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Age related changes in hair properties and consumer hair care needs – Webinar 18 May



Age comes to us all and affects all parts of our bodies. It is perhaps not surprising that our hair follicles, that work so ferociously every day of our lives to produce new hair, also succumb to ageing effects. Hair expert Dr Paul Cornwell’s  presentation will review the changes observed in our hair fibres with ageing, including greying, thinning, hair loss and reductions in hair greasiness. It will then look at the consequences of these changes for hair care practices, and for hair care needs. This presentation should be of interest to anyone designing hair care ingredients or products for more mature consumers.

Broadcasting live on Wednesday 4 May 11h NYC time with IFSCC Vice President Dr Tony Gough as Guest Scientist leading the Q&A.


Dr Paul Cornwell is Business Development Director with TRI Princeton. Paul’s technical expertise is focused on product evaluation, instrumental measurement techniques and on formulation design, particularly in cosmetic skin and hair care products. He has many years of industrial experience in claim support testing, innovation and product development at Unilever and PZ Cussons.
Paul qualified as a pharmacist in 1989 and gained a PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology in 1993. For his PhD Paul worked with Professor Brian Barry at Bradford University on topical drug delivery and skin penetration enhancers. For his postdoctoral research he continued to work in skin delivery with Dr Joke Bouwstra and Dr Harry Bodde at Leiden University. Since then Paul has enjoyed a career in R&D in the cosmetics industry working at Unilever and PZ Cussons.
Over his career Paul has published many journal articles and presented at many scientific conferences. His work has been cited in over 800 publications. In industry, Paul has been involved in many successful product launches for major international cosmetic brands such as Organics, Dove, Lux, Sunsilk, Carex, Original Source, Charles Worthington and Imperial Leather. He has contributed to several patent applications, at least four of which have gone to the full ‘grant’ stage.
Paul teaches cosmetic science as a visiting lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University and Sunderland University, and on the UK SCS online Diploma in Cosmetic Science course. He is also a member of the SCS UK Scientific Programme Committee.