Hi! I’m Emily and my journey began as the only female in a high school college chemistry class. I was fascinated with the concept of chemical structures, comprising of the basic carbon properties – building ingredients. As that captivation grew, my scientific curiosity was nurtured while at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) where I received a Bachelors in Chemistry.
After continuous years of formulating, developing, researching, consulting, and writing on all matters of chemical abnormalities and challenges – I garnered nearly 20 years experienced knowledge as a scientist and engineer in the vast world of biotech/pharma/health science industries.
Yet, throughout my industrial experience in therapeutic drug discoveries and experimental design – I was always drawn to the beauty industry and its relation to women. Again, with another level of curiosity, I found myself investigating ingredients and cosmetic products from both a research perspective and a consumer perspective.
I Asked Questions Like:
- What is in this product and are the claims substantiated?
- Why do we need these excipients for this product to perform optimally?
- Why can’t I find products that fit my needs?
These were the questions I needed answered! And so I returned to school to fuel that love and passion for knowledge as it relates to the beauty industry; receiving a Masters from Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) in Biotechnology (Bioengineering & Nanotechnology).
Satori is a Japanese Buddhist term for “sudden enlightenment” or “awakening”. It is my way to describe an awakening desire to really understand the products that we use not only from a chemist’s perspective but also from a consumer’s perspective.
The Satori Chemist.
Here to offer insight on beauty products, answer questions about ingredients and demystify concerns (both novel and common) that continually plague this multi-billion dollar industry.