Avenir Ingredients is a dynamic company specialising
in the supply of ingredients for the manufacture of
personal care products and cosmetics to the Australian
and New Zealand markets.
Avenir Ingredients was founded in 2013 by Sharon Morse and Paul Castles. Our philosophy has been to offer the highest quality ingredients from ethical and sustainable sources and to be able to service manufacturers and brands with our expertise in our ingredients.
Our team are highly qualified in chemistry and cosmetic science to assist our customers with their ingredient choices.
Since our inception, our range has expanded and we can now offer a complete spectrum of ingredients that are used in most personal care products. We have actives that are cutting edge and award winners, all with full clinical data to support their claims. We source our ingredients from Suppliers known and trusted around the world for their quality and consistency. We lead the way with concepts and trends that we can share with our brand customers to formulate innovative products.
We have access to market trend information and concepts to inspire your brand. Our technically qualified sales team can also provide assistance and advice in selection of raw materials and formulating. We have carefully selected suppliers from all over the world who have the most innovative and sustainable ingredients.
OUR SALES & MANAGEMENT TEAM
Sharon has almost 20 years experience in the Cosmetic Industry. Her qualifications include
a B. App Sci (UWS) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Dermato-Cosmetic Science from Brussels University. Her experience includes many years in R&D in cosmetics followed by Technical Sales, Business Development and Management. In recent years Sharon has focussed on utilising her unique knowledge and understanding of the Australian market to identify suitable innovative and unique offerings from overseas manufacturers. Once product ranges have been selected, Sharon has worked tirelessly to ensure their successful introduction, promotion and support in the market.
Paul has 30 years experience in the Cosmetic Industry. He has a B Sc (Chemistry) from Melbourne University. He has had senior roles in the industry as Technical Director with expertise in formulating skincare, colour cosmetics and sunscreens. He has many years experience in management and business management as well as regulatory knowledge. Pauls' knowledge of the Cosmetic Industry allows the company to be at the forefront of providing innovation and service to our customers.
Head of Sales & Marketing/ Business Development Manager NSW/VIC
Anna has completed a Bachelor of Foods Science and Technology Hons, University of New South Wales and has specialised in cosmetic chemistry with a Diploma of Cosmetic Science and Formulation from the Institute of Personal Care Science. Anna has worked in customer service roles and has many years experience in Technical sales, and brings her warmth and enthusiasm to her role.
Sales Team Leader/ Business Development Manager SA
Paul has joined the Avenir family as Technical Product Manager. Paul has spent the past 20 years working in a variety of R&D and formulation roles in both the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry. Graduating from Adelaide University with an Honours project focusing on the stability of w/o emulsions. Paul started his career in the cosmetics industry as a formulation chemist at Jurlique, where he focused on developing natural skin care and colour cosmetics with an emphasis on natural preservative systems and energy-efficient manufacturing processes. He then spent four years at Hamilton Laboratories developing high SPF sun care products to comply with evolving global UVA standards before moving into the pharmaceutical industry with Mayne Pharma, implementing customer formulations and learning about TGA requirements for registered products. Paul brings his enthusiasm, a wealth of knowledge and expertise on cosmetic formulating and regulations to offer technical advice to our customers.
Business Development Manager VIC/TAS
Armelle joined the Avenir family to look after the Victorian business. Armelle has a Bachelors degree in Cosmetic Chemistry from the University of Montpellier and a Masters degree in Cosmetic Formulation from ISIPCA, Versailles, France. Armelle has worked as a cosmetic formulator in several large companies in France, the US and the UK before moving to Australia and her impressive experience includes prestigious brands and contract manufacturers. She has worked as a cosmetic, technical advisor for large contractors, and her experience includes, skincare, haircare, body care and colour cosmetics. Armelle brings her wealth of knowledge on formulating and ingredients along with her bright personality to offer technical advice to our customers.
Business Development Manager QLD/ WA
Vivianne looks after our Queensland and WA customers.
She has a Bachelor of Business and a Masters in International Business from Sydney University, as well as a Diploma in Cosmetic Science. Viv has many years of experience
in the Personal Care and Cosmetic ingredient industry and brings her professionalism and experience to our business to assist our customers with their projects.
Business Development Manager NSW/ NZ
Rachel has over 10 years experience in the Cosmetics Industry. Her qualifications include a BSc (hons) in Forensic Science along with a Diploma of Cosmetic Science from De Montfort in the UK. Rachel has worked as a cosmetic chemist for Boots the Chemist along with the largest contract manufacturer in the UK before moving to Australia. She has recently joined the Avenir team after working as a development chemist at Jalco for over 4 years. Her experience covers skin care, sun care, colour cosmetics and body care. She brings her knowledge of cosmetic formulating and ingredients to provide technical support to our customers.
Business Development Manager VIC/ NSW
Estefania has graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Honours), Monash University in Melbourne, specialising in formulations. Her experience in the cosmetics and personal care industry commenced when she was at a global luxury skincare brand for 5 years. Estefania brings her knowledge and experience in product development, quality, formula upscaling in skincare and hair care to assist customers with their projects.
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