About Nicola

Nicola holds a Degree in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She joined Oriflame in 2011 as a Senior Scientist after working with a large Pharmaceutical CRO for 5 years, where she gained experience in clinical data management. In her early years in Oriflame, Nicola’s areas of expertise were Photobiology and Quality Management, and she project managed many clinical studies during her time as a Scientist on the team. Nicola now leads the Ori-Derm Performance Evaluation team. The team works with the Formulation Chemists and Claims Scientists to design studies to meet their objectives, from consumer acceptability and likability to generating data for claims substantiation. We are committed to having a facility which is suitable to perform many types of studies, and which is always ready to welcome our panel of volunteers.

Nicola Robertson

Senior Manager Performance Evaluation

Cyril Messaraa

Principal Research Project Lead

About Cyril

Cyril Messaraa holds a Master Degree in Cosmetic Science from the ISIPCA (Institut supérieur international du parfum, de la cosmétique et de l’aromatique alimentaire) and the University of Versailles, France. Cyril has worked as a Scientist in Ori-Derm since 2012 and is an invaluable member of our team. He is an expert in Efficacy testing,  is a member of the Oriflame R&D Expert Panel, speaking with Consultants worldwide about our research and how such research delivers newness to our products. Cyril is recognized within the cosmetic industry for his innovative approach to research with four first author publications and has been invited as a speaker at the International Skin Care Conference in 2018. Cyril is an enthusiastic and passionate scientist who is dedicated to driving Oriflame’s products forward through exciting research projects.

Leah Doyle

Study & Facility Coordinator – Performance Evaluation

About Leah

Leah has been with Ori-Derm since 2009- as our most Senior Technician, Leah is responsible for organising the global Consumer Testing studies in collaboration with external Consumer Research Organisations. Leah is one of Oriflame’s most experienced investigators and has extensive experience in performing Efficacy studies.

Celine Marque

Principal Scientist – Sensory & Consumer Science

About Celine

Celine has a bachelor degree in Biochemistry from the “Université des Pays de L’Adour” (Pau, France) and a Masters degree in Food Sensory Science from the “Université de Bourgogne” (Dijon, France). After gaining knowledge in sensory science, she performed an internship in Chanel Cosmetics and discovered a passion for sensory science of skincare. Following this, she managed the sensory science laboratory and taught students whilst working in ISIPCA School (Versailles, France). In 2012, she joined Oriflame (Bray, Ireland) as Sensory Scientist, allowing her to increase her knowledge in sensory science in cosmetics and perfumes and to develop the R&D cosmetic sensory department. Céline manages all sensory activities in Oriflame and is an integral part of the innovation process for new product development for both Cosmetic and Wellness products (food and food supplements products). She is still actively involved in sensory professional networks (SFAS, French association of Sensory professionals) and has shared scientific materials externally which have been developed in Oriflame.

About Nicola

Nicola holds a Degree in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She joined Oriflame in 2011 as a Senior Scientist after working with a large Pharmaceutical CRO for 5 years, where she gained experience in clinical data management. In her early years in Oriflame, Nicola’s areas of expertise were Photobiology and Quality Management, and she project managed many clinical studies during her time as a Scientist on the team. Nicola now leads the Ori-Derm Performance Evaluation team. The team works with the Formulation Chemists and Claims Scientists to design studies to meet their objectives, from consumer acceptability and likability to generating data for claims substantiation. We are committed to having a facility which is suitable to perform many types of studies, and which is always ready to welcome our panel of volunteers.

About Cyril

Cyril Messaraa holds a Master Degree in Cosmetic Science from the ISIPCA (Institut supérieur international du parfum, de la cosmétique et de l’aromatique alimentaire) and the University of Versailles, France. Cyril has worked as a Scientist in Ori-Derm since 2012 and is an invaluable member of our team. He is an expert in Efficacy testing,  is a member of the Oriflame R&D Expert Panel, speaking with Consultants worldwide about our research and how such research delivers newness to our products. Cyril is recognized within the cosmetic industry for his innovative approach to research with four first author publications and has been invited as a speaker at the International Skin Care Conference in 2018. Cyril is an enthusiastic and passionate scientist who is dedicated to driving Oriflame’s products forward through exciting research projects.

About Leah

Leah has been with Ori-Derm since 2009- as our most Senior Technician, Leah is responsible for organising the global Consumer Testing studies in collaboration with external Consumer Research Organisations. Leah is one of Oriflame’s most experienced investigators and has extensive experience in performing Efficacy studies.

