his group. Over the past few years, he has continued to use state of the art experimental tools to provide deeper insight into the molecular basis of woud healing and use this knowledge to develop new diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers in skin health and healing. His research thrives upon the multidisciplinary and interactive research environment that currently exists, which allows translation of basic science research to major therapeutic developments that will have direct impact and specific utilization in clinical practice. Dr Bayat has numerous ongoing academic and industrial collaborators in the field of skin health, healing and regeneration in the UK and beyond. He is regularly an invited speaker at national and international scientific/clinical conferences (with over 560 personal and supervised presentations given to date). He has an H index of 54 and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, which include original scientific papers, reviews and invited articles in press and/or under review (450 publications including papers, abstracts and book chapters). He has raised over £ 14 million in research funding and is a grant reviewer for many Research Councils including the NIHR, MRC, Wellcome Trust and Action Research amongst others. Additionally, He is a peer reviewer for numerous clinical and scientific journals. He currently sits on several educational committees and editorial boards of journals related to his area of expertise. His research thrives upon the multidisciplinary and interactive research environment that exists between the bedside (the clinic/hospital), the bench (laboratory) and industry.

Stephan Bielfeldt

Stephan Bielfeldt, CTO & Director Research, ProDERM Institute for Applied Dermatological Research, Germany

Stephan Bielfeldt has more than twenty-five years of working experience in the field of skin research. He has been the Director Research and CTO at proDERM Institute for Applied Dermatological Research since 2001. As the head of the research department he leads a team of scientists that perform applied in vivo and in vitro research studies in the field of cosmetics, food supplements and consumer products. His specific expertise comprises claims support studies. Stephan is further a specialist in the field of photobiological studies. As the head of the technical department Stephan leads a team of scientists and engineers who develop in vivo and biophysical test methods. He is member of two societies dedicated to scientific cosmetology and has published a large amount of scientific papers mainly in the field of in vivo skin research methods and claims support.

Jessen Curpen

Jessen Curpen, Global Biophysics Manager, CIDP, Mauritius

Jessen Curpen is responsible for the development of Clinical Study Designs for CIDP Group.

Chairing the CIDP Biophysics and Imaging Committee, Jessen and his team set up methodologies for Claims Substantiation of Cosmetic products.

Before joining CIDP, Jessen worked for 5 years at the MSIRI, a state-owned research institute as a Chemist and Sugar Technologist.

Jessen joined the Quality Department of CIDP in 2009 as Quality Officer and acted as the Global Quality Manager of the group before stepping into the Chief Operating Officer role in 2014. In 2016, he moved to the newly created Biophysics Department with the aim of setting up novel study designs for cosmetic trials. Jessen is currently working on new methodologies for “anti-pollution” and “blue light” claim substantiation.

Jessen holds a Master Degree in Quality Management and a Bachelor Degree in Applied Chemistry at University of Mauritius. He also studied Limnology and Geochemistry at the Uppsala University in Sweden.

Lisa DiNatale

Lisa DiNatale, Senior Manager, Clinical Efficacy and Sensory Evalution, Avon, USA

Lisa is Senior Manager of Clinical Efficacy and Sensory Evaluation at Avon Products.  An expert in clinical efficacy, Lisa manages the Global product claims area across all Avon categories (facial skincare, body care & color cosmetics). With over 17 years of experience at Avon, her extensive background in clinical efficacy ensures that every product is rigorously tested to deliver the best results to Avon customers.  Managing both clinical and sensory ensures synergizes between efficacy and aesthetics.       

Throughout her career she has lead and conducted numerous in vivo safety assays (i.e. including SPF, primary irritation and allergy testing).  

She is the author of several posters and presentations at international conferences. 

Susanne Fabre

Susanne Fabre PhD, Director Skin Research Institute, Oriflame Cosmetics, Sweden

Susanne Fabre has a Master in Biology and a PhD in Clinical Genetics from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. She has further 9 years’ experience from pharmaceutical drug development as a Senior Scientist and manager within translational efficacy biomarker development, including an expert role in evaluating drug candidates for in-licensing opportunities at Astra Zeneca R&D, Sweden.

Susanne has a further 2 years experiences from research and innovation related to functional food ingredients at Arla Foods Global Innovation Center in Århus Denmark. Susanne joined Oriflame in 2014 as manager for the Skin Biology team and is now leading the Skin Research Institute in Stockholm, focusing of discovery & development of novel natural active ingredients and extracts for Skin anti-ageing prevention and treatment.

