Elisabeth Dufton

Personal Care Brand Manager



Elisabeth is Personal Care Brand Manager at Surfachem. Her mission is to analyse market trends and new product development, then apply her in-depth technical expertise to product innovation in harmony with the changing economic and societal needs of consumers.

After graduating with a BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science from London College of Fashion, which included an industrial placement year with Henkel in Dusseldorf, she pursued postgraduate research into personal care product ingredients at the University of Leeds. Having completed an MRes and then a PhD at Leeds, she has a wealth of experience in the fields of chemical analysis, formulation design, skin delivery of actives and problem solving for natural new product development. She is passionate about the personal care industry and how it impacts upon peoples lives; from the brand, pack, texture and smell to the socio-economic responsibility of the industry.