Non-Animal Approach to Safety Assessment of Cosmetic Products

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Name: Skin Model
Slogan: Don't think that beauty belongs to us alone. Use "Skin Model" to test cosmetic products!
Tagline: Fighting animal testing!

The cosmetics industry makes billions of dollars annually. Not only women of all ages wear makeup, but also men do. However, only a few of us wonder that approximately 100,000-200,000 animals suffer and die just for cosmetics every year around the world. These are rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice. It would seem that cosmetics companies could produce new, safe and exciting beauty products by using the thousands of ingredients with a long history of safe use, because these will have existing safety data and will require no further animal testing. Nevertheless, animal tests continue because some companies insist on developing and using “new” ingredients.

I want to suggest my solution for that problem! «Skin Model» it is a model of head, neck and shoulders covered by artificially created skin that has no difference with real human skin. This skin consists of two layers called epidermis and dermis. To create artificial human skin, human fibrin from plasma of healthy donors was used. Then, epidermis layer was grown from human skin cells removed by biopsy. «Skin Model» is a new and suitable model that can be used for testing new drugs and cosmetics and can replace animal skin. Furthermore, this creation could be useful in developing new treatment approaches for dermatological pathologies. We can use this model to study how the skin is impaired in different diseases and how we can stimulate its repair and recovery.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Karina Novosselova
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Student
  • Number of times previously entering contest:
    4
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    Sculptris Alpha 6
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