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Ricardo Diez, Ph.D.

Ricardo Diez, Ph.D, has been working in the cosmetic industry for more than 35 years holding senior positions in the R&D and Product Development Laboratories in companies that develop and market cosmetic products (Procter & Gamble, Dial Corp, Chanel) as well as in companies that manufacture cosmetic ingredients (Miranol, Stepan, Witco).


Over the years, he has synthesized new cosmetic compounds and developed and marketed a good number of cosmetic products protected by patents. He regularly gives lectures in congresses and symposiums, and imparts courses and seminars on cosmetic science for the International Federation of Society of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC), the US Cosmetic Society and the Center for Professional Advancement. He was selected recently by the IFSCC to summarize the progress of the cosmetic industry during the past 50 years.