Natural Products Day – Ingredients Matter

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The NJ Center for Biomaterial’s Center for Dermal Research will present “Natural Products and the Skin” at its Sixth Annual Skin Workshop on April 23, 2014 at the Life Sciences Building, 145 Bevier Road on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

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The ancient Egyptians knew the value of natural products for the care of the skin. They incorporated many locally sourced substances such as bullock’s bile, whipped ostrich eggs, and olive oil to create their pharmacopeia of skin care potions. With the increasing popularity of organic foods and naturally occurring ingredients, many skin care manufacturers have begun to label their products as such. Yet, the FDA has no definition for the word “natural.”

The Sixth Annual CDR Skin Workshop will focus on the developments in the natural skin care arena. The plenary session address will be by Dr. Miri Seiberg who will discuss how today’s medicines use numerous active agents isolated from botanical sources. The day will focus on presentations by seven other leaders in the field of dermaceutics and skin care. They will discuss their views on the current state of natural ingredients that are used in consumer skin products. There will be a special session for commercial exhibitors.

To learn more about the CDR Sixth Annual Skin Workshop, please visit us at or go to

The Center for Dermal Research (CDR) is part of the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials (NJCBM) at Rutgers University. Established in 2010, by Dr. Bozena Michniak-Kohn, the CDR is dedicated to linking industry, academia and government through research, collaboration and training in the pursuit of new innovations in dermatologic science and applications. Members of the CDR support the Center’s activities and include many companies and individuals from pharmacopeia, cosmetics, skin tissue engineering and other skin-related interests.

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