THE WHAT? Estée Lauder has announced a scientific collaboration with Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism at the University of California, Irvine, in a bid to build on the brand’s skin research.
THE DETAILS Connecting Estée Lauder with Dr. Sassone-Corsi’s skin biology research program, the partnership will allow the brand to further examine molecular mechanisms related to a newly identified micro signaling molecule, according to Eureka Alert.
Both parties are said to be working to discover the interaction between the molecule and other skin activities such as circadian machinery, to evolve a deeper understanding of the skin and how it acts.
Dr. Sassone-Corsi said, “I’m very impressed with Estée Lauder’s research and understanding of new ways to help change skin’s visible future. This exciting collaboration provides the opportunity to unravel how a specific micro signaling molecule interacts with circadian rhythms in the skin, a critical organ system that we wish to explore more in depth in my laboratory.”
THE WHY? Estée Lauder is thought to be looking to increase its expertise on how to make the micro signalling molecule affect the ‘memory’ of the skin in order to enable it to look younger.
Dr. Nadine Pernodet, Vice President, Skin Biology and BioActives, Research & Development at the Estée Lauder Companies, Estée Lauder Lead Scientist, said, “We are excited to embark on a collaboration with Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi, who is a world leader in epigenetics research.
“Dr. Sassone-Corsi has brought many firsts to the field of epigenetics and our laboratory has pioneered research in skin biology. This collaboration will allow us to explore the common interests of our two research groups and will help us further our understanding of what is happening in the skin.”