Vrije Universiteit Brussel



This international course has been organized in 1992 and from 1995 on every year. Because of its overwhelming success it will be organized again this year. The course offers an intensive training programme, designed for those of graduate and postgraduate status, in the field of dermato-cosmetic sciences. Our aspiration is not only to provide up-to-date reliable scientific information of university standard regarding the preparation and production of chemically and toxicologically well defined products, but also of the close interaction between dermatologic or cosmetic products and the skin as a living organ. The course is aimed to form specialists for the cosmetic industry, the dermatologically oriented pharmaceutical industry and for professionals in research and development, scientists, marketeers and training people involved in dermato-cosmetics.

Our Intensive Course in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences is organized this year for the 25th time at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. For this special occasion, it is a pleasure to announce to you that the course will evaluate towards an “Intensive Course in Dermato-Cosmetic Sciences with focus on efficacy of Cosmetic Products”.

As you probably know, in the new Cosmetic Regulation (Recast), efficacy plays a more important role than before and European standards are being discussed between the Commission and Colipa.

In the actual Course, starting on the 12th of September 2011 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, you will be the first to hear what the new EU regulatory framework for cosmetic product claim will be in the near future and Colipa's practical guidance on this topic.

Key questions to be tackled by the course:

  • How to realise daily skin care and how to deal with the delicate napkin zone ?
  • How important is the barrier function of the skin?
  • What is "sensitive skin”?
  • What are the newest findings concerning skin aging?
  • How can one efficiently protect the skin from premature aging?
  • Efficacy testing of cosmetics is a part of the new RECAST regulation : what to expect and how to deal with it ?
  • How effective are skin care products ? Can their efficacy be objectively evaluated by the use of non-invasive methods on humans? Are there new techniques available ?
  • How important is dermal absorption for the safety of dermato-cosmetics?
  • How safe are dermato-cosmetics today ?
  • Is the application of in vitro methods for safety testing of cosmetics possible today? How can we test safety and efficacy of cosmetics without experimental animals?

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last update: 08-Aug-2011