About the Safety Assessor

Qualified cosmetic safety assessor, based in the UK and working for clients throughout Europe

Background

The Safety Assessor for Garrs Cosmetic Safety (GCS) is Geraldine Garrs.  She worked in pharmaceutical industry for 15 years before moving to the cosmetics industry in 2012.

Geraldine worked as a regulatory and laboratory scientist in a number of pharmaceutical companies before she began working as a regulatory scientist in the cosmetic and personal care regulatory sector.

Since then, Geraldine has worked with one of the most experienced safety assessors in the UK, Edmund Fowles (www.efchemicalconsulting.co.uk), to gain the additional knowledge and experience to become a qualified safety assessor for cosmetic products in the EU.

In 2015, Garrs Cosmetic Safety was born – bringing Cosmetic Product Safety Reports to brand owners and cosmetic business owners throughout the UK and the EU.

Qualifications, Training and Experience

Geraldine Garrs has a wealth of experience dealing with all kinds of ingredients including: botanical extracts, essential oils and perfumes, as well as all the standard and well-known cosmetic ingredients, gained from her time working as a Regulatory Scientist at EF Chemical Consulting Ltd. 

She has the required qualifications to enable her to provide compliant Cosmetic Product Safety Reports. For instance, she became a Chartered Chemist with the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Pharmaceutical Scientist in 2005 and re-chartered in 2015 after working in the cosmetics sector. Further relevant training and qualifications include:

Geraldine Garrs (centre) receiving Chartered Chemist certificate from Helen Pain, Deputy Chief Executive of the RSC (left) and Professor Sabine Flitsch, RSC Council member and Chair in Chemical Biology at University of Manchester (right).