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.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Darrin Duber-Smith, Marketing, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Darrin C. Duber-Smith, MS, MBA, is President of Green Marketing, Inc.. He has over 25 years of specialized expertise in the marketing and management profession including extensive experience in working with natural, organic, and green/sustainable products and services. Mr. Duber-Smith  is a co-founder of the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS, c. 1999) market/industry model.  He also served as leader of the first U.S. industry task force that helped frame the Natural Products Association’s definition of natural (c. 2005).

Darrin has published over 70 trade articles and book chapters and he has given presentations at more than 50 executive-level events over the past 15 years. A frequent media contributor, Mr. Duber-Smith is Senior Lecturer at the Metropolitan State University of Denver School of Business.  He  is the recipient of both the Wall Street Journal’s In-Education Distinguished Professor Award for 2009 and the 2012 School of Business Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. 

Darrin is also author of :

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Skin Moisturizers, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Dr. Daniela Smejkalova completed her M.Sc.Eng. in Physical and Applied Chemistry in 2003 from Brno University of Technology. She received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from Brno University of Technology in 2006 on the development of Biomimetic catalytic system as Erasmus fellow at University in Naples. She then carried out 2-year postdoctoral research on NMR applications on structural identification, conformation and metaboling at University of Naples under the guidance of Prof. Piccolo. Currently she is Nanocarrier development group leader in Dr. Velebny's research team and she is mainly interested in hyaluronan-based drug delivery systems.

Dr. Gloria Huerta-Angeles received her M.Sc. in Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2002. She earned her PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the same University with a thesis titled “Chemical modification of poly-diacetylenes and its electronic properties” in 2006. She then was granted with a UNESCO-IUPAC fellowship at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry for the development of “smart hydrogels”. Later she joined the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, to carry out postdoctoral research on “molecular nanowires” under the guidance of Prof. Starý before joining the Laboratory of Chemical Synthesis at CONTIPRO Biotech, where she is currently working under the guidance of Dr. Velebný. Her research interests involve the use of chemistry to develop “smart materials” based on Hyaluronan.  

Tereza Ehlova completed her M.Sc.Eng. in Biotechnology at the Institute of Chemical Technology Prague in 2008. Shortly after graduation she joined the Contipro company, where she is employed as an R&D group leader of Hyaluronan Fragments under the guidance of Dr. Velebny. She is mainly focused on designing methodologies for separation and isolation of defined hyaluronan oligosaccharides. She also participates in the implementation of biologically active substances into large scale production.

Chuck Warren, Formulating Section, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Charles F. Warren

Chuck received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry (A.C.S. Program) and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN in 1971 and 1979 respectively.

Chuck has over 30 years of formulating and directing formulation in all categories (hair and skin) for both professional salon and retail consumer markets. He has formulated shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, styling products (aerosol and non-aerosol), reactive hair care products (perms, colors, relaxers and bleaches), body washed, moisturizing lotions, facial scrubs, OTC products (sunscreen, anti-acne) and miscellaneous products (fragrances, talcs, feminine hygiene).

Most recently he worked for Alberto Culver for 20 years as Director R&D. Prior to that he spent 1 year with Tiro Industries, a contract manufacturer, as Technical Director and 10 years with Lamaur Inc., as Group Leader to Associate Director. In all positions we worked closely with Marketing/Sales, Manufacturing, Advertising and Sensory testing/Evaluation,

He currently is President of Charles F. Warren Consulting Inc.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Iqbal Sadiq, Clinical Testing of Cosmetics and Skin Care Products: Methods and Instrumentation, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Iqbal Sadiq 
Product Investigations Inc., Conshohocken, PA. 

After graduating from the University of Surrey (England) in 1985 with a M.Phil. Degree, Iqbqal Sadiq has been extensively involved in the biophysical measurement of human skin.  During the research activities of the past 20 years, Sadiq has developed several non-invasive and optical techniques to study skin in health and disease.  

Iqbal has also conducted research in photobiology and photodermatology. Sadiq has published and presented scores of papers on the use of bio-engineering of skin techniques for studying the fundamental properties of skin as well as the effects of topical drugs and skin care products. He has also Co-authored book chapters in “Handbook of Non-Invasive Methods and the Skin” Ed. J. Serup et al. and “Bioengineering of Skin: Skin Imaging and Analysis” Ed. K.P. Wilhelm et al.  

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Nava Dayan, Genotyping of Skin, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Dr. Nava Dayan

Dr. Nava Dayan is an independent consultant with 24 years of experience in variety of aspects of skin care; offering a wide range of services for the Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Personal Care, Research Entities, Regulatory Agencies and Academic Institutions. 

