This year, the Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference, held in London from 5-6 June, celebrated ten years predicting and innovating the way we understand the skin's ageing process.
Inevitably, speculations from previous years were hot topics across the two-day conference. Paul Matts, back in 2014, quoted how environmental factors would be an incontrovertible factor in skin ageing, and that theme reigned supreme this year.
Professor Chris Griffiths from the University of Manchester opened this year's conference with his keynote discussing 'Ten years older but can we prevent ageing?'
Griffiths began by addressing how the ageing population is increasingly becoming an issue in health care. He noted that skin's age and health could be key in ensuring longer, healthier living.
He discussed research into senescent cells (cells which have ceased to divide) and delaying skin ageing – and quoted work on the inhibition of the senescence-associated secretory phenotype SASP, which can be controlled by the use of drugs such as