Meyer R. Rosen, Editor-in-Chief
President, Interactive Consulting Inc.
Mr. Rosen is a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (London); a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and both a Nationally Certified Professional Chemist and Certified Professional Chemical Engineer. He is a member of the U.S. Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) & the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Meyer serves as an Advisor for David Smith, Executive Director of the SCC Advisory Committee. He is also Editor for U.S. & Canada and Editor-in-Chief for North and Latin America for EuroCosmetics Magazine in Germany. Mr. Rosen is Editor of the Delivery System Handbook for Personal Care and Cosmetic Products and Editor-in-Chief of Harry’s Cosmeticology, 9th Edition.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Shampoos, Carrie Shipley, Grain Processing, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Carrie Shipley
Grain Processing Corporation

Carrie Shipley is an Applications Scientist with Grain Processing Corporation located in Muscatine, Iowa.  She has been with the company for 10 years and focuses on new formulations, customer education and assists in the development of new products primarily for the personal care and pharmaceutical industries.  Carrie holds degrees in Biotechnology and Chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Hair Structure and Function, Manuel Gamez-Garcia, Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Dr. Manuel Gamez-Garcia, PhD

Ashland Specialty Ingredients 

Manuel Gamez-Garcia received his Master's degree in Electrochemistry from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, and his PhD in Engineering Physics in the field of Polymers from Montreal University (Ecole Polytechnique) in Canada.

He worked two years for Pirelli Corporation in the field of physical and chemical properties of polymers.  Since then he has held the positions of Manager of Claim Substantiation at Croda, Inc., Applications Manager Personal Care at Dow Chemical Co/Amerchol Corporation, Hair Care Manager for Firmenich, Inc., Senior Research Scientist at Ciba, Group Leader Hair Care R&D at BASF, and currently he is a Research Fellow at Ashland Specialty Ingredients.

Dr. Gamez-Garcia is the author of numerous publications on hair physical properties, hair damage, hair conditioning, and delivery of actives from shampoos.  In 2000, he received the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Award for the best published paper and in 2011 he received the prestigious Shaw Mudge award for his work on hair straightening and heat damage.

Rheology Modifiers, Susan Freers, Grain Processing, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Susan Freers
Grain Processing Corporation

Susan Freers is Technical Manager in the Technical Service Department of Grain Processing Corporation, a manufacturer of grain-based specialty ingredients.  Susan is involved in developing new and novel ingredients and applications for the personal care, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industries.  

She has written numerous formulations and presentations and provides training and support to customers, as well as internal personnel.  Susan has over 30 years experience in the industry and has worked at Grain Processing Corporation for the last 25 years in positions including Technologist, Applications Scientist, Senior Applications Scientist and currently, Technical Manager.  

Susan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Chemistry from Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University Moorhead).  She holds several patents and has written a number of papers, posters, and articles and has authored the book chapter “Starch-Based Delivery Systems” for the “Delivery System Handbook For Personal Care and Cosmetic Products” edited by Meyer Rosen.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Anti-Aging, Linda Walker, Covalence Laboratories, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th ed.

Linda Walker
President, Covalence Laboratories

A manufacturer of science-driven custom and private label skin care products;  innovative ingredient development; FDA registered 

CoValence has been developing professional skin care products for over 20 years, since the dawn of "cosmeceuticals" when skin professionals first heard about alpha-hydroxy acids.  During that span, we've formulated with hundreds of key ingredients,

*Have been involved in the invention and granting of 4 patents with additional patents still pending.  
*Have written or contributed to number of articles on anti-aging ingredients for CGI and C&T magazines.
*Included in "Ten to Know",  GCI, Jan. 2010.
*CoValence was a finalist for best new ingredient technology at HBA 2009.    (one other finalist, they won, so you could leave that off)

Skin care ingredients  are a passion that includes three areas of endeavor.  First,  to keep searching the world for interesting (sustainable) ingredients that can positively impact all skin issues.  Second,  to  participate in the development of new high-tech ingredients for aging skin.  And third, to provide tools to skin professionals that can help them gain a sense of power and order around the massive amounts of skin care ingredients they're confronted with.    

Botanicals Section, Muhammed Majeed and Anurag Pande, Sabinsa Corporation, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Dr. Muhammed Majeed
Sabinsa Corporation

Dr. Muhammed Majeed is the Founder and CEO of Sabinsa Corporation. After completing his B. Pharm. from Trivandrum Medical College in India, he  emigrated to USA and continued his graduate studies in Long Island University, New York (M.S.) and St. John's University New York (Ph.D.) specializing in Industrial Pharmacy. Dr Majeed founded Sabinsa Corporation in 1988, a globally recognized company for its cutting edge research. Sabinsa Corporation is a prominent manufacturer in nutraceutical, natural cosmeceuticals, fine chemicals, minerals, probiotics and specialty chemicals.He has previously held responsible research positions with Pfizer Inc., Carter-Wallace and Paco Research.

