Cosmetic Science lesson 1

This lesson introduces you to the cosmetic industry. It includes information about the following topics

  • Definition of a cosmetic
  • Market size of the cosmetic industry
  • Distribution of sales around the world
  • Types of companies in the cosmetic industry
  • Jobs that scientists do in the industry

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685 comments

  1. Rebecca Owens

    My recent foray into making my own vegan mascara has piqued my interest into the whole process of making cosmetics. I found your video to be informative and pleasantly delivered. Be honest, that rocker pic is really you right?? Hahaha. Seriously though, I’m looking forward to the next video. Thanks Perry!

  2. Albena

    Thank you for the video. Now, I can make a difference between the different chemist jobs in the cosmetic industry and choose what suits me best.

  3. Richi

    Nice introduction, l appreciate your kindness. Good job.

  4. Daiane Hottz

    I am new to the industry, so I found this video very informative. Thanks!

  5. Sipos Andreea

    Very informative! Looking forward with the next lectures

  6. Michelle

    I found the differences in definition of a cosmetic very interesting as the world becomes more of a global market. I also found the market sales information enlightening.

  7. Vera

    This is Awesome

  8. noman shakil

    Dear Sir, I highly appreciate your effort in delivering your knowledge and experience to make us a formulator chemist.

  9. G

    Very nice and well organized presentation. Good introductory information about the industry. The section about careers as a cosmetic chemist looks to me more like an orientation to college students in their senior year of chemistry. Though it does not hurt, it might be worth to identify it as such (just my opinion and I might be bias due to my years of experience as chemist …). In general, a very refreshing talk; sweet, short and straight to the point.

  10. mehrozkalim

    i need ur help… please tell me how to detect the percentage of ammoniated mercury in raw material and also in finished product i.e cream….

  11. mehrozkalim

    thankyou perry thanks for the informative video tutorial

  12. Camille

    Very informative! Looking forward with the next lectures 🙂

  13. Abi

    Nice article thank you so much

  14. Naima

    Thank you that is very informative as all your lessons

  15. Durra

    that was great and very informative thank you so much I really like to be a formalator because I love making hair and skin products by my self herbs natural oils always inspire me

  16. Wolf

    I enjoyed this video and look forward to the others.

  17. Jen

    This was very helpful! Thank you! I’m looking forward to watching the next one!

  18. Minda Dumaluan Macalib-Og

    Seems not new to me but I find it more informative compared to my previous knowledge about cosmetics.

  19. Kimberly Estrada

    Very useful for someone who has 0 knowledge on cosmetic chemistry and wants to get started in the right direction.

  20. Lovell Odili Agwaramgbo

    A very refreshing and an eye-opening lesson on the definition of cosmetics, what is and what is not, job opportunities in the field. It is great.

  21. Tanya

    Hi
    Thanks for breaking down and explaining that cosmetics are more than the coloured stuff woman use on their face . It’s also important that you highlighted different countries each have their own regulatory compliance acts. There are so many jobs opportunities in cosmetic sciences the problem becomes choosing one (or more ).

  22. BE

    Decent overview of the industry and what goes into developing a product

  23. Leonette

    Great video! It was a good insight on career options available for persons such as myself seeking to become a part of the cosmetic industry. Looking for to learning more in the series.

  24. MadamnX

    Very nicely done, very informative, can’t wait to. View the rest.

  25. Marian

    Very helpful. It’s a great introduction to the cosmetic industry.

  26. Sylvia

    Thank you Perry for clear and precise language. I am not an aspiring chemist, but a makeup artist and freelance consultant for cosmetic houses. I am looking forward to following all your subsequent lessons on color cosmetics and finished goods creation.

  27. elma

    Nice presentation much helpful for the beginners like me.I am happy to know all this course.

  28. Christien

    I consider all information weather considered useful for your needs or not a strong foundation to understanding the “why” within a specific industry. This video is laying the groundwork for those who are discovering for the first time and perhaps reinforcing knowledge for the more advanced or experienced. Much appreciated!!

  29. Asif D.Y

    Thank you sir
    It’s very helpful

  30. Reza

    Watching of this video opened my mind after 10 years studying just pure chemistry at university. I really appreciate Mr Perry’s work.

  31. Michelle

    Great lesson for the industry beginners.

  32. kate

    i really do love this video and i enjoyed every bit of it, thank you for this and i love to learn more, thanks.

  33. parag

    sir,
    i am parag kale, I’m student of final year of b.tech in cosmetics, I’m Indian but I want to do job in out of country then sir what should I do?
    and how I prepare for it?

  34. Daniela

    Thanks for the info! Greetings from an organic chemist who is considering joining the cosmetic industry.

  35. Mani Ganesh

    Nice presentation much helpful for the beginners like me.

  36. Maryam

    Do you have to be a formulater to just color cosmetics like just work with pigments? I know the job outlook is acquiring a bachelors in chemistry but that’s really all I want to do?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      You could have an associates degree and get a job as a technician who would do the actual color mixing of pigments.

      1. rosemary

        thank you so much your mini course lecture was enlightening,

  37. Seungji

    Thank you so much. Your lecture is very helpful for my juniors.

  38. Vaishnavi

    Thank you. It was very helpful.
    But I have a question. I would like to know who has better opportunities in a Cosmetic industry, a chemical engineer or a B.Sc/M.Sc in chemistry?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Depends on what type of job you want but there are more BS/MS chemistry people in the cosmetic industry than there are chemical engineers.

  39. Shivani

    Thank you so much. It was really helpful.
    I am studying chemical engineering. I was always fascinated by cosmetics . So, It’s nice to know that chemical engineers can work as a cosmetic chemist.
    I have a question. Can chemical engineer (who wants to work as a cosmetic chemist) get a job only as a process engineers or do they have other options?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      You’ll probably have to start as a chemical engineer but you could probably switch to formulating if you want.

  40. Francesca

    The lesson is really interesting and I found it helpful even though I just finished my first year of college. Will surely follow the next ones. Thank you

  41. wrishali

    thank you perry. this video has really reveled the correct path to follow.

