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November Monthly Luncheon Meeting

  • 15 Nov 2011
  • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles Airport, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90047
  • 15


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“The Creation of Clarisonic Skin Care”

Robb Akridge, Ph.D., Co-Founder and VP of Clinical Affairs, Clarisonic

During this presentation I will discuss the invention of sonic technology to cleanse and infuse the skin.

Key topics to be presented are:

  • How ideas becomes reality.
  • What a product has to have to be successful in the professional and cosmetic world.
  • The experience of going from a 5 man team to a prominent skin care company.


Dr. Robb Akridge oversees the design and implementation of all in-house clinical studies, external research contracts and clinical trials. He is the primary liaison between key dermatology opinion leaders and researchers. Prior to Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Dr. Akridge was the principle scientist at Optiva Corporation, and held clinical trial management positions at ICOS Corporation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas in Austin, a Master of Science degree in biology from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and a doctorate in microbiology with an emphasis in infectious disease and immunology from Texas A&M University.


Butternut Squash Soup

Topped with Crème Fraîche and a sprig of Tarragon

Entrée Choices:


Cranberry Glased Turkey Breast

With Herb bread stuffing, Giblet gravy & Cranberry-orange sauce, Brown Sugar Roasted Yams, Green Bean Casserole

Herb Crusted Atlantic Salmon

With Dill and Caper Sauce, Grilled Asparagus and Rosemary Red Baby Potatoes

Vegetarian Plate – Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli

With Cipollini onion mushroom sauce, Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)


Pumpkin Mousse topped with whipped cream chantilly




Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories was founded in 2007 and in just a few years has become one of the industry's preferred formulation laboratories.  With an expert team of cosmetic chemists, our company's core focus is the development of high performance, technologically advanced and highly marketable formulas and product concepts.  We strive to set new standards in the beauty industry by creating innovative products that become award-winning best sellers in personal care and pharmaceutical markets.  

Benchmark's boutique laboratory provides customized, personal service from highly experienced industry professionals.  Our stringent product development process ensures that formulas meet every objective to exceed clients' expectations.  In addition to formulation development, Benchmark assists clients with all phases of the product development process including product conceptualization, regulatory compliance, quality assurance, claim substantiation, raw material feasibility analyses, package sourcing, technology transfer, and other technical services.

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