SCC has planned a new hands-on lab experience course—“Trouble Shooting Color Cosmetics”—Aug. 16-17 at the Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck, NJ. This course, which will be led by Nick Morante, is aimed at technicians, formulators, compounders, process engineers and even marketing people who want a better understanding of what can go wrong with a product and what to do when problems arise in the lab or in production.
This course will teach the basics of troubleshooting and problem solving in the color cosmetics category. It will review processes and principles and look at the obvious causes of some of the issues that come up with color cosmetic products and offer simple solutions to fix these problems. It will provide the basic tools necessary to spot and eliminate formulation problems, according to the SCC.
Morante has more than 35 years of experience in the formulation of decorative and color cosmetics and other makeup and emulsion-type products—all of it at the Estée Lauder Companies where he held various technical and managerial positions in R&D.
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SCS Holds 63rd Annual General Meeting
The 63rd Annual General Meeting ofthe Society of Cosmetic Scientists was held on May 26, 2011 at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London. The 2010/2011 president, Dr. Chris Flower, chaired the meeting during which members adopted the annual and financial reports and elected officers and council.
The 2011/2012 officers are: president—Robin Parker (Acheson & Acheson); vice president—Tony Gough (ISP Europe); hon. secretary—Emma Meredith (CTPA); hon. treasurer–Judi Beerling (Organic Monitor). New council members are: Roger Baar (consultant), Ruth Borner (Lehvoss UK (Paroxite Division), and Laura Marshall (CyDen Ltd).
Those continuing in office are immediate past president Chris Flower (CTPA) and members of council Sara Bergstedt (Smink Ltd), Barbara Brockway (IMCD UK Ltd), Richard Crombie, Louise Olivier (ISP Europe), Ian Prendergast (The Body Shop Plc) and Barry Winslett (IMCD UK Ltd). The secretariat includes Gem Bektas (secretary general) and Mel Cheekoory (administrative assistant).
Susan Hurst was re-elected as hon. auditor. The honorary editor of the IJCS is Anthony Rawlings (AVR Consulting) and the SCS social secretary is Pauline Foster (Foster & Brown Research).
In addition, Angela Janousek was elected as honorary member in recognition of her service to the Society since 1976.