About Celine

Celine has a bachelor degree in Biochemistry from the “Université des Pays de L’Adour” (Pau, France) and a Masters degree in Food Sensory Science from the “Université de Bourgogne” (Dijon, France). After gaining knowledge in sensory science, she performed an internship in Chanel Cosmetics and discovered a passion for sensory science of skincare. Following this, she managed the sensory science laboratory and taught students whilst working in ISIPCA School (Versailles, France). In 2012, she joined Oriflame (Bray, Ireland) as Sensory Scientist, allowing her to increase her knowledge in sensory science in cosmetics and perfumes and to develop the R&D cosmetic sensory department. Céline manages all sensory activities in Oriflame and is an integral part of the innovation process for new product development for both Cosmetic and Wellness products (food and food supplements products). She is still actively involved in sensory professional networks (SFAS, French association of Sensory professionals) and has shared scientific materials externally which have been developed in Oriflame.

Caroline Motta

Senior Scientist – Sensory & Consumer Science

About Caroline

Caroline has a bachelor degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil). She started her career with sensory science in 2012 in Brazil, where she worked in a big food ingredients company (Duas Rodas) and developed a strong passion for sensory science. In 2019, she joined Oriflame (Bray, Ireland) as Sensory Scientist, allowing her to expand her knowledge in sensory science in cosmetics. Caroline is an integral part of the innovation process for new product development for both Cosmetic and Wellness products (food and food supplements products).

Jordan Kavanagh

Technician – Performance Evaluation

About Jordan

Jordan holds a Master Degree in Human Nutrition from Ulster University, where she discovered her passion for efficacy studies when she completed her dissertation: The effects of a seaweed based supplement on markers of skin health, looking specifically at skin barrier function, hydration and elasticity in adults. This lead her to a research position at the university, assisting on clinical trials, from recruitment to data management and analysis, before joining Oriderm to extend her academic research knowledge into industry. Jordan is one of the newer members of the team, joining us September 2020 as Oriderm’s Technician. Jordan assists across all studies, including clinical, sensory and wellness, coordinating consumer studies with external Consumer & SPF Research organisations, while managing mascara performance testing. Jordan is a huge people person, who loves getting to meet the people who get involved with our trials and help us achieve great quality and effective products.

Jessen Curpen

Principal Scientist – Cosmetic Technologies

About Jessen

Jessen holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Quality Management from the University of Mauritius. He also studied Limnology & Geochemistry at the University of Uppsala (Sweden). Jessen started his career as Sugar Technologist at the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute(MSIRI) before moving to Clinical Trials at the Centre international de développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP). During his 11 years at CIDP, Jessen occupied various strategic positions including Group Quality Assurance Manager, Chief Operating Officer and Training and Biophysics Manager. Jessen joined Oriflame in 2021 as Principal Scientist-Clinical & Instrumental Science, in the Oriderm department. He is responsible for setting up and managing Efficacy Testing at Oriflame and is also the Scientific Expert for Oriflame’s “Mind & Mood” Essential Oils. Jessen also participated in various international conferences as guest speaker, namely, at the Sun Protection Conference, the Skin Ageing Conference, the IFSCC and in various In-Cosmetics technical seminars, as well as authoring and co-authoring various scientific publications in the field of Cosmetic Science. Jessen is passionate about Cosmetic Science and the interaction of cosmetics on skin physiology.

Valentina Carpentiero

Performance Evaluation Technician

About Valentina

Valentina joined Oriflame in March 2020 and she worked in several R&D departments until June 2021 where she officially became part of the Ori-Derm team. The High School where Valentina studied (ITSOS Marie Curie) is in Milan, Italy and it’s specialized in Chemical and Biological subjects.

Before joining Oriflame, Valentina have worked for a cosmetic in-vivo testing house (Abich, Milan–Italy) for 4 years, where, in addition to dealing with the panellist database, the drafting of reports and statistical data analysis, she also performed safety, efficacy, consumer and in-use studies on cosmetic products. The purpose was to assess irritant potential, antiwrinkle efficacy, skin hydration and elasticity, SPF & UVA, antiperspirant efficacy, trichological efficacy and many other tests.

Valentina’s role in Ori-Derm is to organize the preparation of samples for external Clinical and Consumer tests, to deal with external Consumer testing houses and to carry out internal Efficacy tests on the skin of our trusted panellists to ensure a very high quality of products.

