November Meeting - Skin Aging
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

November Meeting - Skin Aging

Please join us on Tuesday, November 14th to learn about extrinsic and intrinsic factors influencing skin aging from Laurie B. Joseph, Ph.D. from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. Thank you to Brenntag Specialties for sponsoring our last meeting of the year!

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
845 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
Speaker: 7:00pm

Abstract- Your skin is considered the window to your soul. It is a protective barrier which is constantly under chemical and physical attack from the environment. As we age the skin loses its ability to ward off toxins from entering our bodies. In this presentation I will discuss some of the factors which affect skin health as we age. Your skin health is governed by intrinsic as well as extrinsic factors. As we age intrinsic changes in our skin structure may lead to dehydration, sagging, loss of hypodermis and dysfunction of the skin and its skin appendages. In this presentation we will discuss how aging may induce modifications of intrinsic skin factors such as the microbiome and immune function.  We will examine the effects of extrinsic toxins, such as pesticides, household and personal care products and the sun, as well as drugs on the skin. Finally we will explore how changes in extrinsic and intrinsic factors may lead to structural damage and skin dysfunction.

Register below, or email Cynthia Valovich
SCC members: $45
Non-members: $50
Students and Unemployed: $35

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Bio- Dr. Laurie Joseph has over 35 years of experience in toxicology having developed clinical and in vitro human models as well as in vivo animal models to understand the fundamentals of environmental damage and cellular response. She received a B.S. in geology from The George Washington University, M.S. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and post-doctoral training at Yale University and the University Connecticut Medical Center. For the past 30 years, she been involved in the study of wound repair in skin and vascular tissue including over 15 years of experience in the skin care industry. Laurie is a member of numerous organizations including Personal Care Product Council biotech and chemistry subcommittees of the International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient Committee, Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and an associate member of the American Academy of Dermatology.   Prior to coming to Rutgers University, she was the senior skin biologist for Croda Inc. (USA), a world leader in specialty chemicals for personal care, pharmaceutical, home, and industrial use.  Laurie has over 35 peer reviewed publications and has been an investigator on numerous nationally funded and intermural awards. Currently, she is faculty in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University developing in vivo, in vitro, and clinical models of skin wound repair and preparation of topical formulations for the Rutgers/ UMDNJ CounterACT Center for Excellence Pharmaceutics and Chemistry Core active pharmaceutical ingredients group. 

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Professional Advancement Day - Maximize Your Strengths with Growtality
Oct
17
8:30 AM08:30

Professional Advancement Day - Maximize Your Strengths with Growtality

Registration: 8:00-8:30am
Course: 8:30am-4:00pm

Register now to receive your Strength Finder assessment to bring to the seminar

Course Abstract -
Gallup research proves that people succeed when they focus on what they do best. By identifying what your talents are, you can find the best way to go about accomplishing your work. Basically, you get to stop trying to be what you are not, and start being what you are. Play to your strengths, mitigate your weakness.
When you are engaged in your strengths, you will naturally perform better, and you will feel more energized and fulfilled while doing it. That will improve your level of engagement at work, leading to higher employee engagement for the organization. StrengthsFinder done in a group setting is a fantastic way to find this information out.

What you will gain -
Gain self-awareness * Develop personal leadership skills and capabilities * Practice advice on communication challenges and ways to successfully work with others * Learn how to capitalize and build upon your greatest talents to create strengths that will enhance all aspects of your life * Learn the language of strengths as well as your top themes and themes of others * Maximize strengths everyday with yourself and others * Strengths Finder Assessment * A comprehensive Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide.

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Instructor - Kerry Preston, CEO and Founder of Growtality
A highly sought-after business expert and the co-author of You Did What? The Biggest Mistakes Professionals Make, currently in its fifth edition. The second book in the series, You Said What?, was released in 2012, with a follow-up Enhancing Your Executive Edge: How to Develop the Skills to Lead and Succeed published in 2014.  A natural-born problem solver, Prestonuses her own positive attitude and perception to foster relationships and help others do the same. Her ultimate goal is helping others become their best selves, whether it's at work or in their personal lives. She hopes to convey the idea that presence is the ultimate precursor to promotion.
Preston spent over 10 years with Calvin Klein Cosmetics, eventually taking her expertise to run workshops for Shiseido, NARS, La Prairie, Moet Hennessy USA, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, and Credit Suisse.

