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Meet Our Chemist

Cynthia Johnson is the Founder & CEO of Cindy J Cosmetic Labs, LLC. She is a cosmetic chemist with years of experience in the cosmetic industry. Cynthia Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from The Lincoln University. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Cosmetic Science from the University of Cincinnati. She started her own formulation laboratory for Cosmetic business owners who want to start their own line of products like Hair Care, Skin Care, Men’s Care, Baby Care, and Bath & Body Care.

Why Work with Cindy

Her goal is to first educate then formulate. Cynthia wants to help business owners gain knowledge behind their product; moreover, turn their product into their own testimony. Cindy J Cosmetic Labs, LLC focuses on delivering products that will benefit the customer and the target market. 

Cynthia is also a Green Star Award Recipient sponsored by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. She created a Strawberry Cream Cleanser with blue light protection. The award was determined by the society’s assessment of the product’s novelty as well as its level of innovation in the formulation. One key accomplishment of formulating a green product was the ability to maximize the natural components in the cleanser. The higher the Green Star rating, the “greener’ the product. She also received the Graduate of the Last Decade Award (G.O.L.D.) from the University of Cincinnati in November 2021. The award recognizes a graduate from the College of Pharmacy within the last ten years, who has made significant contributions to the college and/or the profession.  


In addition to receiving awards, Cynthia Johnson has made guest appearances as the keynote speaker at the Twin Cities Natural Hair Care Expo in Minneapolis, Startup Retail Summit Digital Conference, and FEM STEM Bahamas Webinar Series. Cynthia was most recently featured in the October 2020 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. The article highlights Black Scientists, Doctors, and Entrepreneurs innovating the beauty industry. Her mission is to extend access to innovative ideas to the minority business community. Cynthia Johnson is proud to serve as Chair for the 2022 year with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

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