Meet The Team
Olivia Santoni has an extensive knowledge of the cosmetics industry globally. She studied business law and healthcare product law before specialising in regulatory affairs.
In 2008 She joined the UK Cosmetics Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) and was appointed in 2016 Director, Regulatory and International Services. Olivia managed the Regulatory and International team to deliver support and advice to members as well as advocate for the interest of the industry. She has been leading the Association’s work on Brexit and international regulatory affairs. Over the years Olivia has been an active participant at Cosmetics Europe groups on both regulatory and international issues.
Previously, she worked for the French Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des Produits de Santé (ANSM) and was part of the international department of the French cosmetics trade association (FEBEA).
In 2019 Olivia founded Bloom Regulatory Ltd to provide regulatory and strategic support to cosmetics companies.
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’ – focussing on labelling, Product Information Files (PIF) and Serious Undesirable Effect reporting and the related causality assessment.
Amanda has been an active participant in a number of industry and stakeholder groups including the British Standards Institute technical committee for cosmetics and most recently has co-edited the SCS/Royal Society of Chemistry book on ‘Discovering Cosmetic Science’.
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
Elizaveta Luneva joined Bloom regulatory as a Regulatory Affairs Advisor in February 2021.
She graduated from London College of Fashion with a Distinction in MSc Cosmetic Science and has presented her masters research: ‘protective effects of natural oils and silicones in African and Caucasian hair types’ at the SCS naturals conference 2019. Her master’s work was also published in IFSCC Magazine in December 2020. As part of the course, Elizaveta completed an industrial placement at Neal’s Yard Remedies, where she assisted with new product development.
Prior to joining Bloom, Elizaveta worked for a global contract manufacturer of private label beauty products. Her role covered various areas of regulatory compliance and quality management as well as assisting NPD with product launches.
Elizaveta has experience in raw material sourcing, reviewing formulations for global compliance, artwork review, investigating quality issues, organising product testing, collating product information files, collating technical documentation for customers and internal auditing.
Elizaveta has a passion for cosmetics and is keen to use her technical expertise to support brands on all regulatory matters and help them achieve global compliance.
Regulatory Affairs Advisor
Laila Manshi joined Bloom Regulatory as Regulatory Affairs Advisor in October 2020 after completing her MSc in Cosmetic Science from the London College of Fashion.
Laila achieved a Distinction in her Master’s titling her thesis ‘Sun exposure – an overview of the risks and benefits to human health’, exploring ways in which one may approach attaining a level of balanced exposure.
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.
Laila joins Bloom with an enthusiasm to ensure the compliance of cosmetics and develop her knowledge about the global regulatory landscape.
Panel session with BEIS
SCS Council 2019
Speaking to TSOs