Principles and Practice of Skin Measurement Science Course on October 16-17, 2019


TRI Princeton is proud to partner with the Society of Cosmetic Chemists to present a 2 day course 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. This course will feature leading experts to provide firstly a broad perspective into Skin Science and then secondly a current understanding and elucidation of skin properties and physiology along with the techniques used to measure the impact of products and treatments on the skin.

The topics to be covered include:
• Anatomy and physiology of skin and hair
• Skin safety testing and claim substantiation
• Pre-clinical and clinical skin test design
• Skin moisture and TEWL measurements
• Spectroscopy and skin
• Skin penetration studies
• Skin microbiome measurements
• Skin UV protection studies
• Skin micro-relief and wrinkle studies
• Mechanical testing on skin
• Skin irritation studies

Hands-on laboratory sessions with key instrument suppliers:
• Biox – Capacitance imaging for skin moisture
• Bossa Nova – Image analysis for facial gloss and color
• Cyberderm – Skin capacitance and conductivity measurements
• Diastron – Torsional Ballistometer + other devices
• Newtone – Full face acquisition system and image analysis for claims substantiation
• PermeGear – Diffusion cell apparatus
• RemSpec – Spectroscopy of skin in vivo
• STE – Imaging and testing instruments for assessment of skin structure and function

Who should participate?
This course is designed for anyone who works in the areas of basic and applied skin research, product development, actives/ingredient development, claims substantiation, skin products testing, sales and marketing. 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 this 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 product development.

The class size for all TRI short courses is limited in order to provide all participants with an intense, personalized learning environment. Additionally, it is TRI’s intention to foster networking among researchers in the field, and time is built into the course to allow for this value-added opportunity.


  • When

  • October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019
    8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • TRI Princeton
    601 Prospect Avenue
    Princeton, New Jersey 08540

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