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 Expert  725794

Expert in Personal Care Cosmetics, Skin Care, INC Regulations, Ingredients, Formulation, Expert Witness

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert, working in the Personal Care Cosmetic industry for over 43 yrs has a consulting business that backs up their results with a guarantee, "if we do not meet your objectives and deliver successful results, you do not have to pay". His expertise residues in the areas: antiperspirants, functional silicones, skin care and hair care, INCI registration and back label requirements, and technology/marketing strategy, planning, innovation.

As a consultant for the Personal Care Cosmetic industry, Expert offers over 30 years of supply-side experience, working for Dow Corning as senior technical service scientist in personal care and Wickhen Products as Director of R&D, and over 10 yrs of consumer products goods-side, working for Kao Brands (formerly The Andrew Jergens Co) as a senior principle/technical scientist . He has extensive experience in the fields of antiperspirants, silicone applications, skin care, free radical polymerization, INCI, and R&D chemistry/planning.

After working for Dow Corning and Wickhen Products, he worked for over 10 years for Kao Brands as a Senior Technical Leader and Technical brand leader for Curel, working on antiperspirants (ban), Lotions and Creams (Jergens and Curel), Hair (John Frieda), and Face Care (Biore). His role was both to develop new and innovative products both to partner with Marketing and Market Research to deliver the right products to the consumer.

Expert has earned over 17 patents, well published in numerous journals on multiple subjects,author and co-author of 3 books on silicones and antiperspirants, taught courses for SCC, Center for Professional Advancement, Farleigh Dickerson, and SpecialChem4 Cosmetics on silicones, antiperspirants, and International Cosmetic Ingredient dictionary, and has extensively spoke and acted as moderator globally at cosmetic industry events. He has been active for over 30 years in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists as Area II director, chapter chairs of the Mid-West and Ohio Valley chapters, newsletter editor of the New York chapter, and technical chair for many different chapters.

He is on the Advisory Board and contributing editor for a regular column for Cosmetic & Toiletries, contributing editor for SpecialChem's R&D Highlights, and has been involved in the PCPC's (formerly CTFA) INCI committee for over 17years -- currently emeritus and member for the International Nomenclature Committee.


cosmetic industry


cosmetic product development


cosmetic product formulation


cosmetic raw material specification


fatty alcohol


personal care product

Expert has been involved in a diverse cross-section of active personal care cosmetic raw materials both as director of a specialty raw material manufacture with expertise in antiperspirants, silicones, esters, emollients, free radical polymerization, controlled release, and as a senior technical leader at a Kao Brands working on ban, Jergens, Curel, Biore, John Frieda brands. Over almost 40 years, he has applied this knowledge in the area of skin care, antiperspirants, hair care, anti-aging products, lotion and cream skin treatment products.

As a senior technical leader in the personal care cosmetic industry, Expert worked for Kao Brands (Formerly The Andrew Jergens Co) for 10 years, and was involved in skin care product development that includes technical leadership of the Curel brand and understanding of anti-irritation, moisturization, novel product forms. He has many successful products launched with good staying power in the marketplace. Expert was able to utilize his extensive chemistry background, broad raw material knowledge, experienced formulation and application expertise to partner with Marketing and Market Research to work with the consumer in defining and developing the right type of product for the brands market position.

Expert has been involved in personal care cosmetic Antiperspirant technology & applications for over 35 years; working as directory of research to Ban antiperspirant consumer product development. He has been instrumental in teaching and writing about this subject to help others understand the field of antiperspirants.

Expert is an expert in Silicone (Siloxane) technology and application, being involved for over 20 years. He has developed an understanding of how to use and synthesis functional siloxanes, apply them to personal care cosmetic products, and how to substitute them for organics when necessary.

Expert has been involved in polymer synthesis (primarily free radical polymerization) and research along with guiding the industry in types of polymers to use in personal care cosmetic applications. His polymer research was specialized in film formers and controlled release technology.

Expert has been involved with a major personal care cosmetic hair care brand, John Frieda, as a Senior Technical Leader for Kao Brands, working in new and innovative concepts and products. He has been involved in development of novel hair care products that are based on matching structure-function with consumer perception and needs. He been directly involved in new product launches still on the market.


cosmetic product


cosmetic product chemistry






hand lotion


new consumer product development




raw material


roll-on deodorant


silicone oil




skin aging


skin aging treatment


skin care cream


skin care product development


personal care deodorant




skin care product


skin feel






deodorant stick formulation




cosmetic polymer




hair conditioner


hair-care product formulation


cosmetics raw material



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Pompano Beach, Florida;  and Boca Raton, Florida.

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Skin Care, Body Lotions, Hair Care, Cosmetics Product...
Personal Care, Active Ingredient Selection for Product...
Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing, Product & Brand...
Cosmetic Ingredient Chemistry, Natural Personal Care...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   M.S.   Chemistry   State University of New York, New Paltz  
1970   B.S.   Chemistry   Long Island University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to






Principal Owner


Expert, working in the Personal Care Cosmetic industry for over 40 yrs has a consulting business that backs up their results with a guarantee, "if we do not meet your objectives and deliver successful results, you do not have to pay".

His expertise residues in the areas: antiperspirants, functional silicones, skin care and hair care. With almost 40 years experience as a raw material supply-side technologist and consumer product-side innovator.

1998 to 2009


Kao Brands Company


Product Development


Sr Principal Scientist


Worked as a Senior Technical Leader on all of Kao Brands brands; ban, Curel, Jergens, Biore, and John Frieda. Responsibilities included: development of innovative products and concept in all of Kao Brands brands, technical leader for Curel, and hair care innovative development.

