"Understanding the INCI Nomenclature on Recombinant Proteins"

About the Webinar

“To name something is to define it”. Nowhere is this more true than INCI names. International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCIs) are the only acceptable option for ingredient listings (and IFSCC presentations, among other things). But where do INCIs come from? Why do we need them? What considerations go into deciding on an INCI? Naming of recombinant proteins present a unique challenge. Thus, this presentation will focus on the complex naming of this growing group of cosmetic ingredients.​​​​​

Dr. Mindy Goldstein

Dr. Goldstein received her Bachelor of Science with honors in Biochemistry, Masters of Science 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 11 publications in scientific journals and books and has been awarded patents in the area of raw materials, encapsulation and controlled release.

She is currently the Immediate Past President of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the IFSCC's largest Member Society. She was also SCC President in 2002 and has been very involved in various committees and leadership positions throughout the years.

Dr. Goldstein has been in the cosmetic industry, working in R&D, since 1987. Positions include Executive Director at The Estee Lauder Company, and VP of R&D and Product Development at Atlantic Coast Media Group. She has also held Directors positions in R & D at Bath & Body Works, Lipo Chemicals and Collaborative Laboratories and now consults extensively within our industry.

Twice Editor for the Journal of Cosmetic Science and currently a reviewer for the JCS, she is a member of numerous professional and scientific organizations. Dr. Goldstein also serves as an advisor to Cosmetic and Toiletries magazine.

Perry Romanowski

Perry has been formulating cosmetic products and inventing solutions to solve consumer problems since the early 1990’s. Additionally, he has written and edited numerous articles and books, taught continuing education classes for industry scientists, and developed successful websites. His most recent book, Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 3rd Edition, is available for free to IFSCC Members at in the Learning Center (in the Publications section); registration required.​​​​​​​

  • Perry Romanowski, IFSCC Chair of Education

    Webinar Moderator and Panelist

  • Dr. Mindy Goldstein, PhD Consulting


  • Mary Lynn Halland, IFSCC Secretary General

    Webinar Host

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