  42. Ash

    Excellent intro video: clear, to the point, all pertinent info. Surprising that you seem to appeal to students/scientists looking for a job in the industry as opposed to just entrepreneurs… I would have liked the presentation to be PowerPoint or even in Word in order to take notes directly on each slide. Now, the question I have not seen adressed… why Perry 44/Ruthenium!?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the comments. 44 is just my favorite number & Ruthenium = 44th element

  43. Julie

    As a formulator, it was interesting to gain insight to the other aspects of the cosmetic industry. Well done as always, Perry.

  44. Diane

    Hi Perry, your slides are really helpful and informative

  45. Niki1695

    Hi Perry, thanks for the overview, very comprehensible.

  46. x

    A good eye opener. Thanks

  47. Shanique Dixon

    Hello Perry, very informative video. Can you explain further why more ingredients go into the products of suppliers? You did mention in the video that they are more suppliers than they are manufacturer companies. Thanks.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’m not sure I understand your question.

  48. Rick Fox

    I thoroughly enjoyed this first lesson in your mini course Perry. Thank you for your dedication to helping our industry by sharing your practical information and making it an enjoyable experience.

  49. Lisa

    Thanks for mKing this! I wish they had more in the Midwest. I’ve been I went out I’ll be doing the distance-learning masters program. But I still want to look like a very viable candidate because I don’t live in that area and I would have to relocate. That also cancels out experience in a cosmetics lab, which I’ve noticed a lot of employers like to hire

  50. Deana Sanderson

    Thank you for creating this video. I am not a cosmetic chemist but am interested in formulating my own skincare products. I find your website very useful and am enjoying the 30 day series that you offer. I am also finding the blog section of Chemists Corner very helpful. Thank you again and I look forward to more videos!

  51. Toini

    I love this. Perry I really want to learn more as i will be opening my salon and cosmetic line soon.

  52. Christian Creech

    Great info Perry, I found you a few weeks back and have no real education in cosmetics but have kinda learnt from exploration and research and have a keen interest in developing products. Its been very beneficial to watch this video and I look real forward to getting the next episode watched, your a big help. All the best from sunny England

  53. Josiphia

    Thank you for that course. was very informative. now i know some position and career i can have in the cosmetic industry.

  54. shayla bess

    I loved this. It helps me when I make my products and gives me an added layer of education to my business. Thank you.

  55. Shiv

    Very insightful Perry. So happy to have found your story when I did, led me to figuring out my next professional move! Thank you for sharing.

  56. Prototype

    Thank you for the insight on the cosmetics industry. Good foundation for the course.

  57. Bella

    Much better

  58. Bayuning Kaeka Putra

    Hi Perry, thank you for your usefull lesson. I can get usefull information about Cosmetic market etc. Very interesting lesson ! Thank you

  59. Obdulio Cerceño Ch

    Hi Perry R. You got me hook up to the mini-training videos. Yes! I am looking for to watch the Whole thing. I am into the Industrial Chemist products such as Glass Polishers, ecologic degreasers, and the likes. Not exactly cosmetics, but it is very nice of you the willingness to share knowledge. Knowledge is Power!. And I welcome any opportunity to learn from the “Rock Stars”. Thanks again!

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the kind words!

  60. jim fouret

    Thank you .. excellent presentation!

  61. Nelly Dons

    This was very educational, thank you for sharing your time and your knowledge.

    Nelly.

  62. John Osuku-Opio

    What a wonderful overview of this industry. chemistry is the basic science of life. I have been searching for something new where to apply my chemistry knowledge. Right from secondary school,I loved chemistry,went to study pharmacy and learnt all walks of chemistry. Did Ph.D in medicinal chemistry and feel this is not enough, I have practised pharmacy for over 20 years but really not applying my chemistry. Chemistry is not well understood in practice. When I talk to my fellow pharmacy professionals about the stereochemisrty of drugs, it is as if they have never heard of chirality in Organic chemistry. It makes me laugh and say to myself that I am in a wrong place. Formulation science has not been my friend, but the chemistry behind is my instinct. So I feel that I can integrate my chemistry knowledge into cosmetic industry, since the building block of cosmetic science is all types of chemistry cocktailed with other subjects. This lecture refreshes my calibre with the basics of the industry. I am very grateful to have browsed on this and it is a new challenge for my curiousity.
    Best of my regards to the lecturer.

  63. Cathy

    Very enlightening. The all encompassing of the cosmetic industry is very overwhelming. I am just starting to investigate the cosmetic chemistry subject.
    Thank you for presenting this forum to us.

  64. Maria

    I am doing a master in the Cosmetic Industry and I didn’t expect I would learn anything new but I actually did!! thanks for sharing Perry!!

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the kind words.

  65. Neamin

    Great lesson!

  66. stephanie

    Thank you! I did not realize how much I didn’t know. Thanks also for the books, I am enjoying them as well!

  67. Amber

    I can not wait for your webinar on Thursday!

  68. Haryanto

    Thanks for your effort to let us know better about cosmetic industry. It’s really interesting.

  69. hyungjae lee

    Thanks so much!!

  70. akriti

    the way u explained, was easy and under stable…thanks

  71. Wilson Anomah Opoku

    Very interesting man, looking for more tutorials !
    Thanks.

  72. patrick quest

    very nice and Informative. looking forward for more video. Thanks

  73. vahid

    very usefull

  74. Marcia Burke

    Excellent presentation, very simple and clear language used.
    Really interesting, looking forward to part 2.
    Many thanks.

  75. aaaayraaaa

    this is very informative. So generous of you to share these mini courses for free!

  76. Mattu

    Thank you so much Perry for the informative video tutorial.
    You are doing a great job.

  77. aks

    Thank you so much for this and also providing those presentation slides to save. Really systematic explaination 🙂

  78. Gisselle Ramirez

    I really but really want to give you a thanks because Ive learned to much just with this video and I will love to see more.Thx

  79. sabiha hasan

    Hi
    It’s good to know about cosmetics industry, interested in creating products at home
    sabiha

  80. Vijaykumar R Zala

    Its really great helpful.
    Thank you so much
    Perry you are doing a great work for society.

  81. Sadaf mazhar

    its so amazing and easy to understand ,thank you so much for helping me.

  82. Nicoleta Dimitrova

    Very good presentation! Very useful and comprehensive.
    Thanks!

