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 Expert  723367

Expert in Ethnic Product Formulation and Evaluation, Hair Products, Shampoo Formulation, Cosmetics, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has excellent knowledge of the role of quaternary ammonium compound in conditioners both leave on and rinse off. Expert also has excellent knowledge in selecting the right ingredients to optimize hair care products.

hair conditioner


hair-care product

Expert has over eighteen years experince in formulating and evaluating hair care products. He has tremedous knowledge in reactive and non reactive hair products such as relaxers, shampoos, conditioners etc. He has provided valuable services and training to both suppliers and finish goods manufacturers in their product research and development. Mr. Obukwho has a very strong insight for product function and technology and how hair care products can benefit from cutting-edge technology. He sees formulation as the starting point in recognizing the relationship between two or more ingredients in a product.

hair-care product formulation


hair relaxer

Expert's long years of service and working with the right companies has given him tremedous background in personal care product evaluation and formulation. He has been instrumental in introducing some innovative personal care ingredients to the industry.

personal care product

Expert's experience in product formulation and evaluation has given him tremedous overall knowledge of product creation and design. He has formulated several skin care and hair care products over the years for domestic and international customers.

cosmetic product development

Expert's concepts about cosmetic product formulation is a simple approach of knowing your raw materials and how they can work together to produce the desired product. He has vast knowledge in raw material evaluation and good chemistry of interaction that will lead to the right prodcut design.

cosmetic product formulation

Expert has formulated different types of shampoo over the years. He is familiar with selecting the right surfactant and surfactant ratio adjustment in producing the best functioning shampoo. He understands the chemistry of shampoo ingrdients that will allow him design a delivery shampoo base for silicone and quaternary ammonium compounds.



product evaluation


shampoo formulation


ethnic hair product

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Skin Care, Body Lotions, Hair Care, Cosmetics Product...
Cosmetic Ingredient Chemistry, Natural Personal Care...
Personal Care, Active Ingredient Selection for Product...
Formulation, Development & Testing of Hair and Skin Care...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   BS   Chemistry   Chicago State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to






President/Principal Consulting Chemist


Providing techncial support to both suppliers and manufacturers, Lectures Ethnic Products/Chemistry for Society of Cosmetic Chemist. Expert on Relaxer technology and other maintenance products such as conditioners, gels, lotion, shampoo and pomades.

1994 to 2005


Croda Inc.


Application Lab


Executive Program Manager Ethnic Product Development


Expert was responsible for developing new materials for the ethnic market in Croda. He was also Research Manager Personal Care Application Lab prior to becoming Executive Program Manager.

1988 to 1994


Luster Products Inc.




Research Chemist


Formulation and Product Development.

Career Accomplishments:

Society of Cosmetic Chemist, member of "Ask the Expert" with the SCC. Lecturer with the SCC since 1997 on Ethnic Products/Chemistry.


Center for Professional Advancement, Certificates of Appreciation from the SCC.


SCC Service Award

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has several publication and patents to his name.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Cosmetics and Toiletries Magazine  
 - Happi Magazine  
 - Cosmetics & Toiletries  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Formulation development, raw material evaluation, pilot and production batch preparation.
  • Technical training and formulation design for both starting chemist
  • On-site technical presentation on raw materials and finished products.
  • Presentations at seminars on new and innovative cosmetic ingredients (domestic and international).
  • Expert witness on Ethnic product case on relaxers,shampoo, conditioner and application.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in hair product chemistry for consulting on new product development.
  • Cosmetics expert for consulting on new product development for hair care.
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:
Testified as expert witness on ethnic products use and application in state court.
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.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
South-Africa, Brazil,Dominican Republic,Argentina, Chile Barcelona and Mexico   Technical presentation to customers and presentations at seminars on innovative cosmetic ingredients.
Mexico, South-Africa, Dominican Republic   Technical training and ethnic product and chemistry presentation to both chemist and marketing group.
Germany   Presentaton on the chemistry and application of relaxer at the ATC conference in Berlin.
Canada   Presentation on ethnic skin products and chemistry at the SCC seminar in Canada.
Mexico   Hotel base presentation on the function of quaternary ammonium compounds in conditioners

Additional Skills and Services:

Lectured Ethnic Products/Chemistry for the Society of Cosmetic Chemist both domestic and international.

Other Skills and Services

Raw material evaluation and application knowledge. Strategic insights on product application and positioning.


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