TCCSCC 2015 Free Cosmetics Continuing Education Course
Tuesday, April 21st

Instrumental Testing of Skin for Cosmetic Science


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Date: Tuesday, April 21st

Radisson Hotel Roseville
2540 North Cleveland Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-4567


This course focuses on measuring the biophysical properties of human skin in vivo. Modern methods for testing the effects of skin care products will be discussed. The major emphasis will be on noninvasive measurements of skin function using instrumentation. The course goal is to teach cosmetic scientists the latest noninvasive methods for studying product effects on human skin in vivo.

a. Brief review of skin physiology
b. Principles of Skin Clinical Testing using instruments
c. Instrumental Methods for in vivo testing: Principles and Utilization
d. Study designs for Specific Topical Products
e. Variations in biophysical properties of skin


8:15 – 9:00 AM
9:00 – 10:30 AM
10:30 – 10:45 AM
10:45 – 12:00 PM
12:00 – 1:00 PM
1:00 – 2:30 PM
2:30 – 2:45 PM
2:45 – 4:30 PM

Registration and Breakfast



Menu: Breakfast and lunch buffet will be provided
Cost: Members FREE
Speaker Bio: Randy Wickett, Ph.D. – Obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Oregon State University in 1973 and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota from 1972 to 1974. He worked at Procter & Gamble’s Miami Valley Laboratories in Cincinnati Ohio from 1974 to 1985, and the SC Johnson Company from 1985 to 1991 performing clinical and biophysical research for skin and hair care products. In 1991 he joined the University of Cincinnati and is now Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutics and Cosmetic Science in the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. Dr. Wickett has received numerous technical awards from the SCC including the Maison G. de Navarre Medal Award, the SCC’s highest honor for technical achievement. He was editor of the Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists from 1991 to 1997, chairman of the International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin from 2000-2005 and President of the SCC in 2011.
RSVP: To RSVP, please email Gabrielle Damjanovic at by Tuesday, April 14th. Indicate the number of people, individual names and company.

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