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The Green Beauty event of the year.

What is ‘green beauty’? This term is thrown around so flippantly, but what makes a product truly sustainable? In a panel presentation featuring an inspiring lineup of scientists, and a marketplace showcasing ‘green beauty’ brands that are leading the way, this topic will be disseminated throughout a Green Beauty Night.

Interested in having your company featured in our marketplace? We’ll be selecting 10 businesses to showcase, from innovative ingredient suppliers to finished cosmetic brands. Applications are now open and due November 20th - we’ll be announcing our full marketplace December 1st.

Feb/01/2020, 6:00 pm-10:30 pm

Panel: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The East Angel, 670 S Anderson St, Los Angeles

Tickets include light appetizers & cocktails.

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Laura Markley

Laura is a PhD student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Syracuse University studying the environmental and health impacts of plastics, including the abundance of microplastics in freshwater lakes and the potential release of estrogenic chemicals from PET water bottles. She obtained her B.S. in Environmental Earth Science from Eastern Connecticut State University and M.S. in Earth and Environmental Science from Lehigh University. Laura is also founder of Waste-Free PhD, a website and social media presence focused on addressing scientific misinformation in the zero-waste and environmental movements.


Damien Perriman

Damien leads Genomatica’s specialty products business, overseeing development, production and sales of biobased ingredients for personal care, cosmetics, flavors and fragrances. He was responsible for launching the award-winning Brontide™ natural butylene glycol in 2017 and continues to expand a pipeline of sustainable ingredients. Damien joined Genomatica in 2010 as vice president of business development. He previously served in the New Ventures unit at The Dow Chemical Company and as Deputy Commissioner to the Americas for the Queensland Government. Damien holds an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles and a BSc (Hons) in Industrial Chemistry from the University of New South Wales.


Dennis Abbeduto

Dennis has over 20 years surfactant and formulation chemistry experience and currently works for Colonial Chemical, Inc in Southeast Tennessee as Personal Care Business Manager. He has also served as Product Applications Manager at Colonial. Prior to his time at Colonial Chemical, he worked for Alberto-Culver Co in Chicago, Illinois on skin care technology and as a formulation chemist for the St. Ives and Noxzema brands. Dennis also worked for McIntyre Group, Ltd in University Park, Illinois as an R&D synthesis, applications, and claims chemist. He has a BS in chemistry from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.


Perry Romanowski

Perry is an independent cosmetic chemistry who has spent over 25 years developing products in the personal care and cosmetic industry. He has worked on both hair and skin care products. He is currently Vice President of Element 44 Inc which specialized in science education. He is a long time instructor for the SCC continuing education program and has authored or edited 6 books in cosmetic science plus numerous articles. In 2014, Romanowski created the Practical Cosmetic Formulating online training program to provide cosmetic chemists continuing education across a broad range of formula categories. He served as the 2018 President of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC). Previously, Romanowski worked for Alberto Culver serving as a senior project leader for hair care innovation. Additionally, he has made appearances on popular TV shows including the Dr. Oz show and the Rachel Ray show. Romanowski received his B.S. in Chemistry from DePaul University and also studied Biochemistry. He is the founder and creator of the website dedicated to teaching about cosmetic science.


Kenna Whitnell

Kenna is the CEO and Founder of Altilis Beauty, a cosmetics company disrupting the industry through sourcing of innovative, effective, and environmentally responsible ingredients. Kenna founded Altilis Beauty as an undergraduate at the University of Guelph where she worked alongside scientific researchers at universities across Canada to develop skincare products from breadfruit extract and other sustainable plant-sourced compounds. As a biochemist and plant extraction expert, Kenna works alongside expert consultants and natural health product industry leaders to develop high-performance cosmetics. She also runs her own YouTube channel focused on cosmetic sciences.


GBN Moderator.


Jen Novakovich, Director of The Eco Well

Jen is a passionate science communicator, environmentalist, and cosmetic scientist. She has two bachelors of science honors degrees from the University of Guelph and completed her graduate studies in Cosmetic Chemistry. Today, she has a deep passion for sustainable development and science-based cosmetics. Jen is also the director of the environmental organization The Eco Market Canada.

Jen does international speaking on the topic of sustainable personal care, runs her own cosmetic science podcast, and works as a consultant for formulation development.

You can find Jen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or at



Deanna Utroske,Editor of Cosmetics Design

Deanna Utroske covers daily beauty business news in the Americas region for the online trade publication and publishes the weekly Indie Beauty Profile column, showcasing the inspiring work of entrepreneurs and innovative brands.

Deanna is a globally sought-after speaker and industry commentator, sharing insights with market research firms and consumer beauty magazines, and speaking on industry podcasts and at cosmetics, personal care, and packaging events around the world.

Beyond Cosmetics Design, you can find Deanna Utroske on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.



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