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Skin, Care?

This venue has step-free access.
Past event - 2017
17 May Doors 7 pm
Event 7:30 - 9:30 pm
The Social 21 Merrion Street,
Leeds LS2 8JG
Sold Out!
Beauty and hygiene products are part of our daily life, but what do we really know about them? With still unanswered questions about the impact of cosmetics on our health and the environment, what price are we ready to pay to look “good”? In an everyday greener society, is there such a thing as environmentally friendly cosmetics? This event takes place on the ground floor and is accessible for those with impaired mobility. ***Dr Kave Shams' talk has been cancelled due to ill health. We apologise for the last minute change and we'll still have a great night of talks and demos for you.***  

Sustainable, cosmetics?

Dr Meryem Benohoud (Lead Product Development Scientist at Keracol)
Cosmetics and personal care products are part of our daily life, primarily for our personal hygiene but also defining who we are. At Keracol we use green chemistry principles to make more sustainable products. We consider alternative sources of ingredients that can be used and avoid petrochemicals and competing with food crops.
During this session of Pint of Science we will discuss the various issues around working with natural ingredients, the perceived safety of naturals in cosmetics, and Keracol’s novel approaches to a new generation of products using renewable ingredients from food waste.

The science of vanity: de-wrinkling and tanning our skin

Dr Kave Shams (Associate Professor and Consultant Dermatologist)
***Talk cancelled*** Kave Shams has had to cancel his Pint of Science appearance due to ill health. For those coming to the event, we're really sorry that you won't get to hear this talk. We've got plenty of other skin care science, including some great demos, to share with you and we hope you'll still have a great time.

Green skincare: myth or reality?

Kristina Paraschiv (PhD Student in Chemical Biology)
Although we all come in different shapes, sizes, and with different features, there is a continual effort from many people to reach an idealised beauty standard. Perhaps this is only a trend in the younger generation, where 100+ “likes” on one selfie is the goal. I’d like to think a shift is taking place, where people care about the impact they have on our planet and less about the ton of make-up on their face… let’s talk about the chemistry, regulations and company ethos with respect to skincare. What ingredients do companies put in their “miracle” pots and where are these sourced from?

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