There is a dizzying array of raw materials from which the cosmetic formulator can choose to develop the next winning formulation. Knowledge concerning the chemistry and basic function of these ingredients can be extremely valuable in the formulation process, as is an understanding of the supplier base for each of the categories of ingredients. Basic formulation steps will also be explored, tying everything together.
Who Should Attend
This course will be very useful to individuals new to the industry, whether they are involved in formulation, quality control, technical service, sales, or marketing. It will also provide a great review and update to those with some experience in the field, or who are looking to transition from one discipline to another.
This course promises to be highly interactive, informative, and engaging.
- Cosmetic raw material market
- Introduction to basic cosmetic chemistry
- Cleansing Surfactants
- Conditioning agents
- Styling polymers
- Active ingredients
11:00am-12:30pm EDT - Live Lecture & Q&A
12:30pm-1:00pm EDT - Break
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT - Live Lecture & Q&A
About the Instructor
Mark Chandler is President of ACT Solutions Corp (Adaptive Cosmetic Technology Solutions), a formulation design consultancy founded in 2012, serving the cosmetic and topical pharmaceutical industries, focusing on Adaptive Aesthetic Design™, Advanced Emulsion Solutions™, and Formulating for Efficacy™, with formulation laboratories in Delaware and Ohio.
Mark also is a Research Instructor in the Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design program at the University of Toledo – College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He was awarded Fellow status by the SCC in 2014. Mark has presented technology throughout the United States and in over a dozen other countries on five continents, published numerous articles, book chapters, and has been granted 3 patents.
Mark has been in the industry for over 30 years, most recently serving as skin care applications manager for Croda Inc. He has roles in Sales, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Acquisitions, and Research and Development. Mark has taught courses for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) on Cosmetic Formulation, Cosmetic Raw Materials, Liquid Foundation Emulsions and Low Energy Emulsification for over 15 years.