Anne-Sophie Gardes is the EMEA Regional Technical Director at IMCD Beauty & Personal Care and holds a bachelor degree in chemistry from the university of Cergy-Pontoise in France, a chemical engineer degree from the College of Organic and Mineral Chemistry (ESCOM) of Compiegne in France, and holds a specialization in material chemistry and formulation.

Over the past 20 years, she has been working on emulsification techniques, sensory and performance evaluation mainly for skin and sun care products.
Anne-Sophie has published technical articles and hold conferences in the field of skin care, with topics like sustainable formulation, multifunctional applications or innovative textures.