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OVSCC May Meeting

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The location of our May 2018 meeting is:

Maggiano’s Little Italy

7875 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Located in: Kenwood Towne Centre

The schedule for the night will include:

5-6pm: Social Hour; 6-7pm: Dinner; 7-8pm: Meeting


Speaker: Mark Chandler, President, ACT Solutions Corp
Topic: Taking an Active Role in Skin Care Formulation Design Meeting the Challenge with Technology and Passion (and Hansen Similarity Parameters)


Using cosmetic actives to produce a formulation that yields good clinical results should be a straightforward, if not expensive venture. Speaking of expense, those clinical trials can cost quite a bit of cash…especially if the company must do them more than once on a product to get the desired results (with statistical significance.) If the formulator would take an active role in formulation design, better results can be realized, often with less cosmetic active.

Colleague and friend Dr. Johann Wiechers developed the concepts of Formulating for Efficacy™ to aid in the design of formulations that maximize the skin delivery potential of cosmetic (and drug) actives. In collaboration with Professor Steven Abbott, a computer model was developed using Hansen Similarity (Solubility) Parameters which enables formulators to assess the challenges of a specific active, help meet the challenge with formulation design, and test the diffusion in-silico. The end result can be a skin care formulation development program that is faster, costs less, and yields better results (both clinically and in the marketplace.)


Mark Chandler is President of ACT Solutions Corp (Adaptive Cosmetic Technology Solutions), a formulation design consultancy founded in 2012, serving the cosmetic and topical pharmaceutical industries, focusing on Adaptive Aesthetic Design™, Advanced Emulsion Solutions™, and Formulating for Efficacy™, with formulation laboratories in Delaware and Ohio. Mark has been in the industry for over 30 years, most recently serving as skin care applications manager for Croda Inc. He has roles in Sales, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Acquisitions, and Research and Development. Mark has taught courses for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) on Cosmetic Formulation, Cosmetic Raw Materials, Liquid Foundation Emulsions and Low Energy Emulsification for over 15 years. Mark also is a Research Instructor in the Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design program at the University of Toledo – College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He was awarded Fellow status by the SCC in 2014. Mark has presented technology throughout the United States and in over a dozen other countries on five continents, published numerous articles, book chapters, and has been granted 3 patents.


Date: May 2
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue Name: Maggiano’s Little Italy
7875 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Cincinnati, OH 45236 United States
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Organizer Name: Lynnette Greber
Phone: (513) 977-2739