Director of Technology and Business Development for EMD Chemicals
Howard Epstein is Director of Technology and Business Development for EMD Chemicals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacognasy from the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Howard has been in the cosmetics industry for many years since he began his career formulating cosmetics for Estee Lauder, Maybelline, Max Factor, Bausch & Lomb and Kao Brands. In addition to his interest in botanicals Dr. Epstein is currently Editor of the Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Science and is a member of the International Academy of Dermatology. He is on the editorial board of the dermatological journals Clinics in Dermatology and SKINmed representing the cosmetics industry to dermatologists.
Howard has authored chapters in three cosmetic technology textbooks and a chapter in the Manual of Gender Dermatology. He holds eight patents and two patent applications and is continuing his research in photoprotective botanicals