Mary Kay Inc. to Demonstrate Impact of Pollution on Skin at European Scientific Conferences

World Congress of Dermatology

Mary Kay Inc. continues its ongoing support of the beauty and scientific communities by participating in two major global conferences in Europe this month.

The Dallas-based beauty company is currently at the 24th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD), being held June 10–15 in Milan, Italy, and will participate in the 5th Future of Formulations in Cosmetics Summit to be held June 19-20, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Held every four years, the World Congress of Dermatology is the largest dermatology meeting in the world. The WCD’s 2019 theme, “A New Era for Global Dermatology,” was the perfect match for Mary Kay to present its applied science findings and continue the scientific conversation around pollution and skin damage. On June 12, Mary Kay will host a symposium at the event titled “Environmental Stressors and Skin: Beyond UV.”

The symposium will explore the impact of external environmental aggressors on skin health, with a focus on Europe and how antioxidants can help reduce the damaging effects of pollution. Moderated by Michelle Hines, Ph.D., Director, Global Upstream Research & Technology at Mary Kay, the symposium will feature renowned European skin experts Jean Krutmann, M.D., Professor & Director at Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine – Dusseldorf, Germany; and Stefanie Williams, M.D., Dermatologist & Medical Director at EUDELO – London, United Kingdom.

During Mary Kay’s presentation at the 5th Future of Formulations in Cosmetics Summit, Hines will reveal Mary Kay’s latest research on an antioxidant complex that helps delay the onset of premature signs of skin aging related to the damaging effects of diesel exhaust particles (DEP).

“Experts have confirmed the significant negative impact of air pollution on skin and this impact will continue to grow as environmental stressors, such as DEP, and pollution levels increase, especially in densely populated urban areas,” Dr. Hines noted. “Mary Kay has discovered targeted technologies that help delay the onset of premature skin aging from unavoidable environmental and lifestyle stressors. Simultaneously, Mary Kay has been advancing scientific discussions with renowned experts around the globe to drive awareness on the negative impact of pollution on skin.”

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