Future Chemists Workshop Survival Guide
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The Future Chemist Workshop was created to give university students and young professionals insight on how to become a Cosmetic Chemist through a tutorial and practical workshop. This workshop will be led by a Cosmetic Industry Expert who is skilled in their area of formulation development. We are currently working with NYSCC’s University partners and SCC Chapter partners to invite students who are currently enrolled in science programs that are related to or are associated with future cosmetic chemist careers.
Cynthia Johnson is the Founder & CEO of Cindy J Cosmetic Labs, LLC. She is a cosmetic chemist with years of experience in the cosmetic industry. Cynthia Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from The Lincoln University and Master of Science Degree in Cosmetic Science from the University of Cincinnati. She started her own formulation laboratory for Cosmetic business owners who want to start their own line of products like Hair Care, Skin Care, Color Cosmetics, Men’s Care, Baby Care, and Bath & Body Care.
Her goal is to first educate then formulate. Cynthia wants to help business owners gain knowledge behind their product; moreover, turn their product into their own testimony. Cindy J Cosmetic Labs, LLC focuses on delivering products that will benefit the customer and the target market.
Cynthia is also a Green Star Award Recipient sponsored by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. She created a Strawberry Cream Cleanser with blue light protection. The award was determined by the society’s assessment of the product’s novelty as well as its level of innovation in formulation. The assessment also included its creativity in fulfilling the marketing claims and providing efficacy with green ingredients. The higher the Green Star rating, the “greener’ the product. Cynthia was able to maximize the natural components in the product.
Recently, Cynthia expanded her business by moving into a commercial facility for her laboratory. She wants to continue to offer quality formulations for start-up businesses and existing cosmetic brands.
John Carola, Sub Committee Chair
Maria Mo, Equipment Advisor
Alexandria Brielmaier, Equipment
Tania Viana, Raw Materials
Thomas Drweiga, Course assist/Lab turnover
Carla Garnet, Course assist/Lab turnover
Christian Merkovsky, Course assist/Lab turnover
Cynthia Johnson, Speaker
Elizabeth Aguilirre, 2021 Speaker