About Our Founder
A Founder’s Passion
Robert Manzo’s patented and proprietary cosmetic chemistry and product formulations are the result of over 25 years in the skin care development profession.
He has conducted clinical research and developed specialized skin care products and techniques in Europe, the US, South America, and Asia, affording him an expansive knowledge base to achieve personalized solutions for Skinprint’s clients.
He has published articles on skin chemistry and the role of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients on skin, and is a standing member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the American Chemical Society.
Skinprint’s own Founder and President Robert Manzo was one of five key speakers at Face & Body Southeast who were asked to share their knowledge on how science is utilized in skin care.
Here’s an excerpt from the Skin Inc. article describing Robert Manzo’s discussion of natural and organic ingredients:
In Robert Manzo’s Natural Cosmeceuticals: Myths & Realities, the Skinprint founder, developer and president explained what to expect or not expect when using natural ingredients in skin care products.
Manzo gave his listeners a decoding label with:
- The few letters an ingredient ends in such as, “ones” or “ates”
- An example of each ending such as, “cyclomethicone” or “octisalate: sunscreen”
- The function of each example such as, “silicones: slip & feel” or “sunscreens are UV inhibitors”
Using companies, Origins, Credo and Jurlique, Manzo pulled up an image of a product from each brand with its ingredients label. He interacted with the crowd in utilizing the chart by asking what each ingredient would mean and whether this proved to be natural.
Additionally, Manzo’s takeaway was to utilize squalene oil, which is a positive synthetic for women to use as they age, helping express sebum. Use squalene oil or an ester-like squalene to save aging women’s skin, he said.
Robert holds 15 patents in a variety of disciplines including:
- Cosmetic preparations
- Controlled-release technology
- Pharmaceutical preparations
- Nano-particle technology
Robert is continually looking ahead at the newest techniques and the most ground-breaking findings so that he can bring his clients new cosmeceutical, natural, and specialized skin care products that will help them achieve their own personal skin care goals. He is also focused on developing new skin analytical techniques to better understand skin and treat it.
Coupled with his experience is a deep passion and commitment to share his knowledge of clinical research of skin, how skin behaves in varying circumstances, and how to optimize the look and feel of skin through a lifetime with professionals and clients around the world. He is a frequent speaker at lectures and seminars, and invests much of his time outside the lab providing personalized consultations to women around the world no matter skin type, age or color.