By Special Arrangement with ACT Solutions Corp., Personal Care Spectator is pleased to present:
By Dr. Johann Wiechers
Johann Wiechers was both an extremely well-regarded member of the cosmetic science community and a singular personality. He was known for his “calling it as he saw it” temperament, and the crux behind his tenure of study and research was the betterment of formulative science and the exposure of inconsistent, incomplete, or just plain wrong work in the industry. Following his untimely death in late 2011, Wiechers treatise on the state of the global cosmetic industry was collected and is now available for the first time in print with a new preface by Rachel L. Grabenhofer, editor of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, and a new afterword on the importance of Wiechers opinions and vision by Howard I. Maibach. By turns confrontational and acutely funny, Memories of a Cosmetically Disturbed Mind is both a timely manifesto on what our industry is meant to represent and a fitting curtain call for one of his generation’s best and most beloved practitioners.
President of ACT Solutions Corp. PO Box 37
Kirkwood, DE 19708-0037
ACT (Adaptive Cosmetic Technologies) Solutions Corp was established in March of 2012 as a formulation technology consultancy to enable cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies, and the suppliers to these industries to offer solutions to customers that exit, stay together, and perform. The Hadaptive” description was borrowed from a noted aerospace scientist Arthur Anton who describes space systems as needing to be engineered to adapt to chaining environments and applications. Solutions offered by our company must be adaptive to the particular active, application, and audience.In large part, ACT Solutions Corp. is carrying on the legacy of Dr. Johann Wiechers, a longtime friend and colleague who passed away suddenly in November 2011, with whom was shared a common zeal for science, the cosmetic Industry, creative approaches to problems, and Christian faith.