Frederic Flament

Dr Frédéric Flament, Department of Product Performace Evaluation, L’Oreal Research And Innovation, France

Born in 1976, Frederic FLAMENT began his career in beauty and cosmetics industry in 1999 with 1.5 year in Advanced research Department of L’Oréal as engineer in image and signal processing field to develop new methods merging confocal microscopy and new spectroscopy measurements to assess skin and hairs structures and biochemistry. After this experience he achieved a PhD degree between Pierre Fabre company and Ecole Centrale in sensory and instrumental sciences by understanding  tactile perception through friction/acoustic measurement of hairs and skin in vivo.

He joined in 2004 L’Oréal Research & Innovation teams in performance evaluation department to build a solid expertise in instrumental and clinical sciences and link with consumer’s perception to support in creative and sincere ways the major launchings of the L’Oréal Group in Skin Care axis with new claims.

As international leader for Cosmetic Métiers in technical evaluation he orchestrated the development of key tools and related knowledge for L’Oréal group as collection of Skin Aging Atlas books (5 volumes already issued) with more than 25 scientific papers using them to qualify and quantify impact of product, environment, lifestyles or aging. Understanding our consumer and be able to measure in real life or real time was essential in these developments to evaluate cosmetic products in more accurate way, i.e. invent future of diagnostic and communication.

Today Frederic FLAMENT as Global Head of instrumental science leads the development of o global and integrated evaluation platforms among all Research & Innovation hubs to merge technical assessments and consumers perception for Skin, Scalp & Hairs to transform and with new technologies (AI, AR, sensors, patches…) anticipate the needs of consumers and all L’Oréal brands in a digital moving world.

Christopher E.M. Griffiths

Professor Christopher Griffiths OBE FMedSci , Foundation Professor of Dermatology, University of Manchester, UK

Chris Griffiths qualified in Medicine from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London. He trained in Dermatology at St Mary’s Hospital, London, and at the University of Michigan, USA, where he was on Faculty for 4 years. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair in Dermatology at the University of Manchester in 1994 and is an honorary consultant dermatologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. At the University of Manchester he has held several senior posts including Faculty Research Dean and Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre. He currently leads for precision medicine in the UK Government’s Manchester Devolution initiative. Chris received a lifetime achievement award from the American Skin Association in 2009 and the Sir Archibald Gray Medal for outstanding service to British Dermatology in 2015. He is an NIHR Senior Investigator, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and elected Member of Academia Europaea.

Professor Griffiths is a past-President of the British Association of Dermatologists, European Dermatology Forum, British Society for Investigative Dermatology and International Psoriasis Council. He is an Executive Board member of both the European Society for Dermatological Research and International League of Dermatological Societies. Chris is Director of the UK Medical Research Council funded stratified medicine consortium on psoriasis (Psoriasis Stratification to Optimise Relevant Therapy; PSORT) and Chief Investigator of the British Association of Dermatologists Biologic Interventions Register (BADBIR). He has published 587 Pubmed cited articles in scientific journals (h-index 90), and is Editor-in-Chief of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology. Chris has long-standing research interests in all aspects of skin ageing and its management having been part of the Michigan team that demonstrated the efficacy of topical retinoid for photoageing.

 

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Chris Gummer

Dr Chris Gummer, Cider Solutions Ltd.

With over 20 years experience as a senior technologist and research fellow with Proctor & Gamble, Chris now runs his own consultancy and has extensive experience working with a broad range of FMCG and pharmaceutical companies on some of the world’s leading consumer brands.

Chris divides his consultancy between two main areas. First, fundamental research and measurement of hair and skin, particularly where products and devices interact with the body. Current areas of focus include in-vivo measurement of antioxidants, product-skin interactions for babycare, feminine hygiene, APDO’s and the measurement techniques for devices for hair growth, hair removal and control of skin pigmentation. Second is a diverse expertise in claim substantiation both as a generator and a regulator. He is a technical consultant for Clearcast, who manage UK Broadcast advertising, and an expert panel consultant for the Advertising Standards Authority. His expertise covers all products that contact and penetrate the skin and hair including detergents, textiles, baby and feminine care products and all personal care formulations. He co-organises international courses on claim substantiation and advertising regulations for proDerm (De), Statistics for Industry (UK), and TRI (US).

