Article by: Kelly Dobos
In the cosmetic industry, scientists design and create ingredients, finished products and engineer the processes that supply consumers with their personal care needs. People from diverse disciplines are involved in basic and applied research to continually create new or improve existing products. But not all careers in the field are within the realm of product formulation. Here is a look at a few other jobs in the cosmetic industry.
Microbiologist – established product preservative requirements, evaluates anti-microbial efficacy and monitors manufacturing to control integrity.
Packaging Designer– creates novel or improved ways of apply, dispensing, or packaging a product and monitors stability to ensure integrity of packaging during shelf life.
Cosmetologist – assists in product development by evaluating products on consumers in test panels.
Perfumer– creates fragrances for cosmetic products and monitors fragrance stability.
Analytical Chemist/Quality Assurance Chemist – performs chemical evaluations of raw materials and finished products, develops new or improved analytical methods.
Toxicologist – evaluates raw materials and cosmetic products to establish their safety for consumers during usage and to company employees during manufacture.
Technical Sales Representative – supplies technical support and information, serving as a liaison between raw material supplies and finished goods houses.