The New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists
is holding a one-day seminar on phytochemistry
on September 18 at Seasons, Washington Twp., NJ.
This is a rapid course in Phytochemistry, which will cover the general chemistry of natural products from plants for skin health application. This course will be of great interest to cosmetic scientists, formulators, analytical scientists, chemists & biochemists who want to enhance their knowledge and capabilities using botanical ingredients in product development. It is assumed that the students attending this course will already have some basic knowledge of organic chemistry and biochemistry.
Introduction to Plant Materials and Their Compounds
Overview of Natural Products
Acetogenins: Flavonoids, lipids, Lignans, Quinones
Carbohydrates: mono-, oligo- and polysaccharides
Isoprenoids: carotenoids, steroids, terpenoids
Nitrogen compounds: Alkaloids, amino acids, nucleic acids, peptides, proteins
World of Polyphenolics / Flavonoids Compounds in Nature
What are Polyphenolics/Flavonoids?
Antioxidant activity & Chemistry of Polyphenols/Flavonoids
How various functional groups changes activity of Flavonoids?
Structure-Activity Relationship (SAR) for product Development
How to select “key” ingredients
High-Throughput Screening Tool for Botanical Ingredients for Skin Application
Procurement of Botanical Ingredients or Plant Materials
What are “marker” compounds?
Standardization of Botanical Ingredients & their stability
Bio-directed fractionation and identification of “Active Phytochemicals”
Basic Structure of Skin
Development of Skin Lightening Products Using Botanical Ingredients
Tyrosinase & Melanin Inhibitors
Skin lightening product development – Examples
Skin penetration challenges
Safety, Tech Regulations, compliance
To learn more, and to register, visit www.nyscc.org