  83. Ciecy

    A very clear introduction and it is easily understood.

  84. Steve

    Thanks for the great introduction. Very nice ground work and easy to understand…

  85. Sophia

    This was a great introduction for someone like myself who needs more understanding about what a cosmetic chemist can do. Best of all you provided this information for free. This definatly makes me want to take your cosmetic formulating course. Thanks

  86. Liliana

    Very nice presentation.
    Looking forward to watching the next class.
    Thank you!

  87. Choma Matale

    Hi,

    I think its very good in that it gives an overall picture of the cosmetic industry. But I am still interested in the formulations first to see what I can be able to do and I am planning to buy the book very soon, I have already checked it on amazon website.

    Thanks very much.

  88. Marzia

    Thank you very much for this useful introduction as I’ll start work in the cosmetics field next month

  89. Shantia

    This is a stupendous presentation! I even took notes. I’ve learned a lot from watching this video about the cosmetic industry.

  90. olabowale omolade

    Whao! Quite revealing. Thank you.

  91. YDShipp

    Interesting that soap isn’t technically considered a cosmetic….
    Great introduction! Look forward to the next part.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks!

  92. Navya

    Good introduction i dnt know cosmetic rules of FDU but knw i got little bit information. Thanks

  93. Chiara

    Very basic talk, but still useful to understand where to look for a job.
    I didn’t know that soap is not considered a cosmetic in the US! Interesting!!

  94. Thivashkar

    I take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to you! and looking forward for the second part.

  95. Sharon

    I hadn’t realised how many different areas that Chemists can find jobs in the industry. Very helpful.

  96. Nafisah

    Great Introduction!

  97. ashrf ayyad

    Thank you very much for this useful introduction as I’ll start work in the cosmetics field

  98. John

    This was a great introduction!

  99. Jackie

    The presentation is excellent! Thank you for providing this comprehensive overview. Your video is engaging. Looking forward to the next one.

  100. Paige DeGarmo

    very informative for a college student like me looking for internships!

  101. Rocky

    your lessons is great.I like too much and I’v got many knowledges.

  102. Ching-Chung Tsai

    Very nice introduction. I am a senior pharmacist but I don’t know what is the difference between drug and cosmetic. Now I understand that through your introduction. Thank you very much

  103. Georgi

    Really informative! I’m waiting for the next parts.
    I intend specialising in dermatology after completing a medical degree.
    Right now I’m wondering what would be the best solvent for salicylic acid to be included in an acne cream(ethanol isn’t desirable)

  104. Bryson

    This is great! Ready for episode 2! ✨

  105. Fatih Yesil

    Thank you for information. I hope Natural Products increase more.

  106. Karen Gedeon

    Thanks for this lesson, it really help me

  107. raja

    like it provides a good information looking forward for lesson 2

  108. Spring

    Great information. Looking forward to the next videos.

  109. Tonia

    Sorry I could not open lesson 1 or lesson 2.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      This might be a problem with your web browser. Try opening the page in Chrome or Firefox.

  110. Sabreen

    Its really helpful to create more understanding about cosmetics industry
    I’m really excited to see your next videos
    Thanks a lot !

  111. Tatiana

    Good presentation! I have major in biology and currently work in a lab. I am dreaming about opening my natural skin care line some day. So, your blog is very helpful. Lots of useful information!

  112. Linda

    Great video and insight on “behind the scenes” on cosmetics. Thank you for your presentation. A little late watching it, but I finally did it.

  113. Violeta

    I think it is very kind of you to make this information available to the public giving everyone the right to educating themselves around the world. I am interested for you to go into depth in the following lessons in the actual mixing of all of the ingredients mentioned. and the process of formulation for various products such as foundation chemistry, concealer, face primer, eye primer , etc

  114. Pavlos

    Very good presentation. I am waiting for the next one

  115. Robbie

    Very broad and interesting information

  116. Rhi

    Seriously love your teachings! Thank you so much for your time, effort! It’s all very much appreciated 🙂

  117. Esther Htun

    Thank you so much for this cosmetic video lessons.At first,i wasn’t sure about the meaning of the cosmetic industry.I thought the cosmetic industry only involve formualting and quality control but after watching this video,I realized that the cosmetic offers a lot more than i expected.The video lessons here is very suitable for a starter like me.

  118. Marek

    Great lesson!!!
    Thank you:)

  119. parisa

    great thanks

  120. Johan

    Very helpful. Thank you very much.

  121. Simone

    Great insight into the industry. I am just staring out experimenting making my own cosmetics. thank you so much!

  122. J. Eily

    Great lesson, drills right down to what the industry is, the opportunities, and various types of jobs available for scientists. All done in an easy to understand, digestible presentation that gives a clear and concise picture. Value Added!

  123. h.ghandour

    thank u …

  124. Maeana

    Thank you
    The video is really simple and helpful
    I’m still studying chemical engineering and thinking to go into the cosmetic industry

  125. Philip

    Hi Perry,
    just watched first video and it thought it had good background info on the industry. I may be just about to get a job with a haircare company, so am looking forward to the next installment. Thanks for taking the time to put these videos together, it’s much appreciated.
    Cheers, Philip

  126. florence

    I really enjoy your video pls am interested in working with any of the big industry were I can show my talent.

  127. Jessica

    I really enjoyed your video. Unfortunately, I’m too old to look at this as a career option, but I really enjoy your blog, your video, and really, everything I’ve viewed so far. Thank you so much.

  128. jorj

    Think you in formashen

  129. Lourdes Fernandez

    This is a great source of information. I am very grateful for sharing and this video classes are a big plus. I developed interest in cosmetics and definitely this is a great website. Thank you very much

    Lourdes

  130. Jean

    Thank you Perry! This lesson is very informative and useful for beginners who want to step into the cosmetic industry. Look forward to the next lesson.

  131. Koloniaina

    Liked it. Thank you for sharing. Cheers!

  132. Milagros S Gonzales

    Many thanks to you Perry for the knowledge sharing you’re doing not only for your co-chemists but as well to others who have interest in cosmetics. This corner will be very helpful to me as i was recently hired to work in a cosmetics laboratory. I have a degree in chemistry but first time to work in cosmetics industry. I’ll keep following your program. More power and God bless.

