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Janet Winter (Blaschke)

President/CEO, US/Managing Director, UK
International Cosmetics & Regulatory Specialists, LLC (U.S. office)
International Cosmetics & Chemical Services, Ltd (UK/European office)

Janet’s extensive experience in serving the Consumer Products and Chemical industries as a product formulator and regulatory expert has given her unique expertise in many regulatory schemes with specific focus on the European, U.S., and Canadian cosmetic industry. She founded International Cosmetics & Regulatory Specialists, LLC in the United States in 1997 and International Cosmetics & Chemical Services, Ltd in the United Kingdom in 2007.

  • 30 years experience in the Cosmetics and OTC Drug/Borderline/Quasi-Drug industries in Quality Assurance/Microbiology/R&D/International Regulatory areas
  • EU Qualified Safety Assessor, received training and certificate from the Vrije University of Brussels(VUB), department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Chemist and Formulator – 17 years’ experience as Director of R&D of Personal Care and Over The Counter Drugs in contract manufacturing and Private Label products
  • Designated Expert on behalf of the U.S., for ISO (International Standards Organizations) Workgroups for Microbiology Standards, Natural and Organic Standards, GMP Standards
  • Founder, Instructor & lecturer for Cosmetic Science program at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles). Topics include:  Regulatory Acceptance of Cosmetic Ingredients in Individual Countries; R&D and Manufacturing for the Global Market; Microbiology and Quality Control of Cosmetic Products
  • 1988 Chairman, Society of Cosmetic Chemists; Member, Board of Directors, Society of Cosmetic Chemists; Regulatory Affairs Chairman, contributing author to SCC publications
  • Contributing Author, CTFA/PCPC International Regulatory Research Manual (IRRM)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in REACH Management, University of Hull, UK
  • Industry and Governments lecturer for: American Society for Quality, Personal Care Products Council (formerly CTFA), IKW (German Consumer Products Federation), the OSEC Swiss Business Network; JCIA Mutual Understanding Conference (Japan), Cosmetics regulations in the US (to the Ministry of Health, China)
  • Chartered Biologist, Society of Biology, United Kingdom;
  • Longstanding member of Industry committees:  PCPC Legal and Regulatory Committee, Scientific, Regulatory and Toxicology Committee, International Committee, Scientific Advisory Committee, Government Relations Committee, Consumer Healthcare Products Association Scientific Committee, OTC Drug Task Force
  • President, Beauty Industry West
  • Experienced Expert Witness for product technical and regulatory issues