With things at Realize Beauty really picking up a gear or two it was time to spread our wings and get some serious help on board and that’s where Rita fits in!

Rita and I have worked together ever since I arrived in sunny Australialand nearly seven years ago and I can tell you, she knows her stuff.   Having just welcomed her first baby into the world (hello Luke you little cutie) you would think that she would just want to put her feet up and enjoy the maternity leave but no, she’s on fire and is helping me carry out some much valued research and writing for the blog we all know and love.

I don’t think that she will mind me telling you but Rita is somewhat of a genius when it comes to looking after her customers and navigating the complex world that is the backstage cosmetics industry.  Having managed some of the biggest accounts in Australia (Unilever, Aldi, Coles, Woolies etc) she knows what it takes to get a product formulated, packaged and on the shelf and looking good. She’s a great chemist, a fab person and a wonderful writer to boot. OMG  may even have to sack myself!!!!!

Anyway, as you can probably gather I love Rita and her beautiful little family and look forward to working with her over the coming months so put your pen to paper (virtually) and make her feel welcome. Oh, and by the way she loves skiing, the Bulldogs (???) and surfing all before breakfast with the baby strapped to her back.  Wow!

Here’s Rita in her own words (oh and I ‘borrowed’ her picture from facebook as I am sure that you want to meet her):

About Rita.

Well, ever since I can remember, I have wanted to be a chemist. Maybe it was the early experience I received (at the age of 4) when I got my first science kit.

The passion hasn’t gone away!

I studied chemistry and business management at the University of Technology, Sydney. I also have a diploma in cosmetic formulating.

My experiences range from customer service, product development and contract manufacturing. Working very closely with packaging and raw material suppliers gives me a great understanding and edge on new technologies. This allows clients to be at the forefront of new product development and innovation.

Understanding and learning about new technologies in raw materials for new cosmetic products is so exciting!!! I love working with clients on developing new products and push the manufacturing in Australia. It is so important for our industry to keep and grow manufacturing in Australia.