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Simon B. Christensen

Cosmetic Chemist, QA & Regulatory Specialist

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Simon B. Christensen

Cosmetic Chemistry & Regulatory Affairs

Resume

Resume

Employment
QA Manager & Product Developer

Midsona Denmark A/S

From 2019

Key Focus Areas
QA Management with 3 employees in the field of cosmetics, production and subcontractor validation.

Successfully implemented ISO 22716 at the company with no remarks or non-compliances from the auditor. With the last audit in 2023 there was again 0 non-compliances

Developed organic & vegan certified cosmetic products in colaboration with the Marketing department, at time of writing 78 of my products have been successfully launched.

Product Certification according to Allergy Certified, COSMOS Organic & Vegan Society along with audits of subcontractors and internal audits.
Scientific support for sales & marketing.

Regulatory compliance validation of products and marketing materials.
Acting as part of the Technical Commité with the Danish Association of Cosmetics and Detergents. Including scientific reasoning to the Danish Environmental Protection Agency in matters of interest.

Product Safety Assessor

Beauté Pacifique ApS

2017-2019

Key Focus Areas
Keeping on the cutting edge of toxicology, dermatology, cosmetic science, and raw material developments
Study the clinical experiments of raw material suppliers and determine their validity.
Regulatory affairs, particularly in the European Union.

R&D Intern

Persano Group

2016

Key Focus Areas

Laboratory work in the development of new and cutting edge private label formulations

Professional Skills
Project Management
90%
Quality Management Systems
95%
Product Certification
93%
Regulatory Affairs
83%
Regulatory Toxicology
75%
Cosmetic Formulation
95%
Education
Auditor Course in High Level Structured ISO Certification examplified with ISO 9001

DNV

2021

Fundementals of Leadership

Tradium

2020-2021

Cosmetic Safety Assessment

Vrije Universiteit, Brussel

2019

Dermatocosmetic Science

Vrije Universiteit, Brussel

2018

Master of Science, Medicinal Chemistry

University of Copenhagen

2014-2016

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

University of Copenhagen

2011-2014

Portfolio

Portfolio

Product Lines

Urtekram Brand - Midsona

The men’s line was an exciting project, because besides finding a fragrance that men liked and women loved we went into using higher concentrations of actives.

With Cork Oak, Salicylic Acid & Tasman Pepper I developed a line that reduces redness, hinders irritation after shaving and with salicylic acid to increase the dermal turnover to reduce ingrown hair and give a natural glow.

Using a specifically selected silica to reduce shine and oily looks.

The, in my opinion, perfect line for men,

Urtekram Brand - Midsona

Most conditioners contain synthetic cationic surfactants to help give the hair slide, but with the urtekram special line I got a fun new task, to create a 100% natural spray conditioner.

It was a challenge, but we managed to create a 100% natural spray conditioner with the same effect as the synthetic conditioners!

It sounds too good to be true, but no it really works well in combing tests.

Alongside my star, the spray conditioner we also created a Hemp themed special line shampoo using polyglyceryl-4 hempseedate to give a water soluble hemp oil to the product line – with the herby fragrance it is a sure win for natural products.

Urtekram Brand - Midsona

This line is at the top of my list – while it doesn’t include face care (yet, I hope it will soon, I just need a brief from the marketing team) it has the most delightful scent of any of my products.

Combining a carefully selected perfume composition that is distinctly unisex line with a fresh and lingering scent of ginger and
patchouli. It contains ingredients as ginger essential oil, patchouli,  jojoba
oil & Vitamin E – The line includes everything in body and hair
care.

The dry body oil I am particularly proud of – it is a body oil like no other I have tried yet – it leaves a super thin layer on the skin, doesn’t feel greasy (hence dry) while stile giving the luxurious body oil sensations we all expect.

One thing it is not the best as; massage oil, it simply dries too quickly! of course there are other products for this such as the Tune In Body Oil

Urtekram Brand - Midsona

Blown away, or Wild Lemongrass as it’s also called is a product line I created for normal to combined skin, the day cream is a personal favorite and I use it daily – it is a super light moisturizer using the best moisturizing ingredient ever created – glycerin.

Of course it contains a lot of other ingredients and the product line itself is probably one of the best selling lines I have made, and honestly I’m not surprised, the fresh scent combined with 100% natural ingredients is proverbially to die for.

The line consists now 13 different products and was nominated for the Danish Beauty Awards in 2021 as Line of the Year.

