The microbiome and human genome remain key targets for cosmetic development

By Julia Wray 24-Oct-2017

Speakers at the 24th IFSCC Conference in Seoul highlight leading themes in skin biology

Experts are citing the skin’s microbiome, DNA, and the link between cosmetics and wellness as leading topics in skin care research.

Speaking at the 24th IFSCC Conference – held in Seoul, South Korea – Dr Nava Dyan, Skin Science and Research, presented a keynote speech in which she noted that mixed messages from marketers means we, as consumers, “don’t know if we should kill bacteria or enrich ourselves with it”.

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She called the microbiome “a moving target” that varies between individuals, with two different people,...

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