Join us for learning and golf in some of the most picturesque country Utah has to offer. Don't miss this opportunity to network and enhance your education!

August 23th - TnT Seminar at the Natural History Museum located at 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT. The cost is $50 for SCC members/vendors and $75 for non-members. Breakfast begins at 8am followed by the meeting from 9am to noon. Lunch will be included following the meeting.

August 24th - The IMWSCC Annual Golf Outing at the Wasatch Mountain Golf Course located at 975 Golf Course Dr., Midway, Utah. Breakfast and lunch are included. The cost is $100 per player or $400 per team of 4 players. This price includes a golf cart. Clubs can be rented for an additional fee.

Pre-registration is required.

Please visit our sponosor page to learn about opportunities to sponsor this event. We appreciate your support of the IMWSCC!

Thank you to ET Horn, Fragrance West, & Rossow for sponsoring our 3rd Quarter Meeting!

TnT Presenters

Nickolas Huss, Vice President of Sales at Barnet Products Corp.

Emul-fun Theory

Emul-fun theory is an interactive presentation in which we will review many different types of emulsions including touch and feel examples demonstrating the many possibilities in the fun world of cosmetic emulsions. The emulsion theories that will be covered include:

-HLB (Hydrophilic Lipophilic Balance) Emulsions
Review the basic theory of HLB emulsions and how to calculate the levels of surfactants to utilize.

-PIT (Phase Inversion Temperature) Emulsions
Review the theory of PIT emulsions and how to develop formulations.

-Phospholipid Emulsions
Phospholipids are the primary lipids found in the skin. Review the benefits of using these natural emulsifiers as well as proper formulation techniques.

-Lamellar Gel Networks
The most widely used emulsification systems in the cosmetic industry. Review the structure and all the different types of Lamellar Gel Networks including α-gels and liquid crystal emulsions.

-Polymeric Emulsions
The most fashionable emulsion type inspired by Korean trends. Review the structure and proper formulation techniques of creating these unique emulsions.

-Pickering Emulsions
Review the theory of water in oil pickering emulsions.

-Water-in-Silicone Emulsions
Great emulsions for skin, color and sun care. Review theory and proper processing techniques to achieve the most elegant formulations.


Nickolas Huss is Vice President of Sales at Barnet Products Corp. with a focus on Asian market trends. Nick routinely makes technical presentations to customers and has spoken at SCC educational events. In addition, he supervises the Barnet application laboratory, where he and his team develop formulating guidelines and novel textures while also providing technical support to customers.

Nick currently visits multi-national accounts in the United States and their subsidiaries in Asia and Europe. His responsibilities take him to Japan and China each year for visits with suppliers and customers and for gathering information on current and upcoming trends in these markets.

Nick holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biological Sciences and Business Management from Charter Oak State University. He has been at Barnet Products for fifteen years and has been an active member of the LISCC for over ten years. He is currently Chair of the Long Island Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Nick is happily married to Jennifer. They have three children and two dogs!

Susan Pungitore, Symrise

Microbiology Basics

• Microbiology 101
• Microbiological Methods (MIC, Time Kill, PET)

Preservation Overview

• Importance of Preservation
• Classification of Preservatives
• Regulatory Environment
• Consumer Trends

Formulation Aspects of Preservation

• Parameters (pH, water activity, solubilizers)
• Compatibility in Formulations
• Test Criteria


Susan Pungitore has a Master’s degree in Biology and 13 years of experience in the cosmetics and skin care industry. As a senior researcher at the wet-wipe manufacturer Nice-Pak, she was responsible for the marketing and product development of various antiseptic skin and disinfectant products. Prior to that, she worked at chemical company ISP (currently Ashland) and cosmetics manufacturer Avon. At the latter, she coordinated microbiological tests in research and product development, covering an extensive assortment of cosmetic and personal care formulations.