School of Pharmacy ITB held National Symposium on Cosmetics on August 7-8th, 2017 as part of its 70th annual celebration. The symposium highlighted the importance of shaping the future of cosmetic’s potentials & regulatory framework as its main topic. The syposium, chaired by Dr. Sasanti Tarini Darijanto, was attended by 102 participants from different institutions, i.e academic and government institutions, big cosmetic industries, and small and medium-sized cosmetic companies.
The symposium covered various topics, including herbal cosmetic, cosmetic’s safety and regulation, molecular research in the cosmetic development, halal cosmetic, and new materials and technologies in the cosmetic development. Those topics were presented by experts from different cosmetic’s field, i.e. Drs. Ondri Dwi Sampurno, M.Si., Apt. (Indonesia National Agency of Drug and Food Control), Dra. Mayagustina Andarini, M.Sc., Apt. (Indonesia National Agency of Drug and Food Control), Manami Toriyama, Ph.D. (Osaka University), Prof. Dr. Slamet Ibrahim Surantaatmadja (School of Pharmacy ITB), Dr. Suprijanto (Engineering Physics ITB), Dra. Nuning S. Barwa, MBA. Apt. (Martha Tilaar), Ted Xing, Ph.D. (L’Oreal), Dra. Dewi Rijah Sari, M.Si. Apt. (L’Oreal), Dr. Sasanti Tarini Darijanto (ITB), Dra. Nurhayati Subakat, Apt. (Wardah), dan Nadya Saib, S.Si. Apt. (Wangsa Jelita).
The national symposium on cosmetics was held by the School of Pharmacy ITB to facilitate the sharing of information on the recent development of knowledge and research in the cosmetic’s field, and to strengthen the network among the cosmetic’s researchers, cosmetic’s industries, and cosmetic’s regulation agency. The recent development in cosmetic’s field requires advanced formulation technologies and analysis methods, molecular-based research, and decent regulation. In addition, cosmetic’s materials, either synthetic or herbal, need to be continously developed with new delivery systems. Indonesian herbal and traditional cosmetics have big contribution in the development of local cosmetic industries. Furthermore, the awaraness and need in halal cosmetics are currently increasing, and the free trade, involving ASEAN Economic Community, will open a new opportunity for the development, promotion, and sales of cosmetic products in different countries, including muslim-majority or Middle East countries.