Andrea Mitarotonda

Chief Scientific Officer

Neal's Yard


Dr. Andrea Mitarotonda is a Chartered Chemist and holds a PhD in Polymer & Colloid Chemistry, an MChem in Industrial & Applied Chemistry and a Diploma in Innovation Project Management.

Since 1998 he has been covering roles in R&D, Innovation and Formulation Technology in multinational companies such as: Oriflame Cosmetics, Dow Corning, Lamberti Chemical Specialties, Intercos and 3M.

He is currently Chief Scientific Officer at Neal’s Yard Remedies, based in Dorset, England.

Neal’s Yard Remedies is a leading British manufacturer of natural and organic-certified cosmetic products covering “head-to-toe” applications.

Andrea is Author and Co-Author of several publications on various subjects of Cosmetic Science including anti-ageing, natural preservation, polymers, rheology, emulsion technology, formulation technology, anti-cellulite and dry skin.

He is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the British Society of Cosmetic Science (SCS), of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science and of the Scientific Advisory Board of H&PC Journal.

Andrea is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Phytocosmetic Science.

Andrea’s research interests are mainly in dry skin, liquid crystals, colloidal and rheological properties of cosmetic products, sensory, microscopy, application of multivariate methods in formulation science, claim substantiation, technology scouting, natural & natural-derived ingredients, oleochemistry and innovation.

When not working he enjoys family time and cooking & baking specialties of the Italian and Hungarian cuisine!