elastin and LOX-L,” she concluded.
A new in-vitro SPF test, based on UV dosage cumulate response using Gafchromic EBT3 film, was proposed by Xin
Qu of Ashland. He called the method more accurate than UV
spectrophotometer method using 3M tape and PMMA plate.
Furthermore, the film method has almost half of coefficient of
variation as in-vivo SPF tests, which indicates this new method
has very good reproducibility, according to Qu.
Goldstein performed double-duty during the opening session
by presenting data on a new cream that not only protects against
UVA and UVB radiation, but also helps protect against the damaging effects of infrared radiation. According to Goldstein, there
is evidence that IR plays a role in dermal inflammation, photoag-ing and cancer formation—but that doesn’t mean companies can
start touting IR protection benefits.
“It will take time for FDA to come on board with IR,”Goldstein
Still, IR must be considered when creating UV protection
products and, in Goldstein’s research, the formula that best reduced the effects of IR was oil-in-water based, with broad spectrum SPF sunscreen, jojoba seed extract, sodium potassium
aluminum silicate, titanium dioxide, silica and mica. She arrived
at that conclusion using a new in vivo assay that utilized a specialized solar simulator modified to emit continuous emission
spectrum in the IR range of 700-2500nm. Each test site received
300 seconds of continuous IR radiation.
Bring Your A Team
Helen Fisher, the chief scientific advisor to Match.com and chem-
istry.com, collects data using her Fisher Temperament Inventory
questionnaire to uncover how biological personality styles can be
used to build teams and succeed at work. Her test has been taken
by 14 million people and validated by fMRI brain-scanning neu-
roscience. According to Fisher’s findings, there are four personal-
ity types with natural styles of innovation:
• Explorers. These individuals are expressive of the traits
linked with dopamine. They seek novelty and tolerate risk, and
are curious, energetic, spontaneous, optimistic and mentally flex-
ible. On the downside, they are reckless and most prone to ad-
diction. The biological data suggests that they are predisposed to
idea generation and tactical intelligence.
• Builders. Individuals expressive of the serotonin system,
they tend to think concretely. Builders like plans, routines and
schedules and they tend to be meticulous, rule-observing and
self-controlled. They are predisposed to figural and numeric creativity and regularly display logical intelligence.
“If they take enough Paxil, builders can have friends,” joked
• Directors. Particularly expressive of the testosterone system,
these individuals tend to be experimental, direct, tough-minded,
skeptical and exacting. They excel at systems thinking and are
predisposed to strategic intelligence. Famous director types include Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton and Steve Jobs.
• Negotiators. Individuals who are particularly expressive of
the estrogen system, they tend to naturally excel at verbal and
people skills. Imaginative and empathetic, negotiators express
“A successful team includes individuals with creative intelligence, logistical intelligence, technical intelligence and diplomatic intelligence,” Fisher reminded the audience.
McMullen moderated a session on hair care that included another presentation by BASF’s Chavan. She noted that more than
70% of people have at least 25% gray hair between the ages of 45
and 65. Her presentation looked at the crucial role that the kinase
Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated (ATM) plays in hair melanocyte
survival after oxidative stress.
Some consumers will do anything to hide their grays, but after a presentation by Catherine Cartwright-Jones, they may be
wary due to an epidemic of para-phenylenediamine sensitization
and resultant potential for extreme sensitization to oxidative hair
dye that is all caused by black henna tattoos, which are often applied illegally at resort locations.
• The Society of Cosmetic Chemists will suspend its annual meeting this year to make way for the international Federation of Societies of
Cosmetic Chemists’ 29th Congress, which will be held Oct. 30-nov. 2 at
Walt Disney World in Orlando. guy Padulo is chairman of the organizing
committee. topics to be discussed in podium presentations will include:
• Sun Protection and Beyond;
• Creating Loyal Scents—The Science of Fragrances;
• Inspired by Nature—Biomimicry;
• Emerging Market Trends and Insights;
• Beauty with the Magic of Colors;
• Marketing to the Senses—Product Creation Based on Sensory
• Breakthrough Concepts in Skin Biology and Microbiome;
• The Balancing Act—Regulatory Compliance vs. Innovation;
• Sustainability—Cosmetics for a Greener Future;
• Hair Care Technology;
• Delivery Systems and Cosmetic Vehicles; and
• Beauty has no Borders.
those who submitted abstracts will be emailed a confirmation if their
abstract was accepted. the deadline to send the full papers is June 30,
2016. general sessions will take place Oct. 31-nov. 2 and the exhibition and poster session will be held Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Registration will
open this month, at ifscc2016.com www.www.scconline.org.
IFSCC CoNgrESS IS ComINg: OCT. 30-NOV. 2, 2016