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.