The Hand wash in it’s own right was also nominated for hygiene product of the year

Urtekram Brand - Midsona
The Fragrance Free product line is a line I developed at Midsona to have some products catering specifically to people with sensitive skin & perfume allergies.
Making products 99-100% natural with no preservatives is actually quite a challenge, because the alternatives you would most often use are perfume ingredients – None the less Urtekram now has a line with 9 products (7 shown)
Urtekram Brand - Midsona

The range includes everything from body wash, body lotion, hand cream deodorant, body oil and hand soap to shampoo and conditioner with conditioning ingredients such as aloe vera, jojoba oil, rose extract and shea butter.

The fragrance is definetely one you either love or hate, but luckily the face care products have a much lower level of fragrance meaning that I can still use them in the winter without dealing with the scent.

The product line touts no less than 10 gorgeous products – and the cleansing milk, sublime for removing make-up in the evening without drying the skin.

 

Urtekram Brand - Midsona

The range includes everything from body wash, body lotion, hand cream deodorant, body oil and hand soap to shampoo and conditioner with conditioning ingredients such as aloe vera, shea butter, willowbark ferment and lavender.

Urtekram Brand - Midsona

The range includes everything from body wash, body lotion, hand cream and hand soap to shampoo and conditioner with conditioning ingredients such as aloe vera, shea butter and blue seakale to protect and nourish your coloured hair.

Specialized Products

Urtekram Brand - Midsona

A move towards sustainability – These showergels were particularly tricky – removing as much water from them as possible to concentrate the soap and yet be within organic certification.

The line resulted in nothing less than 4 scintillating aroma versions, all on the same base showergel – 1 bottle of 400 ml or 1 concentrated bottle of 100 ml? – your choice.

Urtekram Brand - Midsona

Four face masks developed for the Urtekram brand – 3 Minute Masks was an interesting task, having it dry in the time requested and making it skin compatible too.

A cream gel mask for nourishment, a radiance mask with Q10 and vitamin C, a hydrating mask with agave syrup and a clay mask.

All except the clay mask are actually ready for removal after just 3 minutes but also double down as a night-mask if needed.

The clay mask takes a little longer to dry and I wouldn’t recommend sleeping with it overnight – but it is excellent at removing excess oils and impurities.

Publications

Publications

Nominations & Awards

Nominations & Awards

Find Balance 2-in-1 day & night cream

For 2023, the Find Balance Frangrance Free 2-in-1 day & night cream has been nominated to the Facecare of the year below 200 SEK – and I couldn’t be happier. This is…

Costume Skjønnhetsfavoritter 2022 – Organic & Sustainable
Costume Skjønnhetsfavoritter 2022 – Organic & Sustainable

My One Drop concentrated shower gels were nominated for the organic & sustainable award, with the entire line of 4 different fragrances was nominated for this. Half a teaspoon is all you…

Costume Skjønnhetsfavoritter 2022 – Body Oil
Costume Skjønnhetsfavoritter 2022 – Body Oil

URTEKRAM NORDIC BEAUTY – Sweet Ginger Flower Dry Body Oil was nominated for the Costume Beauty-Favorite awards in Norway. The Dry Body Oil is supple, leaves the skin nourished without feeling greasy…

The Beauty Shortlist – Rise & Shine Spice Orange Blossom Shampoo & Conditioner
The Beauty Shortlist – Rise & Shine Spice Orange Blossom Shampoo & Conditioner

Both the Rise & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner were winners on the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2022. Rise & Shine Spicy Orange Blossom Shampoo for Best Shampoo Rise & Shine Spicy Orange Blossom…

Danish Beauty Awards – Blown Away Wild Lemongrass Product Line
Danish Beauty Awards – Blown Away Wild Lemongrass Product Line

Danish Beauty Awards nominated the Blown Away Wild Lemongrass Product Line as line of the year in 2021

Organic Beauty Awards – Blown Away Wild Lemongrass Body Wash

The Blown Away Wild Lemongrass was nominated for the Made In Scandinavia 2021 award by organic Beauty Awards

Danish Beauty Awards Nominee – Blown Away Wild Lemongrass Hand Wash
Danish Beauty Awards Nominee – Blown Away Wild Lemongrass Hand Wash

Danish Beauty Awards nominated me and the teams Blown Away Wild Lemongrass Hand Wash as one of the Hygiene Products of the year in 2021