Contributor Profile

Andrea Mitarotonda

Job TitleChief Research & Innovation Officer

Company NameNeal's Yard Remedies


Dr. Andrea Mitarotonda is a Chartered Chemist and holds a PhD in Polymer & Colloid Chemistry, an MSc in Industrial & Applied Chemistry and a Diploma in Innovation Project Management. 

Since 1998 he has been covering roles in R&D, Innovation and Formulation Technology in multinational companies such as: Oriflame Cosmetics, Dow Corning, Lamberti Chemical Specialties, Intercos and 3M.

He is currently Chief Scientific Officer at Neal’s Yard Remedies, based in Dorset, England. Neal’s Yard Remedies is a leading British manufacturer of natural and organic-certified cosmetic products covering “head-to-toe” applications. 

Andrea is Author and Co-Author of several publications on various subjects of Cosmetic Science including anti-ageing, natural preservation, polymers, rheology, emulsion technology, formulation technology, anti-cellulite and dry skin. 

He is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the British Society of Cosmetic Science (SCS), of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science and of the Scientific Advisory Board of H&PC Journal.

Andrea is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

He often lectures at the University of Arts London, MSc in Cosmetic Science.

Andrea’s research interests are mainly in dry skin, liquid crystals, colloidal and rheological properties of cosmetic products, sensory, microscopy, application of multivariate methods in formulation science, claim substantiation, technology scouting, natural & natural-derived ingredients, oleochemistry and innovation.

Conference Sessions

  • Beyond natural - New frontiers in green formulation

    Tuesday09:00 - 12:3017 April 2018
    Workshop Room G104 - G105

    “Green” has traditionally been seen as a rather basic segment of the cosmetic industry, but in recent years it has shown that this label is no longer suitable. ...

    • Language: English
  • New trends in cosmetic technology

    Tuesday13:30 - 17:2017 April 2018
    Workshop Room G104 - G105

    The cosmetic industry has always been heavily R&D and Innovation driven with a strong focus on cross-functionality. This Workshop aims at exploring some of the...


    • Language: English

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