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Amanda Foxon-Hill – Director

Amanda Foxon-Hill

BSc Hons Chemistry and Computer Science,  Diploma of Cosmetic Chemistry.

Amanda Foxon-Hill is a cosmetic chemist, writer and educator with over eighteen years experience in the cosmetics industry.  Recognising the need for better communiation and understanding both within the cosmetics industry and at the customer interface she set up the Realize Beauty consultancy  and blog.
Her background in applied chemistry  and experience in bringing new products to market have helped  to make Realize Beauty an integral part of many brands research and development strategy while over 400 readers a day visit the blog to help make sense of everything from cosmetic chemistry and ingredients listings to environmental issues and the psychology of beauty.
Amanda’s key asset is her skill  in communicating complex scientific selling points throughout the supply chain and into the public domain, something that is highly valued in this dynamic and technology driven marketplace.

Rebecca Foxon – Research Assistant and Office Manager

Rebecca is the organisational power house of Realize Beauty,  working tirelessly to keep Amanda and customers in order! Rebecca’s background in management (travel and tourism) plus her excellent research skills keep the business side of things moving forward.

Fizzics Education.

 

Realize Beauty believes that science should be fun and hands-on which is why we partner with Fizzics Education.  Fizzics run a wide range of science workshops and parties  for children from ages 3-18  including our Cosmetic Kitchen.  In addition to that Fizzics also have a virtual conferencing facility enabling them to stream live into venues around the world. Realize Beauty will be partnering with Fizzics to offer live-to-air  cosmetic kitchen workshops in the near future!

They can be booked for private functions, school workshops or corporate events, details are on their website.

New Directions.

New Directions

New Directions are a one-stop-shop for all of your cosmetic chemistry supplies and also provide training courses,  topical articles, packaging and design services, filling and contract manufacturing services.  Amanda has been consulting with New Directions since 2010 and currently helps man the technical help desk and the popular Thursday drop-in cosmetic clinic.

EF Chemical Consulting

EF chemical consulting logo

Realize Beauty uses EF Chemical Consulting Services for all of our EU Safety Assessment Toxicology work and for EU regulatory advice and information.

26 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2009 8:13 am

    Amanda, any interest in doing a guest post on The Beauty Brains?

    We’ve been working hard for the past 3 years to get reasonable, unbiased scientific information to the public. We seem to have a similar mission.

    Keep up the great work.

  2. March 20, 2009 4:32 pm

    I am running a new expo in the Byron Bay area and thought you might be interested in exhibiting.

    Please visit the link below for details and contact us if you would like to be there.

    We would love to have you there.

    Best wishes,

    Raym

    Organic, fresh, sustainable, healthy, hand made

    Raym Richards
    02 66 19 22 98
    expo@allnaturalexpo.com

    http://www.allnaturalexpo.com

    • RealizeBeautyEd permalink
      March 20, 2009 9:40 pm

      Hi Raym,
      I love that part of the world and will look at the expo.
      Thanks for thinking of us.
      Amanda

  3. July 8, 2009 12:48 pm

    Hello,
    I specialize in beauty and fashion illustration. I hope you’ll take a moment and check out my site and consider using some art…maybe for a banner?
    I hope to hear from you,
    Best wishes,
    Marika Hahn

  4. July 9, 2009 1:28 am

    Wow..great minds think alike..informative blog..your panel of experts is what we need more of….

  5. July 25, 2009 3:08 am

    Amanda and Sharon, I just wanted to say how much the beauty community appreciates the Realize Beauty site. You ladies do wonderful work, and we all appreciate the incredibly valuable information you put forth for us. So a big THANK YOU for all your hard work!

  6. August 20, 2009 11:38 am

    Hi

    Just read your article on essential oils and swine flu in Australian Aesthetic journal – GREAT stuff – love it. As an aromatherapist for 10 years and now taking up a position in education on the IAAMA council I am so happy and excited to see articles like this out there. Well done and thank you.

  7. September 11, 2009 12:43 pm

    hey guys . I like your blog. we are currently looking for good content to supplement our online store. we would be happy to link your site from ours. feel free to check it out

    thanks

    james

    • RealizeBeautyEd permalink
      September 11, 2009 1:02 pm

      Thanks for the feedback! Drop me a line outlining your proposal and we will have a look. Your site looks pretty funky too!

  8. September 29, 2009 11:09 pm

    Great site, how do I subscribe?

  9. November 4, 2009 4:41 pm

    Hi,

    I would love to use some of your great content on my blog if you are interested.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards

    Julianne

  10. May 26, 2010 3:31 pm

    Hi Amanda,

    Have you heard of the new Parlux 3800 coming out soon? It’s going to have a new silent mode, a great idea for mothers with a sleeping baby. If you want some exclusive details for your blog send me an email and I’ll get our marketing company to send something through.

    P.S love your blog!

    Brad.

