Our Head of Preclinical Operations, Véronique Newton, will be presenting “Novel techniques to characterize skin ageing in different ethnic groups: a global perspective” with a focus on the effect of pollution on skin of individuals of different ethnic groups at the 9th Journées Jean-Paul Marty to be held on 3 & 4 December in Paris. Air pollution has a significant impact on the skin. UVR together with pollution are considered as the most common cause of extrinsic skin aging arising from oxidative stress and leading to lipid and protein oxidation. CIDP has developed a unique Controlled Pollution Exposure System (CPES) to evaluate the effect of pollution on the skin. The system which allows the quantified administration of pollutants on the skin and analysis of their direct impact, also allows to monitor the effect of pollution on skin of individuals of different ethnic groups.