Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D.


Global Marketing Manager, Active Ingredients, Lubrizol Life Science (LLS) - Beauty

Bianca earned her Ph.D. from the University of Sydney in the field of skin science and has worked in beauty and personal care in Australia and Japan. Her strong background in basic research, combined with her passion for science communication, absolute love for beauty and personal care products, and belief that everyone should feel good in their own skin, motivates her to find new ways to support customers in product development. She always has her eye on future innovations, especially those that can create a better and more inclusive world. Now based in Tokyo, she finds inspiration at every corner.

Fun fact: Bianca also considers herself an unofficial karaoke star … and a really bad cook. One needs to stay humble, after all.

Posted by Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D. | 06/14/2022

Recently launched Telophi™ biotech ingredient is sourced from the extraordinary coral reef ecosystem off the Florida Keys, U.S.A. A region that is home to abundant and diverse marine life where microorganisms like Bacillus sp. play a vital role in maintaining the community’s health and harmony.

Categories: Skin Care

Posted by Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D. | 04/20/2022

Proportion is the key to beauty. The most prized objects in art, design and architecture are proportioned in ways that please our innate sense of beauty.

Categories: Skin Care

Posted by Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D. | 11/22/2021

The emphasis on eyes in beauty has never been greater due to mask wearing brought on by the pandemic. Now, more so than ever, our eyes make a first impression. 

Categories: Skin Care

Posted by Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D. | 10/14/2021

On the northeast coast of Spain lies the natural park Aiguamolls de l’Empordà,a large wetland created by the confluence of two major rivers. It’s a unique ecosystem that is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species.

Categories: Skin Care

Posted by Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D. | 10/04/2021

As consumers realize how important a well-cared-for scalp is for healthy hair, they will look for products that offer multiple benefits for the scalp. This “skinification of hair” trend has consumers looking beyond just dandruff control to improving their scalp biomes.   

Categories: Hair Care, Skin Care

Posted by Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D. | 09/30/2021

As part of its commitment to sustainability, we develop and adopt new technologies that work with minimal impact on the environment. Among these processes is a unique method of extraction, Phenobio™ subcritical water technology.

Categories: Skin Care

Posted by Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D. | 09/20/2021

Pesky breakouts, unexplained redness and itchy, uncomfortable skin. For many consumers these skin concerns are the norm.  Wearing masks over the last year has only added to these skin issues, making finding solutions a priority for each of these consumers.

Categories: Skin Care

Posted by Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D. | 09/09/2021

Lubrizol Life Science has investigated the skin benefits and mental well-being effects of yoga, finding that the improvement in skin glow and radiance after a single yoga class originates, in part, from improved skin oxygenation.

Categories: Skin Care

Posted by Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D. | 08/26/2021

Lubrizol Life Science-Beauty is committed to supporting the restoration and preservation of the biodiversity of the eastern Pyrenees Mountains in Catalonia, Spain, by partnering with Paisatges Vius (Living Landscapes), a Catalonian environmental group.

Categories: Skin Care

Posted by Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D. | 07/22/2021

Developing ingredients with as little impact to the environment and natural sources as possible is becoming the new standard of the personal care industry. But our obligation shouldn’t end there. Whenever possible, we should improve the environment and the communities in which we operate.

Categories: Skin Care