Big thank you to our sponsors!

 

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September Meeting - Sulfate Free Chemistries and Formulation Science
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

September Meeting - Sulfate Free Chemistries and Formulation Science

Please join us on Tuesday, September 19th to learn about surfactants from Steve O'Connor of Innospec. Also, a big thank you to Innospec for sponsoring this meeting!

Giovanni's
2748 Boston Post Road
Darien, CT 06820

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
Speaker: 7:00pm

Abstract
Personal cleansing products based on sulfate free chemistries are quickly emerging as one of the fastest growing areas in the personal care marketplace. While the debate continues in the scientific community whether sulfates are truly harmful, the consumer image of these ingredients is continually growing more negative. This has stimulated the introduction of a flood of new "sulfate free" products throughout the world.
Formulating these types of products presents a real challenge to even the most experienced formulators as the alternatives to sulfates are usually more expensive and do not perform as well. In addition formulators often have to add complex polymer packages to achieve the desired aesthetic and conditioning properties commonly expected by the consumer.
The purpose of this workshop is to review the state of the "sulfate free" market and identify alternative chemistries and formulation techniques to meet these challenges. Specific topics to be covered include the following subject areas.
           Current market status of sulfate free personal cleanser products
           Identify formulation/technology challenges experienced by formulators
           In depth review of the chemistries commonly used as alternatives to sulfate free
           surfactants including their chemical structures, benefits and deficiencies
          Performance Vs cost
          Formulating high performance, sulfate free personal cleansers
Additional topics will also be covered per specific inquiries from the attendees.

Register below, or email Cynthia Valovich
SCC members: $45
Non-members: $50
Students and Unemployed: $35

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Biography - Steve O'Connor is the Director of Technology, Americas for the Personal Care business of Innospec Performance Chemicals. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and during his accomplished research career has worked at Unilever, Clariant, and Lubrizol in addition to Innospec. Steve has worked in the personal care industry for over 17 years as a research scientist, technical sales representative and technical group leader.

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CTSCC Family Day
Jul
22
10:30 AM10:30

CTSCC Family Day

Join the CTSCC with your family at this summer's CTSCC Family Day.

This event will include park admission for each member of your group, free parking, free unlimited soda throughout the park and a Buffet Lunch at the Lakeside Catering Pavilion.

Register via paypal below, or contact Liz Mycka

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Lake Compounce, part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks, is New England's Family Theme Park . It is the oldest, continuously-operating amusement park in North America, having its genesis more than 165 years ago in 1846! The park has had millions invested in rides and attractions during the recent years, and today is more beautiful than ever. Among other famous attractions, Lake Compounce is home to Boulder Dash, which has been voted the world’s #1 wooden roller coaster, as well as Connecticut’s largest water park. At “The Lake,” there are more rides, attractions, dining options, and FUN than anyone can experience in just one day...whether you’re young or just young at heart. 

 

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9th Annual Golf Outing
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

9th Annual Golf Outing

Join us Tuesday, April 25, 2016 for a fun filled day of golf at a new location for 2017 - at the Foxwoods Casino's Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, CT!

10:00am   Registration
11:00am    Lunch
12:15pm    Golf Shotgun start time
5:00pm    Cocktails
6:00pm    Dinner and Prizes

CT SCC Golf Outing
Name of Attendee

Please contact Dan O'Neill with any questions

Discounted hotel rooms are available until Friday, March 31st. Reserve with Dan O'Neill for $129 rate.

 

 

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April Meeting - Preservation in Personal Care
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

April Meeting - Preservation in Personal Care

  • The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center (map)
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Please join us April 18, at the Norwalk Inn in Norwalk CT to learn about preservation in personal care from Steven Schnittger, VP Global Microbiology and Fermentation at Estee Lauder.

Norwalk Inn
99 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
Speaker: 7:00pm

Biography
Steve is presently the Vice President – Global Microbiology and Fermentation- R&D for the Estee Lauder Companies. He has been with Estee for over 20 years all within the Microbiology and Bio-Ferm Lab. Primary responsibilities are in the area of cosmetic preservation and advising the chemist on new formulations. Other responsibilities include developing new active ingredients through fermentation, advising manufacturing on cleaning and sanitization procedures and assisting quality assurance and manufacturing when problems arise. Works closely with the safety group in finding the balance between safety and preservation.

