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 Expert  723295

Expert in Personal Care, Active Ingredient Selection for Product Development, Write Protocols for Testing


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Michigan (MI)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has over 25 years of experience with cosmetic products. He can provide information on new ingredients and efficacy for the personal care products. He can advise on the claims, efficacy of the current ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products. He has experience writing protocols to test ingredients. He can identify outside labs for testing the ingredients, analyze data and interpret for marketing claims. Expert provides technical expertise, guides R&D staff to conduct clinical testing, and teaches how to use equipment.

Expert has identified active ingredients for US and international product development. He can provide claim substantiation for the cosmetic products. He has conducted clinical and in-vitro testing. He can help marketing to write advertisements and claims on the products, as well as search and identify new technologies for the future product development. Expert has written scientific papers, presented scientific work, and authored patents.

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cosmetic industry

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cosmetic polymer

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cosmetic product

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cosmetic product chemistry

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cosmetic product development

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cosmetic product formulation

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cosmetic raw material specification

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over-the-counter cosmetic

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personal care product

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skin care cream

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skin care product

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skin protectant product


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Kalamazoo, Michigan;  Wyoming, Michigan;  Saginaw, Michigan;  Battle Creek, Michigan;  South Bend, Indiana;  and Elkhart, Indiana.

Often requested
with this expert:

Skin Care, Body Lotions, Hair Care, Cosmetics Product...
Personal Care Cosmetics, Skin Care, INC Regulations,...
Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing, Product & Brand...
Cosmetic Ingredient Chemistry, Natural Personal Care...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   Ph.D.   Microbiology   M. S. University  
1978   M.Sc.   Microbiology   M.S. University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Advanced imaging and measurement

 

Manager

 

Managing the group of 7 scientists and also budget. Provide technical direction, initiating research projects related to anti-aging and skin pigmentation, non invasive biophysical methods. Collaborative work with Univ of Michigan, Univ of IL, dermatologists and scientists. Group also conducts/ coordinates internal & external studies to support product claims. Approve product claims.

1995 to 2005

 

Mary Kay Inc.

 

R&D

 

Associate Principal Scientist

 

Wrote scientific papers, presented scienific work, wrote patents. Supervised a technician.

1990 to 1995

 

Unversity of Michigan

 

Dermatology

 

Lecturer, Investigator.

 

Initiated new projects, Worked on skin cancer research and retinoic acid projetc. wrote grants, Established an independent lab, supervised technicians. Published and presented scientific work.

2006 to 2010

 

Alberto Culver

 

Claims substantiation

 

Managed the claims group

 

Directed the group to substantiate skin care and hair care product claims. Reviewed and Approved global label claims, TV ad and other product claims related material. Evaluated new technologies.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

The Society of Investigative Dermatology; . The Society of Cosmetic Chemists; Chaired scientific sessions at the annual meetings. National Society of Cosmetic Chemists; Chair and Co-chair of Committee of Scientific Affairs; 1997 – 2000. Collin County Community Biotechnology Advisory Committee; Plano, Texas; 1998- present.

Professional Appointments

National Society of Cosmetic Chemists; Chair and Co-chair of Committee of Scientific Affairs; 1997 – 2000 Collin County Community Biotechnology Advisory Committee; Plano, Texas; 1998- present.

Awards/Recognition

Gold medal and award for the Ph.D. thesis work by Government of India. Fellowship from the Government of France - INSERM, Paris, France Fellowship from the Government of USA - National Cancer Institute, USA. Research Fellowship; Department of Pathology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Award form Dermatology Founadtion


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

3 Patents 27 Publications

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - JCS  
 - Gene  
 - Society of Cosmetic Chemists  
 - Geriatric Dermatology  

Consulting Services:
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Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Worked with legal closely on claims related litigation.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Construction lending expert witness for construction loan lender liability litigation case.
  • Cosmetic product expert testimony for consulting on trade secret misappropriation claim.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
Hindi, Gujarati  

Market Research:
Personal care products - skin care, color and hair care. Interaction with PD, marketing,.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Developed Claims process, product claims related training presentation.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Interacting with several vendors, evaluate ingredients, test data, recommend/consult PD

Other Skills and Services

In vitro, in Vivo testing designing for product testing, claims substantiation. Regulatory, safety background. Strong research background.


 

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