HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Paris, France or Virtually from your home or work.
Hemali B Gunt, Speaker at Dermatology Conferences
Burts Bees, United States
Title : Defining lip health


We will review the latest research findings from clinical investigation on lips of female subjects ranging in age from 20-60 years, across multiple geographical locations. Assessments of lip hydration, lip barrier function, expert grading of lip health, as well as lipid and protein content will be discussed with a preview of changes in lip microbiome. We will close with a discussion of the impact of natural ingredients in management of lip health.

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • Biochemical and biophysical properties of facial skin have been extensively studied and it is known to be affected by factors such as race, age, and lifestyle. Evidence suggests the importance of this understanding in predicting diseases and in developing appropriate care products. However, similar structural and physiological changes of lips are relatively unknown
  • It provides foundational understanding which will allow for efficient product development


Hemali Gunt began her career with Burt’s Bees in 2011, and currently serves as the Head of Clinical & Scientific Affairs. She has over 15 years of research and innovation experience in skin science, and leads the biophysical and chemical characterization, structural and functional research, and new technology development to bring natural alternatives with functional performance and biological efficacy to its consumers. She works closely with world leading dermatologists and industry experts to gain further insights on an ever-evolving industry. She holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Cincinnati. As a pharmacist and skin scientist, she is passionate about innovating, educating, and advocating for gentle and effective options that improve skin health and overall quality of life.