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THE CHEMICAL MAKEUP OF MAKEUP 101: Chemist’s Apprentice I

Sunday, June 3, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Look around at the everyday products in your home, like toothpaste, hair gel, shaving cream, shampoo. If you were to make these products yourself, which chemicals would you use? How do chemists figure out how to make all these colors and textures? Come find out with chemists and product designers Elizabeth Knapp, Mellanie Garner, and get to make your own hair products and create the perfect shade of foundation.

This is a student-only program for kids currently enrolled in the 3rd grade – 5th grade. Parents/Guardians should drop off their children for this event. 

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.


Mellanie GarnerCosmetic Scientist

Mellanie Garner is a regulatory scientist in the Regulatory Operations/Raw Ingredients group in Research and Development at Avon Products, Inc. In her time at Avon she was responsible for global regulations on new raw ingredients for consumer products, including color; skincare; and hair care products.

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Liz KnappChemist

Liz Knapp is a senior chemist in the New Technology group in Research and Development at Avon Products, Inc. In this role, she uses her skill in science and art to develop new skin care and color cosmetics. She enjoys working on teams to come up with innovations to help consumers around the world look and feel like their best selves.

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Shannon LouieChemist

Shannon Louie is a chemist in the Global R&D Regulatory Operations & Ingredient Coordination group at Avon Products, Inc. She works with ingredient suppliers to maintain Avon’s Raw Ingredient specifications to ensure a robust safety and technical evaluation of new materials and compliance with product related regulations.

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