Akshay Talati oversaw research and product development at Murad for several years. He did a wonderful job for us, and we were very sorry to see him go. I have no doubt that he will deliver the same commitment to quality and effectiveness in his new venture as he did at Murad. I recommend him highly.

Dr. Howard Murad

Founder, Murad

Akshay has proven himself to be a respected leader, a timely executor, an insightful creative innovator and an amazing mentor to startup brands. He built world class teams that led integration of several acquisition brands, created breakthrough corporate innovations and award-winning skincare launches for brands such as Clinique and Estee Lauder. He was an amazing mentor to our R&D teams in Japan and China that led to expansion in Asia. He brings much-needed passion and “can do” attitude as well as a commitment to quality and attention to details. He exudes confidence and empowers his team. He is committed to doing things right and getting them right the first time.

Harvey Gedeon

Former Executive VP – R&D, Packaging and Product Development, Estee Lauder Companies

In my career, I haven't come across many leaders like Akshay. I've had the pleasure of working with him on Skindie (a science-based beauty newsletter), and he has both impressive technical insight and know-how, as well as spunk, flare, and creativity. He's collaborative, has great ideas, and is willing to go the extra mile to create something truly unique and innovative. Akshay is someone you definitely want on your team.

Maya Sarin

Founder, Skindie

Akshay is a true leader who has a vision and understands how to bring out the best in people that work for him. His formulations proved to be not only creative but also very elegant and unique that impressed major retailers including Massage Envy, Ulta and Sephora. Akshay has a sense of pride in his work, ethics, and teamwork second to none. He has a can-do attitude and a sense of urgency. A remarkable product formulator with tremendous amount of experience that will outperform and produce beyond expectations every time.

Richard Murad

Former CEO, Murad

I have had the great pleasure of working with Akshay Talati for over ten years at the Estee Lauder R&D department. He is one of the most innovative and creative formulators and cosmetic developers I have had the pleasure to work with in the last 30 years. He is a brilliant chemist and thoughtful manager. He is also highly respected within our organization. I highly recommend him as a leader in the field of cosmetic science

Vice President R&D

Estee Lauder Companies