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Start Date:16 SEPTEMBER, 2020

Start Time:4:00pm CET (Paris) | 9:00am CT (Chicago)

Duration:90 minutes


Holistic health has soared into the spotlight in recent months, as the world grapples with the effects of an ongoing global COVID-19 crisis. And within this, the skin microbiome has gained fresh importance for consumers and industry alike.

As consumers look to maintain high levels of hygiene, strengthen skin immunity, and ensure full-body wellness, industry is fast innovating with advanced ingredients, new formulations and smart product concepts – both topical and ingestible. But just where exactly is the skin microbiome surge headed? And what are some of the most pressing challenges ahead for industry?

This webinar brings together a panel of esteemed industry experts from all corners of the field to discuss scientific advances, regulatory hurdles, and product innovations worldwide. We will also take stock of how the trend has evolved in recent months, the impact this will have on the skin care category in 2020, and what industry can expect in the coming years.


Atlantia Charkit
Nellson Sweegen





Marie Drago is a Doctor in Pharmacy and the founder of Gallinée, the first beauty brand to focus on the skin microbiome. Launched in London in 2016, the range covers skincare, scalp care and now the gut-skin axis and can be found in more than 20 countries.


Expert Claim Activator

L’Oréal Research & Innovation

Audrey obtained her Pharmacist degree and her PhD degree in skin biology 25 years ago. She is an expert on immunology and microbiology. Her main expertise is on skin topical treatment and food supplement for skin and hair health and beauty, especially using probiotics, natural extract and bacterial extracts. She is currently an Expert Claim Activator in L'Oréal Research and Innovation. She has a complete experience from vitro to clinical trials. Her passion is to always reinvent evaluation and find new areas to promote actives/ formula and push new claims. She has published over 110 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 5 chapters in books, 2 specials issues in journal where she was the invited editor. She has presented in over 80 international congresses and additionally she was personally invited to give more than 40 plenary conferences.


Director of Insights
Lumina Intelligence

With 18+ years of experience in tracking health and wellness, microbiome, and e-commerce trends, Ewa offers a unique perspective and expertise on the marketplace and its growth opportunities. Ewa spends most days developing data platforms and market insights to inform business strategies. Ewa is also a sought-after industry speaker and has also been involved in judging nutraceutical product awards.


Director of Technical Regulatory Affairs

Cosmetics Europe

Dr Gerald Renner was born in Graz (Austria) in 1967. His basic scientific training was in engineering chemistry at the Technische Universität Graz, where he graduated in 1993. After that he specialised in biochemical engineering and worked for his PhD at the Technische Universität Graz, and the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal. He finished his doctoral studies on the bacterial production of biodegradable plastics in 1996. After additional courses in animal cell culture techniques and immunology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, he joined the Colipa scientific department at the end of 1996. Since 2001 he is Cosmetic Europe’s Director of Technical Regulatory & International Affairs.


Postdoctoral Researcher

APC Microbiome Ireland, research partner to Atlantia Food Clinical Trials

Julie O’Sullivan is a postdoctoral researcher with APC Microbiome Ireland at University College Cork in the research group Microbes to Molecules. She recently completed her Ph. D, also with the APC, in Moorepark Food Research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork under Prof. Paul Ross, Dr. Mary Rea and Prof. Colin Hill. Her Ph. D research has focused on mining the human skin microbiota for much needed alternatives to antibiotics, primarily antimicrobial peptides called bacteriocins, that exhibit health potential against a wide range of pathogens, including skin pathogens. She is now continuing her research in this area to further explore the gut- skin connection.



Kacey is an experienced multimedia journalist and editor with 9+ years in the B2B world. Kickstarting her career in food and nutrition, she has chaired roundtables and led video coverage for industry events over the years and is now focused on the European beauty and personal care space. Kacey brings with her a wealth of knowledge around all-things-consumer, a deep interest in scientific research and development and a solid understanding on how the fast-paced consumer products industry operates.

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