Dr Majeed is recipient for various national and international awards, prominent ones including Ellis Island Medal of Honor and Daniel B Stateman award for distinguished alumni from Long Island University.

He has  also authored numerous research papers and holds 75 US and International patents as a primary inventor.

Anurag Pande, Ph.D.,
Sabinsa Corporation

Dr Anurag Pande is VP, Scientific Affairs at Sabinsa Corporation, NJ. Dr Pande holds PhD in Phytochemistry from RML University, India. After completing his PhD, Dr Pande joined Sami Labs, the parent R&D Company of Sabinsa Corporation in India. At Sami Labs he was involved in key cosmeceutical projects. Dr Pande also worked at Sabinsa Japan Corporation, Tokyo as Senior Technical Manager, where he gained experience in Japanese regulations and market in the  Cosmeceutical field.

Anti-Aging Section, Shyam Gupta, Bioderm Research, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Bioderm Research

Born in India, Shyam received his Ph.D. in Organic Medicinal Chemistry. He continued his career in organic synthesis and pharmaceuticals fields, holding research positions at various universities (Indiana University, Purdue University, Arizona State University), and at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

He later moved to Arizona (India-like climate) and developed strong interest in cosmetics sciences while employed at The Dial Corporation. His attention was soon drawn to innovations in skin care via the application of medicinal delivery systems and multi-functional cosmeceuticals from Ayurvedic and Chinese botanicals.

Shyam is currently president of his consulting company, Bioderm Research, which develops innovative nature-based cosmeceuticals and delivery systems for high performance personal care and OTC-drug products for worldwide clients. His collaborative research has been published in HAPPI and GCI magazines.

Shyam has over 70+ publications and 60+ patents & pending patents.

Ingredients Section, Qi Jia, Unigen, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Dr. Qi Jia 

Dr. Qi Jia received his B.S. in Medicinal Chemistry from School of Pharmaceutical Science, Beijing Medical University in 1985 and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Texas Christian University in 1995.  Dr. Jia studied Traditional Chinese Medicine & taught Natural Product Chemistry in the School of Pharmaceutical Science, Beijing Medical University from 1985-1991. His doctorate research at TCU focused on the discovery of drug leads for the treatment of HIV infection and solid tumors from Bolivian medicinal herbs. 

Since joining Unigen in 1995, Dr. Jia has established collaborations with six organizations around the world; collected thousands of indigenous medicinal plants and  guided efforts to build up a proprietary natural product library with over 300,000 samples. 

As Chief Science Officer at Unigen, Dr. Jia leads the commercialization of skin whitening, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic natural ingredients for leading brands of global skin care and health care products. Dr. Jia holds 55 issued international patents and has co-authored 85 peer-reviewed publications and presentations at professional conferences and in the field of natural product chemistry. 

Anti Aging Section, Nadine Pernodet, Ed Pelle, Estee Lauder Company, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Executive Director of Skin Biology Research
Estée Lauder 

Dr. Nadine Pernodet currently holds the position of Executive Director, Global Research & Development- Skin Biology, for Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.   

Dr. Pernodet is a key member of the team responsible for research, developing and testing future technology for all global skincare products.  She has been actively involved in the field of scientific research for more than ten years, recently holding the position of Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to that, she was a Research Scientist.  In addition to publishing numerous articles, she is the holder of key patents and the recipient of three grants relating to important works in her field with the NSF and the NIH.  

Her unique approach to the science of skincare is to combine her extensive knowledge and background in Biophysics and Biology to better understand skin aging. As well, she has been at the forefront of the research in Epigenetics with Clock genes and Sirtuins research. Dr. Pernodet also continues her strong relationship with academia.

Dr. Pernodet graduated with a Chemistry degree from Franche-Comte University in Besancon, France and obtained a BS and MS in Physical Chemistry from Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France.  She received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Institut Charles Sadron/Louis Pasteur University and has spent 6 years in research with the Biomedical and Chemical Engineering Programs in Stony Brook before joining as Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering Department.

Originally from France, Dr. Pernodet currently resides in Long Island, New York.     

Edward Pelle
Director of Skin Biology Research
Estee Lauder

Edward Pelle is a Director in the Skin Biology Laboratory in the R&D Department of the Estee Lauder Companies.   In this lab the structure and function of skin is studied leading to more effective skin care products.  

Dr. Pelle has studied the effects of environmental stressors, such as UV, ozone, and cigarette smoke on epidermal and dermal cells.  Understanding how to protect skin against various types of environmental trauma by the use of antioxidants and inhibitors of reactive oxygen species has been a goal for over twenty years.  Delineating the differences between endogenous aging and photo aging and the role that epigenetics plays in this process and its relation to oxidative mechanisms is a more current objective in his work.  

