Article by: Perry Romanowski
While you’re out on the black Friday shopping spree, don’t forget about the cosmetic chemist in your life. Here are 10 gift ideas that any chemist would love.
1. Cosmetic Science books
Nothing says Happy Holidays like the gift of knowledge. Some excellent choices…
2. Cosmetic Chemistry kits
While most cosmetic chemists will create formulas at work, the aspiring cosmetic chemist might not have access to all the chemicals she’ll need. Or she might want to share a creative activity with her children. Here are a couple of excellent cosmetic chemistry kits.
3. Lab Equipment
Digital Pocket Scale
– In case you are out of the lab and you need to do a little formulating on the run.
Or how about a cool mixer?
Talboys 101 Light Duty Overhead Mixer
4. Complete Cosmetic Chemist training program
You can never get enough training and if you don’t know about all the different areas of cosmetic science and formulating, this course will get you started.
Sign up here
5. DIY cosmetic books
Learning the science of cosmetics is great but you need some recipies to start somewhere. Here’s a book that will help the cosmetic chemist on your list make their own color cosmetics.
You might not know that the coolest cosmetic chemists are really into cutting edge music. If you don’t know their tastes, try one of these science-themed albums.
7. Clever T-Shirts
Chemists are proud of their jobs so why not get them a shirt to show it off. I particularly like this shirt which has the saying “Bond…Ionic Bond” “Taken, not shared”.
Or how about this Chemistry Bacon t shirt
8. Molecular modeling kit
Sure you can do these things on the computer but having a molecular modeling kit right at your desk is a cool thing for a cosmetic chemist to have.
9. Chemistry Mug
Almost every cosmetic chemist drinks coffee and the ones that don’t drink hot tea. A chemistry mug is a great gift idea. Here are a couple of options.
10. Chemistry Set
If you don’t have a lab at home, can you really consider yourself a chemist? hmmm. Get the cosmetic chemist in your life this chemistry set so they can work on their ideas any time they want.
What do you want for the holidays this year? Leave a comment below.