I’m the lead scientist at DECIEM, creators of The Ordinary, NIOD, and more. Ask Me Anything!
My name is Prudvi Mohan Kaka and I am the Chief Scientific Officer at DECIEM, The Abnormal Beauty Company. I joined the company in 2014 and I work in our lab overseeing all areas of our product’s life-cycle. My background includes a degree in pharmaceutical sciences and an advanced degree in biotechnology and microbiology. I use this experience to bring a unique perspective to the beauty industry, as I view skincare as healthcare, not luxury but necessity. My day to day includes guiding multiple teams at DECIEM to think outside of the box when creating products in order to provide skincare with synergistic chemical relationships.
For those new to us, DECIEM is a humble and happy umbrella of good beauty brands, such as The Ordinary, created in 2013. We're founded on the principle of doing everything others don't do and we are changing the world of beauty based on this principle.
For those of us joining again after last year's AMA, a warm welcome back. A lot has changed in a year, and I’m thrilled to connect with you all again.
Today I am here to answer all of your questions about the science of skincare, formulations, routines, and working in this field.
I’m all yours 12:00 - 2:00 PM EST.
EDIT: Hello everyone! I have to run back to the lab, but this has been so much fun and I will work to respond to as many questions as I can throughout the rest of the day (if the lab allows hehe). Thank you so much for joining my AMA and for the love! Stay safe and stay sciency. ;-)