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A NEW ERA? A SKIN SCIENTIST’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE SKIN, SKINCARE AND WALKING MICROBES

THURSDAY picture of skin surface12 MARCH 2020

MEDAL LECTURE – MEMBERS ONLY

Speaker
Dr Johanna Gillbro
(Skin Scientist, Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur)

Time 6.30pm for 7pm start

Venue Royal Society of Chemistry

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Synopsis
Today, the global skincare market is worth approximately $150bn and we are using more products than ever before. From using a maximum of one facial skincare product only a generation ago, we are today indulging in skincare routines with up to ten products a day. It is not uncommon that the average woman applies approximately 500 ingredients on her skin every day. The known consequence of ingredient overload could be skin sensitization. Is it also involving the skin microbiome? This is a new field of research within dermatology and cosmetic science. Bacteria have long had a bad press. There’s a certain irony in that – after all, they were here on earth long before us. They colonised this planet around three billion years ago. Compare that with the history of modern humans, which began a mere 300,000 years ago. Without micro-organisms, humans couldn’t survive. They cooperate with our cells and play an essential role in all aspects of our health. In fact, they impact most of what goes on, including our daily lives. Do you think you’ve got a weak character if you can’t resist eating sweets in the evening, or that you’re unlucky if you constantly feel off-colour? 
That’s not the way it is. 
Micro-organisms regulate your sweet tooth, they break down the food in your digestive tract, they protect you against the unwelcome microbial guests you encounter daily, they cooperate with your immune system and they even interact with your brain and your personality. With these new insights, today’s scientists are developing a new perspective on micro-organisms, reclaiming a balance between bacteria, viruses and fungi as the key to good health and most likely a good skin health.

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Biography
A Scientist with a passion for Skin health, Skin Science, Skin Microbiome and for innovations in biomedical sciences. Founder of Skinome Research and author of Hudbibein which is a bestselling book translated as The Skin We’re in .More than 15 years in dermatological &Clinical Research, pharmaceutical industry, and Skincare product development.

 

 

 



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