John Carson is the principal of Carson Product Development Inc., a cosmetic formulating consultancy that he founded in 1999. He spent nearly 30 years with various personal care product companies such as Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Avon, L’Oréal and Croda. Carson received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, respectively. He also obtained an MBA from Monmouth University. He has been an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, having served as chairman for the New York chapter in 1990. Carson is the author of several articles and is an inventor of a number of patents. He is an instructor for the Center for Professional Advancement, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and Fairleigh Dickinson University.