Service focus on innovation, bridging technology to industry, identifying paths in product development, efficacy claims, safety assessment, skin absorption, increased efficacy and strategies to attenuate adverse effects.

Major strengths include: skin aging, skin inflammatory disorders, delivery systems for enlargement of therapeutic index, natural ingredients and formulations, skin’s innate immunity and barrier integrity, biochemical paths analysis, skin research of toxicological endpoint and their assessment.

Dr. Dayan holds a bachelor degree in Pharmaceutics, masters in Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics. All degrees were obtained from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Herve Offredo; Skin Whiteners, Marine Ingredients; Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Edition

Mr. Herve Offredo holds a Master's Degree in Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology; and an Engineering Degree in Applied Industrial Microbiology from the University of Marseilles.  He also holds an MBA in Human Resources and Finance from Nancy University in France. Mr. Offredo is currently the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Barnet Products Corp; suppliers of innovative specialty ingredients for the cosmetic, personal care and pharmaceutical industries

Herve began his career at Abbott Diagnostic and moved to Transia as a Biotech company expert  in food diagnostics. He then applied his wide background to the cosmetic business at Solabia where he spent a long period in Asia and  built an international distribution network and. Upon completion of this work he left France and moved to Barnet in the US, 16 years ago. At Barnet, Mr. Offredo supervises the Sales Organization while spearheading Marketing Innovation. 

In the past two years he has written various technical articles in cosmetic magazines such as Expression Cosmetique.  Subjects covered include Epigenetics and Allosterism. Mr. Offredo is also the author of two chapters in the forthcoming 9th Edition of  Harry's Cosmeticology (  These chapters comprehensively cover the growing cosmetic categories of Skin Whitening and Marine-Derived Biochemicals. Herve has also served as a panelist for the Innovation in Anti-Aging Panel session at HBA 2013, and presented a talk entitled:“"Three Type of DNA damage;  Four Solutions to fix it "

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Delivery Systems, Nripren Sharma, Bryan Grossman, Salvona, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Nripen Sharma, Ph.D.
Clinical Scientist/Project Manager/Technical Support
Salvona Technologies LLC,
65 Stults Rd., Dayton, NJ 08810

Dr. Sharma holds a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University. He gained experience as a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School (MA). His research experience was focused on stem cells, biomaterials, and tissue engineering, related to dermatological applications. 

At Salvona Technologies, Dr. Sharma manages the department of "new product development." In this capacity he is in charge of developing new delivery systems for dermatological and consumer care products.

Bryan Grossman

Technology Manager
Salvona Technologies.LLC. 
Bryan is Technology Manager for new product development at Salvona Technologies, LLC and serves as a customer liaison in the custom product development area. He has over 10 years experience with Salvona's products, and previous commercial experience with manufacturing processes of pharmaceutical and consumer care products. 

Bryan holds a degree in Biology from Rutgers University, with a Henry Rutgers scholar award. He joined Salvona in 2004 as a production manager, gained experience with technical sales and marketing, and now has combined these skills in technology and custom product development.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Florence Nacino, Baby Care Anti-Aging Products, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Florence Nacino

Florence Nacino is an independent consultant and founding member of three successful entrepreneurial companies. She has over 30 years experience directing Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Validation, Regulatory Affairs, Technical Operations, and R&D. Florence served as a former Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Puretek Corporation for 19 years. Puretek is a manufacturer of cosmetics, dietary supplements, and pharmaceutical products. Other positions she held at Puretek include Executive Vice President of R&D/Regulatory Affairs to Business Development and Formulator. She has created many health and beauty products sold in mass, prestige, medical, spa and salon markets. Ms. Nacino joined Raffaello Research Laboratories in May 2011 and served for a year as Vice President of Research and Development working with major marketers and movers in the cosmetic field.

Florence has a B.S. Chemistry from the University of the Philippines, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, is an Exemptee of the California Board of Pharmacy, and a Regional Councilor for the FD&C Division of the American Society of Quality. She is an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the Regulatory Affairs Society, Cosmetic Executive Women, the American Chemical Society, and a Board Member of Beauty Industry West. Ms. Nacinois the creator of Earth Baby, a prestige brand of eco-friendly/organic/natural products for babies. She started her own consulting firm, OYE INC  Consulting Group, in January 2011 to help colleagues and stakeholders in the food, drug, and cosmetic industries overcome challenges in formulation, research, product development, validation, sourcing, manufacturing, process, quality, and regulatory affairs. 

