TRI scientists presented at two events in February. At the first, an on-line Webinar organised by the IFSCC on February 22nd, Eleanor Lehman and Paul Cornwell shared a presentation titled “Latest Developments in Claim Substantiation Methods”. At the second event, a live meeting organised by the New York SCC in Weehawken, NJ, on February 28th, Marcella Gabarra presented on “Scalp Evaluation by FTIR Spectroscopy”.
Copies of both presentations can be found in the TRI Library.
The IFSCC Webinar programme, organised by Perry Romanowski and Mary Lynn Halland offers free, high quality scientific presentations and debates to cosmetic scientists all around the world (https://ifscc.org/education/ifscc-webinars/). The TRI presentation titled “Latest Developments in Claim Substantiation Methods” gave a quick introduction to hair product evaluation techniques and then reviewed several exciting new developments made at TRI, including new assays for hair porosity, hair breakage and hair lipid composition, and test methods developed for use on very curly, textured hair. A copy of the presentation (and slides) can be found in the TRI Library (https://library.triprinceton.org/1v1uq09/)
737 people registered to view the talk, and 325 watched the presentation live, which the IFSCC tell us is a very good number! People watched from 33 different countries around the world. From Turkey to Taiwan, and Greece to Guatemala.
NEW YORK SCC EVENT
This year the NY SCC are hosting a series of events themed around “Reimagining Renewal and Wellness” (for details of forthcoming events see https://nyscc.org/event-schedule/). The event in February, co-chaired by Amber O. Evans (Moroccanoil) and Farahdia Edouard (Croda), focussed on hair care and wellness and featured speakers from Mane Insights Inc., Procter & Gamble and TRI Princeton.
The TRI Presentation, “Scalp Evaluation by FTIR Spectroscopy” reviewed the methods widely used already for clinical evaluation of the scalp, such as the CorneometerTM, SebumeterTM etc, and then described the exciting potential of using new spectroscopy methods to look at scalp moisture content, scalp lipids and the deposition of cosmetic actives. The presentation finished with an exciting look at 3D mapping techniques applied to scalp measurement techniques. Clearly, not all parts of the scalp are the same, or respond to treatments in the same way. A copy of Marcella’s presentation can be found in the TRI Library here.