David Gunn

Dr David Gunn, Senior Scientist, Unilever, UK

After gaining a PhD in genetics, Dr Gunn carried out postdoctoral research at Newcastle University investigating the genetic determinants of heart disorders. In 2000, he joined Unilever Research and Development in the UK, focusing on genomic investigations into the mechanisms of skin ageing. More recently, he has been leading large international research projects with various Universities investigating skin, facial and hair ageing. A regular invited speaker at international conferences, author an array of scientific publications, Dr Gunn’s research has been covered by BBC Horizon, World news, radio and digital media alike. Working at the interface between basic scientific research and translational science, Dr Gunn’s work focuses on how biological insights can be translated into benefits for the general public and Unilever business.

Karl Lintner

Dr Karl Lintner, President, KAL’idees S.A.S

Dr. Karl Lintner obtained a Degree in Chemical Engineering from Vienna University (Austria) and a PhD in Biochemistry from the same University.

After 10 years of Research on Biological Peptides at the Nuclear Research Centre in Saclay, France, he became Laboratory Manager, then Marketing Manager with the HENKEL Company, Düsseldorf, Germany.

He joined SEDERMA in 1990 as Technical Director and later headed the company for ten years as Managing Director/CEO.

Presently, Karl Lintner is an Independent Consultant to the Cosmetic Industry (President of KAL’IDEES S.A.S.).

He teaches classes on cosmetic chemistry and skin biology at the ISIPCA school of Perfumery, Cosmetics and Aroma in Versailles.

He has filed several dozens of patents, published numerous articles and book chapters on cosmetic ingredients, and is an active member of SCC (US) and SFC (France) and was Editor-in-Chief of the Int. Journal of Cosmetic Science for 5 years. He was awarded the prestigious Maison de Navarre Medal of the SCC in 2012 and won the In-Cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Paul Matts

Professor Paul Matts PhD FRSA FRSC, Procter and Gamble, UK

Paul joined Procter & Gamble 1988 and has spent the majority of his career in R&D conducting research and developing methods to feed the technology pipelines of brands such as Olay, Max Factor, Dolce & Gabbana, SKII, and others. As Research Fellow, he has specific expertise in measurement / modelling of many aspects of skin structure, function and appearance, sun protection and the psychology of perception of skin, among other areas. He is Visiting Professor to the London College of Fashion and University College London School of Pharmacy and the Chair of the Cosmetics Europe (European Trade Association) Expert Team: Regulatory Aspects of Sun Protection and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a proponent of Community Dermatology and involved in and highly passionate about several projects in Africa related to skin disease and its prevention / treatment using low-cost, sustainable materials. Paul is married with three children and, when he has time, a fanatic UK SCUBA diver and BSAC instructor.

Bianca McCarthy

Dr Bianca McCarthy, Research Scientist, University of Sydney, Australia

Bianca completed her undergraduate and Honours studies in the field of chemistry at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2010, and her post-graduate studies in the field of physiology at the University of Sydney, Australia in 2017. Her thesis examined the role of various vitamin D metabolites, as well as vitamin D-like compounds, in protecting the skin against UV effects, namely DNA damage, skin tumour development, and photoaging.

Other than her academic achievements, Bianca also has experience working in the personal care industry. She started her career as a formulation chemist at a leading personal care contract manufacturer in Queensland, Australia. It was during this time that she completed the SCS Diploma in Cosmetic Science. Bianca has also worked in a commercial capacity, as a technical account manager for a global chemical distribution company, focusing on the personal care portfolio.

Most recently, Bianca started a new role at the Shiseido Global Innovation Centre in Yokohama, Japan, where she continues to pursue her research interests in sunlight-induced effects in the skin, with the goal of developing new topical solutions to reduce the burden of skin cancer and photoaging.

Di Qu

Dr Di Qu PhD, Amway R&D, USA

Dr. Di Qu is currently a senior principal research scientist in the Advanced Imaging and Measurement Laboratory of Amway R&D. He holds a Ph.D. degree in chemical and biochemical engineering from Rutgers University, a M.E. in bioengineering from the Scientific Research Institute of Ministry of Light Industry, China, and a B.E. in industrial fermentation from Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China. Dr. Qu has worked in R&D capacities for 30 years with 4 years in enzyme immobilization research in China and 26 years in personal care product development at Amway. He had developed skincare formulations in prestige category for Asia, North America and other global markets, and has focused on the objective evaluation of skin properties and product efficacy in the past 10 years. He is a frequent presenter at various technical conferences around the world, has published several articles in objective measurement of skin conditions, and holds 8 U.S., 1 French, and 1 German patents. He is a member of the International Society for Biophysics and the Imaging of Skin (ISBS), the Society for Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), as well as the past chair of SCC-Michigan Chapter. This is his second time to speak at this conference.

