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 Expert  728978

Expert in Cosmetic Ingredient Chemistry, Natural Personal Care Product Formulation, Sunscreen

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert learned his formulation skills on the bench with major finished product manufacturers in many of the most recognized personal care product areas : color cosmetics, skin care, toiletries, sunscreens and hair care. He has formulated and brought to market numerous finished products in all these categories and was granted US patents for many of the technologies implemented therein. Much of the work focused on skin care and sunscreens for product lines such as Bain de Soleil, Yves St Laurent and Charles of the Ritz. Expert increased his understanding of the science involved in cosmetics through his graduate training and continuing education. He himself now instructs for both the Society of Cosmetic Chemists in their Continuuing Education Program as well as in the Graduate Masters program in Cosmetic Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Expert's career extended into the raw material and cosmetic ingredient side of the business as Director of Research and Development at a prominent cosmetic ingredient supplier utilizing his experience and expertise to guide applications development and technical support to sales and marketing with presentations, articles and direct customer contact. Key areas of concentration included the inorganic sunscreen active Titanium Dioxide, botanicals and natural ingredients, skin care actives and cosmetic proteins.

cosmetic product chemistry


cosmetic product development


cosmetic product formulation




hand lotion




personal care product


skin care cream


skin care product


skin care product development



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;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Personal Care Cosmetics, Skin Care, INC Regulations,...
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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   MS   Pharmaceutics/ Cosmetic Science   Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of LIU  
1972   BS   Biology/Botany   City College of New York - CCNY  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to







Expert is the sole proprietor of this personal care consulting firm.

1995 to 2009


TRI-K Industries


Research and Development


Director/ Senior Manager


Direct Research and Development department for ingredient applications and technical support including new technologies investigation.

1987 to 1995


DowBrands/ LaMaur


Research and Development


Senior Scientist


Formulation and product development of skin care and hair care products. Technology liason with Dow research scientists.

1976 to 1987


CRG/ Lanvin-Charles of the Ritz


Research and Development


Senior Scientist


Skin care and sunscreen product formulation and exploratory research

1974 to 1976




Research and Development


Senior Chemist


Formulation of cosmetics, toiletries and antiperspirants

1969 to 1974




Research and Development




Formulation and color matching of facial color cosmetics- liquid make-up, eye shadow etc.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a long standing member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, The American Chemical Society and the American Oil Chemists Society.

Professional Appointments

Expert is a past Chairmen of two local chapters of the SCC- Twin Cities and New York. He also served on the SCC's Committee on Scientifc Affairs and the Continuing Education Program Committee. Expert is a member the Praesidium of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists, the IFSCC, since 2004.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published articles in a number of cosmetic industry trade journals as well as contributed to the second edition of Sunscreens, ed. N.Shaath 1997. Expert has also presented on topics ranging from sunscreens to anti-aging skin care at various trade and scientific conferences. Expert is named inventor on seven US patents in skin treatment, suncare and cosmetics

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Soap, Perfumery & Cosmetics  
 - International Journal of Cosmetic Science  
 - Marcel Decker  
 - Cosmetics & Toiletries, Allured  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert recently reported on the state of the art in aqueous thickeners for personal care for a new technology start up and arranged lead contacts for commercial partnerships.
  • Expert conducted full day training seminars in sunscreen technology for an ingredient supplier's sales, marketing and technical service teams
  • Expert investigated and advised a dermatologist/entrepreneur on certification for natural and organic skin care products and reviewed representative market products.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in New Product for Personal Care.
  • Expert in Formulation & Testing for Transdermal Delivery of Anti-Wrinkle Products.
  • Cosmetic chemist expert formulation rochester NY for consulting on Formulation.
  • Expert in Therapeutic Skin 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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on anti-aging cream false claims
  • Construction lending expert witness for construction loan lender liability litigation case.
  • Expert for consulting on eyelash adhesive.
  • 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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2003 to 2006   Europe/Mexico/Korea   Expert provided technical support to international sales agents including product presentations and training

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has prpeared and delivered full day seminars in sunscreen technology & regulations, botanicals in cosmetics, and formulating for the natural market. He prepared and teaches full term graduate level courses in Cosmetic Product Development and Applied Colloid and Surface Science

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As a product formulator and ingredient supplier Expert has an extensive knowledge of global cosmetic ingredient suppliers and primary sources for raw materials


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