    • RealizeBeautyEd permalink
      May 26, 2010 5:34 pm

      Hi Brad,

      Sounds interesting! I had to google it in case it was something dodgy but to my relief found out that you are talking about a hairdryer. Send it over and I’ll check it out and thanks for the feedback

  11. June 22, 2010 10:47 pm

    Great info, Very informative…

  12. August 16, 2010 1:10 am

    Amanda, your website is jam packed with fantastic information. Best of luck with the book. Great to see you today and we look forward to your visit to the UK later this year. Liz

    • RealizeBeautyEd permalink
      August 16, 2010 8:18 pm

      Thanks Liz,
      Looking forward to seeing you in good old blighty!
      Best of luck with your book.

  13. August 19, 2010 4:13 am

    Hi…I own a natural and organic-based, vegan makeup line called Christopher Drummond Beauty (www.christopherdrummond.com). I also write a “healthy makeup” blog at www. blog.christopherdrummond.com. I’d love to partner together in some way!

    Let me know if interested

    christopher

  14. December 21, 2010 2:38 am

    hello, we are a 3 year old hair and beauty salon with a UK trademark on “sassy” across the Hair and Beauty sector, both services and products. we are currently embarking on the first stages on considering the direction we wish to move our business forward, we are looking to speak and meet with industry professionals to look at all opportunities in developing our brand in both services and products.

    if you are interested or are able to point us in a different direction we welcome your contact

    regards

    • RealizeBeautyEd permalink
      December 22, 2010 9:47 am

      Hi Tony,
      I’ll email you with some info and we can go from there.

  15. June 8, 2011 3:24 am

    YOU ARE GONNA LOVE THE WAY YOU LOOK WITH OUR INDIAN HAIR. I PROMISE.

    • RealizeBeautyEd permalink
      June 8, 2011 9:31 pm

      Yes we know that you are a spammer Virgin Indian Hair but that is funny spam.

  16. July 24, 2011 9:25 pm

    Lady Gaga talked in front of hundreds or more of people at EuroPride this year, promoting for gay rights along with equality.

  17. October 23, 2011 7:10 pm

    Hi Amanda,

    Just wanted to share this with you re Queen of Aleppo products 🙂
    Queen of Aleppo Soaps Review

    I recently came across a company marketing soap for Psoriasis on Facebook, always interested in trying new products I contacted them and explained that I run a social networking website called http://www.psoriasissocial.org and I’m in the process of launching another larger site that aims to help people social network and discuss a number of other conditions such as Eczema called http://www.social-medicine.org, I got a response explaining that they would like me to trial there product and write a review, explained I was in Australia (they are UK based) and postage would be expensive, to my surprise they said not an issue, two weeks later , again to my surprise a parcel turned up with not only one bar of soap, but 6, and a bottle of liquid soap, how kind…. And the trial commenced…

    I was supplied with 4 main types of soap; more information can be found here http://www.queenofaleppo.co.uk:

    Silver – with 12% Laurel

    Gold – with 20% Laurel

    Platinum – with 40% Laurel

    Liquid soap – with 50% Laurel

    What’s Laurel I hear you say? Lets hunt down a wiki, seems it’s a type of plant, also…

    A laurel wreath is a circular wreath made of interlocking branches and leaves of the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae), an aromatic broadleaf evergreen. In Greek mythology, Apollo is represented wearing a laurel wreath on his head. In ancient Greece wreaths were awarded to victors, both in athletic competitions, including the ancient Olympics made of wild olive-tree known as “kotinos” (κότινος),[1] (sc. at Olympia) and in poetic meets; in Rome they were symbols of martial victory, crowning a successful commander during his triumph. Whereas ancient laurel wreaths are most often depicted as a horseshoe shape, modern versions are usually complete rings.

    Over 4 weeks I trialled the soaps one week at a time, working from silver up to platinum, and as I have psoriasis on my scalp and I shave my head I went for the Liquid soap 50% on my head everyday, within a couple of days I felt my skin was smoother, psoriasis flakes dropped off both on my head and on my elbows and chest, also the redness decreased, this continued and it was noticeable as I got to the platinum how much better my skin felt after using the products.

    After 4 weeks the result was that my psoriasis lesions still came back but not as frequently, they also fell of easier (a little like dandruff), they seem to be less dense and certainly less noticeable, I believe psoriasis is more than a skin issue so the product is not dealing with the cause and will not cure, but it will make it far more manageable and less embarrassing, I will continue to use the products over the next few months.

    The company we’re also very nice to deal with and put themselves on the line for an honest review of their products.

    Thanks Queen of Aleppo

    Michael

  18. October 23, 2011 7:11 pm

    You met William and Daniel in the UK earlier this year 🙂

  19. March 29, 2013 12:13 am

    Hi Amanda, we have a great web-shop for hair care products. Please take a look and if you find it useful for your readers please make a review. Thank you Amanda

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