2024 SWSCC Educational Meeting - February

Speaker Bio's


Cynthia Johnson – Cindy J Cosmetic Labs, LLC

Cynthia Johnson is the Founder & CEO of Cindy J Cosmetic Labs, LLC. She is a cosmetic chemist with years of experience in the cosmetic industry. Cynthia Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from The Lincoln University. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Cosmetic Science from the University of Cincinnati. She started her own formulation laboratory for Cosmetic business owners who want to start their own line of products like Hair Care, Skin Care, Color Cosmetics, Men’s Care, Baby Care, and Bath & Body Care.

Her goal is to first educate then formulate. Cynthia wants to help business owners gain knowledge behind their product; moreover, turn their product into their own testimony. Cindy J Cosmetic Labs, LLC focuses on delivering products that will benefit the customer and the target market.

Cynthia is also a Green Star Award Recipient sponsored by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. She created a Strawberry Cream Cleanser with blue light protection. The award was determined by the society’s assessment of the product’s novelty as well as its level of innovation in formulation. The assessment also included its creativity in fulfilling the marketing claims and providing efficacy with green ingredients. One key accomplishment of formulating a green product was the ability to maximize the natural components in the cleanser. The higher the Green Star rating, the “greener’ the product.

In addition to receiving awards, Cynthia Johnson has made guest appearances as the keynote speaker at the Twin Cities Natural Hair Care Expo in Minneapolis, Startup Retail Summit Digital Conference, and FEM STEM Bahamas Webinar Series. Cynthia Johnson was most recently featured in the October 2020 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. The article highlights Black Scientists, Doctors, and Entrepreneurs innovating the beauty industry. Her mission is to extend access to innovative ideas to the minority business community.

She is also the current Area IV Director of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

Website: www.cindyjlabs.com
Business IG: @cindyjlabs
Personal IG: @cynbot11
Facebook: Cindy J Cosmetic Labs, LLC


Erica Douglas
Cosmetic Chemist & Beauty Industry Expert

As a formulating, cosmetic chemist in the multicultural and clean beauty space for over a decade, Erica has been the “brains” behind several popular products on the market. Erica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. She then advanced to Northwestern University as a National Institute of Health Research Fellow where she conducted research in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology. However, her personal horror stories as a child who experienced hair and skin issues are what motivated her to dedicate her scientific career to developing innovative and quality products in beauty and personal grooming space. Ascending the ranks in a male dominated laboratory to the position of Director of Research & Development for one of the category’s most successful brands, Organic Root Stimulator, Erica’s long-term impact and positive influence on natural hair and skin care is undeniable. She credits her many successful formulations to being a woman that passionately identifies with hair and skin care struggles, and prides herself on her ability to combine her formal education in chemistry with her won life experiences to innovate for the needs of texture hair and melanated skin tones. In 2014, she founded mSEED group, a product development, manufacturing, and brand development company focused in providing strategic growth solutions to inspiring entrepreneurs and established businesses in beauty and personal care. As Chief Executive Officer, Erica spearheads mSeed’s corporate mission to grow a new generation of successful entrepreneurs and drive innovation in the beauty space,


Event Properties

Event Date February 22, 2024
Event End Date February 22, 2024
Cut off date February 19, 2024
Location Marriott Las Colinas

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