Victor Mills Society, Hair Care
I have been working with P&G for 25 years in a variety of roles including consumer research, product development and technology development. Most of my early career was spent working as a technologist in hair color during which time I developed new damage technologies for our Clairol Nice N Easy Brand and a new oxidant system launched in 2008 as Nice N Easy Perfect 10. For the past 10 years I have been part of the Beauty Technology Division working on hair color and hair care technologies including new actives for Pantene and our other hair care brands. As part of this work we are investigating Natural actives to deliver consumer relevant benefits. I am passionate about building fundamental technical models and translating these insights into new technologies and technical product stories.
I have published more than 20 papers in the area of hair structure science and hair color and presented work at many external conferences. I hold more than 30 patents.
Specific Areas of Expertise
Hair structure understanding, Bleach and oxidative chemistry and dye kinetics
1993 and 1995 - post-doctoral position at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA working on the synthesis of water- soluble luminescent gold complexes.
PhD, Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Doctoral thesis title: “Chemistry of gold.”
BA (1st Class), Chemistry, Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
Husband (Chris). Enjoy playing squash, mountain biking and scuba diving.