1987 to 1998


Dow Corning


Research & Technology


Sr Industry Specialist & Technical Leader


Involved in development of new silicones, technical leader for Dow Corning, handling key customers technical needs. Dow Corning purchased Wickhen Products Inc.

1973 to 1987


Wickhen Products Inc




Director of R&D


Wickhen Products (purchased by Dow Corning in 1986); responsible for developing and commercializing all new technologies; primarily in the field of antiperspirants, esters, emollients, sprayed dries specialty products, controlled release technology based on free radical polymerization.

1970 to 1973


Amerchol Corporation




Bench Chemist


Bench Synthesis chemist developing new technology in field of sunscreens, methyl glucoside derivatives, and lanolin specialty products.

Career Accomplishments:

International Nomenclature Committee (INC) past-Chairperson PCPC -- formerly CTFA

Society of Cosmetic Chemists --> Ohio Valley Chapter Chair --> Area II Director --> Mid-West Chapter Chair

Controlled Release Society - Consumer & Diversified Products Technical Seminar Committee

Professional Appointments

(1) Advisory Technical Board and contributing author to a regular column for Cosmetic & Toiletries magazine (2) Past-Chair & current-Emeritus of International Nomemclature Committee (INC) - part of PCPC (formerly CTFA) (3) Contributing editor for SpecialChem's R&D Highlights


Hans Schaeffer Award; Society of Cosmetic Chemists – Most Innovative Paper Dragoco Award; Society of Cosmetic Chemists – Best Scientific Paper Quality and Supply Improvement Award; Dow Corning Corporation Manufacturing Achievement Award; Dow Corning Corporation

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 15 patents on the subject of antiperspirants, skin care, silicones, pesticides, controlled release free radical chemistry. He has over 50 publications and presentations worldwide on numerous subjects (available upon request).

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has written a position paper on the science and technology around performance testing of Antiperspirants and Silicones.
  • He has provided guidance on the chemistry of esterification and process, new raw material entrance into the personal care cosmetic marketplace.
  • Provide guidance and registration on International Nomenclature Chemical Ingredient assignments
  • Hair and Skin care formulation development - developed new skin care formulations for specialty consumer company and fixed and stabilized existing formulations without changing the specifications and consumer aesthetics
  • Expert Witness dealing with personal care cosmetics, chemistry, science, performance, application.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on 5% minoxidil liquid foam. Product formulation.
  • Expert for consulting on Effective Preservative Substitutes.
  • Expert for consulting on draft of article on skin care ingredients as irritant
  • Expert for consulting on stabilizing a gel.
  • Cosmetic chemist expert for consulting on Hand Care.
  • Expert in skin conditioning additive.
  • Consumer product expert needed for consulting regarding a new skin care product line.
  • Expert in cosmetic chemists needed for consulting on product formula.
  • Expert for consulting on propanediol deodorant.
  • Expert in New Product for Personal Care.
  • Expert for consulting on Development of a lubricant for synthetic fiber used in wigs and hair pieces.
  • Expert for consulting on.contract manufacturing
  • Expert in Natural Preservatives for gels, inks and cosmetics
  • Expert in body care product testing for consulting on Accelerated Shelf Life and New Preservative Testing.
  • Expert in personal hygiene for consulting on natural deodorants.
  • Preservative expert for consulting on cosmetic preservatives.
  • Deodorant expert for consulting on New Product development.
  • Expert in Phytic acid, sodium phytate and calcium phytate.
  • Expert in Soluble carbohydrate chemistry.
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:
Expert has developed information on a patent infringement case involving coating of inorganic particles and other fields for personal care clients. Personal Care Cosmetic expert witnesses or litigation consultants offering expert testimony, expert advice, litigation support, forensic services, and related expert witness services. (intellectual property --patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, product liability, and insurance matters.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on anti-aging cream false claims
  • Deodorant Expert needed for consulting on antiperspirant testing protocols.
  • Expert for consulting on A Request for Your Opinion in defense of a legal matter in cosemetology- eyelash tinting.
  • Siloxane expert for consulting on pH of Siloxanes.
  • 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.

Market Research:
Past-Chair/Emeritus of the International Nomenclature Committee --INC (involved in all back label ingredient assigned nomenclature and recognized worldwide as an official regulatory compendium, Expert can help navigate the regulatory issues in back label statements and assignment of INCI names.

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:

"Antiperspirants & Deodorants - 2 day course"; Center for Professional Advancement "Siloxane Technology/Application"; Center for Professional Advancement "Antiperspirant 101"; Center for Professional Advancement “INCI Dictionary & Handbook: Back 2 Basics 101”; Center for Professional Advancement Webex “Brief Silicone Chemistry Review & Hair Care Applications”; Univ of Cincinnati, School of Pharmacy “21st Century Global Underarm Products”; University of Cincinnati, School of Pharmacy “General Introduction to Underarm Technology”; Center for Professional Advancement “General Introduction to Underarm Technology”; Continuing Education Society of Cosmetic Chemist "Innovation" SpecialChem4 Cosmetics

Other Skills and Services

He has over 43 years of Personal Care Cosmetic experience – director of R&D specialized in esterification, antiperspirant technology/ applications controlled release free radical technology, senior technical service leader specialized in Siloxane technology/application, liaison link between customer needs and technology capability: 1. Over 15 patents in a multitude of areas, including polymer free radical polymerization and controlled release, siloxanes, antiperspirants, pesticide control. 2. Strong technologist with the ability to assist coordination of R&D programs, assessment of technology capability and opportunity in personal care industry, patent evaluation, personal care formulation and application 3. Ability to understand personal care marketplace and best ways to develop and present technology for maximum acceptance by the industry 4. Competitive analysis of technologies and positioning in industry 5. Experience in working with foreign companies and technologist.


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