  133. ollie

    Thanks for the video, it offers a great description of the different job profiles available in the industry.

  134. Abby

    Very informative for a chemistry major who is exploring career options

  135. rheminance

    Very good site thank you so much for this u don’t know how much you have helped me with your info

  136. Colin Ogle

    Great resource for those looking at further education options or just starting out and looking for some career advice.

  137. Cristina

    I liked very much the video. I am just beginning in cosmetic issues, so all information about that is always very useful for me. I got a pharmacy and biochemist degrees and then I focused my studies towards food chemistry getting a PhD degree. But nowadays, I have redirected my interest in cosmetic industry, specifically in soap and cream for cleaning hands and skin-care. So, I will appreciate any information about that area. Even though, that all is new for me, every recommendation, advice and guidance I will be most grateful.
    Thanks very much,
    Cristina

  138. Mustafa hamido

    Interesting

  139. James

    You really enlightened me area cosmetics. I have a product I’ve developed from 42 years of shaving as a barber. I’m all these jobs rolled into one. Eagerly awaiting next video.

  140. Inger

    Although I’ve only been a QC/QA analist at a cosmetics manufacturer for a few months, the information presented in these videos are less than new for me. I felt like the information given, was for non-scientist who want to start a cosmetic line, instead of chemists with real bachelor degrees.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      We try to make the information appropriate for a variety of levels so it’s difficult to make lessons that are appropriate for every individual. Hopefully, you got some useful information.

  141. Olubunmi

    Though I am a new comer in the cosmetics industry, I have found the video to be highly informative. Experience gained has gone a long way inform shapening my thoughts. Thanks so much.

  142. Viola

    The video was alright enough.

  143. Tara Quyen Nguyen

    This video is very helpful. It introduced the overview very clear. Thanks a lot.

  144. Ivana Brdar

    Thx for the video.
    It is grate for starting up with the cosmetics.
    I am looking forward to next one 🙂

  145. Edim Alobi

    no video shown.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Sorry for the technical difficulties. You probably need to update your browser. Try Google Chrome or Firefox.

  146. Jose' Herrera

    I enjoyed watching the video, was very informative overview of the cosmetic industry, specially statistic and market information, awaiting second part! Thank you Perry

  147. Carla

    Thank you for the first presentation! I have been very interested in the scientific aspect of cosmetics for awhile now. I’m very excited to learn from the rest of the presentations to take steps into beginning my career in the cosmetic industry.

  148. veronica

    Thatt vedio was great

  149. Kira

    Fantastic info!! Even for us Aussies!

  150. Dawood Abdul Wahab Munir

    very informative am ready to know more

  151. Tamika

    Hello,

    I enjoyed the first lesson. There was a lot of great information. I’m looking forward to the next lessons.

  152. Mary

    very informative, appreciate all that your doing for us small time peeps, thanks, looking forward to the rest of the series.

  153. M.K

    Great Video! Very informative.

  154. V Carlson

    I am not technically a scientist … I have a few formulations I have created using product bases in combination with essential oils and other ingredients that I use for gifts and make available to close friends and family. I’m so excited to learn more from this video series, and found this introductory lesson to the cosmetic industry to be very interesting and informative! I look forward to the rest of the series! Thanks!

  155. pete

    Perry Thank you for your clear presentation.

  156. danielsz

    Excelent introduccion!!!
    Very clear
    Thanks for the video
    Daniel from Uruguay (now in Miami)

  157. envlizard

    Awesome job! Easy to follow and interesting!

    Thank you

  158. elham

    Thank you for the many nice information, you’re a generous man ,God bless you

  159. Ann

    hi Perry.. i have been trying to download a copy of the presentation’s slides but have not been able to download it. please i’d appreciate if a copy is sent to my mail as i wont be able to watch the video. thank you

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello Ann – you can ‘right click’ on the slide link then ‘save as’ to download the slides.

  160. Duyen

    That’s amazing, your presentation is very clear and cohensive. It helps me a lots in my process.

  161. abolfazl

    thanks perry .it was a good intoduction specially statistic and market informations

  162. nader futina

    amazing! Thanks

  163. Efia

    I just love your style of teaching. Very clear, straight to the point and interesting. I’m an esthetician (13 years) and work with so many product formulations and faces. I get to see how these products effect the skin and its performance. Your information along with my experience is taking my career to the next level! LOL Keep doing what you’re doing. Your amazing and I appreciate your genorosity.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the kind words!

  164. Julie

    Great work! Highly informative. Thank you for this introduction.

  165. vandita

    thankss perry..it really helps me a lot… 🙂

  166. Deborah Green

    I am unable to download the presentation slides from this lesson. Any suggestions?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Did you try ‘right-clicking’ on the link then choosing ‘save-as’?

  167. Deborah Green

    A great overview of the cosmetic industry. Thank you for an informative and well put together presentation.

  168. polly malacad

    You are amazing! Thank you for your generosity 🙂 More power to you!
    God bless.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the kind words!

  169. petra vance

    This is a wonderful introduction to the industry. Thank you for sharing.
    Petra Vance

  170. Suzanne

    Very informative. I appreciate you taking the time out to make these videos. Thank you!

  171. Ruth

    This is a great website and the video is simply awesome. I’m just so glad I can be a part of it.

  172. swap

    very informative..

  173. Mohsen Amr

    It’s a great, wonderful and smooth educational video. Very informative and easy to catch information. Other related video’s parts will of sure comple the whole picture about cosmetic industry. kind Regards

  174. Joanne Nguyen

    Thank you very much for sharing the video! I’m appreciate that.I can’t wait for the next lesson..

  175. ALEJANDRA FLORES

    Very interesting presentation, I can’t wait for the next lesson!

