Hilary Taiwo

Hilary Taiwo is a British-Nigerian certified Cosmetic Scientist from the University of the Arts, London College of Fashion with over 8 years’ experience in her field. Cosmetic Science is the chemistry behind cosmetics, which includes skincare, hair care, color cosmetics and perfumery. She is also a certified Make-Up Artist from the London School of Beauty and Make-Up.

Technically, Hilary started her cosmetics career from the basics; in make-up application, and continued with its science as an undergraduate. In 2004, she began her career as an independent beauty consultant to Mary Kay where she gained experience in the industry’s service and retail end. In 2010, she continued her career at the technical end of the industry, as a research and development product formulator for Maxfactor, Cover Girl, Dolce & Gabbana Cosmetics.

Hilary’s passion and flair for make-up, beauty and the science behind cosmetics has led to her working with a plethora of renowned cosmetic brands like Mary Kay Cosmetiics, Lancome, YSL Beauty, Nars, Kiko Cosmetics, L’Occitane, Aesop, Eve Lom, Frederic Malle Fragrances, Maison Francis Kurdjian Fragrance, Kenneth Greene Fragrances and R & R Luxury, thus enabling her fully understand and hone her skills as a cosmetic scientist.

With a passion for beauty/cosmetic science, a thirst for transparency in the beauty industry and products that deliver, Hilary set up Hilary Says to help people understand the science behind their beauty regimen, and the best products to use to ensure safety, while enhancing natural beauty.