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September Meeting - Natural Formulating Standards

  • The Waters Edge at Giovanni's 2748 Boston Post Road Darien, CT 06820 USA (map)

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

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 and the cosmetic science website

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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