Dr. Pelle is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine where he has collaborated on several projects with other faculty and contributes a lecture in the Transcription and Signaling Class given by the department at the graduate level.  He has also worked on RNA processing at Rockefeller University and done research in hematology at New York University Medical Center.  He received a BS from Fordham University, and an MS and Ph.D. from New York University.  

He has authored or co-authored over thirty peer-reviewed publications, four review articles, and numerous abstracts.  He also holds over fifteen U.S. patents and is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.  He is a member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology and the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine.

Eva Patel and Gurpreet Sangha, Ethnic Skin and Skin Lightening, Skin Rx, GS Cosmeceutical, Harry's Cosmeticology, 9th ed.

Eva Patel
Skin Rx

Eva Patel is a graduate of Charing Cross Hospital medical school, London, England and a Certified Surgical Assistant with Advanced Knowledge in Chemexfoliation.

She is an Entrepreneur with 19 years experience and Founder of Skin Rejuvenation Clinic Inc., one of  the first anti-aging skin care clinics in San Francisco. Ms. Patel has been a Surgical Assistant  in the USA for over 11 years and serves  at over 106 hospitals and medical facilities." Herexperience has resulted in an opportunity to understand the diverse needs of the global consumer and being of Ethnic decent herself,  she wanted to create something to help other practitioners understand skin from all facets.

During this period she realized a need to develop  a Classification Scale that would serve as a comprehensive tool ecompassing: race, country of origin, complexion, skin characteristics, skin type and precautions. After over 8 years of research, she developed the EP Global Skin Classification tool.  This approach goes beyond the Fitzpatrick scale and  takes into consideration all skin tones and types.  It simplifies the data into a basic chart format for the professional to glance at in one page and guide the selection of appropriate choices of skin treatments and programs to recommend to global consumers.

Gurpreet “Gogi” Sangha
CEO of G.S. Cosmeceutical

Gurpreet “Gogi” Sangha is the Founder, President and CEO of G.S. Cosmeceutical USA, Inc. (GSC), a contract manufacturing company located in Livermore, California. GSC is a cGMP facility and is FDA registered. It provides support to its business partners by leveraging its expertise in research and development and manufacture of cosmeceutical over-the-counter (OTC) drug and personal care products.

Gogi graduated with the research degree, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), in organic chemistry. He has worked as a leading chemist and manager in several large cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies in both R&D and manufacturing environments. In May 1998, he realized his dream of establishing his own company. GSC has since established itself as a fast growing company and a leader in northern California’s personal care industry. Gogi strongly believes collaborating closely with individual entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate clients to help them develop and bring new products to market. He is uncompromisingly committed to excellence in product quality and customer service.

Packaging, Wylie Royce, Royce Associates, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Wylie H. Royce
Royce Associates
East Rutherford, NJ

Wylie H. Royce is a Managing Director of Royce Associates, founded in 1929 as a Chemical Manufacturer. Today, the company is a leading supplier of colorants and functional additives for Food, Drug, Cosmetic and Personal Care packaging.  The company offers Customer Assistance and Training in obtaining approvals required by various agencies in the US and Western Europe and Latin America.  Royce has manufacturing sites in NJ and NC, and a Technical Center in Tianjin China as well as manufacturing partners in India, China, Thailand, and Korea. Royce’s six Divisions serve the Personal Care, Cosmetic, Paper, Textile, Aerospace, Plastic Colorant, Functional Additives, Food Packaging, House wares, Synthetic Rubber, and Construction Industries.

Mr. Royce is Chairman of a number of influential decision making industry groups including: the Society of Plastics Industries (SPI) “Color and Additive Products Subcommittee” (Food Drug and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee)and SPI’s Communication and Marketing Advisory Committee. He also serves as a National Board member of the SPI and as Treasurer of the SPI’s Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee.  Wylie is also a, member of the Health & Beauty America (HBA) Technical Advisory Board and adds his packaging expertise to HBA’s Global Packaging Oriented Expo. 

He has been named a permanent member of International Who’s Who’ in Business Professionals, Who’s Who among rising Young Americans and Interesting Personalities of America. Wylie regularly speaks on subjects relating to plastics in food, drug and cosmetic packaging, sustainability issues and the effect on products produced in and imported into the US by the changing international business climate.

Mr. Royce has  authored “Navigating the Turbulent Waters of Global Colorant Regulations”.He holds a US Patent for a proprietary method utilizing electron beam modification of resins to create marbleized colorant effects for injection-molded products..

