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THE CHEMICAL MAKEUP OF MAKEUP 201: Chemist’s Apprentice II

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

Immerse yourself in the fashionable world of monomers and polymers by studying the chemistry of cosmetics. Christopher Wolyniak, Shae Shenefield, and Anastasia Brown will lead you on an investigation into the chemical makeup of the various beauty and personal care products we use on our bodies. How does chemistry transform raw ingredients into commercial products? Come find out.

This is a student-only program for kids currently enrolled in the 6th grade – 8th grade. Parents/Guardians should drop off their children for this event.  

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.


Anastasia BrownAnalytical Chemist

Anastasia Brown is an Analytical Chemist for Avon Products, Inc. at their Global Innovation Center. She develops methods to measure trace levels of active ingredients in cosmetic products. Brown’s work focuses on the effectiveness of personal care and cosmetic products.

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Shae ShenefieldBiochemist

Shae Shenefield is a principal scientist in the R&D Analytical Department at Avon Products, Inc.’s Global Innovation Center, with over 24 years of experience in the industry.

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Christopher WolyniakChemist

Christopher Wolyniak is the senior manager of the Analytical Department in Research and Development at Avon Products, Inc., based at the Avon Global Innovation Center in Suffern, New York. He leads a team of chemists focused on developing ways to characterize and measure compounds and materials in cosmetic and personal care products, supporting all of Avon’s product categories.

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