Charles "Charlie" Fox, personal care industry veteran and former Skin Inc. magazine columnist, passed away due to health problems on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the age of 90.
Fox was an independent consultant to the cosmetics and personal care industry. Before becoming a consultant, he served as director of product development for the personal products division of Warner-Lambert Company. He is a past recipient of the Cosmetic Industry Buyers and Suppliers Award and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Medal Award. Fox also served as president of the SCC.
Fox mentored many in the cosmetics industry. "Charlie was a mentor, educator and friend to many of us in the SCC and the cosmetic industry at large. He made significant contributions in many areas. I was fortunate to have known and learned from him. He shared his knowledge, wisdom and kindness with many of us,"said Paul Thau of PaCar Tech.
"Another great loss to all in the cosmetic industry (and beyond) who personally knew Charles Fox. Many of us who were not fortunate enough to be counted among his 'inner circle' of friends and colleagues nonetheless learned of his many encyclopedic contributions to cosmetic science, either through coursework during our degree programs, the literature or his monthly Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine columns (which, amazingly, continued virtually up until the time of his passing). A few of us had the privilege of meeting and engaging him in discussion at least at the SCC Annual National Scientific Meetings," added Stan Milstein.
Services for Fox were held April 26, 2010, in Paramus, New Jersey. Fox is survived by his son Martin (Robin; daughters Ellen, and Diane Fox-Kossoff; sisters Anne Frankfort and Sheila Fuchs; and grandsons Gregory and Harrison.