Anthony Rawlings

Professor Anthony (Tony) Rawlings, Director, AVR Consulting

Dr. Rawlings is a leading consultant in the health & beauty industry, where he consults for cosmetic companies, food companies, pharmaceutical companies including wound care & dermal delivery companies, retailers and suppliers on functional skin & hair care technologies. Dr. Rawlings brings over 35 years of experience in R&D, including 30 years of research in skin biology at several senior management levels in Food and Personal care companies in the UK & USA. In 2009 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Societies of Chemistry and Biology and to be an honorary member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists. He is visiting professor at the London School of Pharmacy and now UCL. He is the author/co-author of over 200 papers, book chapters and abstracts and has filed over 50 patents in areas of skin & food science. He has received several literature awards from the American Academy Of Dermatology, The Society of Cosmetic Chemists, The International Federation Of The Society Of Cosmetic Chemists, the International Society for the Bioengineering of the Skin & the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. He was Chief Editor of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science (2004-2009), was the Co-Chair the Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian Barrier Function (2007) together with many Stratum Corneum conferences and is co-editor of the first and second editions of ‘Skin Moisturization’ published in 2002 & 2009 respectively and ‘Acne and its therapy’. He is an expert in skin biology especially stratum corneum biochemistry, the mechanistic interactions of cosmetic ingredients with skin and clinical together with objective testing methods.

Emilio Simeone

Dr Emilio Simeone, siHealth Ltd, UK

Dr. Emilio Simeone, PhD is a serial hi-tech start-upper. Over fifteen years of experience in the field of environmental monitoring techniques, atmospheric modelling, optical remote sensing. He is obtaining a Laurea degree in Physics (University of Pisa) and a PhD in Applied Optics (University of Florence). Author of more than ten international papers and of four patents in the domains of solar radiation assessment, photo dermatology and photobiology.

In 2001 he founded Flyby in his home garage in Livorno, an Italian SME, exploiting Earth Observation satellite imagery satellite and airborne imaging sensors for remote sensing Defence & Security applications.

In 2012 he has founded i-EM Srl – intelligence in Energy Management – exploiting big data for smart grid and renewable energies management.

In 2015 he founded siHealth Ltd., a mobile health UK company exploiting Earth Observation satellite data to provide personal decision support solutions for healthcare applications.

Katerina Steventon

Dr Katerina Steventon, Consultant, Independent Skincare Consultancy Ltd., UK

Dr Katerina Steventon is a skincare specialist with substantial experience of working at the clinical, commercial and research interface.

She has an MSc in Clinical Biochemistry (self-tanning) and PhD in Transdermal Absorptions (phytoestrogens in post-menopausal skin).

Having worked for Shiseido, La Prairie and Smith & Nephew Wound Management, Dr Steventon has an in-depth knowledge of skin science in both its healthy and diseased states and a comprehensive understanding of the consumer perspective on facial skincare.

Currently she runs a private practice working with natural touch-based therapies (facial massage, acupressure, facial exercise) and addressing clinical needs in acne, skin barrier dysfunction and skin ageing. The principles of good practice in skincare form the basis of her clinical work as well as enhancing the wellbeing of her clients through self-care.

Dr Steventon consults for academia, industry and retail and writes for trade journals Cosmetics & Toiletries and SPC. She is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists, British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) and British Association of Beauty Therapists and Cosmetologists (BABTAC). Her research interests include facial mapping, appearance and wellbeing, difficult-to-treat skin types, nutrition, mindfulness and relaxation.

Nick Wallen

Nick Wallen, JooMo, UK

With a background in chemistry, microelectronics and IT, Manchester University graduate Nick Wallen co-created JooMo to answer the paradox of why there’s a skin allergy epidemic raging across the wealthy Western world. His research led him to the disturbing conclusion that chemicals in everyday cosmetics could be a primary cause. These ingredients altered the skin’s natural ecosystem, and even so-called ‘natural’ cosmetics contained these dangerous additives. Determined to clean up the industry, Nick invented, JooMo, the world's first ever 100% natural and preservative free face wash. JooMo's cutting edge skin bacteria technology restores the skin’s natural biodiversity, enabling the skin to heal itself. Ahead of his time, Nick has been researching the little-studied subject of the Skin Microbiome since 2011, with JooMo aiming high as the 'first company to move the science of the gut to the skin'. His aim is to revolutionise the industry into an honest, research-driven and health-giving one, and says currently, it is 'a skin-damaging, dishonestly labelled one not backed up by science'.

