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The International Association for Applied Corneotherapy (I.A.C.)

The International Association for Applied Corneotherapy (I.A.C.) is a registered, non-profit association with primary purposes and objectives of the advancement of scientific research in the realm of Corneotherapy and related sciences.

The association distributes the latest findings from the realm of Corneotherapy and its related sciences for the benefit of the Corneotherapy community. 

This is facilitated by regular symposia, conferences, workshops and conventions globally and on-line communiqués.

The association promotes collaboration and informa­tion exchange between dermatologists, skin treatment practitioners, clinical aestheticians and other experts who support  applied Corneotherapy or work in this field.

We also invite collaborations with foreign associations with similar interests.

Members may be both individuals who are dermatologists, skin treatment practitioners, clinical aestheticians, pharmacists, chemists, biochemists and other experts who operate in the field of Corneotherapy.

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Review on: Circadian Biology and Its Relevance to Corneotherapy

By: Pia Kynoch
By Pia KynochNaturopath, Skin Therapist, Educator Life on Earth has forever followed the rhythm of the 24-hour solar day, an orchestrated dance governed by circadian rhythms — intricate biological symphonies harmonising internal processes with the predictable cadence of light and darkness.
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The Science of Electrophysiology: Understanding and Application of Electro Therapy devices for healing and aesthetic enhancement

By: Alexandra J Zani
By Alexandra J. Zani, LCEI, (licensed Cosmetology-Esthetics Instructor)Award winning Scientific Educator and Author  Introduction Electricity in human and animal tissue has been a topic of exploration for over two hundred years. Understanding the principles of this science within the cells contributes to
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What are the clinical symptoms of water imbalance in the skin?

By: Rene Serbon
By: René Serbon Chair of the Education Board, The International Association for Applied CorneotherapyCEO, Dermal Systems Inc.  In layman's terms, healthy skin is described to clients as a balance of water and oil in the skin. Too much or too little of
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Review on: Circadian Biology and Its Relevance to Corneotherapy

By: Pia Kynoch
By Pia KynochNaturopath, Skin Therapist, Educator Life on Earth has forever followed the rhythm of the 24-hour solar day, an orchestrated dance governed by circadian rhythms — intricate biological symphonies harmonising internal processes with the predictable cadence of light and darkness.
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Advantages of a Corneotherapeutic approach to skin care

By: IAC Services

Corneotherapy is contemporary approach to skincare that focuses on restoring and maintaining the natural barrier function of the skin. While both corneotherapy and conventional skin treatments aim to improve the health and appearance of the skin, corneotherapy offers some distinct advantages. 

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Hyperpigmentation: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

By: Rene Serbon
Hyperpigmentation Condition Pigmentation is a complex condition that concerns many clients. In fact, in my clinical work, the complaints about pigmentation from clients exceed that of aging. Why are treatments for this condition failing? It is a multi-faceted question, and the reasons
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What are Non-Corneotherapeutic Treatments?

By: IAC Services
There are a wide variety of treatments available to the skin treatment therapist, but not all follow the principles of Corneotherapy. If any skin treatment professional is promoting themselves as a competent Corneotherapist, they should be knowledgeable about the modalities
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How a facial treatment can be long lasting (sustainable)?

By: Cornelia M Keck
By Cornelia KECK Ph.D. (Germany)PharmacistDepartment of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Philipps-Universit~t, Marburg, GermanyScientific Advisory Board of International Association for Applied Corneotherapy (I.A.C.) There  are  many  different  kinds  of  facial   treatments. The most prominent used treatments include cleansing, masks, sera, lotions and creams.
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What are “borderline“ cosmetics in contrast to corneotherapy and cosmeceuticals

By: Dr Ghita Lanzendoerfer-Yu
Our head of education, Florence asked me to write an article about “the borderline use of drugs in skincare”. As I had no idea what could possibly been covered within 500 words I asked the board.Whereas many of the responses
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Anti-pollution Cosmetics

By: Dr Hans Lautenschläger PhD
Anti-Pollution Cosmetics and its Environmental Influences In this article, we explore the currently popular term "Anti-Pollution Cosmetics" to rationalize the validity of the statement. Protection against harmful substances often is mentioned without specifying the environmental influences or stating what kind of
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The seven features to look for in corneotherapeutic formulations

By: Dr Ghita Lanzendoerfer-Yu
1. Short ingredient listing: For corneotherapeutic approaches it is like mixing a good cocktail; the fewer ingredients the better it is. Less ingredients also means less risks for allergies. You might want to say, ok there is a product on the
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