november, 2019

13nov7:30 AM4:00 PMSunscreens and Antioxidants - Perfect Together

Event Details


The symposium seeks to advance the science of prevention and repair of UV-induced bodily damage to benefit public health and beauty.  Initially geared toward the cosmetic chemist engaged in formulating sunscreen products, the central theme originated from the following sentence gleamed from the pages of Antioxidants and the Skin by Dr. Roger L. McMullen:


“Overall, it appears that the addition of antioxidants to sun protection formulas can provide superior benefits if there are no prooxidant effects, as evidenced by scientific literature and the number of commercial formulations containing antioxidants.”


While the central theme remains the same, the range of topics for the symposium has expanded beyond just sunscreen formulations that contain antioxidants.  Attendees will also learn from many experts speaking on regulatory issues, testing methodologies, biochemistry of UV effects on skin (and hair), innovative ingredients and self-tanners.


One person described the format of the program as “speed dating for cosmetic chemists”. All but the keynote speaker will be given 15-minutes to drive home their message. Our keynote speaker will be allotted 30-minutes. We believe this format will result in an event that is both educational and lively.



7:30-9:00am               Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:20am               Dr. Nadim Shaath (Alpha Research & Development, Ltd.)

                                       “New Proposed FDA Regulations”

9:20-9:40am               Dr. Nava Dayan (Dr. Nava Dayan, LLC)

                                        “DNA Damage from Sun Exposure – Can Anti-Oxidants Protect It?”

9:40-10:00am             Marc Cornell (Mar-key Consulting)

                                       “UV filter (UVF) and antioxidant (AOX) combinations are essential for Global Photo-Security”

10:00-10:20am           Dr. Roger McMullen (Ashland)

                                        “Antioxidants and the Skin”

10:20-10:40am           Dr. Laura Spaulding (Mane USA)

                                       “Photo-stabilization of UVA / UVB Sunscreen Actives by Pongamol Natural Antioxidant”

10:40-11:00am           Alexandra Sirosky (Sensient)

                                       “Antioxidant, UV Protection and Antiphotoaging Properties of Anthocyanin-Pigmented Lipstick Formulations”

11:00-11:20am           Kelly Dobos (Sun Chemical & President Soc. Cosm. Chem.)

                                      “Made in the Shade: The Science and challenges of Formulating Sunless Tanning Products”

11:20-11:40am           Dr. Harry Sarkas (Solésence LLC)

                                     “beyond sun protection factor: an approach to environmental protection with novel mineral coatings in a vehicle containing a blend of                                             skincare ingredients” published in May 2019 issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

11:40-12:00pm           Dr. Paolo Giacomoni (Insight Analysis Consulting)

                                       “UV, sunscreens and singlet Oxygen”

12:00-1:30pm           – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -Lunch Break & Poster Session – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

1:30-1:40pm            Official Induction of Newly Elected NYSCC Board Members

                                    Kelly Dobos – President Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Sun Chemical)

                                    Sonia Dawson – Chair New York Chapter Society of Cosmetic Chemists (DSM)

1:40-2:10pm               KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Martina Meinke (Dermatology at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin)                                           

                                     “Sun protection in the whole spectral range – why and how?”

2:10-2:30pm              David Steinberg (Steinberg and Associates)

                                     “Approval of New UV Filters – What works, What Doesn’t”

2:30-2:50pm             Joe Dallal (Ashland)

                                      “The invisible parasol – shielding hair & scalp from UV damage”

2:50-3:10pm              Eric Jourdan (Sensient)

                                       “UV, Light and skin protection; what’s new under the sun”

3:10-4:00pm              Visit the Liberty Science Center exhibits on your own. Museum closes at 4:00pm.


  • SCC Members: $35/$70 at door
  • Non-SCC Members: $70/$100 at door
  • Students: $10/$50 at door
  • Emeritus: Free/$10 at door

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Liberty Science Center

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