Delegate Profile

Prof. Majella Lane

Job TitleDirector, Skin Research Group

Company NameUniversity College London


Dr. Lane's areas of expertise include delivery of actives to the skin, biophysical approaches towards the elucidation of active-excipient and active-membrane interactions, mechanisms of active absorption and rational formulation design.

Dr Lane acts as a consultant to a number of pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies and is the Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. Her major research interests are in the development of optimal formulations for effective delivery of actives, with special reference to skin. Her research group uses a range of biophysical techniques to probe the mechanisms of skin penetration and modulation.

Specific areas of interest include: 

  • Mechanisms of skin and nail membrane permeation
  • Rational design of formulations for skin and nail
  • Action of penetration modulating agents (enhancers and retarders)
  • Confocal Raman Spectroscopy 

Dr Lane is the Chairperson of Skin Forum, an organisation which represents scientists from a diverse range of disciplines who share a common interest in the physicochemical and biological properties of human skin (

Conference Sessions

  • Science meets nature: chemistry, A.I. and molecular physiological platforms for the rational design of performing natural cosmetic products

    Wednesday09:00 - 12:3003 April 2019
    Workshop Room 1

    There is a widespread perception the world of natural cosmetic products and ingredients is more driven by folklore belief than science. This Workshop will demo...

    • Language: English
  • Rational formulation design – Focus on natural and natural-derived ingredients

    Wednesday09:00 - 12:3003 April 2019
    Workshop Room 1

    To be efficacious and to satisfy the requirements for claim substantiation, a cosmetic formulation must achieve effective targeting of an active in the skin. Al...

    • Language: English

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