About Caroline

Caroline has a bachelor degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil). She started her career with sensory science in 2012 in Brazil, where she worked in a big food ingredients company (Duas Rodas) and developed a strong passion for sensory science. In 2019, she joined Oriflame (Bray, Ireland) as Sensory Scientist, allowing her to expand her knowledge in sensory science in cosmetics. Caroline is an integral part of the innovation process for new product development for both Cosmetic and Wellness products (food and food supplements products).

About Jordan

Jordan holds a Master Degree in Human Nutrition from Ulster University, where she discovered her passion for efficacy studies when she completed her dissertation: The effects of a seaweed based supplement on markers of skin health, looking specifically at skin barrier function, hydration and elasticity in adults. This lead her to a research position at the university, assisting on clinical trials, from recruitment to data management and analysis, before joining Oriderm to extend her academic research knowledge into industry. Jordan is one of the newer members of the team, joining us September 2020 as Oriderm’s Technician. Jordan assists across all studies, including clinical, sensory and wellness, coordinating consumer studies with external Consumer & SPF Research organisations, while managing mascara performance testing. Jordan is a huge people person, who loves getting to meet the people who get involved with our trials and help us achieve great quality and effective products.

About Jessen

Jessen holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Quality Management from the University of Mauritius. He also studied Limnology & Geochemistry at the University of Uppsala (Sweden). Jessen started his career as Sugar Technologist at the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute(MSIRI) before moving to Clinical Trials at the Centre international de développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP). During his 11 years at CIDP, Jessen occupied various strategic positions including Group Quality Assurance Manager, Chief Operating Officer and Training and Biophysics Manager. Jessen joined Oriflame in 2021 as Principal Scientist-Clinical & Instrumental Science, in the Oriderm department. He is responsible for setting up and managing Efficacy Testing at Oriflame and is also the Scientific Expert for Oriflame’s “Mind & Mood” Essential Oils. Jessen also participated in various international conferences as guest speaker, namely, at the Sun Protection Conference, the Skin Ageing Conference, the IFSCC and in various In-Cosmetics technical seminars, as well as authoring and co-authoring various scientific publications in the field of Cosmetic Science. Jessen is passionate about Cosmetic Science and the interaction of cosmetics on skin physiology.

About Valentina

Valentina joined Oriflame in March 2020 and she worked in several R&D departments until June 2021 where she officially became part of the Ori-Derm team. The High School where Valentina studied (ITSOS Marie Curie) is in Milan, Italy and it’s specialized in Chemical and Biological subjects.

Before joining Oriflame, Valentina have worked for a cosmetic in-vivo testing house (Abich, Milan–Italy) for 4 years, where, in addition to dealing with the panellist database, the drafting of reports and statistical data analysis, she also performed safety, efficacy, consumer and in-use studies on cosmetic products. The purpose was to assess irritant potential, antiwrinkle efficacy, skin hydration and elasticity, SPF & UVA, antiperspirant efficacy, trichological efficacy and many other tests.

Valentina’s role in Ori-Derm is to organize the preparation of samples for external Clinical and Consumer tests, to deal with external Consumer testing houses and to carry out internal Efficacy tests on the skin of our trusted panellists to ensure a very high quality of products.

Hedy Chen

Principal Scientist – Scientific Research, Branding & Communication

About Hedy

Hedy Chen holds a Master Degree in Biology-Food Science from Shanghai Ocean University, China. Hedy has worked as a Scientist in Ori-Derm and R&D Asia Satellite based in Shanghai office since 2021. Her a part of work is focus on supporting local activation of our launches in China with Scientific Communication. Creating innovative communication angles from technical and scientific data. Another part is focus on the coordinating and executing Consumer and Sensory in-use testing in China. Monitoring consumer and market beauty trends in Asia (mainly China), especially Skincare Category.

About Hedy

Hedy Chen holds a Master Degree in Biology-Food Science from Shanghai Ocean University, China. Hedy has worked as a Scientist in Ori-Derm and R&D Asia Satellite based in Shanghai office since 2021. Her a part of work is focus on supporting local activation of our launches in China with Scientific Communication. Creating innovative communication angles from technical and scientific data. Another part is focus on the coordinating and executing Consumer and Sensory in-use testing in China. Monitoring consumer and market beauty trends in Asia (mainly China), especially Skincare Category.