SCC Holistic Symposium

Society of Cosmetic Chemists – Twin Cities Chapter
Eight Biennial Holistic Cosmetic Symposium & Supplier Showcase (March 21, 2017)

Keynote: New Horizons in the Application of Natural in Cosmetics
Dr. Vijai Shukla: University of MN Food Science & Nutrition


The human brain is nearly 60 percent fat. We have learned in recent years that fatty acids are among the most crucial molecules that determine your brains integrity and ability to perform. Essential fatty acids are required for maintenance of optimal health, but they cannot be synthesized by the body and must be obtained from dietary sources.  This paper takes you to a long journey how to apply nature in using the slogan “It’s what you eat, it’s what you should apply”

Professor, Dr. Vijai K S Shukla is director of International Food Science Centre A/S, Denmark, and has been active in food science research since 1969 and has published numerous papers and has authored several books. His research interests have ranged from physical phenomena to mechanisms of autoxidation, isolation of lipids, spectral phenomena related to lipids, modern analytical methodology, and involvement of essential fatty acids in health and diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Batten’s Syndrome.