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5/26 Healthy Scalp Care for Healthy Hair Event

Healthy Scalp Care for Healthy Hair Event

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Pascal Yvon, PharmD, MBAHead of Botanicals, Personal Care  Croda Inc. BioPascal Yvon, PharmD, MBA, has over 25 years of global experience in the life sciences industries. He has worked for global corporations as well as start-ups in sales, marketing, and general management positions. He has authored many cosmetic trade journal articles and regularly speaks at leading industry events and conferences.Dr. Yvon holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the Pharmacy University, Paris, and an Executive MBA from Rutgers university, NJ. He is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, NY Chapter.
 AbstractHealthy scalp for healthy hairAfter a rapid review of the scalp biology and potential scalp skin conditions, the presentation will address formulation strategies to maintain a healthy scalp.For many people, the scalp is hidden under the hair where no one can see it, and so it does not cause much daily concern. Rarely are consumers complimented for a beautiful scalp. However, attention should be paid to it. The scalp is the soft tissue envelope of the cranium. It is the anatomical area bordered by the face at the front and by the neck at the sides and back. There are five layers to the scalp; the first and outermost one being the skin. This unique part of the body is both an extension of the face and a concentrated area for hair growth. In fact, the proximate structural arrangement of the scalp and hair leads to an interdependent relationship between the two. Thus, maintaining a healthy scalp is important for healthy hair, as well as a healthy hair-free head. 

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March 19th Meeting! Emerging Trends in the Natural Personal Care and Natural Home Care Categories

Brief Overview: A very current look at all the sociocultural, technical and regulatory influences impacting the Natural Personal Care and Natural Home Care sectors.


When: March 19th 2020

Where: Romaine’s Restaurant
299 W. Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532

Registration: 5:00 – 5:30pm

Speaker: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dinner & Dessert: 6:30 – 7:30pm


Member ($50):

Non-member ($55):

Students are free!  Please email Beth McGowan to sign-up.


Biography of our Speaker, Jack Corley

Jack Corley is Chief Sales Officer of Custom Essence Inc. and serves as President of Custom Essence Inc.’s Natural Fragrances Division. He is also a member of the Custom Essence, Inc. Board of Advisors. Mr. Corley has 39 years’ experience in the Fragrance and Flavor Industry. Prior to joining Custom Essence in July 2014, Mr. Corley was Vice-President and Director of Sales and Marketing for Symrise, managing the PureScent (formerly Trilogy Fragrances) division and brand. Mr. Corley also spent 21 years with International Flavors and Fragrances in a number of Executive positions.

 He has written numerous articles related to personal care subjects over the years and is a featured speaker at Fragrance and Personal Care events and seminars as well. In addition, he was a founding member of the Natural Product Association Personal Care and Home Care Standards Committees; a Charter Member and Joint Committee member of the NSF-305 task force; and a Board Member of the Natural and Organic Health and beauty Alliance (NOHBA).

Additionally, Mr. Corley is as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, NJ for the past 15 years.

 Mr. Corley holds both a BBA and an MBA from Baruch College, is a former Associate Professor of Business at St. John’s University, New York

Growth of Flexible Packaging in Cosmetics

When:  Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Where:  Pleasant Valley Country Club

95 Armsby Road

Sutton, MA 01590

Registration: 5:00 – 5:30pm 

Speaker: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dinner & Dessert: 6:30 – 7:30pm

Member ($50)

Non-member ($55)

Students – free.  Please email Beth McGowan to sign-up.

The New England Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists is pleased to host Tom Carroll. Tom is a Packaging Solutions Specialist for Industrial Packaging, one of the oldest privately held packaging distributors in the Northeast. He has been associated with Industrial Packaging for 30 years — 10 years as a supplier and 20 years as a packaging salesman. Tom has been in the packaging business for 35 years, holding regional sales management positions in the Northeast with Reynolds Metals Company and Sealed Air, formerly W.R. Grace Cryovac Division, working with distributors to help grow their product lines. He currently lives in North Hampton, NH.

We hope you’ll join us at Pleasant Valley Country Club for our installation of new officers as well as Tom’s presentation, titled “Growth of Flexible Packaging in Cosmetics.”

