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, 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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