Midwest SCC Presents....
October Midwest SCC Virtual Meeting
Communicating Cosmetic Science - How Cosmetic Chemists can better educate a misinformed public
About the Webinar
Abstract: The spread of misinformation about cosmetic science has had a negative impact on formulators and the cosmetic industry in general. Trust in the industry has eroded, unfounded fears of chemicals has increased, and many ingredients with a long history of safe use are now vilified. Now, formulators are faced with task of creating new products with less effective ingredients that are more expensive. It is time for the cosmetic chemists of the industry to fight back against this onslaught of misinformation. Exactly how to do that will be the main focus of this talk.
Speaker Bio: Perry Romanowski is an independent cosmetic chemist who has spent nearly 30 years developing products in the personal care and cosmetic industry. He has worked on both hair and skin care products. He is currently Vice President of Element 44 Inc which specialized in science education. He is a long time instructor for the SCC continuing education program and has authored or edited 6 books in cosmetic science plus numerous articles. In 2009, Romanowski established the Practical Cosmetic Formulating online training program to provide cosmetic chemists continuing education across a broad range of formula categories. He served as the 2018 President of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) and most recently as the 2020 Chair of the Midwest SCC. He is currently the chair of the IFSCC Education Committee. Previously, Romanowski worked for Alberto Culver serving as a senior project leader for hair care innovation. Additionally, he has made appearances on popular TV shows including the Dr. Oz show and the Rachel Ray show. Romanowski received his B.S. in Chemistry from DePaul University and also studied Biochemistry. He is the founder and creator of the Chemists Corner.com website dedicated to teaching about cosmetic science and co-host of the popular Beauty Brains podcast.
Midwest SCC Chair Webinar Host