Before coming to Estee Lauder, Steve worked for Ralston Purina Company and attended school at the University of Tulsa majoring in microbiology. He is past - chairman of the CTFA Microbiology Committee, active member of the U.S. TAG / ISO committee for Cosmetic Microbiology, member of the American Society of Microbiology, Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the Institute of Food Technology. Holds numerous patents in cosmetic science, fermentation and frequently is asked to give presentations on preservation, risk assessment and fermentation.

Register below, or email Cynthia Valovich
SCC members: $45
Non-members: $50
Students and Unemployed: $35

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March Meeting - Human Skin Microbiome
Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

March Meeting - Human Skin Microbiome

Please join us on March 21, 2017 to learn about the human skin microbiome from Dr. Julia Oh from the Jackson Laboratory for Genome Medicine. 

Unilever
45 Commerce Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
Speaker: 7:00pm

Abstract- The host, its microbes, and disease: the landscape of the human skin microbiome

This course will provide an overview of the microbiome, which is the collective genome of the microbial communities that live in and on our bodies. What is the role of the microbiome in human health? What happens when the microbiome is disrupted? How can a metagenomics approach advance the study of the microbiome? What makes individuals susceptible to colonization and subsequent infection? Are there unique issues related to healthcare settings? This course will address these questions and more.

Register below, or email Cynthia Valovich
SCC members: $45
Non-members: $50
Students and Unemployed: $35

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Biography
Dr. Julia Oh is an Assistant Professor at the Jackson Laboratory for Genome Medicine and a microbiome expert. Her current research focuses on technologies to explore and engineer the human microbiome, the communties of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that inhabit all areas of the human body and play an integra role in human health. She has signficant training in genomics, genetics, and technology development, completing postdoctoral training at the National Human Genome Research Institute, her Ph.D. in genetics at Stanford Univeristy under renowned geneticist and technologist Ronald Davis, and her B.A. from Harvard University at the FAS Center for Systems Biology. 

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January Meeting - Pollution
Jan
17
5:30 PM17:30

January Meeting - Pollution

Join us for our first meeting of 2017! On January 17, Paul Slavashevich from Symrise will be discussing how pollution affects our skin and hair.

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's
2748 Boston Post Road
Darien CT 06820
203-325-9979

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
Speaker: 7:00pm

Abstract
Pollution is a rapidly growing concern for people around the world. Scientists are constantly bombarding us with facts on how it affects the environment and our health. Since we're all cosmetic scientists, we will look at how pollution affects our skin and hair. We'll look into which genes are upregulated in response to pollution particles and what types of damage they lead to. We will also look at what effects pollution has on the hair. 

Register below, or email
SCC members: $45
Non-members: $50
Students and Unemployed: $35

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Biography
Paul Slavashevich has been working in product development for over 15 years for such companies as Avon Products, Zotos International, Artec Systems, and Alzo International. At Symrise he manages North American Application Lab and Technical Services Department for Cosmetic Ingredients Division

 

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November Meeting - Dinosaur BBQ social night
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

November Meeting - Dinosaur BBQ social night

Join us for our last meeting of 2016! We will be hosting a social night at Dinosaur BBQ in Stamford, CT. Along with recognizing the passing of one of our founders, Don Feliciano, we will also be installing our new officers. 


Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner 6:30pm


Register below or email Cynthia
SCC Members $45
Non-Members $50
Students and Unemployed $35

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Oct
30
8:00 AM08:00

Supplier Golf Tournament 29th IFSCC Congress

  • Celebration Golf Club, Walt Disney World (map)
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Supplier Golf Tournament
29th IFSCC Congress

WHERE: Celebration Golf Club - Walt Disney World

WHEN: Sunday, October 30th 2016  8:00 am shotgun start (Bus leaves at 7am)

DETAILS: Transportation will be available from Dolphin Resort to and from course
Breakfast, lunch, cart, cocktails, pre-round range balls and prizes included

COSTS: $750 per foursome before 8/1/16
$850 per foursome after
$200 for individual before 8/1/16
$225 for individual after

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October Continuing Education Seminar - Sustainable Product Development
Oct
10
9:00 AM09:00

October Continuing Education Seminar - Sustainable Product Development

Sustainable Cosmetic Products: Market, Regulation & Product Development

Location: Unilever
50 Commerce Drive, Trumbull CT
Overflow parking, 45 Commerce Drive

The consumer market has evolved over time along with the global green movement. Today's consumers are conscientious buyers who do not simply buy into a green image, they want to see proof that manufacturers are engaged in business practices that would ensure a common, sustainable future for all, in both economical and ecological sense. In short, they demand reassurance and actual substantiation of sustainability. This course will provide an overview of this socio-economic trending and how it is shaping the behavior and practices of both consumers and manufacturers alike in cosmetic/personal care product development. 