Dr. Padmaja Prem, Hair, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Dr. Padmaja Prem,

Dr. Padmaja Prem, VP of Combe’s Global Research and Development team, began her industrial career with Unilever R&D in 1997 as a Research Scientist at the Laundry and Cleansing Division. Later she got promoted to Sr. Research scientist and then to Principal Research scientist.  Padmaja has done extensive research on reactive chemistry, photofading of textile dyes, retinol stabilization, skin and hair melanin chemistry. During her last four years of tenure at Unilever, she has led many projects in the hair colorants division developing new technologies for hair coloring, color protection and hair bleaching. Most of her research findings were published in peer reviewed journals and technologies were patent protected.  

In 2004, Dr. Prem moved to L’Oreal USA leading the Hair Care Product development team responsible for the launch of all Retail and Luxury Hair care products and later all retail hair color products.  Under her leadership, many innovative products were developed and successfully launched driving the growth of L’Oreal Paris, Fructis and Kiehl’s brands.  In 2010, Dr. Prem joined Johnson and Johnson to lead Sun Care and Anti-aging innovation and product development team for Neutrogena and Aveeno brandes.  She has enabled the launch of Neutrogena’s first tear-free baby sunscreen (Pure & Free Baby Faces), Wet Skin baby sunscreen lotion and Clear Face sunscreen for Acne prone skin.  Padmaja has a broad research expertise in reactive chemistry, emulsions and surfactant systems, hair care and hair color, hair bleaching, color chemistry, sun care, photochemistry, radical chemistry, antioxidants and antiaging. 

Karl Lintner, Telomeres, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Karl Lintner

Karl Lintner obtained a Degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Biochemistry from Vienna University in Austria.

After 10 years of Research on Biological Peptides at the Nuclear Research Centre in Saclay, France, he became Laboratory Manager, then Marketing Manager with the HENKEL Company, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Joined SEDERMA in 1990 as Technical Director and later headed the company for ten years as Managing Director.

Presently, Karl  Lintner is an Independent Consultant to the Cosmetic Industry (President of KAL’IDEES S.A.S.).

He was recently appointed Associate Professor at the University of Versailles to teach classes on cosmetic chemistry.

He has filed several dozens of patents, published numerous articles and book chapters on cosmetic ingredients, and is an active member of SCC and SFC (France); he is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science and was the recipient of the Maison de Navarre Medal of the SCC in 2012.

Robert Holtz, Epigenetic Assays: Methods for Skin Care Research, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Robert Holtz

Robert Holtz earned his B.S. from Colorado State University and his M.S. from Texas Christian University.  His research aims at TCU focused on changes in blood biochemistry that occur immediately after intense exercise and also the long term biochemical changes that occur in energy producing metabolic pathways after different types of exercise training.  After completion of his M.S. he joined a laboratory in the Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Houston.  The research projects of this laboratory focused on the aging related changes that occur in the heart.  Specifically, his work was aimed at mapping the process by which cardiac myocytes became less responsive to stress with age and how this loss of response impacted the normal gene expression profile of the heart and lead to heart failure. 

Robert brought his extensive training in cell culture and molecular biology to BioInnovation Laboratories, a testing laboratory located in Lakewood, Colorado.  His background in aging and gene expression research has been extremely beneficial to BioInnovation Laboratories and has facilitated his company in offering the powerful technology of DNA microarrays and epigenetic analysis, along with other innovative methods for skin research in the Cosmetic and Personal Health Care industries.

Marsha Bro and Satish Nayak, Antioxidants and Extraction Processes, Kemin, Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Ed.

Marsha Bro 
Marketing Director for the personal care division 
Kemin Industries

Marsha Bro is the Marketing Director for the personal care division of Kemin Industries, a manufacturer of natural, plant-based ingredients.  Marsha is focused on strategic marketing, identifying and pursuing opportunities that are best suited for the company vision.  
She is also involved in product development, fulfilling unmet needs of the marketplace.  Marsha has been with Kemin since 2002.  Marsha received her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.

Satish Nayak

Satish Nayak is the Director of Research and Development for Kemin Personal Care.  He joined Kemin in 2008 as a Scientist for Kemin Industries Discovery Research group where he was the project manager for Chemistry and Biochemistry projects.  Currently in his position, Satish is responsible for innovation, quality control and customer laboratory support for personal care ingredients. 

Prior to coming to Kemin, Satish worked as a Post-Doctoral Assistant at the University of Chicago, where his research was focused on developing biological models to understand the effect of proteins, particularly enzymes on cell surfaces.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ramnarain Ruia College in Mumbai, India and he received a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Mumbai in India.  Satish also obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Chemistry (Polymer) from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.  

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