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IFSCC Presents the Effectiveness, Economic and Ecological Aspects of Cosmetics
By: Elsa Jungman, University Paris–Sud
Posted: February 14, 2012
Author’s note: Rarely have I met such kind, welcoming and courageous people as the Thai, and I wish them a bright 2012. I also wish to thank the Tony Naylor Memorial Bursary Fund committee and Gem Bektas from the Society of Cosmetic Scientists for generously supporting my attendance at the event.
After sudden flooding in Thailand postponed the initial 2012 International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) Conference date, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists in Thailand (SCCT) organized a successful event at Bangkok’s Dusit Thani Hotel on Dec. 12–14, 2011. The conference opened with a pre-conference workshop focused on skin whitening. Kiyoshi Sato of Shiseido presented the mechanisms of skin-whitening products; many attendees enjoyed the scientific level of the physiological aspects described.
Panvipa Krisdaphong, PhD, president of the SCCT, initiated the opening ceremony with a warm welcome and discussed the difficulties encountered by the people of Thailand during the flooding. The whole praesidium was then invited to join Krisdaphong on stage, and the opening ceremony was followed by a traditional dance performance. An impressive fashion show also was presented to attendees, in which models were clad in designs inspired by Thai plants such as rice and silk that are currently used as cosmetic actives. A reception wrapped up the opening ceremony on the top floor of the hotel, providing attendees with an incredible view of Bangkok.
The morning of Dec. 13, 2012, was devoted to the keynote speakers, including: R. Randall Wickett, PhD; Chika Katagiri, PhD; Krisada Duangurai, MD; Dominique Moyal, PhD; Ubonthip Nimmannit, PhD; and Bang-on Kiethankorn.
Wickett, a professor of pharmaceutical science at the University of Cincinnati, presented the concept of natural cosmeceuticals and the different paths to strategically test them.