International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Amazing Chemistry Applied Daily

Activity by Zoe Beck   |   added on Jun 02, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Imperial College London

Introduction to the science involved in the development of modern cosmetics and in the evaluation of their performance.

An event focused on the science involved in the development of modern cosmetics and in the evaluation of their performance.  Dr Emma Meredith from the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association will talk about how chemistry helps scientists to create amazing cosmetic products.  A team from the Cosmetic Science area of London College of Fashion will explain how cosmetics are made, where cosmetic ingredients come from and what roles they play in various products. The talk will also touch on how scientists assess the effects of cosmetics before putting them on the market.  The audience will be able to smell perfumes, touch natural and synthetics oils, and see demonstrations of skin testing equipment.



Venue:  RCS 1 Building, Chemistry Department, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ

Contact: Dr Melanie Bottrill, Imperial College Outreach, 0207 594 8131.

Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, seminars Audience: students, secondary school students, high schools
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