september, 2019

18sep9:00 AM4:00 PMPhytochemistry 101 for Cosmetic Chemists

Event Details

This is a rapid course in Phytochemistry, which will cover the general chemistry of Natural Products from plants for skin health application. This course will be of great interest to cosmetic scientists, formulators, analytical scientists, chemists & biochemists who want to enhance their knowledge and capabilities using botanical ingredients in product development. It is assumed that the students attending this course will already have some basic knowledge of organic chemistry and biochemistry.


Course Outline

Introduction to Plant Materials and their Compounds:

  • Overview of Natural Products
  • Acetogenins: Flavonoids, lipids, Lignans, Quinones
  • Carbohydrates: mono-, oligo- and polysaccharides
  • Isoprenoids: carotenoids, steroids, terpenoids
  • Nitrogen compounds: Alkaloids, amino acids, nucleic acids, peptides, proteins


World of Polyphenolics / Flavonoids compounds in Nature

  • What are Polyphenolics/Flavonoids?
  • Antioxidant activity & Chemistry of Polyphenols/Flavonoids
  • How various functional groups changes activity of Flavonoids?
  • Structure-Activity Relationship (SAR) for product Development
  • How to select “key” ingredients


High-Throughput screening tool for Botanical ingredients for skin Application

  • Procurement of Botanical Ingredients or Plant Materials
  • Extraction technology
  • What are “marker” compounds?
  • Standardization of Botanical Ingredients & their stability
  • Bio-directed fractionation and identification of “Active Phytochemicals”
  • Basic Structure of Skin

Development of Skin Lightening products using Botanical Ingredients

  • Tyrosinase & Melanin Inhibitors
  • Skin lightening product development – Examples
  • Skin penetration challenges
  • Safety, Tech Regulations, compliance


SCC Members      $35/$70 at door

Non-SCC Members   $75/$110 at door

Students        $10/$50 at door

Emeritus      Free online/$40 at door






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(Wednesday) 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Seasons, Township of Washington