It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert E. Saute, who passed away on March 2, 2019 in Granada Hills, California, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
This will be a fairly technical course, best-suited for professionals with at least some basic knowledge of lipid chemistry and personal care/cosmetic formulation. However, in addition to formulators, quality control chemists, regulatory scientists, and product development professionals will find many new insights within the course materials. As well, any sales and marketing professionals who have a scientific background should find the course beneficial to their current positions.
After graduating with my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Kent State University, I was offered a temporary opportunity at GOJO Industries, Inc working in the analytical quality control lab. From day one I was so interested in learning more about the products we made so when a permanent opportunity to move to R&D formulation arose, I went for it. I love the formulation side of the personal care industry so much that I decided to pursue the Cosmetic Science Graduate Certificate from the University of Cincinnati. So now I work full time in formulation and I am working on the grad certificate part time….
Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 6
The aim of the work was to evaluate and analyze the functional properties of a new emulsion product made according to our recipe containing interesterified fat with the properties of selected popular preparations used in the care of atopic skin. Also, the composition of all tested preparations was analyzed for active substances contained in these preparations….
I’ve been working with surfactants for *mumble* years now and have spent many hours studying the interfacial tension between water and surfaces. But today I’m going to opine for a bit about a different interfacial tension, one that we all are likely to experience; the interfacial tension between a formulation chemist and a salesperson. When navigated successfully, this relationship can benefit everyone involved. When unsuccessful, disaster awaits. I’ve had enough hits and misses on both sides now that I would hope that I can offer some useful information here….