Educational Seminar

When: Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Where: Assumption College

500 Salisbury Street

Worcester, MA 01609

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Topic:  Scale-Up and Processing of Cosmetics

Assumption College Students (free) – email Beth McGowan to register

New England SCC Members (free) – email Beth McGowan to register

Non-members or Members of other chapters ($75) –

Tabletop Sponsor ($200) –

Course Summary

In the cosmetic industry it is imperative that new products get from the bench to manufacturing as quickly as possible. This is the job of the Process Development Engineer and the process is called scale up.  The talk will discuss the different aspects of scale up: heat transfer, addition rates and energy input as it pertains to batch size and different equipment.

Who Should Attend

This course is for anyone involved in:

  • Developing products on the bench.
  • Scaling up cosmetic products.
  • First production batches.
  • Regular production of batches.
  • Suppliers of raw materials to the cosmetic industry.
  • Students

Course Outline

  1. Scale Up Introduction      
  2. Cosmetic Processing Equipment
    1. Vessels
    2. Mixers
    3. High Shear Mixers
      1. Batch
      2. Inline
    4. Pumps
  3. Scale Up Parameters and Variables
    1. Liquids-Emulsions-Emulsions/Solids
      1. Batch
      2. Heating/Cooling
      3. Mass Transfer
      4. Controlling Shear
    2. Continuous
      1. Heating/Cooling
      2. Mass Transfer
      3. Controlling Shear
    3. Emulsions/Solids
      1. Shade Matching
  4. Procedure Requirements
    1. Terms
    2. Equipment Lists/Details/Controls
    3. Filling Concerns/Requirements

About the Instructor

DAVID YACKO was Vice President Research & Development at Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. — one of the world’s leading cosmetic developers and manufacturers — for 15 years. He had been with Estee Lauder over 25 years before retiring in 2016. His department was responsible for worldwide scale-up for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. He earned his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Tri State University in Angola, Indiana. David has worked in the cosmetic industry for 40 years, including 17 years with Chesebrough-Ponds in both Research & Development (13 years) and Manufacturing (4 years). He currently lives in Walterboro, SC.

Beeswax: The Bee’s Knees

When: Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Where: Romaine’s Restaurant
299 W. Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532

Registration: 5:00 – 5:30pm

Speaker: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dinner & Dessert: 6:30 – 7:30pm

Member ($50)

Non-member ($55)

Students – free.  Please email Beth McGowan to sign-up.

Honey bees and humans have had a relationship for over 10000 years, with organized beekeeping appearing in ancient Egypt and becoming widespread by 1500 BC. Early on, beeswax was used for waterproofing, adhesion, preservation, and in many art forms – including cosmetics. Today beeswax has been replaced in many industrial applications and processes, but its presence in the cosmetic world persists, withstanding the tests of time, market fluctuations, natural tragedies, and controversy.  The Research & Development Manager of Koster Keunen, Belén M. Lemieux, will demonstrate why beeswax is still an indispensable raw material in the cosmetic industry, and what benefits it can offer in different areas of application. Whether your goal is to create a natural cosmetic product, tell a compelling marketing story or discover a unique chemistry, beeswax is worth exploring.

The New England Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists is pleased to host Belén M. Lemieux. Originally from Madrid, Belén earned an M. S. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Salamanca. She began her career in the construction materials industry until discovering a passion for the science of cosmetic formulations and the artistic angle involved. Belén has been an active product developer and researcher for over fourteen years, recently focusing on beeswax and other waxes as cosmetic raw materials. Her most recent paper “Formulating ‘Feel’” was published in Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, and her formulations have been featured in numerous industry publications and perform as instructive materials for Koster Keunen worldwide.

Tee Up with the New England SCC

When: Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Where: Blackstone National Golf Club

227 Putnam Hill Road

Sutton, MA 01590

Check-In: 10:00 am

Shotgun Start: 11:00 am

Dinner & Dessert: immediately following

Individual ($175)

Team of 4 ($700)

The New England Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists is pleased to host our sixth annual Golf Outing on Thursday, June 20th.

You can register online or by downloading the registration form here.  Payment is accepted by Paypal or check.

