Philip Ludwig, manager for global product development and applications at Lonza Consumer Care, has been appointed to the advisory council of the Center for Dermal Research (CDR). His role will be to provide valuable input and strategic guidance in support of the CDR’s vision—to be the premier dermatopharmaceutics research center in New Jersey conducting studies on topical and transdermal compound delivery, skin biology and skin tissue engineering. The CDR will also provide quality educational opportunities for its members through workshops, seminar series, symposia and courses.
At Lonza Consumer Care, Philip Ludwig develops new botanical extracts, discovers innovations in growing plant tissue cultures that produce exciting new actives and leads his team to find efficacious and novel microbial ferments, purified phytochemicals and synthetic chemistries. He has written multiple patents relating to new personal care ingredients and has been a featured speaker at over a dozen industry events and seminars. His most recent two products, ReGeniStem Red Rice and Vivillume, have won four international awards for being the most innovative cosmetic ingredient (two years in a row at In-Cos Asia), for being the best anti-aging innovative product (PCHi Shanghai), and being one of the four best new cosmetic ingredients (In-Cos Europe).
Ludwig holds a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Grinnell College and a master's degree in cell and molecular biology from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Lonza, Philip worked with Ball Horticulture, creating new nutraceutical ingredients extracted from plants bred specifically by the company. He has an overall healthy passion for botany and a collection of over 80 plants.