|The 5th Symposium on Corneotherapy 2018 was hosted in New Zealand on January 12th -14th at Sky City Hotel in Auckland. The 2018 I.A.C. Symposium was entitled; The Skin Microbiome and Corneotherapy. The symposium was hosted by Madame Chair I.A.C. Florence Barrett-Hill and Ralph Hill of Pastiche Education assisted by Margaret Walsh-Shearer of OBSERV NZ , Secretary I.A.C.
Says Florence Barrett-Hill; “The human microbiome is composed of those microbes that live in our bodies, and on the skin. The human microbiome is a source of genetic diversity, a modifier of disease, an essential component of immunity, and a functional entity that influences metabolism and modulates drug interactions. These microbes are not harmful to us; in fact, they are essential for
Corneotherapy is an innovative and progressive skin treatment methodology. The core philosophy is that irrespective of what we do with our skin, the integrity of the stratum corneum and the skin barrier defence systems are maintained at all times”.
The International Association for Applied Corneotherapy (I.A.C.) is a registered, non-profit , non- product aligned association with purposes and objectives dedicated to the advancement of scientific research in the realm of Corneotherapy and related sciences such as dermatology, cosmetology, and corneobiology.
Many NZ Beauty Therapists attended the Global Symposium with attendees numbering 120 across thirteen countries with lectures from 11 different scientific leaders in the community including Rachel Robertson; ‘The Effect of Preservatives on the Microbiome’ and Florence Barrett-Hill ‘Relevance of Microbiome for Corneotherapy’ and Melbourne based dermatologist Ben Roediger ‘Skin Microbiome-Skin Inflammation’.
The next event for members will be hosted in Bonn, Germany, early May 2019.
For I.A.C. membership enquiries visit www.corneotherapy.org