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TRI Princeton and Rutgers Teach 'Measuring Up' to Skin Claims

September 14, 2016 | Contact Author | By: Rachel Grabenhofer
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Keywords: products | claims | Rutgers | TRI Princeton | effects | skin | physiology | measurement | science

Abstract: The wording on product labels is crucial; you can tout cosmetic benefits but you'd better support them with evidence. That's where claims substantiation comes in, which is the focus of a new two-day course from Rutgers and TRI Princeton.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is all over "over-promised" product effects—especially cosmetics that make drug-like claims. And as the industry knows, it's what the consumer believes that matters most, so the wording on a product label is crucial. But that doesn't mean you can't tout what cosmetic effects a product can provide; you'd just better support them with evidence. That's were claims substantiation and measurement science come in, which is the focus of a two-day course from Rutgers and TRI Princeton.

TRI Princeton, together with the Center for Dermal Research at Rutgers University, will present a two-day course on September 27 and 28, 2016, focusing on skin science, physiology, biophysics and various measurement techniques used for skin assessment and product development.

Skin is a complex organ, so the development of effective products and treatments requires an understanding of skin physiology and biochemistry, along with intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect skin and its overall health.

The topics covered will be relevant for those from the fields of cosmetic science, personal care, medical and topical applications, OTC, delivery systems, actives/ingredient suppliers, university and research institutes and anyone with interest in skin science. Upon completion of the course, participants will have a better knowledge of the current state of skin research, the science behind products and claims, the measurements used to understand and investigate skin and treatment effects on the skin. Participants will be able to understand and think about future directions for new skin studies and skin care product development.

For more about the program or speakers, visit the event web site.