Full Name
Sarah De Szalay
Job Title
Global Category R&D Manager Hygiene Personal Care
Speaker Bio
Sarah de Szalay is currently Category R&D Manager for Personal Care at RB where she has worked since 2009. She has more than 25 years of experience in Consumer Goods having also worked at companies like Avon and Unilever. Her key focus areas include front end / upstream innovation, formulation development, methods development and technology development as well as the development of partnerships with Key Opinion Leaders and universities. Over the course of her time in the industry, she has developed well over 100+ products including OTCs, regulated products and cosmetics. Currently she focuses on clinical study development and new formula development to evaluate the impacts of topical products and actives on the skin microbiome and skin barrier.
Sarah is an inventor on several patents and has co-authored book chapters and peer-reviewed publications. She has also been a critical reviewer on peer-reviewed journals and a speaker at conferences.
Sarah has a BS and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and is an active member of the NYSCC. Since 2018 she volunteers for the NYSCC as an event coordinator and co-chair for the annual meeting focused on microbiome.
Sarah De Szalay