Cosmetic Chemistry: Novel Approaches using Natural and Renewable Ingredients

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Nobody can deny that nature makes amazing chemistry. However, many naturally-derived ingredients are appearing more and more in cosmetic products these days with little understanding of their activity or composition. Join Richard Blackburn of the University of Leeds and Keracol Limited as he investigates the possibility of isolating actives from plant materials using green chemistry principles as well as how to find applications for these actives to produce both sustainable and functional cosmetics.

What You Will Learn

  • Extraction, isolation and characterization of actives from plant materials
  • Considerations of how natural ingredients are developed into cosmetic formulations
  • Applications of naturally-derived actives in cosmetic products

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Richard Blackburn
University of Leeds 

Nidia Trejo 
Ithaca Waste Water Treatment Facility 


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