Editor of Ingredients Section, Chia Chen, Estee Lauder, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Chia Wen Chen, M.S.
Executive Director of BioActives
Basic Science Research
The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

As an Executive Director of BioActives, Chia is involved in all aspects of Active ingredient development that feeds into 30 divisions under the Estee Lauder umbrella. Chia develops bench top process for the isolation, purification and discovery of new actives (Single Plant vs. Recipes) and work closely with collaborators in Academia and manufacturers to bring a prototype extract to commercialization for cosmetic use. She works with the Product Development Groups and advices suitable raw materials used for claim and activity.  She is responsible for running internal education program through Top Actives Review and Scientific Symposium with vendors. Her group sets up Organic plantations, coordinates botanical collaborations, testing of biological actives world wide and maintains Actives Database which supports Clinical, Claim Support (Legal) Safty and Regulatory with efficacy data needed for substantiation.  In 2008, she took on additional responsibility of being the Manager for AGI Dermatics, and manages the Technical Support and Internal Sales of EL’s only custom chemical company.

Chia is born in Taiwan and raised in US. She holds a Masters degree in Pharmacology specialized in Plant research. She joined the Estee Lauder Companies in 1996. For her 16 years in the industry, Chia is quite involved in Society of Cosmetic Chemistry.  She served in the House Committee for the Long Island Chapter from 1998 to 2004, received Young Scientist Award in 2002, served as Treasurer Elect for 2003 and Treasurer for 2004.  Chia is an active member of American Society of Pharmacognosy,  American Botanical Council and Cosmetic Executive Women.  She has given many presentations and granted numerous patents.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lisa Gandolfi, Ramiro Galleguillos PhD, Polymeric Rheology Modifiers, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Lisa Gandolfi, 
PhD Polymer Science & Engineering

Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Truman State University in 2001 and a PhD in Polymer Science & Engineering from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2008.  Her research was sponsored by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Graduate Fellowship, with a focus on polymer-surfactant interactions and high-throughput screening.  

In 2006, Dr. Gandolfi joined Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company where her research focused on development of new technologies for innovation in cleansing products.  Lisa joined Clariant Corporation in 2011 as the Technical Manager for Consumer Care in North America.  Her team is responsible for technical service, sales support, and regional application development for Clariant’s Personal Care and Industrial & Home Care product portfolios.

Ramiro Galleguillos, PhD

Dr. Galleguillos obtained his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Mayor de San Andres, La Paz Bolivia, with an Industrial Chemistry degree from Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan. He graduated with an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA. Later on, he obtained his Doctorate Degree from Case Western Reserve University, School of Macromolecular Science; Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

After graduation he joined Helene Curtis Inc., HCI, in Chicago Illinois which was later acquired by Unilever. He worked in the Advanced Formulations Group of HCI/UL for 12 years where he conducted product development research in areas of Antiperspirants and Deodorants, hair fixatives and related hair care products. In particular he was involved in the formulation of innovative AP sticks, soft solids and refractive-index matched clear gels, reduced VOC aerosol and non-aerosol hair sprays, hair mousses and gels. Additionally, he worked as adjunct professor at The Illinois Institute of Technology where he taught a Polymer Chemistry graduate course for three years.

He joined Lubrizol (ex BF Goodrich/Noveon) in 1997 and worked in the Synthesis Group preparing and testing rheology modifiers and fixatives for personal care. He was responsible for initiating the Fixate™ line of hair fixative polymers at Lubrizol. Currently he works in the applications team of the personal care group of Lubrizol conducting research in polymer-surfactant systems. In particular, he is involved in new product and formulation development, helping screen, develop and test rheology modifiers for use in surfactant compositions such a body washes, shampoo, liquid soaps and related cleansing products.

Dr. Galleguillos holds more than 40 granted patents and has made several publications.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nanotoxicology Testing & Analysis Team, Intertek, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Simon Allen, D. Phil.
Laboratory Director
Intertek MSG

Simon obtained his D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1982, and since then has worked continuously in the field of materials characterisation – first with ICI, and since 2007 with Intertek. Simon’s team in the UK has many years of experience in the characterisation of Nanomaterials, and Simon himself has been active in the management of a number of collaborative projects in the field, including the major UK DTI-funded Nanocentral programme. Simon has, over the years, published a number of papers and book chapters in the field optical characterisation of materials.

John M. Zielinski, PhD Chemical Engineering

Diffusion, Equilibrium, Permeation, and Porosity Analyses
John earned his PhD from The Pennsylvania State University in 1992 and was a visiting scholar, supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Society and the National Science Foundation, at the Universität Mainz/Max Planck Institut für Polymerforschung, Germany, from 1993 to 1994.  He was a lead research engineer at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. until transitioning to his role as supervisor of the Sorption Characterization Lab at Intertek ASA.

