SCANCOS annual meeting November 24 & 25, 2011
SCANOS annual meeting and conference will be held at Clarion Hotel Sign in Stockholm November 24 - 25. Sign up for this meeting with a powerful speaker line-up, timely topics and lively debate. We will start at lunch time on the Thursday, November 24th and conclude with a lunch and Departures after 1:00 on Friday, November 25th. Thursday includes a fantastic dinner in Stockholm and a chance to meet your colleagues as well as network and make new contacts and friends.
SCANCOS Conference theme
Aspects of beauty
How to define beauty? What kind of different aspects to beauty are there? And how do you maintain your beauty? Getting enough sleep is important, yes, but sometimes we need a little help to look radiant each day. This help usually comes from a jar. We love our bottles and jars and would probably buy anyghing that would make us look beautiful each day. However, the content in our beuty cream is thoroughly scrutinized and controlled; here regulations on cosmetics step in. The next SCANCOS conference will address these challenging topics. Join us...Lectures now available from November 2010 Annual Meeting "To live and let die"
- Beauty or a Beast Sara Kristoffersson
- Beyond 2013 without animals C. Clemedsson Advocotox
- Eye irritation and TRPV1 A Forsby Stockholm University
- GMP implementation I Ozga Cosmetosphera
- Plant Based Soothing Active J. Lofthouse CLR
- Quality and evidence in the documentation of efficacy J. Serup Bispebjerg Copenhagen
- Self regulation Pharmaceuticals P. Tellner LIF
- Self regulation Self care I Atteryd Svensk Egenvård
- Sustainability and social responsibility M. Azevedo Beraca
- The future of beauty and innovation R de Stasio-L´Oreal
- To live and let die programme Updated
IFSCCYoung Scientist Prize 2010
Conference 5-6 November 2009 (Location: Hotel Savoy Malmö)
Nya insikter och utsikter med SCANCOS
June 2nd, 2009 Stockholm (Location: Stockholm City Center Conference
Föredrag (.pptx) - Carl-Fredrik Jaensson, Prime PR
Ingredienser som hotar vår hälsa eller den biologiska mångfalden (.ppt) - Frida Hök, Svenska Naturskyddsföreningen
Säkerhetsövervakning av Kosmetika (.pptx) - Monica Tammela, Läkemedelsverket
Hur vi studerar effekter av kosmetika (.pptx) - Marie Lodén, ACO Hud Nordic
En 3D-närbild av vår genialiska hud som häbärgerar... (.pdf) - Lars Norlén, Karolinska Instituet
SCANCOS Annual Conference 2008
Recent events arranged by SCANCOS
Inspired by our knowledge that cosmetics influence our body and mind, SCANCOS arranged a meeting 25-26 September 2008 entitled “Key to Consumers Heart and Brain via the use of Cosmetics”. Product presentations influence our attitudes and behaviour. Substances in the skin are also found in our brain.
The first part of the meeting addressed claims and marketing. Ms Louise Ungerth from Stockholm Consumer Cooperative Society set the scene with the first lecture on consumer expectations on marketing of cosmetics. Ms Ungerth showed advertisements on anti-ageing creams which she found possibly misleading. The Swedish Medical Products Agency was asked to determine whether the creams should be classified as medicines or not, and The Swedish Consumers Agency was asked to judge the truthfulness of the marketing. The lecture created a lot of comments and questions by the audience, which also were addressed in the next lectures by Mr Johan Rosengren (Contego Law) and by Mr Mattias Grundström from the Swedish Consumers Agency. Mr Grundström emphasized that you are free to say anything in the marketing, but the only crucial point is that everything has to be true! His preliminary judgement of the facial creams was that some of the marketing were misleading. In UK all marketing needs a pre-approval before being broadcasted in TV by the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Center. The experienced scientist Chris Gummer (former P&G) gave his excellent view on claim support and the work he is doing within the clearance center. Organic and naturals in cosmetics were also addressed by Dr Gummer. In Denmark Miljö&Sundhet promotes the use of safe and reliable cosmetics. Ms Rikke Bille from the organisation gave a brilliant overview on the methods used by the organisation to evaluate the products and make the results publicly available. The audience highly appreciated the outstanding knowledge-transfer given by the lecturers, which gave new insights into the complexity of claim support and marketing. The final closure of the puffy marketing by the Swedish authorities will facilitate future work by the industry.
The second part of the meeting focused on the chemical and biochemical interactions between cosmetics and our hair and skin. Ms Josephine Vornefield from Parfusale gave a splendid introduction to fragrances. She also highlighted the new conflict between environmental and human safety which forbid the use of essential oils from nature in cosmetics labelled as environmental safe (e.g. Svanen). Dr Ivanca Savic from Stockholm Brain institute at Karolinska Institutet has detected changes in brain activities from odours. In her outstanding lecture she pointed out that male sweat promote ovulation in women. She also speculated about the influence of fragrances on our working memory and fatigue. Professor Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) discussed enhancement of our well-being by the release of oxytocin by tactile stimuli. Dr Klas Nordlind, also from Karolinska Insitutet, pointed out that the skin is a mirror of our soul and gave more insights into the skin biochemistry. Ms Izabela Buraczewska, ACO Nordic, showed that treatment with moisturizers influence skin barrier function differently and changes in the expression of genes. Dr Steve Barton and Ms Eve Merinville from Oriflame discussed techniques for measurement of skin physiology, especially skin renewal after treatment with salicylic acid. Dr Chris Gummer showed fascinating slides on the chemistry of hair and its marketing.
More than 100 participants enjoyed this meeting. Success does not simply happen, it requires hard work. The organising committee appreciates the energy and creativity by which the lecturers have made to enlighten their important fields within the cosmetic science and to make this meeting a successful event. The organising committee thanks all involved in the area.
Report written by: Marie Loden