Dr. Andrea Mitarotonda is a Chartered Chemist and holds a PhD in Polymer & Colloid Chemistry, an MSc in Industrial & Applied Chemistry and a Diploma in Innovation Management.
Since 1998 he has been covering R&D, Innovation and Formulation Technology roles in multinationals such as: Dow Corning, Oriflame Swedish Cosmetics, Lamberti Chemical Specialties, Intercos and 3M.
In 2012 he joined Neal’s Yard Remedies as Head of R&D, based in Dorset (England).
Neal’s Yard Remedies is a leading British manufacturer of natural and organic-certified cosmetic products covering “head-to-toe” applications.
Andrea is Author and Co-Author of several publications on various subjects of Cosmetic Science including anti-ageing, natural preservation, polymers, rheology, emulsion technology, formulation technology, anti-cellulite and dry skin.
He is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the British Society of Cosmetic Science, Italian Society of Chemistry (Green and Industrial Chemistry), and Italian Society of Rheology.
He also sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the “International Journal of Cosmetic Science” as well as on the Scientific Advisory Board of “HPC TODAY – Journal of Personal Care, Cosmetics, Dermatology and Household”.
He often lectures at the University of Arts London, MSc in Cosmetic Science.
Andrea’s research interests are mainly in dry skin, liquid crystals, colloidal and rheological properties of cosmetic products, sensory, microscopy, application of multivariate methods in formulation science, claim substantiation, technology scouting, natural & natural-derived ingredients, oleochemistry and innovation.
When not working he enjoys family time and cooking & baking specialties of the Italian and Hungarian cuisine!