Speaker

Chris Smith

Co-Founder

Chrysalis

Biography

Chris is a well-known Cosmetic Chemist with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. Having started out working on the bench at Boots the Chemist, Chris worked across the many different formulation areas within Health & Beauty before moving into raw material sales and marketing, working with producers of innovative ingredients from all over the world. Chris is co-owner of Chrysalis Health & Beauty, a product development and contract manufacturing company established in 2007, and Vegetology Ltd, a nutritional supplement brand. Chris’s background in the cosmetic industry, coupled with the rising interest in so-called ‘Nutricosmetics’, allows him to help brands to create innovative concepts. Despite the day job that comes with business ownership, Chris continues to don a lab coat when possible, and during the past 15+ years has provided technical support and services to a wide range of clients from premium skincare brands such as Crystal Clear and Merumaya, through to multinationals including Dow and Unilever.

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