Dr. Deirdre Buckley is a Consultant Dermatologist in Bath, UK. She qualified in medicine at University College Cork (Ireland) in 1988 and trained as Senior Registrar in Dermatology at University College Hospital, London. She chairs the Specials Working Group of the British Association of Dermatologists, is a member of the BAD Therapy and Guidelines Committee and the British Society for Cutaneous Allergy Committee.
She has a particular clinical and research interest in fragrance allergy, recently demonstrating a high rate of allergy to oxidized limonene and linalool in the UK.
Stephen Kirk is a highly-qualified cosmetic regulatory professional with more than 20 years’ experience working in the field of cosmetic product safety in the R&D laboratories of Boots UK, England. In 2016 he established his own company, SK-CRS, to offer his expertise as an independent consultant to the UK cosmetic industry. He has considerable experience working at the European level and has been actively involved in a number of Task Forces established by Cosmetics Europe, the European personal care trade association.
He has been the Chairman of both the UK CTPA Toxicology Advisory Panel and the UK CTPA / British Society for Cutaneous Allergy Working Group. He is a Member of the British Society for Cutaneous Allergy, European Society of Contact Dermatitis, US Society of Toxicology, Royal Society of Biology and UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists. He is also a Chartered Biologist and European Registered Toxicologist. His company SK-CRS is a Member of the UK CTPA and IFRA UK.
Professor Dr. Patricia Campo is a pharmacist with a Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Drugs, medicines, and cosmetics. She has experience in Pharmacy, focusing on Cosmetology Technology, with emphasis on Research, development, and evaluation of cosmetic products. Dr. Campo has extensive experience in clinical efficacy studies by biophysical techniques and skin image analysis, Stability studies and analysis of the texture profile of dermo-cosmetic products.
Finally, I highlight in our research group – Center of Advanced Studies in Cosmetic Technology (NEATEC) – the Confocal Reflectance Microscope, which is a valuable tool in the diagnosis of diseases and skin evaluation and product efficacy, allowing visualization of the morphological and structural characteristics of the skin non-invasively.
Research line: Development and evaluation of efficacy of dermocosmetic formulations
– Development of dermocosmetic formulations containing different active substances: vitamins and its derivatives, botanical extracts, vegetable oils, peptides, and UV-filters.
– Determination of chemical and physical stability.
– Texture Analysis – physical-mechanical properties.
– Evaluation of efficacy using the following methods:
In vitro: analysis of antioxidant potential of active substances, Clinical Research: Dermatological Score and Sensorial evaluation
Clinical studies: dermatological score and biophysical and skin imaging techniques
– Morphological and structural skin characterization by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy