Steve Barton is director of Skin Thinking Ltd., a technical consultancy to the health and beauty markets. His career began in non-clinical investigative dermatology as a research scientist for the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff. He moved into cosmetics R&D when he became a performance evaluation manager with Boots Contract Manufacturing. He remained with Boots as a skin care scientific adviser before he joined Oriflame in 2008 as formulation development director, a role he held until 2012. Barton was also on the working group that drafted the CTPA/ASA guidelines. For more information visit www.skinthinking.com.