During the IFSCC 2020 event, Ka-Heng Lee, Ph.D., of Wipro Skin Research and Innovation Center, was presented the Henry Maso Award for developing a test model to screen materials for anti-glycation efficacy in skin.
This work enabled the development of a nano-emulsion with clinically proven anti-glycation efficacy. Glycation accelerates skin aging, impairs barrier function, disassembles the extracellular matrix and triggers inflammation and oxidative stress. It also is a leading factor in skin darkening—without melanin activity, as Lee discovered.
In the following interview, Lee explains his work to Rachel Grabenhofer, managing editor of Cosmetics & Toiletries. Watch the Cosmetics R&D vlog entry now: