Unilever shares latest knowledge in skincare and innovations

10th July, 2013, Hong Kong - For the first time, Unilever’s pioneering brands including Pond’s, Dove & Clear have collaborated as the platinum sponsor of the 9th Annual Asian Dermatological Congress (ADC). Co-organized by the Asian Dermatological Association, the Hong Kong College of Dermatologists and the Hong Kong Society of Dermatology and Venereology, the ADC will be held on 10–13 July 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), and is expected to attract more than 1,000 dermatologists from across Asia and beyond, offering scientific sessions, satellite symposia, poster sessions and industry technical exhibits.

Unilever’s presence at ADC under scores its progress to help people feel good, look good, and get more out of life. During the conference, the brands will showcase insights and innovations in various areas of skin and hair care including skin lightening and cleansing methods for sensitive skin as well as scalp health.

Pond’s: A Focus on Acquired Pigmentation across the Asian Population

Since 1846, Pond’s has invented clinically proven, innovative products that work, setting the benchmark across skincare beauty globally.

At the ADC, scientists from The Pond’s Institute will share latest knowledge in skincare science and innovations that address skincare concerns from acne to skin lightening.

The Pond’s symposium titled: “Understanding of Acquired Pigmentation in Asian Population and its Topical Management” will feature Pond’s experts & industry leaders sharing latest research on skin lightening technology. Pond’s will present to leading dermatologists an update on common facial pigmentation disorders and the latest findings in science & technology for skin pigmentation & colour management.

The session will be held on 12th July at 16.45 and will discuss recent advancements in topical management of hyper pigmentation.

Dove: Cleansing Innovations for Sensitive Skin

Throughout the years, Dove has been bringing its messages on the importance of mild and moisturizing cleansers to doctors’ offices across Asia. Dove will be at the ADC showing dermatologists how the choice of cleanser makes a difference to their patients. Dove is bringing top dermatologists and scientists together to present their latest research and clinical study data in a symposium on how cleansers affect the barrier properties skin, an important topic for eczema, atopic.

Dove will present their latest research and clinical study data in a symposium titled: “Stratum Corneum Lipid Barrier Dysfunction and the Clinical Relevance of Lipid Replenishing Technology.” The session will be held on 12th July at 12.00.

CLEAR: A Focus on Scalp Health

CLEAR is the brand that firmly believes a healthy, nourished scalp is the source of protection against scalp problems (dandruff, itch, dryness and grease) and advocates building the foundation for strong, healthy beautiful hair. The ADC will serve as a platform to engage dermatologists with CLEAR technology, as well as, establishing strong credibility through the endorsement of key opinion leaders’ in its partnership program.

CLEAR will continue to dedicate resources to research and contributions in the area of scalp health to provide advancements to its winning formulations currently endorsed by the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology.

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About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Our products are present in 7 out of 10 homes globally and are used by over 2 billion people on a daily basis. We work with 173,000 colleagues around the world and generated annual sales of over €50 billion in 2012. Over half of our company’s footprint is in the faster growing developing and emerging markets (55% in 2012). 

Working to create a better future every day, we help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Our portfolio includes some of the world’s best known brands such as Knorr, Persil / Omo, Dove, Sunsilk, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Rexona / Sure, Wall’s, Lux, Rama, Ponds and Axe, 14 of which now generate a turnover of €1 billion or more.

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals, we have defined seven pillars, underpinned by targets encompassing social, environmental and economic areas. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/.

Unilever has been recognised in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes for 14 consecutive years. We are included in the FTSE4 Good Index Series and attained a top environmental score of 5, leading to inclusion in the FTSE4 Good Environmental Leaders Europe 40 Index. 

In 2012 Unilever led the Climate Counts Company Score card for the second year running and the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the Globe Scan /Sustainability latest annual survey - for the third year running. The company is an employer of choice in many of the countries in which it operates and is seen as a symbol for innovation and leadership development.

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