Biodesign Proteins for Personal Care
The product innovation cycle for beauty products is moving faster than ever, and increasingly expected to serve evolving consumer demands for sustainable ingredients and packaging, ethical sourcing, high performance, and transparency. How can brands keep pace with seismic changes in technology, the market, and society? Just as chemistry revolutionized the industry in the 20th century, biology may hold the answer for a more enlightened way forward. Today, advances in medicine and biotechnology are beginning to be consciously applied to cosmetics and personal care products known and loved by consumers worldwide, signalling a coming era of beauty thoughtfully powered by biology.
Currently Beatriz Blanco is the Sales Manager for the East Coast of US and Canada at Geltor. Beatriz was previously responsible for the Personal Care Business at Momentive Performance Materials She holds an M.S. in Polymers, Surfaces and Colloids from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson and a B.S. in Pharmacy from the Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay.
José Melo Barcelos is a product formulation scientist at Geltor, leading the Consumer Innovation and Applications team. Previously, he led process development research at the Research and Innovation division of L’Oréal in Rio de Janeiro, with a focus on sun care and hair care products. José has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of São Paulo in Brazil and master’s degree in process engineering from the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour in France.