  176. Negar

    That is too informative. thanks for your good presentation. I am eager to seeing next video.
    Negar

  177. Negar

    It is too informative. Thanks for good presentation. I am eager for seeing next video.
    Negar

  178. Yiqun

    Nice talk! The information is very useful, can’t wait to see lesson 2. Thank you~

  179. Nisha

    Very informative thanks

  180. DeAnn Jackson

    Hello, I have been an esthetician for 6 years now. I changed my whole spectrum in work I have done before. I was in Quality Assurance for over 17 years, it was a slow go for a couple of years and I decided to go back to school, now I am really doing what I find interesting, but a little part of me still likes the science of cosmetics, I research (naturally) the products I use for clients and of course suggest what I feel they would need to get the optimal benefits for themselves. I found you educational video great and will keep an eye out for more information!
    Thank you,
    DeAnn Jackson

  181. Asghar Ali

    It was a very interesting presentation. I am chemist and working in cosmetics industry for a long time. It contains very helpful information about cosmetic industry, specially those who are new in this industry

  182. John

    Thanks very informative

  183. Sebagala Kawesa

    A great help to us beginners in cosmetic production. It illustrates thing to consider, which is very important. If only there was a way to download these lesson videos for future revision. In all ways it is a material of which no money is demanded.Great. Thanks go to whoever prepares this for us.
    Sebagala.

  184. Nicolene

    I must say I enjoy it…just love chemistry

  185. Naomi

    Very informative. I look forward to the next video!

  186. Maria Vargas

    Excellent presentation, clear information, very well explained in a friendly and easy to understand way. I liked it a lot.

  187. trina

    This presentation was amazing. It was very encouraging. I studied a cosmetic science degree and graduated 6 years ago. I did not go into the industry directly but now I am considering doing exactly that.

  188. LMW

    Hello,
    I am enjoying your material. Short and brief yet detailed and fulfilling.
    I create my own natural products and based on this lesson, I am a Formulator
    I appreciate all your information, as official school is way out of my budget scope.

  189. Samson

    Well presented info. And helps me to see the general picture of cosmotic industry from the bussiness prospective. Thank you

  190. Serena

    As an industry veteran, this presentation is encouraging and supportive of my decision to seek out employment in the industry after a five year, self-imposed absence. I especialy appreciate that the presentation offers basic, yet very thorough information. I believe this presentation would be very useful incorporated into secondary and undergraduate science/chemistry programs to help encourage young people especially females, to consider careers in science & engineering. I look forward to the next three modules.

  191. LIz

    Thank you so much for the lesson.
    I don’t get it clearlly the difference between finished good mfg, and contract manufacturer. I thought the contract mfg do the finishing part too.

    Best regards,

    1. Perry Romanowski

      In some cases they are the same. But the basic difference is that a contract manufacturer produces products for other people while a finished goods manufacturer makes products for its own brand.

  192. Akinbolude Bukola

    Wow! I cant wait for lesson 2

  193. Susan Roberts-Cooper

    Thank you. Great background information as an overview of the cosmetics industry, very informative.

  194. Carolnee

    very informative looking forward to lesson 2 thank you

  195. Gabriella

    Great presentation! It was really helpful for me to find out which job I’d like to take in this industry, and I hope I can get there.

  196. Val

    Great introduction! I now have a full overview of the industry roles.

  197. Aleksandra

    Great presentation! However I can’t help but wonder why did you leave Russia blank when talking about global cosmetic market. Are there no statistics for that region?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      No statistics that I have access to.

  198. oana

    Great, straight forward information. Thank you for the video

  199. lidya

    pretty great info! cant wait to check out the second video

  200. moh red

    Thank you very very much
    I really enjoyed and intersted

  201. George

    Very interesting,thank you and keep up the good work!!!

  202. Kristoph

    Great lesson 1-Excellent introductory. Formulators are the “Rockstars!” LOL

  203. Zoraida

    Very informative, interesting and easily understood. I love the way you simplified your explanations to provide clear understanding.

    Thank you

  204. Noel Peter

    Very informative and helpful in giving the learners the whole picture of the cosmetic industry.

  205. Zoraida Santana

    Very interesting , informative and easily understood , I love the way you simplified
    your explanation .
    Thank you so much!!!!!

    1. Zoraida Santana

      Very interesting, informative and easily understood, I love the way you simplified your explanation,
      thank you so much!!!!!!!!

  206. mrs peter glory

    wao i enjoyed this course so much it seemed as if it was dezighned just for me. i keep listeening to it again and again

  207. sulu giwa

    please we need your contact number so that we can contact you personal

    1. Perry Romanowski

      You can contact me via the website. See our Contact link for information.

  208. sulu giwa

    please i have learnt your lesson and it is really interesting so i cant wait to work in someones business so i need the guidelines or help from you on how to make lipstick and toothpaste

      1. Raphaella

        I am so happy to find your website. I really like the video. It is very informative.I hope that I will be able to enjoy your course soon.

  209. Sasha83

    Great and very informative information. Can’t wait for the second part. Thanks for sharing with us:)

  210. Sofía Valenciano

    I can’t wait to work in a cosmetic industry!! This is my dream!

  211. mimi

    Thank for this free course I have learned so much 🙂

  212. Nahid MM

    It was useful! Thank you so much …

  213. Joanna

    Interesting introduction but I’m looking forward to the next part – the science 🙂
    Thank you!

  214. Laura

    Thank You for video. I found the basic information You provided very useful. Looking forward for the next mini course!

  215. Maria

    Very usefull. Thanks 🙂

  216. ANNIE

    a very interesting overview of the cosmetic science necessities in the industry. very clear and informative.

  217. Michal

    good video

  218. Tfresh

    Great insight!

  219. Ashik Bojamma C U

    I found the this basic information very useful

  220. Monika

    Thank you very much for the video. I love it, it is very informative and interesting. Can’t wait to see the lesson# 2.

  221. Pur

    Thanks for the informative and especially ‘user friendly’ video on step 1 of learning about the cosmetics industry:)! Its so nice to have info from someone who knows what they are talking about

  222. Jemima

    I have learned gained additional information from this cosmetic lesson. im a regulatory officer and really appreciate the course.

  223. Anne

    Thank you so much for your insight!

  224. pat

    Thanks Perry, this live tutorial was very interesting, informative and professional. Great job keep up the good work!

  225. Puwa Sang

    Great source!

  226. syed

    easiest and reliable source of learning!

  227. karen czujko

    unexpectedly informative! i thought it was just going to be a rehash of basic info, but the lesson gave very specific and useful info on the various applications of cosmetic chemistry.
    chemists corner is a real find.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks!

