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johnb

Hello I'm Johnb. I'm very old but have considerable experience in our industry having worked for Unilever, Paterson Zochonis and was Chief Chemist at a French Perfumery House for more than ten years- that's after initially working ten years in scientific research for the UK government. Old, maybe, but my brain still works (even if the body is a bit decrepit) and I hope to be able to make some useful contribution to the group. My expertise is in deodorants and antiperspirants, fragrances, skincare and small molecule topical pharmaceuticals. I have also worked in a number of other areas that involve fragrances including I&I, air fresheners and so on.

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  • Hello
    I'm Johnb. I'm very old but have considerable experience in our industry having worked for Unilever, Paterson Zochonis and was Chief Chemist at a French Perfumery House for more than ten years- that's after initially working ten years in scientific research for the UK government.

    Old, maybe, but my brain still works (even if the body is a bit decrepit) and I hope to be able to make some useful contribution to the group.

    My expertise is in deodorants and antiperspirants, fragrances, skincare and small molecule topical pharmaceuticals. I have also worked in a number of other areas that involve fragrances including I&I, air fresheners and so on.

    September 2016
    • beardofliverpool
      beardofliverpool
      Wow ! What a CV.. glad to of met you John !
    • Maryvel
      Maryvel
      Hi Johnb. Very nice to hear about your wide experience. !! I think Perfumery is a very interesting area!! Congratulations!
    • Doreen81
      Doreen81
      Very interesting, and very impressive! I love your avatar btw. :-)
    • em88
      em88
      We need you :)
    • CYblur
      CYblur
      Hi. your presence here is so nice.
  • evauk
    Hello John,
    Would you please help me out with a natural air freshener(of course water based)formula?
    Thanks in advance,
    Eva UK

    May 30
  • Ann_Teak
    Hi Johnb

    I am new to this forum, and i was just hoping you might of been able to give me a bit of advice, i am experimenting with making a solid shampoo bar, i am wanting to include Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (sci) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) powders or just SCI as it is much cheaper to buy. My question is what are the maximum %'s for each of these in a solid shampoo, that will pass a safety certificate assessment. I can find the maximum amounts for liquid shampoos but not solid. Also would i be correct in thinking that to make a true anhydrous shampoo bar, which would pass a anhydrous safety certificate assessment, i can not include any ingredients that includes water, for instance decyl glucoside as it is half water? Many thanks in advance and sorry for all the questions.


    April 2
    • Ann_Teak
      Ann_Teak
      Hi Johnb, if you would prefer me to forward my questions as a discussion i am happy to do this, not to sure of the procedures on this forum, just yet. Many thanks.
    • johnb
      johnb
      It would be far better to post on the public forum to enable others to have an input. I do have some experience in formulating syndet bars but I'm sure others will have more to offer than me
    • Ann_Teak
      Ann_Teak
      Ok thank you i shall have a go at posting it as a discussion. Thank you for your time and honestly.
  • beardofliverpool
    Hi John, 

    I wondered if you could help considering your experience with a beard! 

    I understand I have to be flexible with the "100% natural" and after reading through the forum people get hung up on plant based. 

    Could you help me with a simple formula where I can add my own essential oils, to create a beard and body wash / Shower gel ? 

    I want to keep as close to "Natural" as possible but I know I can use naturally derived ingredients.

    Thanks 

    Mark
    January 20

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