Also, we still have sponsorship opportunities available. Sign up for one of the sponsorship levels below by downloading the sponsorship form here:

Platinum Level Sponsor – $600 Cocktail Hour OR Lunch

Cocktail Hour:  Covers appetizers during the cocktail hour.  Will include signage during the cocktail hour along with your company name scrolling on GPS located in the golf carts. 

Lunch:  Covers bagged lunches provided to all golfers.  Will include your logo on the lunches along with your company name scrolling on GPS located in the golf carts.

Gold Level Sponsor – $250

Includes a sign featuring your company logo at a designated tee box along with your company name scrolling on GPS located in the golf carts.

Other sponsorship opportunities are available. If you would like to donate gifts for the raffle or inquire about other sponsorship opportunities, please email Andrew Slesinski at

Look forward to seeing you on the links next month!

March Meeting: Fragrance Forecast for 2021

When: Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Where: Romaine’s Restaurant

299 W. Main Street

Northborough, MA 01532

Registration: 5:00 – 5:30pm

Speaker: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dinner & Dessert: 6:30 – 7:30pm

Members ($50)

Non-members ($55)

The New England Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists is pleased to host Andy O’Shea and Tom Lauzurica of Berje as they present fragrance trends and marketing forecasts for 2019.

Andy is a 30 year veteran of the fragrance Industry and joined Berje’ 4 years ago as Senior Vice President. He previously served in management roles at drom Fragrances, CPL Aromas and Arcade marketing. He is a graduate of NESCOT with a BSC in Chemistry from the UK, and emigrated to the USA in 1997 with his family to be in the global heart of the Fragrance industry in New Jersey. Andy is a board director of The Fragrance creators association of America, as well as a board director of IFRA Europe, where he serves the interest of the Industry on a Governmental and legislative level.He is passionate about the sense of smell, and the well being of the Industry, as well as his wife and two grown up children. Andy is a newly minted American citizen, active runner, accomplished Scuba diver and takes a keen interest in cooking, wine and travel.    

Tom joined the industry 14 years ago, entering the management trainee program within Berjé, whereby he rotated through every department from QC to production and sales, finally establishing himself with a graphic design degree as Berjé’s Marketing Manager. His love of graphics and design started at an early age decorating various train stations and public spaces in his childhood home of Newark NJ, from there combining his love of nature and aromas, he found the perfect blending of these passions in his current role at Berjé.

Tom is at the forefront of trends in the Essential oils, Fragrance & Flavor markets, ensuring our clients are kept up to the minute with whats new and emerging for the future of the Industry. Tom also serves on the Beauty board of the Color Association of America (CAUS) developing future color palettes for the Beauty industry in general. 

Tom is an avid rock climber, an adventurous cook, enjoys travel and experiencing the diverse aspects of all he encounters. He is married proudly to a physician and has a four legged furry child named Loopy.

Together, Andy and Tom will present fragrance trends and marketing forecast for 2021, focusing on the interplay between trending conventional fragrances infused with new naturals.  A smelling session demonstrate a series of fragrances in four different categories and an impactful natural ingredient from each.  We will explore fragrances and natural ingredient call-outs from applications in personal care, fine fragrance and environmental categories.  

Color for Cosmetic Science

Color is very subjective. If you show two people the same object, they may describe the color differently, based on their experiences and reference points. And, many conditions affect how a color looks: the light source, size, background, the angle you are viewing it from, even the observers eye can make a difference. In his presentation, Val Cosh, from Konica Minolta, is going to review the essentials of color science and the elements needed to run an effective color process within research and manufacturing environments. Targeted to industry professionals with job functions in controlling the color quality, consistency, and appearance of their products or samples. At the end, you should have a solid understanding of color and the components required for evaluating, communicating, and controlling color internally.

Val Cosh has over 25 years of experience in the world of color measurement — from Service to Product Management and all the way to Sales. Val has the skills that allow to him to best serve customers by finding the exact product solutions needed, to streamline work flows and get the highest return on investments possible. We hope you’ll join us on January 17th at O’Connor’s Restaurant in Worcester for Val’s presentation. You can register online here or on-site.