  228. Rachael Zepernick

    Very good intro to cosmetic science. Lots of info about career choices.

  229. Rosa Kazemi

    Thank you for your wonderful lesson,appreciate your efforts.

  230. Shani Vermeulen

    Great presentation and overview of this mysterious industry – I say this because often people think this cannot possibly be a full-time career!

  231. Abiodun

    Guy i love it all just because it simplicity and ideal video full of experiencing even for novice

  232. Jesintha

    Thank you very much for your strong foundation. really appreciate your efforts
    Jesintha

  233. Noura

    Thank you so much! ..such organized good info!

  234. Kay

    Interesting video! I am a pharmaceutical major and I want to pursue master’s degree in cosmetic science. Thanks for sharing this information!

  235. sfe

    Thanks for the good overview.

  236. Seid

    Thank you so much

  237. Lori Lagos

    Thanks for this useful information! Wonderful advices

  238. Tanvir Abdur Rahman

    It was very helpful, thanks to shear me.

  239. Raya Fadil

    Dear,
    Thanks a lot for this video , great information . It was very useful for me to categorise what I need to do in my future.
    Thanks

  240. TCH

    Great. Helped me a lot.

  241. gamra

    That was very helpful and excited to the next one

  242. Nathalia Arbeláez

    I found this presentation very complete, as well as informative. Thank you so much Perry for giving us this information to all of the newcomers in this field.

  243. Chalwe Diallo

    Your presentation was very informative especially for someone new to Cosmetic science. Thank you

  244. Špela

    Great presentation, you covered all the basics without talking too much:)

  245. Resma

    Very clear and easy to understand. Thank you so much! 🙂

  246. lucky-jingzi

    It was very helpful.thanks so much!

  247. Ana

    very helpful. thank you!

  248. juma

    This is so helpful to me, Thanx alot.

  249. M

    very helpful and clear information

  250. nina

    Thank you Perry it was very clear and helpful. ..

  251. ivan

    I am entrepreneurs for nature cosmetic

  252. Hiba Khan

    Thanks a lot Perry!! That was very helpful! 🙂

  253. Cedric

    This was very important since it saved me a lot of time on my own research

  254. anne moses

    Thankyou so much for lesson #1. I thought that it was very informative. Really learner a lot.

  255. Hamid

    Many thanks
    Good overview

  256. YenKee

    A very good overview on the cosmetic science industry.
    And this did help me know more about the job opportunities and the job nature.
    Definitely will follow on the next lesson.

  257. Farhan

    Very concise and systematic description providing clear understanding for new colleagues. Thanks for wonderful sharing.

  258. Birdie S.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  259. raymund larioque

    I think it’s a great comprehensive discussion on the cosmetic industry. It is really educational.

    1. jamie

      Very informative and easily understood. I’m a beauty therapist and I’m interested in creating my own line of natural products. Looking forward to ensuing lessons. Thanks Perry.

  260. Ime

    what a comprehensive overview! By education, I am a Chemist, Chemical Engineer and an Environmental Engineer; as I have university degrees in those areas but by trade I am a Quality Assurance Professional. (Pharmaceuticals). This video just tells me I can merge my training with trade and start working for myself! Thanks a lot and I look forward to more videos.

  261. Maite

    Thanks Perry! I’s great you share your knowledge!

  262. Dennis Bailey

    Excellent overview of cosmetic chemistry

  263. Nguyen

    That’s good. Thank you very much!

  264. cindy

    This is a fantastic video that provides a very clear picture of the role a cosmetic scientist/ engineer can take. This lets me better communicate with the professionals in the cosmetic industry. Look forward to the next video!

  265. Chelsea

    Good, concise information! Ready for the next lesson!

  266. Nafi

    very informative. I am looking forward for the rest.

  267. Jose

    Very, very good presentation and the information is very clear

  268. Jayasheel Hegde

    Very good lesson for beginners. Includes all important aspect sand gives a simple and brief knowledge of the industry.

  269. BRIONA

    I absolutely love it . Keep it up I’m learning and taking notes as well

  270. samantha

    Very informative…there were things you mentioned that I didnt know. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to learning some more.

  271. Mahmud Murtofa Salekin

    very good. Learn many new things. Keep going ……

  272. Jennifer Lin

    Thank you very much. I finally found an entrance to the cosmetic industry. The material helps me a lot!

  273. Naza Dave

    Wow, so detailed! I think i’ve got my place! Really helpful.

  274. Jesse Claibourne

    thank you very much!
    chemist by education and makeup artist by trade,
    formulating and manufacturing my own products now,
    finding niche for consumer’s who enjoy the cache of
    saying they have color/skincare/treatment made by hand,
    (hand whipping some emulsions is a bitch) but at a 10,000%
    or often more markup it is more than worth the effort,
    curious about how many to know your thoughts on independent
    all in-house operations, GRAS ingredients, approved pigments & dyes/lakes,
    appropriate preservation systems (or just forget water altogether…. can make it easier)
    the FDA regulations are not to comply with, nor is maintaining a clean workspace
    compared to the dirty fingers used to apply product, now that i have typed all this
    i just realized i am still really just a saleman, conviencing new clients to believe my expertise
    and buy my products. Thank you for the painful insight and thank you for being articulate, knowledgable and devilishly handsome, it has suited me well.

  275. Aima

    Awesome! Thank you for all of your time and energy.

  276. Anna

    Thanks for video. I am almost a PhD in Neuroscience (just finishing it) and I am passionate about cosmetics (a woman I am). It was nice to hear about different job possibilities in and outside the lab. So hopefully I can find a job that will be interesting and pay better than academic science.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Good luck!

  277. Martin

    very informative lesson. didn’t know all about this. would love to connect with some formulators

  278. Brittney

    I really enjoyed the presentation. What do I have to major in to become a formulator?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Chemistry is best but Biology can work too.

  279. Prair

    Thank you very much. That’s very informative & now I’ve got much better understanding of the industry 🙂

  280. elhassan

    very good additive for me

  281. maria

    very informative

  282. Melissa

    Very great video and informative!

