Ms. Mary Begovic Johnson is a biologist and a twenty-year veteran of Procter & Gamble (P&G) with expertise in the effect of global trends on the development and testing of Fabric Care, Air Care and Skin Care consumer products. Ms. Johnson works with journalists, health care professionals, professional and trade associations, and other scientists to study and report on the benefits of P&G’s Tide, Downy and Bounce products, including the Free & Gentle line of Fabric Care products designed for people with skin sensitivities. Ms. Johnson is also responsible for communicating the science behind the safety and benefits of P&G’s Febreze line of odor cleaning Air Care products.
Prior to joining P&G Fabric & Air Care, Ms. Johnson worked in P&G Beauty for 8 years on Olay where she was actively involved in the development of innovative anti-aging technologies and advanced skin care products.
Ms. Johnson has extensive technical expertise both inside and outside the laboratory, with a total eighteen years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry in new drug discovery, within P&G and elsewhere. She has a deep understanding of health issues, having worked on diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and, more recently, on women’s sexual health issues.
Ms. Johnson has been extensively quoted in media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She has peer-reviewed publications in the fields of fabric, air, and skin care and diabetes research. She has co-edited two supplements in the British Journal of Dermatology on the Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics and Cellular Bioenergetics Revolutions and their practical applications to skin aging. Ms. Johnson is also the co-author of a book chapter on cosmetic anti-aging ingredients in the Textbook of Aging Skin.
Ms. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Dayton, USA where she received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biology.
Ms. Johnson lives near Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys reading, gardening, hiking and travelling with her family, especially to visit relatives in Croatia and Ireland.