Article by: Perry Romanowski

I saw this article that is encouraging to cosmetic chemists and their potential to find jobs. The cosmetic industry is predicted to reach $333 billion in global world wide sales. This means more companies will be hiring more cosmetic chemists. Yeah!

Some interesting points from the article.

1. The teen market is predicted to be a big growth area. – Are you developing teen products?
2. Skin care products are predicted to grow the most. – Study up on your skin care.
3. Hair care areas are more competitive. – Tough to differentiate here.
4. Hair coloring is the fastest growing area. – Not many chemists specialize in this area.
5. Retailers are looking to do more online promotion. – Good news for bloggers.

And of course, there is always the fabled growth in men’s products but this one has been predicted since 1990 and I haven’t seen it. I remain skeptical.


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    Nancy Liedel

    Funny, I have a more natural niche, yet I have products that are not nature made at all.

    I have a teen friendly name that I intend to TM along with the TM for my main company. Then, there is the all natural type (imagine the “”) that was about to be presented for it’s registration mark after using it openly for over a year and selling products with it, online with it and having it blatantly grabbed and another company trying to Register the same darn mark. Which means I’m about to go to fight for it, The business side of this is not as much fun as the formulating part, but I’m too much of a rogue to work for anyone else.

    I need staff, but I need money for staff 🙂 I’m the chief cook and bottle washer, trademark attorney etc. Although, I am hiring an actual lawyer for this.

    The bottom line is, the teen market is hot. I am 48. However, I have teen boys with loads of female friends. I’m inviting them all out to lunch, with parents too, of course. I want to know what they like, ir MAC means more to them and do they aspire to that, or is cheap chic? Since my boys are in a school that has a population of everything from half a million dollar homes + as well as HUD housing I get a good cross section. I also am hitting them at 13. The girls don’t all get along, but they all love my son, Steven.

    It pays to have a son who is cute and shy. He comes home every day with little hearts on his hands and lower arms with girls names on them. This is a very shy kid and I just laugh. He’s not allowed to date and he’s really not into that, yet.

    You’re kids and grand kids can be a goldmine of teen info.

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      Using consumers available to you for questions is an excellent idea!

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