New Opportunities in Cosmetic Development: The Skin's Microbiome

  • 19 Jan 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel - LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045


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Attendees receive a Complimentary Bag of Hair & Skincare products plus a Chance to Win a $100 Amex Gift Card

Tuesday, January 19th, 2015

Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel - LAX
5985 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90045


Presented By
Rebecca Gadberry, F.S.C.C.

Senior Instructor & Program Director
Cosmetic Sciences

UCLA Extension, Dept. of Humanities & Sciences

BIW is a Co-Sponsor of the UCLA Skin Care Ingredient Series for Cosmetic Professionals at UCLA Extension now entering in its 30th year.

Once a year BIW focuses on recent trends in cosmetic formulation and ingredient technology to explore what’s new. A primary trend in formula development involves giving greater consideration to the skin’s disruptive elements. Our bodies play host to a thriving ecosystem of microbes - bacteria, fungi, mold, yeast and viruses - known as the ‘Human Microbiome’. Over 10,000 microbial species make up this population, outnumbering human cells as much as 10-to-1, yet their presence was not known until recently. In less than five years, the skin’s microbiome has gone from the dustbin of orphan research to now being recognized as the skin’s ‘Second Barrier.’ Come and explore the gut-skin axis and gain a roadmap to what some consider a newly discovered organ – and the next target in cosmetic innovation. Our January speaker is a preeminent industry ingredient expert and skin care formulator who has addressed professional audiences around the globe. She will cover Microbiome product concepts for next-generation cosmetics, including cosmetic ingredients currently available to work with – instead of against - the microbes in our personal ecosystems.
This is a “Don’t Miss Presentation” for everyone involved in the development of future cosmetic products.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Crowne Plaza Hotel - LAX, 5985 West Century Blvd,
Los Angeles  CA 90045

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REBECCA GADBERRY, FSCC, is a highly acclaimed educator, speaker, and journalist who is valued as one of the skin care industry’s preeminent ingredient authorities. A Senior Instructor and Program Director for UCLA Extension’s Cosmetic Sciences program since 1986, Rebecca is now dedicating her career to creating awareness of disruptive biosciences in the cosmetic industry, including microbiomics, epigenetics and synthetic biology. Recently she became the first Marketing Fellow of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and was also a recipient of their Henry Maso award in 2014. She is a past chair of the SCC’s California Chapter, a past President of BIW, and the former CEO of YG Laboratories. She currently hosts two Facebook communities: Trends in Cosmetic Science and Skin Care Ingredient Experts - two open platforms where cosmetic chemists, product developers, estheticians and industry professionals interact and share data about skin, ingredients, regulations, myths, and hot media topics.


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  • Members - $45.00 (USD)- Up to 2 guests may be registered at the time of member registration.

  • Non BIW-Members - $65.00 (USD)

Thursday, January 14th, At Noon,

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Mixed Green Salad with Tomato Wedges & Cucumber

Entrée Choices:

Chicken Roulade with Spinach and Mushrooms, Baby Red Potatoes & Green Beans


Pasta with Butterfly Shrimp with Fresh-Cut Green Beans


Steamed Vegetable Casserole layered with Roasted Eggplant and Portobello Mushrooms

Dessert – Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis served with Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea, & Iced Tea

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Parking Available:

Valet Parking: $12

Self Parking:  $4 Fee (Credit or Debit Card needed for Exit)



YG Laboratories, Inc.

For over 40 years YG Laboratories has been formulating high performance, multifunctional and sophisticated skincare products for the high-end professional market. That experience and expertise in chemistry and manufacturing has resulted in an incredible line of innovative and affordable private label products that reflect our clients’ impeccable standards. YG Laboratories also works closely with many of today's leading professional skincare brands to develop exclusive, custom formulations using the highest quality ingredients to satisfy even the most discerning clientele.

YG Laboratories Inc.
11520 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Office: 1.800.999.4569
Fax:  1.714.474.2801


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