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 Expert  729279

Expert in Cosmetics, Packaged OTC Drugs, Nutraceuticals, Design, Processing, Quality Issues

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has fifty years of actual bench experience doing laboratory and pilot development of the listed areas of expertise. Expert has visited the FDA over 100 times in support of various submissions. Expert has worked for several contract manufactures of personal care, prescription drugs, neutraceuticals and has participated in the development of nearly 1000 new products. Expert has personally developed multiple products in each of he listed areas of primary expertise. Expert has developed OTC Human Monographed drugs in each of the 31 sections of the 21 CFR OTC Human Drug areas. Expert has written over 100 clinical protocols for the substantiation of claims. Expert has appeared before the Better Business Bureau to defend advertising claims. Expert has applied for over 100 patents-both for clients, employers and himself. Expert has had over a dozen interviews with Patent Examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office "USPTO".

acne product


anti-aging skin care product


antibacterial soap


baby personal care product


baby wipe


cosmetic product


dandruff product




deodorant stick formulation




ethnic hair product


hair color product


hair conditioner


hair dye


hair-care product








oral hygiene product


over-the-counter cosmetic


permanent hair-wave product


personal care deodorant


personal care product


personal hygiene


roll-on deodorant


skin bleach


skin care cream


skin care product






topical antimicrobial product


vaginal cream


witch hazel extract

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Personal Care and OTC Products; New and Existing Product...
Skin Care, Body Lotions, Hair Care, Cosmetics Product...
Personal Care Cosmetics, Skin Care, INC Regulations,...
Product Development, Product Safety, Regulatory Compliance,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1959   Pharm.D.   Pharmaceutical Chemistry   University of Southern Calilfornia   Skull and Morter

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to




Independent Consultant


Various Assignments

1997 to 1999


Jason Natural Cosmetics


Vice President of Research and Development


He supervised 3 senior chemists and performed bench laboratory development of natural and organic personal care products, including skin care, hair care, oral care, ethnic hair care and baby care products.

1996 to 1997


Better Health Labs


Director of Research and Development


Developed neutraceuticals at the bench, did pilot and production troubleshooting.

1994 to 1996


John Frieda Hair Professional Hair Care


Director of Research and Development


Develop hair care, skin care, ethnic hair care and baby hair care products at the bench.

1991 to 1994


Hayward Laboratories


Director of Research and Development


Develop skin care and ethnic hair care and neutraceuticals at the bench. Substantial pilot and production troubleshooting.

1989 to 1991


Color Techniques, Inc.


Vice President


Develop color cosmetics the bench as well as evaluate new manufacturing equipment and processes.

1987 to 1989


Steifel Laboratories


Product Development Laboartory Director


Supervise 4 chemists and do bench development of prescription as well as OTC Human Drug and cosmetic products.

1983 to 1987


Kiehl's since 1851


Director of Research and Development


Develop color cosmetics with Co-Director of Research Tibor Goldin (after his 43 years of research leadership at Revlon)

Career Accomplishments:

Society of Cosmetic Chemists; Toastmasters International


Registered Pharmacist: California, Nevada, Connecticut.


Skull and Morter, Pharmacy Honorary Society

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 100 patent applications and 5 issued patents.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He consulted for Spa Blends, developing a dozen personal care products.
  • He consulted for Dermatech, developing multiple OTC Monographed anesthetic products.
  • He consulted for American Premier, developing several baby wipe formulations.
  • He consulted for Lederma, Inc., developing over twenty dermatological formulations
  • He consulted for Life Solutions, developing over 30 neutraceuticals.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on 5% minoxidil liquid foam. Product formulation.
  • Expert in cGMP assistance.
  • Expert in Formulation & Testing for Transdermal Delivery of Anti-Wrinkle Products.
  • Expert for consulting on Need on Product Claims.
  • Nutraceutical design expert in California for consulting on nutraceutical design and set up.
  • Expert for consulting on propanediol deodorant.
  • Expert in Potential US Manufacturing Facility.
  • Otc drug expert for consulting on OTC cold sore med requirements.
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:
He has performed all expert witnessing at depositions. Topics have included: quality assurance of aerosol can manufacture, quality assurance of color cosmetics, safety issues in OTC Human monographed Drugs, legal compliance with OTC Human Monographs-both manufacturing "CMC" and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices).
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on breach of contract case.
  • Expert for consulting on anit-aging cream litigation.
  • Expert in cosmetics marketing for class action case involving possible false claims.
  • Expert for consulting on anti-aging cream false claims
  • Expert cosmetics formulation for consulting on Organic cosmetics.
  • Triclosan expert for consulting on Triclosan USP use in liquid antibacterial dish and hand soaps.
  • Triclosan expert witness for consulting.
  • Construction lending expert witness for construction loan lender liability litigation case.
  • FDA regulatory expert for consulting on OTC skin lightening cream product liability case.
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:
A majority of Expert's expert witnessing depositions have involved "who owns the formula" after a marketing firm provides a formula, the contractor makes minor changes, and the contractors claims the marketer no longer "owns the improved formula".

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:

He developed and delivered about ten seminars on color cosmetic ingredient selection for Color Techniques in 1990. He developed and delivered about 4 courses at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising 2000-2004. He designed and delivered 3 courses in current Good Manufacturing Practices for the American University of Health Sciences in Long Beach, CA 2003-2006.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As a consultant or an employee of a marketing firm, have evaluated over 100 contract manufacturing proposals. Have visited and evaluated over 100 contractors in the USA and Canada.


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