Skin Models in Cosmetic Science: Bridging Established Methods and Novel Technologies
2nd meeting

April 07, 2022 - April 08, 2022
 Virtual meeting


Virtual meeting: instructions to connect are communicated upon registration.

Following the successful 2019 edition of the International Interdisciplinary Conference titled “Skin Models in Cosmetic Science: Bridging Established Methods and Novel Technologies” held in Tours (France), the event is back for a 2nd edition. This event will take place as an online conference.

The conference aims to gather industry scientists and academics to discuss the state-of-the-art in the research and development of skin models and novel analytical techniques for efficacy and safety testing of cosmetic products. Cosmetic science is a buzzing field driven by constant innovation therefore testing, measuring, evaluating are essential to demonstrate innocuity and/or effectiveness of skincare products while durability and personalisation have become key market trends.

Talks and discussions will contrast various industrial and academic viewpoints and visions regarding the characterisation and evaluation of cosmetic products, particularly as these relate to the use of in vitroex vivo and in vivo models of human skin and recent progress in methodologies, technologies and instrumentation. Multi-techniques, multi-scales approaches, non-invasive and non-destructive analysis, hold promises for better characterisation of reconstructed skin models, studying physiological processes and visualise the effects of skincare products from bench top experiments to volunteers.

Sharing among researchers, suppliers, manufacturers, and other actors of the cosmetic industry is sought to provide a snapshot of latest scientific results and achievements but also to discuss current challenges to be addressed.

 The region Centre-Val de Loire Regional Council actively supports the research and development in the field of cosmetic sciences. Held in the heart of the Cosmetic Valley technopole, the Conference is meant to promote national and international collaborations across industry and academia. Regional, national and international scientists in the field are strongly encouraged to attend and present their research. While a panel of renowned speakers will be invited, slots for oral presentations will be dedicated to rising scientists in the field to offer them a chance to present their work and to encourage their participation in the discussions.

The organising committee is very much looking forward to welcoming you.

This international conference is organised in the framework of the COSMETOSCIENCES ARD CVL Programme.


  • In vivo and excised human skin in cosmetic sciences - Advantages and limitations, complementarity for efficacy and safety testing, etc.
  • Human reconstructed skin for cosmetic R&D - Advantages and limitations for efficacy and safety testing, etc.
  • Novel skin equivalent models and their characterization - Synthetic, lipid membranes, skin equivalents, skin-on-chip, 3D bioprinted skin, barrier composition and properties. 
  • Multi-techniques and multi-scales studies - Microscopy, spectroscopy, imaging…. 
  • Non-invasive and non-destructive techniques in cosmetic sciences - Multiphoton microscopy / FLIM, Raman spectroscopy, optical coherence tomography, photothermal IR spectroscopy, etc…



    Organising committee

    Confirmed speakers


    THURSDAY APRIL 7th  (13:45 - 17:40 ; GMT+2:00 - Paris)             

    • 13:45     Official Opening - Prof. Emilie Munnier (NMNS) & Sophie Gabillet (General Secretary of LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies)

    SESSION 1: Imaging and diagnostic techniques for skin research

    SESSION 2: Penetration enhancers and additives for topical formulations            

    FRIDAY APRIL 8th  (09:00 - 12:40 ; GMT+2:00 - Paris)           

    SESSION 3: Skin models in cosmetic and dermatological research            

    SESSION 4: Skin-on-a-chip - diffusion studies and other applications Comparative evaluations of skin models  

    Oral presentations

    Abstracts for oral presentations should be submitted before Monday 07th March 2022.
    Please upload your abstract during the registration or send it before the deadline to
    The number of oral presentations is limited, the convenors and the scientific committee will process a selection and confirm your presentation not later than Friday 11th March 2022.
    Please download the oral presentation template

    Partners of the event