John’s career has focused on the characterization of a broad range of porous materials used for gas separation and purification applications. In addition, he has applied his chemical engineering background to elucidate multicomponent molecular transport within various media including polymer films and molecular sieving materials. These studies required the development of analytical methods to: 1) probe the equilibrium and diffusion characteristics of gases and vapors within a variety of materials and 2) illuminate the effect of pore structure on material performance.

Dr. Zielinski is the author of forty-two peer-reviewed journal articles and serves as an adjunct professor for the Department of Chemical Engineering at Penn State.  He is a member of the Alexander von Humboldt Society of America and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Peter DeSanto Jr., PhD Chemical Engineering
Diffraction, Crystallography, and Microscopy

Pete obtained a BS in Chemistry at Millersville University in 1996 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware in 2003. His PhD thesis was focused on the structure property relationships of mixed-metal oxide catalysts. He then spent 1 year at the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory at NIST as an NRC Post-doctoral Research Fellow continuing research on metal oxide catalysts and model systems for studying phenomena in high-temperature super conductors. Peter taught for 2 years as a visiting professor in the Department of Chemistry at Bloomsburg University followed by 4 years as a research engineer and analytical chemist at Air Products and Chemicals. He is currently the X-ray diffraction expert for Intertek ASA in Allentown, PA. His areas of expertise include heterogeneous catalysis, x-ray diffraction, crystallography, and transmission electron microscopy.

Todd M. McEvoy, PhD Chemistry
Microscopy, Surface Analysis, and Electrochemistry

Todd graduated with a BS in Chemistry and with Honors from Shippensburg University in 1998. In August 1998 he entered the University of Texas at Austin to pursue his Doctorate in Chemistry under the guidance of Professor Keith J. Stevenson. His work at UT focused on developing integrated spectral, microscopic and electrochemical methods to study charge storage processes in electrochromic ion-storage materials. Upon graduation in 2003 he became a NRC Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory for Jeffrey Long and Debra Rolison. There he was developing new hybrid polymer/carbon materials for ultracapacitor applications. Todd joined the Analytical group at Air Products and Chemicals in 2004 where he was part of the surface characterization lab supporting a wide variety of groups across Technology. He also worked on bench and pilot scale advanced oxidation water treatment processes within the Water group in Merchant R&D. He joined Intertek in 2010, and is currently involved in solving complex problems through the use of analytical science. His areas of expertise include electrochemistry, microscopy, and surface science.

Scott D. Hanton, PhD Chemistry
Polymer Mass Spectrometry and Surface Analysis

Scott earned a BS in Chemistry from the Honors College at Michigan State University in 1985 and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990.  Scott’s graduate work focused on measuring the reaction rates of specific excited states of metal cations with small hydrocarbons in the gas phase.  After graduation he joined the Analytical Science Department at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in Allentown, PA as the laser science expert.  Over time, his interest in laser science developed into expertise in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry.  He also developed expertise in time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) to enable the characterization of surfaces.  In addition to his research career, Scott has also been active in laboratory management.  Scott transitioned to Intertek ASA in 2010 in the dual role of Chief Scientist and Laboratory Operations Manager.  

Dr. Hanton is the author of thirty-six peer-reviewed journal articles, serves as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (JASMS), and is on the board of directors for the Laboratory Managers Association (ALMA).

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Regulatory Team, Ruud Overbeek, Intertek, Angel Consulting, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Ruud Overbeek

Ruud Overbeek is responsible for Global Health, Environmental & Regulatory services within the Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals division. In this role, Ruud helps companies meet the requirements of ever-changing global legislation in the areas of Green and Health claims, Chemical Safety and Notifications, Restricted Substances, REACH, and climate change-related services. Prior to joining Intertek, Ruud worked for Avantium Technologies as Vice President of Intellectual Assets & Licensing, Business Development, Operations and Discovery.

He started his career in ABB Lummus Global as Technology Development Manager. Ruud is a member of a number of Associations including The Royal Dutch Chemical Society, the Dutch Catalysis Society and was appointed to the Health and Beauty America (HBA) Scientific Advisory Board. Ruud has achieved the DuPont Chemical Company Prize for Outstanding Independent Research and holds a Doctorate in Catalysis from Utrecht University.

Dr. Matteo Zanotti Russo

Founder / CEO- Angel Consulting SAS-Milano (Italy) & Professor, University of Pisa, Italy – Faculty of Pharmacy

Dr. Matteo Zanotti Russo currently is a Teacher at the Faculty of Pharmacy (University of Pisa) in "cosmetic products".

 In the last few years, he has chaired and participated as a speaker in international seminars on Safety Assessment reports (compliancy with the EU legislation) in Israel, Turkey, USA, Brazil and many EU Countries.

