esprit welcomes Douglas Millar as esprit Magazine Australia’s R&D guru – founder and R&D Manager of Cosmetics Science Australia (CSA).

No.5 Subligana

When treating blemished skin, Subligana™ showed a significant reduction in whiteheads. It associates a soothing, anti-oxidant
effect and dermopurifying effect on Propionibacterium acnes.
Subligana™ combines:

  • Evolving mechanism related to the theory that primarily cutaneous and systemic oxidative stress is involved in acne-prone skin.
  • Strong clinical efficiency: up to -34% of acne signs at D28.
  • Sustainable use of biodiversity.

No.4 Revival

Revival™ from Givaudan is a plant-derived ingredient (Propanediol and Orobanche Rapum Extract) whose benefits include: skin renewal activation, skin resurfacing, skin regeneration, treatment of dry skin, anti-ageing, anti-wrinkles, skin moisturisation and hydration, skin barrier reinforcement, skin natural exfoliation and skin microbiota protection. Multiple benefits from the one active ingredient.

No.3 Granrepair PowerBond

For our hair care professionals, Granrepair PowerBond from Grant Industries acts
by protecting existing disulfide bonds and as well as reconnecting bonds broken by excessive bleaching, over-treatment, and extreme flat iron use. Its innovative silicone composition provides increased deposition to the hair with less potential for unwanted wash-off, leading to enhanced performance, outstanding softening, shine and improved wet and dry combing performance. Granrepair PowerBond protects from initial breakage and repairs broken bonds.

No 2 Prebio™ Defense

Another interesting offering covering both the Probiotic and the Preventative Skin Care realms is Prebio™ Defense from Vantage. Cellulose encapsulated poly-saccharides act as a powerful nutrition supplement and conditioning agent for beneficial microorganisms found on our skin. This nutrition is not metabolized by harmful yeasts, molds or bacteria strains, which further exacerbates exhausted dry, cracked and inflamed skin, giving the beneficial organisms significant advantage.

No.1 Defensil®-Soft

A positive influence to sensitive skin the edible mushroom Albatrellus ovinus, a dermal ‘painkiller’, has been incorporated to alleviate among the 40 – 90 % of persons affected by sensitive skin. 

Defensil®-Soft mediates or eliminates uncomfortable skin sensations, pain, itching and hypersensitivity. It targets sensitive skin, atopic eczema, sunburn, shaving rash, fragrance allergens, laser and IPL treatments.

Doug Millar BSc. 

R&D manager
Cosmetic Science Australia

For more information on these or any of your skin or hair care needs contact

Doug is a long time member of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC) and International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC).
With over 25 years of experience in this industry, Doug has a broad understanding of a myriad of products aimed at a large number of markets both in Australia and around the world. Doug’s client profiles include international and multinational companies, large national distributors, top, middle and bottom end skincare distributors, hair salon and supermarket haircare distributors etc. Doug has worked extensively with natural products including certified organic products (ACO and Ecocert) and involving widespread use of essential oils, herbal extracts and other natural ingredients. He has a great familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
The products he helped developed include millions of units that have been sold around the world into a range of retailers including, department stores, pharmacy chains, supermarkets, health food stores, gift stores, pet stores, television shopping, skin salons, hair salons, day spas, hotels, etc.
Brands that Doug has worked on include Avon, Schwarzkopf, Sukin and LQD Skincare.


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