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the key driving forces behind the global sustainable consumer movement
  • Describe major trends in developing sustainable cosmetic/personal care products
  • Outline pertinent global regulation and legislation relevant to "green" personal care products
  • Summarize the emerging and controversial issues over sustainable sourcing, manufacturing practices, green marketing claims and substantiation

Course Outline

Course Director Bio
Wen Schroeder is the founder and president of SEKI Cosmeticals. She is a key expert for the ASEAN-EU Programme for Regional Integration Support in cosmetic and pharmaceutical GMP and testing. Ms. Schroeder is a scientific advisor to Taiwan External Trade Development Council and has served for the Personal Care Products Council. She is active in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. With 20+ years of industrial experience, 30 US patents and numerous publications, Ms. Schroeder is an internationally recognized lecturer on cosmetic science and regulatory affairs. Her lecture topics cover a wide range of areas from chemical management, biocide regulations to food, drug and cosmetic law. Ms. Schroeder is the editor of Sustainable Cosmetic Product Development by Allured Books, as the first comprehensive technical reference work in this field for the cosmetic and personal care industry.

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Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

September Meeting - Esters for Cosmetic and Personal Care Applications

Join us Tuesday, September 20 at the Norwalk Inn. Don Rick from Alzo will be discussing esters.

Norwalk Inn
99 East Ave
Norwalk CT

Abstract
Esters are an important class of materials in the cosmetic chemist's toolbox. Given the larger variety of esters available, chemists often ask "which ester should I use for my application?" We have characterized esters based on physical properties, compatibility and performance to help guide choosing the right ester for the right application - ultimately creating a structure function relationship. Once this structure function relationship is known, the behavior of esters is very predictable. The properties and performance of esters will be discussed - specifically linking performance based on measurements (including polarity, viscosity, and spreadability) to the chemistry of the ester.

Speaker Bio
Donald Rick has been in the Cosmetic, Personal Care, and OTC industry for over 20 years in a variety of R&D roles encompassing basic & applied research and product development. He has worked for Unilever Research, L'Oreal USA, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Nice-Pak Products, and is currently Technical Director for Alzo International.

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner 6:30pm
Speaker 7:00pm

Register below or email Cynthia
SCC Members $45
Non-Members $50
Students and Unemployed $35

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CTSCC Annual Golf Outing
Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

CTSCC Annual Golf Outing

Join us Monday, April 25, 2016 for a fun filled day of golf at Great River Golf Club in Milford, CT!!

11:00am - Lunch
12:30pm - Golf shot gun tee time
5:00pm - Cocktails
6:30pm - Dinner, prizes
8:00pm - Adjourn

Register by April 8, 2016 to guarantee a spot

CT SCC Golf Outing
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Please contact Dan O'Neill with any questions. 

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April Meeting - AntiAging and IR
Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

April Meeting - AntiAging and IR

April 19, 2016 Mindy Goldstein will talk about anti-aging and IR - An anti-aging cream that expands sun care to help protect against infrared damage. The next generation of skincare.

Sheraton Stamford Hotel
700 E Main St
Stamford CT 06901

Abstract
In the 1980’s, research lead to the finding that Infrared radiation (IR) may contribute to premature skin aging due to damage that it caused in the skin. Initially it was believed that IR would not penetrate the skin but it has since been shown that IRA, wavelengths 760-1440 nm, penetrates the skin as deeply as UVA. Continuing research has shown that the skin damage that IRA causes is similar to both UVA and UVB skin damage and it may actually increase the damage done by UVA and UVB radiation. There is some belief that IRA plays an important role in dermal inflammation, photoaging and cancer formation. Thus considering the mounting evidence on IR skin damage, suncare products that filter the UVA and UVB rays may be insufficient since they do not block all the damaging rays emitted from the sun. It would be in the consumer’s best interest to consider a new perspective on IR radiation and that protection from IR should be incorporated into modern suncare products. A number of In vitro, Ex vivo and In vivo methods have been used to look at the protection from the damaging effects of IR radiation. This presentation will look at the testing of an anti-aging formula that extends sun protection to include protection against infrared radition using a new In vivo assay. The results of the testing will show that it is possible to measure the erythema caused by infrared radiation and the statistically significant reduction in erythema by bio-active ingredients targeting the underlying damage caused by IR.

