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.

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?
  • What are the latest trends in hair colouring?
  • How safe are dermato-cosmetics today?
  • How important is dermal absorption for the safety of dermato-cosmetics?
  • 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?
  • 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 ?

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last update: 08-Aug-2011