Macadamia Beauty recently announced that Maria Moga has joined the company as Global Innovation Director. Over the past seven years she has formulated haircare and personal care products at L’Oreal, Living Proof, and Crabtree & Evelyn. Her latest role was with L’Oreal where she was a Senior Chemist II, creating haircare products for brands including Matrix, Redken, L’Oreal Paris and Garnier Fructis. Maria will lead new innovation and redevelopments for all of the Macadamia Beauty brands, including Macadamia Professional and éprouvage. She will bring a great new viewpoint as an experienced bench chemist to the marketing team.
Maria graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. She started her career at Genzyme, a biotech company in Boston, before transitioning to the beauty industry. She spent four years at Living Proof as a Chemist, developing various care products and aerosols. She then joined Crabtree & Evelyn in Connecticut, working on skincare and creating a haircare line.
Later, Maria moved to New York to join L’Oreal as a Senior Chemist II in their hair styling group. In this role she served as the hairspray liaison between the U.S. and France for all hairsprays, designed and developed a new Aerosol Lab, and created hair styling products for all L’Oreal brands, focusing on L’Oreal Paris and Matrix.
In joining Macadamia Beauty, Maria looks forward to the opportunity to take on more responsibility and involvement in all aspects of a project.
“We are so pleased to have someone with Maria’s experience, talent and passion for beauty products on the Macadamia Beauty team” said Andy Rah, VP of Global Marketing.
In her personal time, Maria is passionate about health and fitness. She has completed two half marathons and competed in power lifting and fitness competitions. She also enjoys eating good food and cooking, especially the cuisines of the countries where she enjoys traveling. She attended a surf, hike, yoga camp in Costa Rica, bioluminescence kayaking trip in Puerto Rico, visited the Virgin Islands, many countries in Europe and plans to visit Italy soon.