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Session Information

FRM F130 - The Science of Cosmeceuticals and Nutraceuticals

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Four Seasons Ballroom 1

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, FAAD - Handout

  • Patricia Farris, MD, FAAD
  • Jean T. Krutmann, MD
  • Dana Lynn Sachs, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Summarize the current science behind cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals.
  • Discuss the evidence behind cosmeceutical and nutraceutical development.
  • Choose cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals appropriate for application to dermatologic practice.

This session will investigate the use of cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals in dermatology practice utilizing presently available evidence to better understand this controversial area. Botanicals will be presented along with topical agents relevant to aging science. New findings regarding photodamage and how it can be addressed with cosmeceuticals will be discussed. Finally, the effect of diet on the skin and aging will also be examined, looking into how genetics and epigenetics can be modulated to control the health and life span of the individual.


Monday, March 24
1:00 PMThe Cosmeceutical/Nutraceutical Connection / Dr. Draelos
1:10 PMAging and Topicals: New Cosmeceutical Technologies / Dr. Farris
1:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Dr. Farris
1:40 PMAging in the City: Pollution, Antioxidants, and the Skin / Krutman
2:00 PMQuestions & Answers / Krutman
2:10 PMAging and Collagen: Topicals and Collagen Regeneration / Dr. Sachs
2:30 PMQuestions & Answers / Dr. Sachs
2:35 PMAging Prevention: Genes, Nutraceuticals, and the Skin / Dr. Draelos
2:55 PMQuestions & Answers / Dr. Draelos