Dr. Marta is a creator, innovator, and troubleshooter, who after nearly a couple of decades in corporate, recently became a founder of dr.mp, a small business that offers B2B services in skincare formulations, defense and aerospace, consumer products packaging and circular economy best practices.
She developed her deep love for the science of skincare at the age when her first pimple showed up, as always uninvited, which prompted her to research labels, actives, and test all hypotheses and ideas. Her fascination for all matters of the skin industry grew throughout her college and graduate school years, fueled by increased understanding of chemistry and its never-ending applications to the betterment of the health and beauty of skin. The opportunity to make this passion a career happened when she joined Procter & Gamble (P&G) to pursue her innate love for beauty and the fascinating industry around it. After the first years at P&G making grooming more fun for men and women alike as a scientist in Gillette, Dr. Marta moved to Singapore via Kobe, Japan to become a senior chemist for the Japanese iconic prestige brand SKII. She then moved to the UK to lead several projects for the cosmetics lines of D&G and Gucci, back then part of the Prestige business of P&G. In 2015, Dr. Marta accepted a position as a Director of R&D for the Estee Lauder Companies (ELC) in New York City. While at ELC she developed new test procedures; troubleshot many issues from production to product in the consumer’s hands; and deeply comprehended the business of formulation, from creation to packaging and the tricky business of consumer research. In 2021, after a decade and a half in corporations, Dr. Marta established her own company, applying her never-ending creativity to formulate products for Rejuvalift, developing skincare lines for private labels, acting as a formulator and skincare expert for startups looking to break in the market or expand their lines.
As a contractor for the Department of Defense, she is leading the “Critical Chemicals” sector of DPA Title III (part of the Office of the Department of Defense, OSD). In this role, Dr. Marta is developing domestic manufacturing of all critical chemicals, while minimizing the environmental impact that production of raw materials carries along.
Besides the science of skincare and the defense industry, she has accumulated expertise in packaging materials and their interaction/stability/toxicity when in contact with product. Furthermore, her deep knowledge and expertise in polymers, metals, glass, coatings, composites, UV curables, protective and decorative technologies, has been of used in numerous other applications such as defense system components (artillery, vessels, etc.), additive manufacturing/ 3D printing, construction (adhesives and coatings), appliances, devices, explosives, and propellants. Her experience acquired at the Coca-Cola company in sustainable materials and her passion for preserving the environment have also led her to join the board of regeneration.vc; a fund dedicated solely to the promotion of business centered in circular economy.
A native of Spain, where she obtained her BSc. in Chemistry and MS in Polymer Science, she came to the USA as a Fulbright scholar to earn her doctorate in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Akron. Her career has taken her to assignments in North America, Europe and Asia. After having lived in seven different countries, her current residence is in Atlanta, with Tokyo and Neko, her two Bengal cats.