The staff

Laboratories Director: dr. Luigi Rigano,
chairman, graduated in Industrial Chemistry in 1970 and since then operating in the cosmetic field. For more than 15 years, he has carried out research and development activities, production and technical assistance in many national and International well known companies such as: Unilever, Lepetit, Intercos, Woltz, Givaudan, Schering. He runs his own laboratory since 1986 as independent consultant. He is co-director of ISPE (Institute of Skin and Product Evaluation), an ISO 9002 certified laboratory for the evaluation of tolerability, efficacy and sensorial characteristics of cosmetics and industrial products. He has been president and actually is Honorary Member of SICC. He has been Scientific Secretary and later on Honorary Secretary of IFSCC (International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists). He is member of the register of Chemists in the Lombardia Region and Consultant at the Milan Court. He is also author of more than 90 scientific articles of cosmetic, aesthetic and dermatological subject. He attends the main International Congresses in the cosmetic field as speaker.

Dr. Nicola LionettiGraduated in Chemistry (2002) at the University of Bari, with a specialization in "Structure and properties of materials." He obtained a Master in Chemistry of the Composite Materials and Industrial Formulations by the University of Milan (2003).

He followed a Mater Class in the Management of the Industrial Properties (2017). He joined the Rigano Laboratories in 2003 as assistant and R&D researcher. Starting from 2016 he is one of the partners of the Rigano Laboratories S.r.l..

During these years, he took care of the research, analysis and application of new raw materials and finished products. He got a deep experience in the formulation of suncare & skin care products. Moreover, he specialized in the assessment of the safety reports and in the regulatory affairs.  Between 2013 and 2016 he was Vice-president of the Italian Society of Cosmetic Chemists. He has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the 1 ISBS/SICC Joint International Congress. In 2019, he was the Chair of the Scientific Committee for the IFSCC 2019 Conference in Milan. He held courses for Safety Evaluators at Rigano Laboratories and he is one of the teacher and coordinator of the Safety Evaluator Course organized by the Italian Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

Speaker at national and international congresses, workshops and courses. He held courses of Cosmetic Sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Camerino and Bari. He held a course in the Ecaterina Merica Cosmetic Education Programme organized by IFSCC (International Federation of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists) in Bulgarian on April 2017. He has more than 30 scientific papers published in national and international scientific magazines and/or presented to national and international scientific congresses in the field of cosmetic and dermatology.

Dr. Miriam Deola: degree in Pharmacy at the University of Milan in 2011 with a tesis at Rigano Laboratoires S.r.l.. For more than 10 years she has been dealing with studies of application of new raw materials and development of innovative cosmetic formulations in the field of make-up and skin-care, hair-care, sun-care products. She is specialized in formulations for the Asian market. She provides technical and scientific support to clients, even in the early stages of the industrial scale-up. She collaborates on the development of training activities and courses. She has experience in the analysis of compatibility between product and packaging and in the evaluation of PAO. She published in national and international scientific magazines. Speaker at national congresses, workshops and courses.

Dr. Marta Montoli: degree in Pharmacy at the University of Milan in 2016 with a tesis at Rigano Laboratoires S.r.l.. For more than 5  years she has been dealing with studies of application of new raw materials and formulation in the field of toiletries, skin-care and hair-colour. She got experience in the Regulatory affairs: Product Informaion File, Cosmetic Safety Report, Bio Certifications.



Mrs. Helietta Vinciguerra: she has almost 20 years working experience as business assistant and administration. She is now involved in the organisation of contacts with customers and suppliers, computer systems, administration and courses management.