Francesca Rapolla

Scientific Affairs Manager, CTPA- Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association, UK

Francesca has a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, specialising in Cosmetic Science.

Francesca works at CTPA as Scientific Affairs Manager.  Previously, Francesca worked in Regulatory Affairs and Research & Development for a number of companies, gaining knowledge in product compliance, claims and claims substantiation requirements for the UK and Ireland.

As part of the CTPA scientific team, Francesca is responsible for monitoring ingredients developments under chemicals regulations relevant for cosmetic ingredients and products, safety, cosmetovigilance, nanomaterials, New Approach Methodologies and alternatives to animal testing, and other scientific matters for cosmetics.  Francesca is also responsible for work related to REACH, in particular collaborating with the UK Government and other stakeholders on the implementation of UK REACH post-Brexit.