We are pleased to announce the organization of the 9th International Conference on Skin Ageing and Challenges which will be held on February 25-27, 2018 in Porto, Portugal.
Skin Challenges 2018 will be held under the patronage of the International Microbiota Society (IMS) and the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health (ISANH). 
Today, people live older thanks to new advances in medicine but they are becoming more demanding. They want to age in excellent health conditions and they want to look younger. That’s why the Anti-Ageing Medicine seeks to find effective ways to fight against ageing and skin ageing in particular by different actions: oral or topical cosmetics, plastic surgery, regenerative medicine with stem cells and many other actions.

Come & Join the Skin Challenges leaders: Whos is attending Skin Challenges 2018

An audience composed by more than 150 attendees, academics and industrials, will take part to Porto Sin Challenges. Among the participants:

Oriflame Cosmetics
Devan Micropolis
Arterra Bioscience srl
Laboratoires Clarins
Beiersdorf AG



DSM Nutritional Products
Mibelle Group Mifa
ID bio
L'Oréal Research and Innovation
CLR - Berlin

Dow Slicones Belgium
Provital SA
IFF-Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
International Microbiology Department

Unilever R&D

L'Oréal Active Cosmetics
Symrise AG
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Symrise Ibérica
Vichy Laboratoires
... and more

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Confirmed Speakers

What’s new in extrinsic skin aging research? State of the art

Prof. Jean Krutmann

Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

High environmental ozone levels and extrinsic skin aging

Kateryna Fuks

Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

Skin ageing and ultraviolet radiation. Is there a role for the skin microbiome?

Jean-François Doré

International Prevention Research Institute, France

Targeting olfactory receptors by agonists, aromas, microbiota or digital scents : Myth or Reality?

Marvin Edeas

University of Paris Descartes, INSERM 1016, Institut Cochin, Paris, France

Skin: a treasure trove for a plethora of markers

Sanjiv Sharma

Swansea University, United Kingdom

The skin aging exposome – the interplay of UV and pollution

Tamara Schikowski

Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany

Reformulation of Valsartan for treatment of chronic diabetic wounds

Peter Abadir

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Marine algae as attractive source to skin care

Edith Filaire

Université d'Orléans, France

Messenger RNA processing and cellular senescence in ageing skin fibroblasts

Lorna Harries

University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Skin microbiota & epithelial barrier: recent advances and perspectives

Katharina Bitschar

University of Tübingen, Germany

Kohji Mitsubayashi

Gas-imaging system (SNIFF-CAM) of dermal volatiles for skin condition and aging analysis

Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan


Session 1: Skin Challenges 2018 - State of the Art
Session 2: Exposomes & Skin Ageing – Recent Scientific Advances
Session 3: Skin Microbiota: Recent Scientific Advances
Session 4: Algae & Skin Ageing: Interest in Cosmetic


Porto Skin Challenges 2018 is the perfect place to present your innovations on skin

You are academic or start-up and you would like to present your innovative research, your new ingredient or a revolutionary method?
As industrial, you are looking for a academic / start-up collaboration to enhance your project?

A special meeting session is organized during the International Conference on Skin Challenges which will be organized in Porto, Portugal in February 26-27, 2018.

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