  283. rajesh chugh

    hi perry,
    rajesh this side from india. we are manufacturers of herbal cosmetics from 2005. i my self works as a cosmetic chemist. i want to do a short term i.e. 15-30 days course. just for the certification. practically i am in this field from last 10 years. kindly suggest the certificate program any where in the world. it should be regular, not distance.

    thanks,
    rajesh
    india
    +91 9610004142

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Sorry, I don’t know of such a course.

  284. Joann Davino

    Very thorough description. Enjoyed and will share. Looking forward to more videos.

  285. Robin Nobles

    This video was awesome! It definitely provided me with a deeper insight to the cosmetic industry. I would recommend this to everyone passionate about cosmetic chemistry.

  286. Anindita chattarjee

    Very nice.

  287. brahimi

    thanks ,It’s really interesting and useful lesson ,very helpful information and very helpful site .i wait to learn more

  288. Helena

    Very informative presentation!!

  289. Mike

    This video does not play in Firefox. This usually means your video plugin code has an error. If you (chemistcorner) change the URL in the shortcode to an absolute link, rather than relative, you should be able to fix it.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I use Firefox and it plays for me. There must be some other issue.

  290. Yasemin Uzuner

    I could not watch or download the lesson

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Try to view the web page on a different browser.

  291. fathanah

    thank you for sharing. i didnt know that there are many different jobs in cosmetic industry. a great introduction of what im planning to work as for starters. cant wait for next lesson.

    also i wanted to ask whether if organic products are better than the non-organic products in terms of safety, long lasting, improves appearance etc. there have been an increase concern of health issues in putting toxic/safe chemicals in our skin and we are uncertain whether it is safe. i’ve heard that women are more likely to have cancers than men due to using of cosmetic products more frequently. i just want to clarify my doubts. also, please specify which chemical are safe and which are toxic that can be found in cosmetics. i would appreciate any answers given to me.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the kind words.

      No, organic products are not more safe. It is just a marketing gimmick to get people to pay more money for products. Cosmetics are not causing cancer. There are no compounds that you need to worry about since cosmetic products are safety tested.

  292. Bomb

    Great presentatation, easily catch up for cosmetic industry newbies

  293. Richard

    The organization and graphics were very well done. Looking forward to the next lesson. Thank you.

  294. Richard

    Good start. Awaiting #2.

  295. Richard

    Good start. Awiting #2.

  296. james

    I have started two business and it had taken me months to gather the information
    you provided in 15 minutes.
    Outstanding. Well done presentation of real information.
    .

  297. Gul Muhammad Bawa

    Very interesting and informative presentation and look forward to the next presentation. I would like to develop some skin care applications and would like to interact with you to seek help in development and formulation of some products which could improve upon the existing products currently available on the market.
    I would also like to get in contact with some cosmetic chemists in Pakistan who could help me in actual product formulation.
    Gul Muhammad Bawa

  298. hamid

    Thank you so much for this. Very informative and helpful for those who are starting their career as cosmetic chemists. Looking forward for the next lesson.

  299. Martins Odetokun

    Ok, interesting and eye opener thanks
    Martins

  300. Byron

    Thank you for sharing. I found it very informative. I am new to this and want to learn as much as possible. My wife and I own a salon and she creates natural products for her clients. We would like to put something on the market whether it be just for the salon or in in stores. So we have a lot to learn and every little bit helps. We are trying to find a local college or university the has a cosmetic chemistry program. Again thank you.

  301. Joselle

    Thank you so much for this. Very informative and helpful for those who are starting their career as cosmetic chemists. Looking forward for the next lesson.

  302. malak

    great intro ! waiting for more info, thank you …

  303. michelle

    I cannot watch the lesson!!! Message on screen says Invalid Argument?!?
    Please HELP.
    Michelle

    1. Perry Romanowski

      I’d suggest you try a different browser. Or ‘right-click’ on the video and choose ‘save as’. That should work.

  304. Pegah

    Thanks Perry for this informative video.
    You mentioned jobs in sales department for cosmetic chemists. Is it the same about purchasing department? I’ve got my M.S. in analytical chemistry and as I speak 3 languages apart from my mother tongue, I have been offered a job as a ‘materials specialist’ in a finished goods manufacturing company, and I am supposed to find new raw materials which can replace some other materials in our formulations, and sometimes I should kinda be in contact with raw materials suppliers, go to cosmetic exhibitions and stuff like that. The job actually falls under purchasing dep. category in the organizational chart of this company. However, this chart ain’t fixed yet, and changes can be applied..
    Do you think such job position exists? And is it the right job title? And if yes, is purchasing dep. the right category for it?
    Thank you in advance for the answer 🙂

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Purchasing isn’t exactly the same as sales. But it would be a great place for a chemist as you will develop an idea of what ingredients could be replacements for other ingredients. The description you give sounds like it’s a technical services job.

  305. Lakisha

    Perry
    This was very awesome! could you tell me how a cosmetologist would fit into this arena?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Cosmetologists typically apply the products that cosmetic chemists formulate.

  306. Nayana

    Thanx a lot…… It is very usefull……
    Great job……..
    Really I’m looking forward for next part
    Thank you very much….

  307. Donna Dimick

    Wonderful, informative video. Looking forward to the next ones! Thank you!

  308. Mike

    Thank you so much for the great intro video, cant wait for the next one!

  309. s aseer

    Its a good introduction and a ccomprehensive overveiw

  310. Lyz

    I never in a million years would have thought I’d be interested or even watching anything pertaining to “cosmetics”! I am finding this more intriguing and fascinating, the more I learn, and Learn is the operative words here. Currently I think I am on brain overload. I never had to take chemistry in school, kinda wishing I had now, and coming from the “natural” perspective, I’m seeing things in a whole new light. I only wish other naturalists could be as open minded. Looking forward to learning more!

  311. riana

    it’s very useful information… thanks

  312. sami wakil

    thanks for all info

  313. Irene Baek

    So helpful~~! I love it!
    hope the minicourse continues

  314. Al

    Informative overview of the cosmetic world. Good to know about the differences between the EU and US markets for your company. I feel that portraying being in the lab as a bad thing should actually be less emphasized and the different cosmetic industry roles be more neutral towards each other. We all have our forte’s and those of us in the lab 24/7 are better apt to be there than talking with a customer.

