Course: Use of Novel and Emerging Cosmeceuticals for Skin Care
Use of Novel and Emerging Cosmeceuticals for Skin Care
Ashley Dumont, ND +3
Supported by Burt's Bees

This integrative panel of experts discusses the latest trends and research on the use of cosmeceuticals in skin care. Led by board certified dermatologists and the editors of Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition, Drs. Jagdeo and Sivamani address a wide range of topics from anti-aging to facial redness to skin brightening to the latest science with natural ingredients. They are joined by Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Ashley Dumont, and Head of Clinical & Scientific Affairs at Burt's Bees, Dr. Hemali Gunt.

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Ashley Dumont
Ashley Dumont

Dr. Ashley Dumont, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor and a graduate from the National University of Natural Medicine.

With a deep-rooted passion for dermatology, she believes in taking an evidence-based, holistic and individualized approach to skin health by addressing the foundational aspects of health as well as incorporating botanical medicine, nutraceuticals, mind-body medicine, and IV therapy. Dr. Dumont understands and values the importance of physical, spiritual, and emotional health and its direct connection to achieving healthy skin and overall wellness. Her goal is to empower her patients to take an active role in their personal and unique path to healing.

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User: Hemali Gunt
Hemali Gunt

Dr.Hemali Gunt serves as the Head of Clinical and Scientific Affairs, at Burt’s Bees (A Clorox Company). Her focus is to demonstrate scientifically based skincare benefits through clinical testing, laboratory investigations and instrumental assessment. Additionally, she represents the science behind natural solutions through interaction with the professional and medical communities. Prior to joining Burt’s Bees, she worked as a clinical scientist at a contract testing lab where she gained extensive experience in clinical trials of personal care products, OTC, drugs and medical devices. Hemali Gunt holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH). She is member of the American Academy of Dermatology and Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the lead author on numerous scientific posters and publications, specializing in the area of skin and lip care.

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User: Jared Jagdeo
Jared Jagdeo

Dr. Jared Jagdeo is a board certified dermatologist and physician-scientist with a passion for natural products and anti-oxidants for skin health. Dr. Jagdeo has engaged in skin research for over twenty years and loves helping educate patients and other physicians on how to combine treatment approaches in unique ways to achieve skin wellness. Dr. Jagdeo was part of a team of skin care researchers that discovered that resveratrol, the key ingredient in red wine and grapes, serves as an anti-oxidant in skin.



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User: Raja Sivamani
Raja Sivamani

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit.He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.

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