Free Webinar

Dr. Kei Watanabe, Professor at Mukogawa Women's University
(Recently changed his career from Shiseido)

Novel Features of Foam
Guest Scientist: Dr. Tomoko Sekine, IFSCC Praesidium

Date depends on your location

Tuesday 11 July
17h West Coast USA - 18h Mexico City - 19h Chicago / Bogotá - 20h East Coast USA - 21h Sao Paolo

Wednesday 12 July
1h London - 2h Central Europe / S. Africa - 3h Tel Aviv - 5h30 New Delhi - 8h Singapore / HK / China / Taipei - 9h Korea / Japan 
10h Melbourne - 12h Wellington

About the Webinar

Makeup removal is an important first step in skin care. Customers expect cleansing performance and a refreshing after-feel at the same time, although there is a trade-off between the two. Additionally, customers want advanced values such as gentle cleansing, no dripping, and easy wash off. To achieve all these performance attributes we investigated a foaming makeup remover.  We found that a foam state bicontinuous microemulsion hybridized with an anionic surfactant is highly effective. This webinar will include interesting phenomena relevant to this foam.

About the Presenter

Dr. Kei Watanabe, Ph.D., now Professor of Mukogawa Women's University, Cosmetic Science Laboratory, moved from Shiseido Global Innovation Center this April. He earned his Ph.D. at Yokohama National University and is a Member of the Japan Chemical Society Colloid and Interface Division, Japan Oil Chemists Society, Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Japan.

Among his many accolades he won the Best Paper Award from Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Japan four times (as recently as 2022), and the Best Paper Award of Excellence from Oil & Fat Industry Kaikan four times (as recently as this year). Currently his research focusrd on the Self-assembly of surfactant, Ultrafine Emulsion, Formulation Technology on Cleansing, and Skincare products​​​​​​​.

About the Guest Scientist

Dr. Sekine is an Executive  Specialist at Shiseido where she started her career as a research scientist in 1993. At Shiseido she has been involved in the development of new emulsification technologies for skin care products, especially emulsions with unique textures such as multiple emulsions and Pickering emulsions.

Since 2021 she has been a Member of the International Committee of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Japan (SCCJ). Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Japan Oil Chemists’ Society from which she received the Women Scientists Encouragement Award in 2013. She holds a BS from Waseda University’s Department of Applied Chemistry and received her PhD in colloid and interface science from Tokyo University of Science. She joined the IFSCC Praesidium in 2022 as Chair of Science.

  • Mary Lynn Halland

    Webinar Host

  • Dr. Kei Watanabe, Mukogawa Women's University , Presenter

    Webinar Host

  • Dr. Tomoko Sekine, IFSCC Chair of Science, Guest Scientist

    Webinar Host

  • Perry Romanowski, IFSCC Chair of Education, Moderator

    Webinar Host

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