Kit Wallen-Russell

Kit Wallen Russell, JooMo, UK

With a Masters Degree in Geophysics from University College London (UCL), twice published scientific author, and JooMo Co-Founder Kit published a peer-reviewed paper in 2017 that describes the first ever mechanism to determine whether skin is healthy or not. As director of the Pavane Research Centre (the R&D arm behind all ground-breaking JooMo technology), he discovered that the ONLY indicator of healthy skin was high microbial biodiversity, not the presence/lack of particular microbes. The immense power of his discovery meant that, for the first time, it was possible to determine whether everyday cosmetics really are the primary cause of the skin allergy epidemic that’s raging across the western world. To do so, Kit formed a partnership with top European institution, The Medical University of Graz, to test everyday cosmetics, including JooMo, for their effect on skin health. The extremely intriguing results from the seminal study will have been published by Kit at the time of the event. Both Kit and Nick aim to dispel the myths and ill-education surrounding Probiotics within the industry, and distance JooMo from the Pro-/Pre- Biotics label. JooMo is NOT a probiotic.

Chris Gummer

Chris Gummer, Cider Solutions Ltd.

With over 20 years experience as a senior technologist and research fellow with Proctor & Gamble, Chris now runs his own consultancy and has extensive experience working with a broad range of FMCG and pharmaceutical companies on some of the world’s leading consumer brands.

Chris divides his consultancy between two main areas. First, fundamental research and measurement of hair and skin, particularly where products and devices interact with the body. Current areas of focus include in-vivo measurement of antioxidants, product-skin interactions for babycare, feminine hygiene, APDO’s and the measurement techniques for devices for hair growth, hair removal and control of skin pigmentation. Second is a diverse expertise in claim substantiation both as a generator and a regulator. He is a technical consultant for Clearcast, who manage UK Broadcast advertising, and an expert panel consultant for the Advertising Standards Authority. His expertise covers all products that contact and penetrate the skin and hair including detergents, textiles, baby and feminine care products and all personal care formulations. He co-organises international courses on claim substantiation and advertising regulations for proDerm (De), Statistics for Industry (UK), and TRI (US).

Chris Gummer

Chris Gummer, Cider Solutions Ltd.

With over 20 years experience as a senior technologist and research fellow with Proctor & Gamble, Chris now runs his own consultancy and has extensive experience working with a broad range of FMCG and pharmaceutical companies on some of the world’s leading consumer brands.

Chris divides his consultancy between two main areas. First, fundamental research and measurement of hair and skin, particularly where products and devices interact with the body. Current areas of focus include in-vivo measurement of antioxidants, product-skin interactions for babycare, feminine hygiene, APDO’s and the measurement techniques for devices for hair growth, hair removal and control of skin pigmentation. Second is a diverse expertise in claim substantiation both as a generator and a regulator. He is a technical consultant for Clearcast, who manage UK Broadcast advertising, and an expert panel consultant for the Advertising Standards Authority. His expertise covers all products that contact and penetrate the skin and hair including detergents, textiles, baby and feminine care products and all personal care formulations. He co-organises international courses on claim substantiation and advertising regulations for proDerm (De), Statistics for Industry (UK), and TRI (US).

Chris Gummer

Chris Gummer, Cider Solutions Ltd.

With over 20 years experience as a senior technologist and research fellow with Proctor & Gamble, Chris now runs his own consultancy and has extensive experience working with a broad range of FMCG and pharmaceutical companies on some of the world’s leading consumer brands.

Chris divides his consultancy between two main areas. First, fundamental research and measurement of hair and skin, particularly where products and devices interact with the body. Current areas of focus include in-vivo measurement of antioxidants, product-skin interactions for babycare, feminine hygiene, APDO’s and the measurement techniques for devices for hair growth, hair removal and control of skin pigmentation. Second is a diverse expertise in claim substantiation both as a generator and a regulator. He is a technical consultant for Clearcast, who manage UK Broadcast advertising, and an expert panel consultant for the Advertising Standards Authority. His expertise covers all products that contact and penetrate the skin and hair including detergents, textiles, baby and feminine care products and all personal care formulations. He co-organises international courses on claim substantiation and advertising regulations for proDerm (De), Statistics for Industry (UK), and TRI (US).

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