Pastiche Training

Specialty Class: Chemistry of Treating Pigmentation

Pigmentation can be a challenging condition to treat. Often, treatments fail to deliver the level of results expected, and this is largely due to there being not one simple solution.
There are a number of what is termed "intervention points" along the path of pigment formation, and each requires a specific type of chemical to reduce or halt the formation of pigment. Because there is no one chemical that can interfere with the melanogenesis process 100%, there must be a minimum of four, or best case scenario five chemicals "interventions" required to have success.  

The objective of this class is to understand how a skin care formulation can be linked to skin structure and function and influence cellular processes to make a difference to a skin condition such as pigmentation. 
This course includes a downloadable PDF copy of the book "Cosmetic Chemistry" by Florence Barrett-Hill.

Prerequisites and prior learning:
Other Pastiche specialty courses; Understanding Pigmentation A-Z, Melanogenesis & Pigmentation, Advanced Skin Analysis Module 3, or other prior learning that deals with the anatomy, histology, morphology and physiology of the melanogenesis proccess.

Presentation time: 47 minutes Typical completion time (Including assessment) 1 hour, 35 minutes.

Awarded 1 CPD point or 2.0 CE's

Chemistry