I am a formulation scientist, inventor, manager, beauty blogger, beauty futurologist, science communicator and environmentalist. Biggest achievements to date - Conceiving and formulating one of the top selling pharmaceutical scalp treatment shampoos. Organising the first two Formulate trade shows, now a key feature of the UK cosmetic industry's year. Starting Colin's Beauty Pages, the UK's main blog devoted to cosmetic science and other health and beauty matters. Elected as a Fellow of the Society of Biology 1st October 2013. Specialties: Formulation development, science communication, cosmetic regulatory compliance, rheology, experimental design, finding odd connections between things that nobody else has noticed.I am a formulat


Supplying lovers of alternative therapies and treatments is a huge industry. All manner of companies are involved from big multi-nationals down to one man bands, and the level of ethics vary enormously. Various propositions are on offer. Some, like vitamin supplements, sound science based – though the claims they make don’t always stand up to

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Facial hair on men is a subject that provokes strong emotions. Some cultures have frowned upon beards. The ancient Romans approved of the clean shaven look. No Roman before Hadrian had a beard. Not many after him did either. In England the well scraped jaw is favoured by the upright Cromwellian maintainers of order. Beards

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