Founder and owner of Angel Consulting s.a.s. - The company's activities focus on EU legislation, cosmetics Safety Assessment reports, claim sustainability and cosmetics good manufacturing practices (GMP ISO 22716:2007).

Graduated in Industrial Chemistry at University of Bologna, he started his carreer has Development lab Manager in Rohm and Haas – Italy and worked for his first years in the field of development of new cosmetic ingredients (he published several international patents), both natural and synthetic. Then he worked in touch with cosmetic manufacturers in field of Regulatory and Development (both new ingredients and cosmetic products), where he found his “natural environment”.

He participated in many Association activities, as the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI), RTC-Unipro (Association that involves manufacturers and Universities), and the new born Polo Tecnologico della Cosmesi - Italy (manufacturers association).

His current activity is shared between Executive Operations on consultancy with Angel Consulting (in which he coordinates several experts in many fields of cosmetology), Teaching at a University training course organized by  Manufacturer Associations and Development projects that he coordinates between Cosmetic Manufacturers and Research Centers.

Jeffrey W. Card, Ph.D.
Senior Program Manager, Toxicology
Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Jeffrey joined Intertek in March 2007.  He holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology and received postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC.  Jeffrey oversees the design and management of nonclinical drug development programs and prepares submission packages for review by regulatory agencies.

He also manages the conduct of toxicological risk assessments for impurities and contaminants in pharmaceuticals and consumer products and helps coordinate the preparation of safety dossiers for cosmetics and their ingredients.  Jeffrey has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed articles in the fields of toxicology, physiology, carcinogenesis, and nanotechnology.

Tom Jonaitis

Tom Jonaitis graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Toxicology.  After working on his senior project at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health assisting in a research study evaluating the stressing effects of alcohol consumption on subjects, and a short internship with Ontario Ministry of Labor (Occupational Health and Safety), Tom has worked with Intertek Cantox for the last 7 years.  Starting out in the Chemicals group working in hazard communication and classification, Tom joined the Food group where he has used his scientific research skill and provided regulatory support on a range of projects including pesticides, nanomaterials, food and feed additives, as well as conducting exposure and risk assessments."

Ramzia Lefebvre, 
Technical Manager Russia and Customs Union certification, 

Ramzia presently serves as a Technical Manager for Russia and Customs Union products certification at Intertek in France. She leads personal care products certification access for  Russian and Customs Union’s (including Kazakhstan and Belarus) requirements and works in cooperation with local authorities and cosmetics federations. Ramzia has been in the field of export regulation for over 15 years, with extensive experience in Russian regulation for personal care products. As an expert in this field, she has worked with numerous cosmetics manufacturers or exporters and has accompanied them to assure compliance with Russian national standards. 

Ramzia is a graduate of the Higher Education Institute of Gorki (Russian Federation) and of the Sorbonne University of Paris (France). She is author of articles on new cosmetic regulation in Russia in Inside Cosmeceuticals (USA) and Premium Beauty (France) web magazines and has been an invited guest speaker at Cosmetic Federations in France, Italy and Spain.

Aurelie Bafoil, 
Cosmetics Regulatory Affairs Specialist, 

Aurelie joined Intertek in 2004 and became an expert in conformity assessment, especially for Middle East and Africa cosmetic regulations. She is a regulatory and technical support within Intertek and is currently responsible for developing and maintaining Registration and Certification procedures for cosmetic and perfumery products under the certification programs hold by Intertek (Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Tanzania…). Among her functions, she is also contributor to seminars relative to EMEA (spell out what this is)regulations.
She has followed training at ISIPCA (International Perfume, Cosmetics and Food Flavouring Institute) in Paris (France) and holds a Master’s specializing in Safety and International Regulations for Perfumes and Cosmetic Products

Kevin Yang杨文凯
Title: HBP manager
Tel: 86+ 021-60917507
Fax: 86+021-61279867
Graduated from East China University of science & Technology, majored in fine chemical. Over 10 years working in cosmetics filed as quality controller and project manager. Experienced in cosmetic regulation of EU, US and China. Worked for some famous cosmetics companies, such as Yusai-Kan, Coty, Red Earth, he brings over 10 years of experience  working in various functions in the cosmetics industry and has a strong experience in cosmetic regulations, specifically related to EU, US and China markets.

Mr. Zhongrui Li (Mr. Ray Li)
Toxicological Risk Assessor - Intertek Testing Service, Shenzhen

Mr. Li graduated from University of Birmingham and received Master degree in Toxicology, he is a member of British Toxicology Society and Chinese Society of Toxicology. Mr. Li was a consultant in Intertek Expert Service and responsible for data evaluation, dossier preparation, chemical registration and safety report in REACH and China-REACH projects from 2009 to 2011. He is a toxicological risk assessor in Intertek Shenzhen for cosmetic, chemical and toy safety assessment and provides regulation consultations for EU, US, China and other countries. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Skin Ingredients, Ronni Weinkauf, Neostrata Company, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th ed.,

Ronni L. Weinkauf, Ph.D.

