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.

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