Fieldnotes from the 2018 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting

By Howard Epstein, EMD Performance Materials, Philadelphia, USA

During February 16-20, over 18,800 professionals attended the annual meeting in San Diego, California, USA. Dermatologists and other attendees with a common interest in skin care convene to discuss the latest breakthroughs in care of hair, skin and nails.

Hot Topics

Each year attendees are invited to submit their top choices for “hot topics” when they register to attend the Annual meeting. Consistently, each year cosmeceuticals are listed among the top seven most frequently requested topics. This year as in the past, the room was filled to capacity with people anxious to hear of current popular cosmetic trends.

New Cosmeceuticals

Dr. Zoe Draelos, consulting professor dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, USA, presented on micellar facial cleansers. Dr. Draelos noted that micellar water is among the hottest most useful products. Cleansers are designed to remove oils and oil-loving materials from sk ...