Meet The Team
Olivia Santoni has an extensive knowledge of the cosmetics industry globally and over 20 years of practical experience. She studied business law and healthcare product law before specialising in regulatory affairs.
She started her regulatory career working as a medical device regulatory inspector at the French Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des Produits de Santé (ANSM). She then worked at the international department of the French cosmetics trade association (FEBEA) before moving to the UK and joining the UK Cosmetics Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA).
Over the years, Olivia managed a regulatory and international team to deliver support and advice to companies as well as advocate for the interest of the UK and EU industry. She has led the UK Association’s work on Brexit and international regulatory affairs and has been an active participant at Cosmetics Europe groups on both regulatory and international issues.
In 2019, Olivia decided to found Bloom Regulatory Ltd to provide pragmatic and expert regulatory and strategic support to cosmetics companies in a world where business opportunities are growing but legislations are increasing and getting more and more complex.
Sandrine Arisma joined Bloom Regulatory as Personal Assistant in 2020.
After graduating with a Masters in Employment law from the University Paris 13 in France, Sandrine has been providing recruitment process support within human resources and recruitment agencies. Experience which she brings to the Bloom team.
Open to opportunities and eager to work in an English-speaking environment, she decided to live in London in 2014. A few years later, she developed an interest in the cosmetics industry and joined Bloom Regulatory.
Now living in London, Sandrine’s role in Bloom Regulatory covers a wide range of responsibilities in addition to her personal assistant role, including company administration, accounting, digital marketing and creating and maintaining databases and records as needed.
Sandrine is keen to use her knowledge to support the expanding team.
Director Regulatory Affairs
Amanda Isom joined Bloom Regulatory as Regulatory Affairs Associate Director in 2020.
Prior to 2020, Amanda worked for the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA), initially in the Scientific and Technical department and later as Compliance Manager.
Amanda has over 20 years’ experience in the cosmetic industry during which time she has provided support and advice to cosmetic companies including on the European/UK Cosmetics Regulation and related topics and legislative frameworks. Amanda liaised closely with the Government on the implementation of a UK regulatory framework for cosmetics post-Brexit and, in collaboration with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, has delivered regional training to Trading Standards Officers on ‘what compliance looks like’.
Amanda has been an active participant in a number of industry and stakeholder groups including the British Standards Institute technical committee for cosmetics and co-edited the SCS/Royal Society of Chemistry book on ‘Discovering Cosmetic Science’.
Amanda leads the team of advisors to deliver bespoke advice and support, compliance and systems training, enforcement advice and also supports the business through strategic planning.
Regulatory & Policy Specialist Advisor
Marie Kennedy joined Bloom Regulatory as Regulatory & Policy Specialist Advisor in 2021.
Dr Marie A Kennedy is a commercially focused Regulatory Affairs/Compliance and European/International Affairs specialist. She has now accrued 30+ years’ experience in industry, trade association and university settings in 4 countries. She has experience of working with global brand leaders, regulators, and initiatives in the field of cosmetics, home and personal care (HPC), the chemical industry and BREXIT.
Through her career, she worked on many regulatory frameworks, e.g., chemicals, cosmetics, biocides, environment, identifying technical and commercial issues. She has proactively prepared her employers for regulatory changes in devising implementation plans and business solutions.
She has been in direct contact and collaborated with many actors all along the supply chain, internally and externally. She actively participated in Trade Association Boards, numerous technical committees at the EU Commission and international trade association levels working on EU and international regulatory issues, development of legislation, amendments, position, and advocacy papers.
She has extensive experience, particularly with the EU and UK Cosmetics Legislations, as well as, EU REACh having set up and led a global programme of REACh for a major company. For BREXIT, she worked on contingency planning, advocacy, lobbying and insight, as well as developments of the UK Cosmetics and “UK REACh” legislation (in collaboration with The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) & UK Government [DEFRA, DIT, BEIS & OPSS]).
She is a chemist from Montréal, Québec, Canada where she acquired a PhD from McGill University, followed by a post-doc in polymers at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
Regulatory Affairs Advisor
Laila Manshi joined Bloom Regulatory as Regulatory Affairs Advisor in October 2020 after graduating from the London College of Fashion with a distinction in MSc Cosmetic Science. Her research focused on sun protection and ways in which one may approach attaining a level of balanced exposure to attain the health benefits of UV radiation.
During her degree, she completed a placement year at CPL Aromas as a product performance coordinator achieving her Diploma in Professional Studies. Here, she worked alongside perfumers on a long-term project to improve the qualities of raw materials. She presented her findings at LCF’s industry day and then again at the Society of Cosmetic Scientists. As well as this, she carried out an internship at Nails Inc as a New Product Development assistant gaining insight into the product lifecycle from concept to launch. She also has 4 years of experience working in a leading health and beauty retailer which gave her an in-depth understanding of trends and products on the market.
Since joining Bloom, Laila has worked on many areas of global cosmetic regulatory compliance including reviewing formulations, artwork, claims including borderline considerations, compiling and reviewing documentation for safety assessments, compiling product information files, notifying cosmetic products and carrying out Cosmetovigilance/ post-market compliance. She has supported many of our customers with their post-Brexit compliance. Laila also works closely on Bloom’s food supplement portfolio for EU/UK as well as compliance and labelling for general products and hazardous products that require CLP labelling.
Regulatory Affairs Administrator
Ember Bryant joined Bloom Regulatory as a Regulatory Affairs Administrator in July 2022. She is currently attending the London College of Fashion for a MSc in Cosmetic Science.
Ember is from the United States where she achieved a degree in Education from Florida State College. After graduating, Ember decided to follow her passion for the Cosmetic industry and started working for Lancôme. Her experience in retail helps her understand consumer interests and market trends. After receiving extensive amounts of brand education, she wanted to learn more on how cosmetics are formulated.
Having always dreamed of living in London, Ember decided to make the big leap and move across the pond to further her studies in order to learn more about the industry.
Ember has a creative appetite for all things beauty and is excited to use her knowledge to help brands achieve regulatory compliance and continue learning about Cosmetic regulation.
Panel session with BEIS
SCS Council 2019
Speaking to TSOs