VP, Global Research & Development
NeoStrata Company, Inc., Princeton, NJ

Ronni Weinkauf, VP of NeoStrata’s Global Research and Development team, began her career with Unilever R&D in 1993 as a Research Scientist in the Clinical Research and Appraisal department.  Through her nearly 15 year tenure with Unilever, Ronni not only lead the Clinical Research team and the Skin Cleansing and Care clinical program, but also held senior Program management roles within the Skin Cleansing and Skin Care Research Program.  Ronni was Global Anti-Aging Program Director, leading all anti-aging and anti-irritant research efforts in the US, Europe and Asia.  

Ronni’s program delivered numerous patent protected new technologies, products, claims, driving growth for the Pond’s, Dove, as well Elizabeth Arden brands.  In 2007, Ronni joined the NeoStrata Company as VP of Research & Development and an executive member of NeoStrata’s leadership team.  The NeoStrata company, is a dermatology based skin research & development company.  The founders of NeoStrata pioneered and patented the use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids for the treatment and reversal of Aging Skin.  The NeoStrata company continues to identify and develop new generation anti-aging technology for both the NeoStrata branded products as well as partnership within the industry.  As VP of Global Research & Development, Ronni leads new technology development and product development programs which support the company’s NeoStrata dermatologist dispensed, and Exuviance and CoverBlend retail brands sold around the world in over 80 countries. 

Ronni has a broad based research expertise in skin structure, function, and repair, primarily in the areas of skin photodamage and repair, skin lightening, skin inflammation.  Ronni holds 13 US patents, 16 international patents, and has authored numerous scientific publications, poster presentations, as well as co-authoring book chapters and serving as invited speakers at cosmetic scientific conferences.  Ronni received her Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, and her Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Global Clinical Leader
Unilever R&D USA, Trumbull, CT

Stacy Hawkins, Unilever Global Clinical Leader, Skin R&D Program began her career with Unilever R&D in 1996 as a research scientist and group leader of the Clinical Instruments Group in the Clinical Research and Skin Appraisal department.  As Global Clinical leader she develops and delivers global clinical testing plans for the Skin R&D program.  Her current responsibilities include development and execution of Unilever’s global publication strategy for skin research journals, key dermatology and industry conferences, and medical and educational materials.  She is also responsible for linking key research external collaborations to Unilever brand and educational activities.

Her research expertise includes: understanding wrinkle morphology and repair with anti-aging therapies; quantifying elasticity of the skin; clinical and consumer measurement of skin color and texture; role of skin barrier in maintenance of skin health.  Her research has been published in various skin bioengineering and dermatological publications, and has been used for novel claims substantiation for Pond’s and Dove skin care products.  These publications led to articles featured in Skin & Aging and Dermatology Times, as well as several invited talks and book chapters.  In addition, she serves on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin.  She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in BioElectrical Engineering, and her Ph.D. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in Biomedical Engineering.

Uma Santhanam, Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Cell Biology and In Vitro Toxicology
Avon Products, Inc. Suffern NY 10901


Uma Santhanam joined Avon in 2004 and is a Senior Manager in Avon’s Cell Biology and In Vitro Toxicology group.  In this role, she manages new technology identification, in vitro safety and efficacy testing of ingredients and formulations, and helps create and substantiate novel claims for Avon skin care products. Using her extensive skin biology background and cutting-edge scientific approaches, Dr. Santhanam has helped develop several breakthrough anti-aging skin care products.    Prior to joining Avon, she worked as a Project Leader/Lead Research Scientist in Unilever Research US in New Jersey.  Her research interests include skin aging, photodamage and its repair, skin pigmentation, and inflammation.   

Dr. Santhanam holds a Microbiology and Ph.D in Biochemistry from University of Bombay, India.  She completed her post-doctoral training at The Rockefeller University in New York.  Dr. Santhanam holds a total of fourteen U.S. patents and over twenty international patents in the field of skincare.   She also has several US and International patents pending.  Dr. Santhanam has over twenty scientific publications, over thirty poster presentations and has authored a chapter in the book Biotechnology in Personal Care, Cosmetic Science and Technology Series, Taylor and Francis, New York, NY, 2004.   Dr. Santhanam was recognized for her work at Avon with several awards including The Avon Chairman’s Award  (2010), Excellence In Execution Award (2010) ,  Matrix Award (2010) and Global R&D Achievement Award (2006, 2007).  

