Contributor Profile

Howard Epstein

Job TitleDirector, Technical Services

Company NameEMD Performance Materials Corp.


Howard Epstein is Director of Technical Services for EMD Performance Materials, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. He was a scholar in residence at the University of Cincinnati department of dermatology and received his Ph.D. in Pharmacognasy from the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio during that time.

Dr. Epstein has been in the cosmetics industry for many years since he began his career formulating cosmetics for Estee Lauder, Maybelline, Max Factor, Bausch & Lomb and Kao Brands. In addition to his interest in botanicals Dr. Epstein was editor of the Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Science and is a member of the International Academy of Dermatology.

He is on the editorial board of the dermatological journals Clinics in Dermatology and SKINmed representing the cosmetics industry to dermatologists. Howard has authored chapters in various cosmetic technology textbooks and a chapter in the Manual of Gender Dermatology. He most recently authored and edited various chapters in Harrys Cosmeticology, ninth edition recently published.

Conference Sessions

  • Cationic encapsulated microsystems (CEM) technology for haircare formulations

    Thursday13:30 - 14:0024 Oct 2019
    Technical Seminars Theater

    The global haircare market is expected to grow to 102 billion US dollars by 2024, a very lucrative market for hair and scalp care innovations. Current and emerg...

    • Language: English

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