Conference Programme

Day 1: 22/09/2021

17:00-19:00 Registration

18:00 -21:00 Wellcome Reception: Ambasadorski Hotel, Rynek 13,14, Rzeszów

Day 2: 23/09/2021

08:00 – 12:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:30 Opening Ceremony: Prof. Agata Jurkowska-Gomułka, Vice-Rector for Research, UITM in Rzeszów; Prof. Kazimierz Głowniak, Chair of the Department of Cosmetology, UITM in Rzeszów

09:30 – 11:30 Session I “Innovative sources of natural cosmetic ingredients”

Hosts: Dr hab. Wirginia Kukuła-Koch (Medical University of Lublin, Poland), Dr Katarzyna Gaweł-Bęben (University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów, Poland),

09:30 – 10:00 Prof. Rudolf Bauer (University of Graz, Austria) – The anti-inflammatory potential of β-damascenone, rose flowers and other megastigmane containing plants

10:00 – 10:30 Prof. Halina Ekiert/Prof. Agnieszka Szopa (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland) Different types of plant in vitro cultures as a source of cosmetic raw materials

10:30 – 11:00 Dr Katerina Argyropoulou (University of Athens, Greece) – Phytochemical profile and cosmetic potential of selected Greek plants

11:00 – 11:30 Prof. Henry O. Meissner (TTD International Pty Ltd, Australia) Science behind Tradition: Peruvian Maca (Lepidium peruvianum synonym L. meyenii) as an ancient traditional multi-functional herbal source for development of innovative standardised therapeutic products with potential health benefits for present-day gender- and age-specific applications (ONLINE)

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 -14:00 Session II “Methods of testing natural cosmetic ingredients”

Hosts: Prof. Rudolf Bauer (University of Graz, Austria), Dr hab. Agnieszka Szopa (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

12:00 – 12:30 Prof. Gunther Bonn (ADSI/University of Innsbruck, Austria) – Innovative Approaches in Analytical Chemistry for Natural Product Research – Applications in Phytopharmacy, Phytocosmetics and Phytonutrition (ONLINE)

12:30 – 13:00 Prof. Izabela Nowak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland) – Efficacy evaluation of cosmetic products – use of modern instrumental methods

13:00 – 13:30 Dr Dimitris Beis (Academy of Athens, Greece) Using in vivo zebrafish phenotypic screens to identify novel bioactive compounds in medicine and cosmetics

13:30 – 14:00 Prof. Wirginia Kukuła-Koch (Medical University of Lublin, Poland) Hyphenated techniques in the search for natural products of cosmetic significance

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00 Session III “Cosmeceuticals”

Hosts: Prof. Izabela Nowak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland), Dr Katerina Argyropoulou (University of Athens, Greece)

15:00 – 15:30 Prof. Ilkay Erdogan Orhan (Ghazi University, Turkey) Recent advances in our ongoing on herbal cosmetic design: Known ingredients and novel activities (ONLINE)

15:30 – 16:00 Dr Thomas Jakschitz (ADSI, Austria) – How to cure aging?

16:00 – 16:30 Prof. Maria Halabalaki (University of Athens, Greece) – Pistacia lentiscus resin (Chios mastic gum): a contemporary “ancient” phytotherapeutic and cosmetic agent

16:30 – 17:00 Prof. Sławomir Wilczyński (Medical University of Silesia, Poland) – Do cosmetics protect against infrared radiation?

18:30 – 22:00 Conference Dinner: Ambasadorski Hotel, Rynek 13,14, Rzeszów

Day 3: 24/09/2021

09:15 – 11:15 Session IV “Global regulatory issues for the cosmetic industry”

Hosts: Prof. Maria Halabalaki (University of Athens, Greece), Prof. Sławomir Wilczyński (Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)

09:15 – 09:45 Dr Mark Smith (NaTrue, Belgium) – Green claims and Labels: Consumer expectations, transparency and empowerment in the Green transition

09:45 – 10:15 Dr Silvia Letasiova (MatTek, Slovakia) Biotechnologically Reconstructed Human Tissue Models Addressing Requirements of Regulators in testing of Chemicals, Cosmetics, Ingredients and Formulations

10:15 – 10:45 Timea Sulenta-Pluta (Podkarpackie Innovation Center, Poland)Cosmetic labeling claims

10:45 – 11:15 Aleksander Ciepiela (Ponte Limited, Hong-Kong) Sales of foreign cosmetics in China through the “cross border e-commerce” channel, covid trade complications and the risks associated with purchasing in China (ONLINE)

11:15 – 12:15 Coffee break + Poster Session

12:15 – 13:45 Session V – Short presentations

Hosts: Prof. Renata Ochocka (University of Gdańsk, Poland), Prof. Agnieszka Ludwiczuk (Medical University of Lublin, Poland)

12:15 – 12:30 Marta Orzełowska (The Bonifraters Medical Center, Poland) The Natural Cosmetics Market in Poland

12:30 – 12:45 Prof. Grzegorz Zaguła (Univeristy od Rzeszów, Poland) Water as a basic and natural cosmetic

12:45 – 13:00 Marek Puskar (MatTek, Slovakia) Application of in vitro skin models for cosmetic product efficacy: UV protection, skin lightening, skin hydration and anti-aging

13:00 – 13:15 Dr Łukasz Świątek (Medical University of Lublin, Poland) Geranium pyrenaicum Burm. extracts with potential application in natural product based cosmetics

13:15 – 13:30 Dr Dagmara Wróbel-Biedrawa (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland) In search of anti-inflammatory substances from plants

13:30 – 13:45 Dr Magdalena Toporowska (University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland) Cyanobacterial secondary metabolites – toxic versus cosmetic compounds

13:45 – 14:00 Closing remarks

14:00 – 15:30 Lunch

14:45 – 18:45 Workshops:

  • 14:45 – 16:45 – 3D Tissue Models Workshop by MatTek (Room M116, I floor)
  • 15:00 – 16:45 – Basics in natural cosmetic formulations I (Room A11B, ground floor)
  • 17:00 – 18:45 – Basics in natural cosmetic formulations II (Room A11B, ground floor)
  • 17:00 – 18:45 – Calculation of natural and organic index (Room A12, ground floor)
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