IPPC-Ireland announces Stephen Kirk as speaker

IPPC-Ireland 2018 today announced Stephen Kirk, Founder and Director, SK-CRS Ltd, will serve as speaker during the 7th International Phytocosmetics & Phytotherapy Congress.

Stephen Kirk is a highly-qualified cosmetic regulatory professional with more than 20 years’ experience working in the field of cosmetic product safety in the R&D laboratories of Boots UK, England.  In 2016 he established his own company, SK-CRS, to offer his expertise as an independent consultant to the UK cosmetic industry.

His expertise spans all areas of New Product Development from prototyping to launch, and subsequent market surveillance.  His know-how encompasses ingredient selection and approval, formulation review, approval and testing, safety assessment according to EU legislation and cosmetovigilance, including dermatology follow-up.

This know-how is complimented by an extensive professional network, which includes scientists from global ingredient and fragrance suppliers, multinational cosmetic manufacturers and key opinion leaders in UK dermatology.

He has considerable experience working at the European level and has been actively involved in a number of Task Forces established by Cosmetics Europe, the European personal care trade association.  He has been an invited speaker at a number of events organised by the UK CTPA and UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists, as well as at a number of cosmetic regulatory meetings in China.

He has been the Chairman of both the UK CTPA Toxicology Advisory Panel and the UK CTPA / British Society for Cutaneous Allergy Working Group.  He is a Member of the British Society for Cutaneous Allergy, European Society of Contact Dermatitis, US Society of Toxicology, Royal Society of Biology and UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists.  He is also a Chartered Biologist and European Registered Toxicologist.  His company SK-CRS is a Member of the UK CTPA and IFRA UK.

There are plenty of cosmetic industry people looking forward to seeing him speak in June!

IPPC-Ireland 2018 will be held on 18-20 June, 2018 at the campus of the Dublin City University located at Dublin, Ireland.

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