Biography
Dr. Goldstein received her B.S. with honors in Biochemistry, M.S. in Pathology and Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences from New York University in the area of UV and gamma radiation damage to DNA and DNA repair. She has been credited with more than eleven publications in scientific journals and books and has been awarded patents in the area of raw materials, encapsulation and controlled release. Dr. Goldstein has been in the cosmetic industry since 1987 and is currently consulting for companies within the personal care, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. Most recently she was Vice President of Research & Development and Product Development for Atlantic Coast Media Group, Jersey City. Previously, Dr. Goldstein served as Executive Director, Research & Development, for The Estee Lauder Companies, Melville, NY. Her responsibilities included supplier contact for REACH activities, internal commercialization of new treatment actives for all of the Estee Lauder brands, troubleshooting formulation issues with active materials, encapsulation technology and identifying new platform technologies. She has also held Directors positions in R & D at Bath & Body Works, Lipo Chemicals and Collaborative Laboratories. She is an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and served as the Chair of the Long Island Chapter in 1994, the 1998 and 2009 Chair of the Committee on Scientific Affairs and the 2002 National President of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Dr. Goldstein was editor twice as well as a reviewer for the Journal of Cosmetic Science. She is a member of numerous professional and scientific organizations including the PCPC Nomenclature Committee where she is chair of the subcommittee on biotechnology, botanicals and ferments. Dr. Goldstein also serves as an advisor to Cosmetic and Toiletries magazine.

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner 6:30pm
Speaker 7:00pm

Register below or email Cynthia
SCC Members $45
Non-Members $50
Students and Unemployed $35

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March Meeting - Fragranceology
Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

March Meeting - Fragranceology

March 15, 2016 Joyce Hilderbrant from Carruba will be discussing fragrance chemistry. We will be at Marisa's Ristorante in Trumbull, CT.

Abstract
A conversation about fragrance influence and impact on product performance.   Explore the basic construction of fragrances and their general categories.  Discussion on fragrance performance, attributes in products and how they function. Gain further understanding of what elements impact fragrance design. Discover how a fragrance can communicate and validate the product’s functionality.  Review how the product application impacts the construction of a fragrance. Best ways to evaluate and present fragrances in product samples.  Explore stability challenges.

Bio
Joyce is a fragrance and cosmetic industry professional with more than20 years experience on the fragrance supplier and manufacturing sides of the cosmetics, fragrance and toiletries industries. Her skills range from olfactive expertise to product development and marketing acumen.  She possesses a unique perspective as having worked in a variety of roles in all aspects of our industry. She has held key leadership positions at companies such as Avon, Takasago, Beauty Avenues, and Belmay.  Joyce holds a BS in Chemistry and a MA in Cosmetic Science. She currently is Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Carrubba Inc. who specializes in the creation of custom fragrances, flavors, botanical extracts, and natural deodorants for leading manufacturers around the world. 

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner 6:30pm
Speaker 7:00pm

Register below or email Cynthia
SCC Members $45
Non-Members $50
Students and Unemployed $35

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January Meeting - AP, Deo or Both?
Jan
19
5:30 PM17:30

January Meeting - AP, Deo or Both?

Join us for our first meeting of the new year, January 19th 2016 to learn about AP/Deo from Mark Naser of Avon Products.

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's
2748 Boston Post Road
Darien CT 06820
203-325-9979

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
Speaker: 7:00pm

Abstract
Mark Naser will discuss the principles and modes of action of deodorants and antiperspirants. This will include a review of the physiology, function and anatomy of sweat glands, and the cause of underarm malodor. He will review the FDA antiperspirant monograph, US and global regulatory considerations, antiperspirant actives, and the aspects of safety and efficacy testing.

Register below, or email Cynthia
SCC members: $45
Non-members: $50
Students and Unemployed: $35

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Biography
Mark Naser has been in the chemical industry for over 30 years. His past experience includes auto paint pigments, textile auxiliaries, laundry products and personal care products. He is currently a principal scientist with Avon Products where he leads the FootWorks and Personal Care AP/Deo brands. He has lectured internally on topics such as The HLB system, Basics of Surfactants, Fundamentals of AP/Deos and Aerosol Formulation. 

