Press Release

DSM to present its latest advances in skin biochemistry at IFSCC conference

Kaiseraugst, CH, 17 Oct 2016 12:00 CEST

DSM will be presenting the latest findings from its research into skin biochemistry at the conference of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) in Orlando, Florida, from 30th October to 2nd November.

The IFSCC is a global federation dedicated to advancing cosmetic science and technology. DSM is proud to be a part of this prestigious event, at which it will host poster sessions and presentations.

Scientists from the company’s Personal Care business unit will discuss their latest research into the underlying causes of skin dryness and skin aging. This research draws on pioneering technology that enables the investigation and visualization of skin biochemistry at a molecular level.

At the Scientific Session on Monday, 31st October, Rainer Voegeli, Senior Scientist at DSM Nutritional Products, will give a presentation on ‘The presence and consequence of essential and non-essential stratum corneum proteases in barrier impaired skin: the vital need for protease inhibitors’. He will describe the use of bio-instrumental evaluations to reveal how protease activity influences skin barrier function, opening up new avenues for research into dry skin conditions.

In cooperation with partners from academia and private enterprise, DSM is increasingly employing computational technologies, including molecular modeling, to accelerate the design and development of revolutionary cosmetic ingredients and concepts. At the IFSCC Poster Sessions, DSM Personal Care will introduce the following topics:

  • Mass-Spectrometry-Based Proteomics of Facial Stratum Corneum of Different Ethnic Groups to Reveal Novel Biochemical Pathways Involved in Dry Skin
  • Skin Aging in Different Ethnicities and Treatment Effects by a Hydrophobically Modified Dipeptide in Caucasians, Asians and Africans
  • Biomechanical Impact of Vitamin Species on Human Stratum Corneum
  • Mimicking Molecular Conversation by Modulation of the Plasminogen Serine Protease System in Order to Improve Skin Barrier Function
  • 10-Hydroxystearic Acid – a Bio-Derived Lipid to Counteract Aging Effects on Human Skin

For more information

Madina Sautova

DSM Nutritional Products
Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients Communications
+41 61 815 72 11