Dr. Jo Watson, No7 Colour Scientist for Boots UK, holds a BSc in Applied and Analytical Chemistry, an MSc in Colour Application Technology and a PhD in Colour Science from the University of Leeds.
Her interests in colour began in 1996 when she joined Clariant’s Pigments and Additives division as a technologist, solving technical queries about Clariant’s pigments used in paints, inks and plastics. While at Clariant she completed her Master’s degree part-time at the Colour Chemistry department of the University of Leeds and in 2003 went back to the department to study full-time for her PhD, which was to optimise the colour of cosmetic formulations.
In 2007, Jo joined Boots UK in Nottingham to work on colour cosmetics. Jo was involved in the development of many powder products and mascaras including No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara and No7 Lash Adapt Mascara. In 2009, Jo led the scientific development of the revolutionary No7 Match Made Foundation Service that launched in 2012.