Abstract: It seems every day the formulator’s palette of ingredients gets smaller and less effective.  “Natural” products are on the rise and pushing out ingredients that have been used safely for years.  What are the studies that started the scares, and what did they really show?  I’ll explore a few ingredient stories and their fall from grace.

Bio: Chris Boone is currently an Application Development Specialist at Univar Solutions for the personal care market.  He has a B.S. in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University.  He started his career at McIntyre group developing new surfactants and preservatives for personal care.  After that, he moved into formulation of industry leading skin and hair care products at Alberto Culver.  He then moved to the external alliances and innovation group, working with suppliers to formulate disruptive technologies in the personal care space.


Cafe La Cave

2777 Mannheim Rd

Des Plaines, IL  60018



5:30 pm  – Social Networking and Toys for Tots

6:15 pm – Opening Comments, Lisa Kringas, Outgoing Chair, Midwest SCC

6:20 pm – Speaker – Chris Boone, Univar (former MWSCC chair & BOD member)  “Why can’t I use parabens anymore?” and other stories of ingredients with bad press

7:00 pm – Dinner served

7:15 pm – Stanley Allured Lifetime Service Award

7:30pm – National SCC Board Welcome — Chris Daraska, Area II Director SCC

7:40pm – Installation of MWSCC 2020 Chapter Officers – Chris Daraska, Area II Director SCC

8:15pm – Acknowledgement of Future and Past Cosmetic Scientists

8:30pm – Closing remarks, Perry Romanowski, incoming Chair


Member: $65
Non-member: $80
Emeritus: $0
Student: $45
Prices will increase $20 on November 8, 2019


Tomato with Spinach pasta soup

Classic “Caesar ala Cave”

Chicken Shiitake Madiera and Chicken Jean Bart

Vege Rosetto

Gluten free

Chef Choice Vege/Pot

Dessert – Chocolate Souffle


Nov 12 Chapter Meeting Registration

  • Price: $65.00 Quantity:
  • Price: $80.00 Quantity:
  • Price: $0.00 Quantity:
  • Price: $45.00 Quantity:
  • $0.00

Contact reservations@midwestscc.org – Mary Milinko, (630) 484-3810 to inquire about walk-in reservations/availability.