Peter Konish
Director, Sensory and Formulation Development
NeoStrata Company, Inc

Peter Konish is the Director of Sensory and Formulation Development at NeoStrata Company, Inc.  Peter is responsible for the development of novel skin care formulations incorporating the use of alpha hydroxy acids (ie glycolic & lactic acids), polyhydroxy acids (ie gluconolactone), bionic acids (ie lactobionic & maltobionic acids), and aminosugars for the NeoStrata®, Exuviance®, and CoverBlend® skin care brands. Prior to this, Peter was at L’Oreal where he held the position of Manager of Fine Fragrance Ancillary Development. 

In this role, Peter was responsible for overseeing the development of skin care and body care formulations to support the Ralph Lauren, Kiehls, and Lancôme brands. Peter also has a strong background in polymer chemistry and started out his career at Amerchol Corporation where he researched the synthesis and application of various natural polymers derivatives using Chitin, Chitosan, Starch, Guar, and Cellulose for the skin care and hair care industries. Peter has co-authored numerous scientific articles in the Journal of Cosmetic Science, Macromolecules and in the ACS series of Polysaccharide Applications, Volume 737. He has been in the personal care industry for over 18 years and has extensive experience in skin care product development. Peter holds a B.S in Chemistry from Monmouth University, a M.S in Cosmetic Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and is an active member of the New York Chapter of the SCC.

The Senses, Gail Vance Civille, Sensory Spectrum, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Gail Vance Civille

Founder and President
Sensory Spectrum
Gail Vance Civille, a pioneer in advanced sensory evaluation approaches for the consumer product industry, academia and government, is the founder and president of Sensory Spectrum.  As an expert in the evaluation of sensory properties, Gail has worked with thousands of food and personal care products.  She has been recently featured on NBC Nightly News as well asthe New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, BBC and in David Kessler's Book The End of Overeating. 

In tune with her senses, Gail says "It is a sensory jolt everyday".  In his book, Blink, Malcolm Gladwell wrote about her and her co-workers: "The gift of their expertise is that it allows them to have a much better understanding of what goes on behind the locked door of their unconscious."   Gail will crack open the doors of our sensory consciousness, help us learn more about ourselves and provide us with a spirited opportunity to expand our product development and marketing effectiveness.

The Nails, Lawrence Silverberg, NailPure, Harry's Cosmeticology, 9th Ed.

Dr. Lawrence Silverberg

Vice President of Technology & Clinical Director
Dr. Silverberg graduated from State University of New York at Albany with a BS Degree majored in Biology & Chemistry. He then obtained a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degree at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His first year of residency training was at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York and he trained an additional two years at one of the most sought after Podiatric Surgical residencies in the country, at the Allegheny University of Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently Dr. Silverberg owns and operates three podiatry offices in Midtown Manhattan with six physician associates. He is a Board Certified Foot Surgeon by The American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) and affiliated with both the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY and the Gramercy Surgery Center, New York, NY.

Anti-Aging, Neil Sadick, Nils Krueger, Stefanie Lubberding, Weill Cornell Medical College, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Neil Sadick, MD.

Dr. Neil Sadick is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He holds five board certifications in internal medicine, dermatology, cosmetic surgery, hair restoration surgery and phlebology and is one of the world's most respected dermatologists. He is the medical director and owner of Sadick Dermatology and the Medical Director of the Sadick Research Group. He is the President-Elect of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and serves on the Board of Trustees to the Dermatology Foundation. He has served as the Global Beauty Advisor for Christian Dior. Dr. Neil Sadick is author or co-author of more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has contributed to more than 60 chapters of medical books. In addition, he has written or edited more than 10 books on cosmetic surgery.

Nils Krueger

Nils Krueger obtained his PhD in Cosmetic Science at the University of Hamburg (Germany), where he led the skin research lab and gave among others courses on biophysical measurements, medical writing and study design. As Head of Research at Sadick Research Group, a leading international research center in New York City, he is an expert in all types of clinical studies, which assess skin, nails and/or hair. 

Stefanie Luebberding
Research fellow

Stefanie Luebberding is a dynamic research fellow with special expertise in the field of cosmetic science and dermatological research. She has experience in design, realization, and evaluation of clinical test series and cosmetical studies in skin research, with acquired comprehensive knowledge about aesthetic treatments and cosmeceuticals. Due to her lectureship and her responsibility for the skin lab in the Division Cosmetic Science at the University of Hamburg Stefanie Luebberding is well trained in various biophysical measurement systems for skin and hair. 

Stefanie Luebberding received a Master of Science (MSc) in Cosmetic Science, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, at the University of Hamburg. She is currently employed in a private Research Center in New York and is working on her doctoral thesis (PhD) on the subject of influence of aging on skin quality of men and women: Evaluation with biophysical measurements and clinical score.

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