November Chapter Meeting
Guest Speaker: Suellen Bennett Boot - Director of Sales & Marketing, Bio Component Research
Topic: Enzymatic Transformation of Botanical Extracts for Enhanced Efficacy
For human skin to accept botanical extracts, major cellular activity requiring much energy must take place. Skin assimilation of typical plant extract particles is a very complicated cellular process, with multiple necessary steps including: internalization of the particle by surrounding with the plasma membrane; budding off inside the cell to form a vesicle with enzymatic activity to breakdown and convert the internalized material; releasing the transformed material from the vesicle and transporting to different cell organelles influencing skin biological activity.
BioTransformation is a natural enzymatic process that mimics the conditions and conversion that takes place in the skin. Plant extracts are treated with natural enzymes at skin temperature; after several days of processing, the enzymes are inactivated and the BioTransformed extracts are skin-ready, after being optimized by an extensive purification filtration.
The end results are increased cellular bio-availability of the BioTransformed extract, quick and easy absorption, and enhanced activity of the bioactive components. The processing is environmentally safe; the products are completely transparent and water soluble for total ease of use in formulations. The BIO-TRANSFORMATION process does the work so the skin cells don’t have to.
BIO: Suellen started her career in the Cosmetic Industry at Estee Lauder Companies, holding research scientist positions in BRD and the Microbiology Lab. From there, she went over to the raw material supplier side starting with Brooks Industries in their Technical Marketing department. After that, she held a variety of sales and marketing positions with Biosil Technologies, GE Advanced Materials, Croda and Arch Personal Care Products which was acquired by Lonza Consumer Care. She is currently the Director of Sales & Marketing at Bio Component Research, a company specializing in botanical actives for skin and hair.
She is active in the Cosmetic Industry and has served as the Chair for the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and as Area I Director for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.
Suellen holds a Bachelors’ of Science degree in Biochemistry from St Andrews Presbyterian College.
DATE: Wednesday November 13th, 2019
WHERE: Oniro Taverna and Lounge, 8289 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury NY 11797
Cocktails: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Chair Remarks/Dinner: 6:30PM
Closing Remarks: 8:30PM
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