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November Meeting - Dale Carnegie
Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

November Meeting - Dale Carnegie

Join us November 17, 2015 at Unilever for a presentation by Dale Carnegie Training of Western Connecticut - "Is Your Net Really Working?" Tips and advice on making your own good luck, creating opportunity and the benefits of being positive and how it can result in grater success both personally and in business.

Check-in 5:30 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm
Speaker 7:00 pm

We will be in the Concepts building, park at 50 Commerce Drive. 

Preregister by emailing Cynthia.  Cost is $45 for members, $50 for non-members and $35 for unemployed. 

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Continuing Education Course - Organic Chemistry for Cosmetic Chemists
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Continuing Education Course - Organic Chemistry for Cosmetic Chemists

  • Fairfield Univeristy - Barone Center, Oak Room (map)
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The CTSCC Chapter will be hosting the SCC Continuing Education Course, "Organic Chemistry for Cosmetic Chemists" by Tony O'Lenick.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Registration: 8:30am
Course: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fairfield Univeristy - Barone Campus Center, Oak Room (Parking Lot 3)

Course Outline
Organic Chemistry is a course everyone remembers taking, but many forget the content. This course is designed to review organic chemistry, but to make it relevant to the cosmetic industry. The chemistry of the reactions, including byproducts and residual raw materials, affect the formulations in which raw materials are used.
More Information

Please register below, or directly with Cynthia Valovich.
Members: $45
Unemployed and Students: $35

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Fairfield University Campus Map
Participants will park in Parking Lot K-3 (off North Benson Road), and the event will take place in the Oak Room which is in the Barone Campus Center. There will be signs directing attendees from the campus entrance. Registered participants will be sent a parking pass in advance. 

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September Meeting - Natural Formulating Standards
Sep
15
5:30 PM17:30

September Meeting - Natural Formulating Standards

Join us September 15, 2015 to learn about Natural Formulating Standards with Perry Romanowski. We will be at The Waters Edge at Giovanni's in Darien, CT
2748 Boston Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
203-325-9979

A Cosmetic Chemists Guide to Natural Formulating Standards
Abstract:  The naturals trend in the cosmetic industry continues to grow and cosmetic chemists are now frequently asked to create formulas that are natural, organic, non-toxic or even chemical free.  The challenge is that many of these terms have no legal definition so formulators often have to guess what compounds can be considered natural.  A number of nongovernmental organizations like COSMOS, Ecocert, BDIH, NaTrue and more have published standards which many companies turn to for guidance.  Each of these groups have slight differences in their standards and it can become confusing for anyone trying to follow them.  In this talk we'll review the features of the major natural standards from around the world and how it impacts cosmetic formulators

Preregister by emailing Cynthia.  Cost is $45 for members, $50 for non-members and $35 for unemployed. 

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Bio: Perry Romanowski has spent the past 20+ years researching and developing products to solve consumer problems in the personal care and cosmetic industry. His primary focus has been on formulating hair and hair-related products. He is currently vice president of Brains Publishing, which specialized in science education and is responsible for the consumer focused beauty website TheBeautyBrains.com and the cosmetic science website ChemistCorner.com

Previously, Romanowski worked for Alberto Culver, serving as a senior project leader for hair care innovation.  He has been an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), and is currently the Area II National Director. In addition, he has served in various positions within the Midwest Chapter of the SCC, including chapter chair.

Romanowski received his B.S. in Chemistry from DePaul University and M.S. in Biochemistry. He has written and edited numberous articles and books. His latest book is It's OK to Have Lead in Lipstick. He also teaches the SCC's Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry continuing education class, and an online formulation course called Practical Cosmetic Formulating. Additionally,  he provides consulting services for cosmetic formulating, testing and internet soluitons; he can be reached through his website, ChemistsCorner

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April Meeting - Chasing Healthful Choices
Apr
21
5:00 PM17:00

April Meeting - Chasing Healthful Choices

Join the CTSCC on April 21, 2015 to celebrate Earth Day with Sarah Jindal, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst - Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel.  We will be at Vazzy's Cucina in Shelton, CT.

