Biography for Barbara Olioso

Barbara Olioso, PhD, is a green chemist with 12 years of experience developing natural and organic cosmetics. She holds a master's degree in food science and technology from the University of North Humberside and Lincolnshire in addition to a doctorate in industrial chemistry from Ca’Foscary University. She began her career researching and sourcing nutritional supplements for soft drinks before moving to Aura Soma Products, where she upgraded the core product, the equilibrium bottles, to a purer, brighter and finer level. She also converted the existing skin care range to a natural formulation, sourcing the raw materials and educating staff in good manufacturing practices. Moving west to Primavera Aromatherapy, she conceived the first organic-certified EDT and managed the project from formulation to packaging. In 2006, she founded Organatural, a company that consults and provides formulation assistance for the cosmetic industry. In 2007 she went on to create Forest Secrets Personalised Skincare, a luxury natural skin care range. She is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS). Olioso will lead the Interactive Natural and Organic Workshop at in-cosmetics Asia 2012.