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Genomics Take the Cake at the SCC December Meeting
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, C&T magazine
Posted: December 28, 2010
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David Boudier (Silab) discussed the body’s autophagic system for skin detoxification, after which Melanie Sabadatto (Cognis France) presented a new device to test mechanical properties of skin, the corneovacumeter.
Finally, Brian Czetty rounded out the sessions with a discussion of whether powered devices belong in facial cleansing. His work found that irritation levels were lower than expected given the amount of exfoliation taking place by the devices. He concluded that a rotating brush with a cleanser, compared with water, reduced the number of microbes on skin. During the Q/A session, some attendees found his microbiology data surprising; in addition, one attendee noted that the study should include a brush/foam and brush-only test for a true comparison, with which Czetty agreed.
The next annual SCC event, the Annual Scientific Seminar, will be held June 2-3, 2011, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. For more information, visit the SCC website.