Episode 12: Allison Kontur Interview

In this episode of the podcast we speak with cosmetic chemist and business owner Allison Kontur about how she got into the industry and the challenges involved with running your own cosmetic company. The show also features cosmetic science news, discussion of trying prototypes, and another innovation question.



Cosmetic Science News

Consumers believe natural ingredients are healthier

Society of Toxicology report.

Cosmetic Science topic - Trying your own formulas

Cosmetic product development, it’s important to try your own prototypes. Here are 5 reasons why.

1 — Learn the most important characteristics
2 — Build your powers of observation
3 — Figure out formula problems
4 — Learn the effects of raw materials
5 — Inspire new product ideas

Interview - Allison Kontur

Allison Kontur is the founder of 100% Organic: Simple Nutrion, a Non-Profit Consultancy for the advancement of Organic Health & Wellness with a specialty in Organic Vegetarian Diet. She is also the president of Smell No Evil a company that creates bulk skincare supplies including product bases, raw materials and more focused on the organic and eco-friendly skincare market.

You can find out more about Allison at her websites.


The Innovative Cosmetic Chemist

Suppose water became scarce and you were restricted to using a maximum of 10% in any formula. How would that change the cosmetic formulas you are creating?


The Complete Cosmetic Chemist training program has closed. You can get on the early notification list by clicking here.

Midwest SCC’s fall technical symposium about Open Innovation on October 26th.

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Chemists Corner is a podcast about cosmetic science and is broadcast to help educate, entertain, and inspire current and future cosmetic scientists. The information and opinions discussed on Chemists Corner are those of the hosts and the guests alone. They do not necessarily reflect those of any past, present or future employers.

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