I'm Mel from New Zealand. I'm currently doing a "special topic" research assignment on cosmetic chemistry for my second year of a Diploma of Beauty and Body Therapy. I think I chose myself a difficult topic here (as usual), as I feel like, so far, I have only just scratched the surface of a rather large and perfectly scented beast in stealth mode!
I have recently discovered the joys (and trials) of formulating my own products (mainly creams at this point), and hope to incorporate them into my salon/spa when I do eventually open it. Preferably I would like to be focused on products for sensitive/reactive skin using botanicals and naturally derived ingredients. I have a feeling I have once again made things difficult for myself!
I apologise in advance if I ask silly, basic, or odd questions. I don't mean them to be, I just truly want to know more. About everything. That's why I decided to go back to school as an adult student.
I look forward to sharing with and getting to know you all!
My name is Roberto Lupini. I work as a development chemist in a factory in Cape Town, South Africa. I started out doing colourmatching in Europe for an Italian textile company. Thereafter I switched over to cosmetics and toiletries. South Africa has a very rich vegetation and Cape Town where I stay is one of the six Floristic regions ie the Cape Floral Kingdom. I am starting to research the use of our indigenous plant material for skin care etc. Drop me a line if there's anything else you would like to know. Have a great day. Roberto. My email address is email@example.com
My name is Mikhal and I have a masters in chemistry. I work as a formulations chemist for a cleaning product and personal care company. I joined this board for more insight into quirks I have with different formulas and keeping up with alternatives. I like hearing what everyone's got going on and look forward to adding my two cents into discussions!
So happy I found this forum. Like many of us, I have been a consumer of skincare my whole life and I am now interested in venturing to the other side. At this moment, my main objective is to learn and offer whatever advice I may possibly have. Eventually I would like to work with organic based skincare products.
Hi, I'm Colin from New Zealand.
I'm an analytical and organic chemist by training with 15 years in veterinary pharmaceutics, a couple in analytical services and now in a small company launching some skincare products.
Looking forward to gleaning some helpful info from the forum and expand my horizons into the world of cosmetic formulation.
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