TnT 2015

Nick Morante, Senior Chemist, IFC Solutions

Nick Morante is currently a Senior Chemist at IFC Solutions (formerly International Foodcraft) in New Jersey where he works with many types of colors and additives for both the food and cosmetics industries utilizing them in many different applications. He has over 40 years of experience in the formulation of cosmetics, personal care products and makeup products. Prior to joining IFC, Nick was a consultant to the cosmetics industry for over 10 years providing custom formulations for clients as well as giving presentations and seminars to various companies and organizations within the cosmetics industry providing guidance in the practical use of color in consumer products. He is current an adjunct faculty member at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Natural Sciences in Hackensack, NJ where he is an instructor in the Master of Science Program in Cosmetic Science.

Nick also spent over 30 years Research and Development at The Estée Lauder Companies where he was both a formulator and laboratory manager in the corporate makeup and hair care departments. He was also in charge of the Color Science Laboratory where he was responsible for color measurement and spectrophotometric analysis of finished products, ingredients and human skin as it relates to color that is used in various cosmetic products, as well as developing testing protocols and methodologies for many color applications.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The New York Institute of Technology. He has taken numerous continuing education courses in the area of cosmetic science. He is a long time member of The Society of Cosmetic Chemists and has been active both on the local and national levels having served on the executive committee for the Long Island Chapter and on the National Board, serving as Area Director and National Secretary. He has been elected a Fellow of the Society and is an instructor for the Society’s Continuing Education Program (CEP) Program in the area of color and makeup formulation and troubleshooting.

He has given many seminars and presentations worldwide. He has been awarded numerous patents and has contributed many articles and papers and authored chapters to numerous cosmetic, technical and beauty publications and texts.

David Steinberg, Founder, Steinberg & Associates

In 1995 David Steinberg founded Steinberg & Associates, a consulting firm for the Cosmetic industry, specializing in the Chemistry of Cosmetic Ingredients, Preservatives and preservation, International and US regulations, domestic and international labeling of cosmetics and cosmetic drugs; and marketing of ingredients. He is an expert witness in patent, business issues and injury cases dealing in the personal care area.

In 2006, Mr. Steinberg founded the Cosmetic Preservative Council and is the Executive Director. In 2008 , he founded Report Reaction, LLC to assist clients in complying with new FDA OTC labeling requirements.

David is the founder of the Master’s Degree Program in Cosmetic Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Drexel University and an MBA Management degree from Pace University.

Mr. Steinberg’s robust history with the Society of Cosmetic Chemists includes appointments as the New York Chapter Chair in 1979, Treasurer of the National organization in 1987 & 1988, and SCC National President in 1991. He also received the SCC Merit Award in 1985, and was elected an SCC Fellow in 1987.

David is a member of the American Chemical Society, Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and Praesidium: International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists.