TnT 2013

David Fielder

The Story of Oats, Nutritional and Cosmetic Benefits

In the past few decades, there has been a renewed interest in trying to comprehend the physiological role specific oat components play in the treatment of skin aliments including erythema, eczema, dryness, and skin aging.

Not only has it been shown that oat extracts can be used for preventative maintenance in therapeutic cosmetic formulations, but there is now a better understanding of how oat extracts aid in tissue protection, anti-inflammation and wound healing at the cellular level.

These advances have led to new cosmetic formulations containing standardized oat extracts such as beta glucan and avenanthramides providing proven therapeutic benefits potentially replacing the traditional use of non-specific colloidal oatmeal.

This talk will provide an overview of oat-based ingredients and explore the opportunities for formulators to use these highly functional and therapeutic ingredients.


David Fielder is the Chief Scientific Officer of Ceapro Inc., a Canadian Agri-innovation company specializing in advanced technology applied to the extraction and purification of phytochemicals from natural sources.

Originally from Ottawa, Mr. Fielder earned his M.Sc. in Natural Products Chemistry at Carleton University in Ottawa in 1988; thereafter he joined the federal department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as a research chemist.

Earlier on, while working as a Research Associate for Ceapro Developments Inc. in 1996, Mr. Fielder was responsible for identifying and developing new oat extracts and first identified the link between the traditional use of colloidal oatmeal for treatment of various skin ailments and a new, naturally occurring class of potent polyphenols. Since then, he has been responsible for new product development as well as commercial scale-up of Ceapro's products for the global markets of veterinary medicine, personal care, nutraceutical applications.

David and his wife Nathalie and their two children live in Edmonton, Alberta.

Jeffrey Easley

Hair Shampoo vs. Laundry Detergent

As a cosmetic scientist, have you ever wondered how the ingredients used to formulate shampoo, body wash, and handsoap are used to formulate consumer products for markets other than personal care ? Have you recently been tasked with formulating products such as laundry detergent, liquid dishwash, or even a carwash product and don't know where to start?

Through comparing and contrasting hair shampoo formulation with laundry detergent formulation, this presentation will provide cosmetic chemists with the knowledge they need to extend their formulation expertise beyond the boundaries of personal care applications. Having this expertise is important as many companies continue to diversify their product lines.

Key topics for discussion will include surfactants used, ingredient functions, performance testing, the regulatory environment, and product formulating.


Jeff Easley is Senior Global Performance Improvement Specialist for Stepan Company, working in R&D. He received a B.S. in Psychology (emphasis in physiological psychology) from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and also holds a M.A. degree in Human Performance & Training from Governors State University and a M.S. in Education from Capella University.

Jeff has worked at Stepan Company for 34 years in a variety of capacities including Quality Control Lab Supervisor, Technical Services Manager, and Product Development Lab Manager. He has a wealth of experience with formulating surfactants, including formulation of personal care products as well as products for household, industrial, and institutional applications.

Jeff is also an avid instructional designer/e-learning developer and has been a member of the SCC for many years. He has co-authored articles related to personal care applications and is a seasoned technical trainer for surfactants. Jeff currently spends his time working as a project manager for key R&D projects and also manages key corporate initiatives.