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Don’t miss our webinar on how to tap into the CBD trend the right way!

By Simon Pitman

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Don’t miss our webinar on how to tap into the CBD trend the right way!

Related tags CBD CBD, skin care, LATAM Hemp Skin care Skin care formulations Hair care Regulation

Mark October 8th in your diaries because this is when the Cosmetics Design editorial team will be broadcasting its webinar titled: ‘How To Tap Into The CBD Beauty Trend The Right Way!’

It’s surely been the biggest buzz word in the industry this year. Everyone wants to know more about CBD, an ingredient that can evidently cure many ills, as well as providing numerous skin and some hair care benefits.

But its not a straight forward path to riches. Not only is there an incredible amount of competition with new players being added by the day, but also it’s an area that is fraught with complexity on the regulatory side.

The only way to successfully overcome some of these challenges, is to be informed. And that exactly what we aim to do, thanks to the team of eminent industry experts that we have put together for what will be a fascinating and highly informative panel discussion.

Only individuals who have pre-registered for the webinar will be able to view it on the day, so please register by clicking on this link​, which will also provide further information about the program and how the webinar works.

Our panel of experts:

Jessica Bates, CCH


Founder & CEO

Moon Mother Hemp Company

Moon Mother Hemp Company’s founder, Certified Clinical Herbalist Jessica Bates, is passionate about developing sustainable and clean health and beauty products. Jessica’s product formulations are drawn from over ten years of experience working with medicinal herbs.

And two years ago, Jessica and her partner Edward, who has over ten years of experience in Cannabis cultivation, combined their experience and love for plants to collaborate on Moon Mother Hemp Company, creating a range of supplements, topicals and pet care products.

Jessca background and experience in CBD cultivation and brands means she will be sharing her wisdom concerning the challenges of finding the right kind of CBD formulation and establishing and marketing brands.

Ronie M. Schmelz



Tucker Ellis LLP

Ronie Schmelz is an experienced advertising and regulatory counselor and class action defense lawyer with particular expertise working with clients in the consumer products industry.

Ronie spent the first 25 years of her career at an international law firm defending clients in complex litigation, including consumer class actions and disputes involving general commercial, real estate, and health care-related matters.

During the second half of her career, she has committed herself to advising clients on litigation-avoidance strategies, including implementing best practices for complying with regulations and standards enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), other Federal and state regulatory agencies, and has developed extensive experience advising those that manufacture cosmetic, skin and hair care and dietary supplements.

During the discussion Ronie will be answering questions concerning the regulation of CBD products, an area that seems to change by the day as laws pertaining to this area continue to evolve.

Stephen Daniells, PhD


Editor-in-Chief -
Stephen Daniells is Editor in Chief of the Americas at William Reed Business Media, where he heads up market-leading publications including NutraIngredients-USA and FoodNavigator-USA.

Stephen obtained a PhD in chemistry from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and held post-doctoral research positions in The Netherlands and France before taking the leap into journalism in 2005. He has received numerous awards including the American Herbal Products Association’s Special Award for Journalistic Excellence and has presented at a range of industry and association events, including conferences organized by the International Scientific Association for Prebiotics & Probiotics (ISAPP) while also chairing William Reed’s Probiota Americas event.

During the panel discussion Stephen will be sharing his experience in the CBD field which encompasses both the supplements and personal care fields, which has touched on the regulation, marketing and formulation of products.

Simon Pitman


Senior Editor

CosmeticsDesign Group

Simon Pitman has worked as a B2B journalist for over 20 years and has been senior editor of the CosmeticDesign websites for the past 15 years.

During that time Cosmetics Design USA,, and have been developed into the leading online resources for the latest news for the cosmetics and personal care industry.

During that time Simon has reported on all the key trends in the industry, which in the past year has included extensive coverage of the CBD trend.

During the webinar Simon will be presenting the topic, moderating the speakers and engaging a lively panel discussion

Your say in CBD personal care!

We are also inviting the Cosmetics Design audience to contribute to this one hour discussion by sharing their thoughts, experiences and questions on the subject of CBD skin care and hair care.

If you have any input please do not hesitate to contact me by clicking here​ and emailing the editorial team.

We will incorporate the best input from our readers into the webinar program, whether that is shared experiences that might be of use to fellow industry professionals, or putting questions to our any or all of our panelists.

Many thanks!

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