Discussed will be the most significant personal care innovations past and present. Included will be both commercialized products, ingredients, and platform technologies. Time permitting, future technologies will be mentioned.
Speaker: George Deckner
George Deckner has over 40 years of personal care technology and product development experience working at Procter and Gamble, Charles of the Ritz Group, and Revlon. While at Procter and Gamble, he worked in skin care product development, active delivery technology, and most recently in the Oral Care Advanced Technology Innovation group. Before being appointed a Victor Miles Research Fellow, he also served as Associate Director Exploratory Formulation for skin care product development. While at Proctor & Gamble, George was one of the top inventors, with 354 granted and filed global patents (201 U.S. patents). Fie helped develop many of the core platform technologies used in numerous personal care products commercialized under the Olay, Bain de Soleil, Pantene, Pampers, Crest, Vicks, Clearasil, Noxzema, and SK2 brands.
Previously, George was a Senior Chemist, skin care manager, and Director of Exploratory Formulation for Charles of the Ritz Group. During this time, George received the President’s Cup Award for outstanding business contribution and developed numerous marketed skin care products sold under the Bain de Soleil, Jean Nate, Yves Saint Laurent and Charles of the Ritz Brands. George retired from Procter and Gamble in 2013 and founded Deckner Consulting Services that develops proprietary personal care technology and provides formulation training to the industry. George is a current emeritus fellow of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and also writes a formulation technology blog for the UL Prospector.