Codex Beauty, March 15, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Female scientists and beauty and
wellness brand founders/CEOs, Carol
Christopher, Ph.D., Elsa
Jungman, Ph.D., and Barbara
Paldus, Ph.D., with the guidance of Odile Roujol, Founder of
FaB Fashion & BeautyTech community, founded the Science of
Beauty Collective to redefine industry standards, support female
brand founders, and offer a new approach to beauty.
With the beauty and wellness industry saturated with seemingly
interchangeable terms like "anti-aging", "clean", "natural",
"green", and "non-toxic" it can be difficult for consumers to
understand what these slogans actually mean. Realizing this void,
the Science of Beauty Collective has a mission to bring
transparency to the industry, and to challenge industry leaders to
create better products for consumers that are backed by data and
"Talking with Carol and Barbara (just before the pandemic),
we had this idea to build awareness of how science is used in
beauty, and to help other founders. Through these conversations and
identifying voids in the industry, The Science of Beauty Collective
was born, in San Francisco! We
took the time to gather multicultural leaders - all equally
science-minded - and that has reinforced the need to help people to
find the right information and scientific approaches to beauty. We
are a movement," says Elsa
Jungman, Ph.D., CEO of Dr. Elsa
"We want our industry to be data-driven and transparent in
all aspects of bringing a product to market: ingredients, sourcing,
safety testing, manufacturing, and sustainability. Consumers
deserve products that perform safely and are supported with
scientific data in order for them to make informed decisions about
their purchases," Carol Christopher, Ph.D., CEO of Ellis
Day Skin Science (http://www.ellisdayskinscience.com) shares.
"However, we are not regulators and we don't want to police
other brands. Instead, we are calling on brand founders to commit
to a higher standard in the market. Through the Science of Beauty
Collective, we offer these founders education, resources, and
support regardless of where they are in their brand's
The Science of Beauty Collective is sharing their combined
industry expertise to enable others to design and conduct
experiments and studies, generate data to validate the value of
products, and ultimately build better products. "What started as
a Slack channel and informal weekly Zoom meetings has turned into a
shared mission: a community of female founders in beauty and
wellness who value science, data and transparency and want to work
with other like-minded women," states Barbara Paldus, Ph.D., CEO of Codex Beauty
The Science of Beauty Collective offers:
- Support for new female founders/CEOs in adhering to a higher
- Networking and connection with other science-focused women
leading beauty companies.
- Building awareness among the media and investors of the value
that science & technology bring to the beauty industry.
- Quarterly Zoom meetings with Scientific and Subject Area
Experts in our group to share experience & key learnings.
- Slack community where we can lean on each other for questions,
resources, information and fact checking.
- Designated mentorship hours for emerging female founders.
Learn more at scienceofbeauty.org or email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to join the conversation and be
invited to the Slack channel.
SOURCE Science of Beauty Collective