Sarah Jindal

To tie in with Earth Day, Sarah will be speaking about personal care and nutritional trends in wellness - "Chasing Healthful Choices." With a wealth of global marketing data at their disposal, Mintel has compiled an in-depth study about key trends driving consumers and their concerns about "natural" and "clean" products. Are our customers still looking for natural and organic products, "free from" labels and are they influenced by "beauty from within" claims? She will discuss examples of products which are leveraging the nutrient rich foods we know into effective skin care. How are smart phones being utilized by our consumers for making choices, as well as instruments of self-diagnosis? What new applications and tools are allowing for better self-monitoring of our health? This talk is sure to lead to interesting future discussions. 

Mintel is the world's leading market intelligence agency with locations spanning the globe. Mintel's premium service for the beauty industry provides robust data, predictive analysis and critical recommendation. Our global specialist team of world-class analysts doesn't only pinpoint what's hot now, but more importantly predicts what's coming next - so market leaders like you can influence industry dynamics, create successful products and stay one step ahead of your competitors. 

As Mintel's Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Sarah regularly interfaces with key beauty clients and lends her expertise based on over 16 years of experience developing ingredient technologies for beauty and personal care. Sarah's roles in both marketing and product development covered all beauty and personal care categories with a focus on skincare and active ingredients. Having worked for a variety of companies over her career, Sarah has gained an in-depth understanding of the industry and draws upon not only her work experience but also degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Evolutionary Biology. 

Preregister by emailing Cynthia. Cost is $45 for members, $50 for non-members and $35 for unemployed. 

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March Meeting - St. Patrick's Day!
Mar
17
5:30 PM17:30

March Meeting - St. Patrick's Day!

Please join us in celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Joe Dallal from Ashland and the CTSCC!

Check in begins at 5pm
Cocktails and appetizers, with Corned Beef carving station from 5-7pm
Speaker 7-8pm

Preregister by emailing Cynthia. Cost is $45 for members, $50 for non-members and $35 for students and unemployed. 

Where do I start????

Then what! Or, what's next.

Whether you are the Formulator or the Project Leader, Marketing Director, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Microbiologist, or Advertising Designer, the Conundrum is still the same:  Where do I start? How do I start? What do I start? How do I know I finished?
Just like a good story, you have beginnings, middles, and ends. But, as any good book or movie goes, there are those twists of fate, multiple characters, plots that thicken, and all those red herrings that lead you astray, and then…..
Working as a team could augment closing the gap from point a to b and get the product out the door to those consumers who need your product. It's a concert of action that creates and moves a product from concept to performance at the consumer, whether you're a 1 person company or 15,000 R&D and Marketing team.

Bio of Speaker:
Joseph Dallal got his start in his Mother’s Beauty Salon, teething on Perm Rods and Clippies. He started cooking for the family at 12 yrs old and made perms and shampoos at 17 yrs old in the Salon Dispensary. After passing the State Board exams and receiving his Cosmetology License, he worked his way through College with a double major in Anatomy and Physiology and Chemistry, followed by a Masters in Chemistry with a thesis in Enzymatic Inhibition of Protein Synthesis by a Plant Extract.
His first industry job was at Redken, followed by Zotos, then ISP, and now ASI.
SCC member since the first year, Chair for the Ct. chapter, Area I Director, and National President 2012. Author and Co-Author of 2 Textbook chapters; Awarded 2 patents.

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January Meeting - Cosmetic Injections
Jan
20
5:30 PM17:30

January Meeting - Cosmetic Injections

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Join us January 20, 2015 for our first meeting of the new year! We will be meeting at the Dolce Norwalk Hotel & Conference Center
32 Weed Avenue
Norwalk CT 06850
203-852-7300

Scott B. Callahan, CEO of Dolce Vida Medical Spa will be discussing Cosmetic Injections, including the molecular breakdown of each discussed injection and it's benefits to the patient. 

Preregister by emailing Cynthia.  Cost is $45 for members, $50 for non-members and $35 for unemployed. 

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Scott B. Callahan, PA-C
CEO, Dolce Vida Medical Spa, Shelton CT
Biography: Scott B. Callahan, PA-C has been a Plastic Surgery Physician's Assistant for over 14 years. His background includes working in Plastic Surgery, Heart Surgery, and Pediatric Heart Surgery. He is currently the PA-C and CEO of Dolce Vida Medical Spa, the largest Medspa in the State of Connecticut. He is currently the only licensed trainer in CT for companies such as Merz, Medicis, and Suneva, who provide injectable fillers and muscle relaxers such as Dysport and Xeomin.

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