  315. Nicole

    Very informative .. Thanks

  316. Amanda de Nobrega

    Really enjoying the videos. Thank you very much, once more!

  317. Shannon

    Thank you for the information that spans across the cosmetic industry. This helped me learn about the different positions that are available and what type of work environment each position has.

    Out of curiosity, I know sales would have the highest payout from all of the possible job avenues but on average, what is the median salary for each position?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      It depends on your level of experience and where the job is located but starting for most positions would be about $35,000 / year.

  318. Lu

    Thanks for the video! I’m from Brazil and here as most of Latin america countries cosmetic definition follows the EU classification.

  319. Nohad

    Thank you so much for all this information. I enjoyed learning about the intro to cosmetics. I did not know what cosmetics really are.

  320. Phirdy

    Thank you so much for such an informative presentation. Who would’ve thought that something like a body cream – which you use every morning – could have such a complex journey? I wouldn’t even have been able to define a cosmetic! Looking forward to the next video…

  321. Teri

    Thank you! Very informative. I especially like your duplicating cosmetics PDF as well. Looking forward to attempting to reproduce a couple of products that are no longer available, with your help it might all come together.

  322. moe

    thank you so much, this was really helpful

  323. Des

    Awesome! I hope there is a course on shampoos & conditioners. Great information I feel so encouraged to forge ahead in creating my line. Thank you!

  324. Gigi Mikro

    Wow! I didn’t realise how diverse the role of cosmetic chemist is. Very helpful video on opportunities available.

  325. Lucie

    Very interesting introduction to the cosmetic industry. Very much looking forward to the others videos. Thank you for this work.

  326. Rodica Lazar

    Very good introduction înto the science of cosmetics .
    Short but complex.Thank you.

  327. Bonnie Birkel

    When I tried to view this a message appeared that said “Argument Error – Invalid Parameter Passed to Method”

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the info. It must be with your system as I’m able to get the video. I’d suggest you try another browser.

  328. marta

    A very fitting introduction to the subject matter. Very much looking forward to the science bit!

  329. khaled elkomy

    great!
    I have benefited a lot from this lecture I wait impatiently for the next lectures,
    many thanks PERRY ROMANOWSKI

  330. Sharon

    Thanks, very good information. Looking at the basics is a good start. I’m looking forward to the next one.

  331. Havanna

    Very succinct and informative. Thank you Perry!

  332. amensah

    A great general introduction to cosmetic science and the industry in general.

  333. Yang

    I find this video very useful. By finish this video and working in lab as a biochemistry graduate student, I found my best fit is the formulation scientist. However, do I need to be the QA/QC people to start? I kind of hate the repeative job.

  334. Joyce

    Enjoyed video, good to the point information

  335. Michelle

    Enjoyed the video. Very informative. Thank you for creating such a well thought out production. Looking forward to seeing your other videos.

  336. amr

    thanks for this valuable and good presentation

  337. kumudu

    so helpful…..it’s like someone accompanies me to the field….feel like I’ve stepped in to it…Thanx a lot..

  338. Rita

    Thanks for this great presentation. I’ve not considered this before but may now start look into putting my own skincare line together.

  339. Louise Mynhardt

    Hi Perry, I am from South Africa, I am not at Cosmetic Chemist but co own a Cosmetic Company. I have found your information most informative, Thank you

  340. Tasia

    Thank you for the informative video. It really helped to see the big picture of the industry and where my company fits into it currently and the goals of where I want it to become.

  341. neo

    Most informative. I”m a pharmacist and would like to branch out. I’d like to learn the field to do business. Want to start with contract manufacturing with a few basic lines and then later on start something of my own. Thanks, will keep watching!

  342. Maria

    Very nice job,general knowledge and vivid presentation

  343. njoya

    it is very great

  344. Steve

    I joined too late. The video is not available at this time. Slide show was very good and learned quite a bit. Hope to see the video re-posted

  345. Chikondi

    Great video and very informative about the different options and faces of the cosmetic industry.You did a good job breaking them down and explaining in detail. I’m looking forward to the next one.

  346. Maria Miller

    I enjoyed your video, it was very informative. I learned a lot.

  347. Marycolette

    God bless you Dr. Perry for expending time and energy to put this together. It is very informative and truly appreciated

  348. Kate Chan

    This is very informative for those who are interested in the industry but simply don’t know where to start. I really appreciated the time and dedication that you have put into this blog, Thank You Perry !

    Kate

  349. Alexandra

    Hey! I really enjoyed it, for a simple chemist who wants to introduce herbs in cosmetics, trought organic products, this is very useful (all about cosmetic science).

  350. chandrasekaran

    It is a resorceful introduction.

  351. Patty Johnson

    From a brand new entry level person , this was very informative . Thank you for all the information .

  352. Ashley

    Thanks Perry!! This video is very helpful!

  353. Rosa

    It was very impressive. Thank you.

  354. Babak Gh.

    Hi, I’m happy that know you. thank you for everything especially for “4-lesson series about cosmetic science and the cosmetic industry” I need more information about new cosmetic formulation for example ” anti air pollution shampoo “.please help me

  355. akram

    thank you very much

  356. Chloe

    perfect, looking forward more information.

  357. Kallia

    Very informative lesson about cosmetic industry

  358. Candy Yang

    This is very helpful and general background information of the cosmetic industry, very nice pieces of information!!! Thanks a lot~ Hope there is more video like this in the future.

  359. Merryl

    Thanks Perry. Looking forward to seeing more

  360. Bill

    Good Intro! Hope to hear more about formulating because that is where my interests is.
    Bj

  361. Zahra

    Thank you, Perry for this nice overview of the cosmetic industry, especially for chemists that are new to this field.

  362. Solange Peretti

    Great lesson ! It’s good to know that the Cosmetic Industry is divided and work the same as in Brazil! The only thing diferente is that here the sunscreens and the antiperspirants are considered cosmetic products unlike in the U.S.

  363. Marjetka

    Great summon up of the industry! Thank you, cheers!

  364. Eng. Q

    it tooks me to another world, i really like it… thank you very much

  365. Ana

    Interesting. I´ve liked the drawing of chemist´s work in cosmetic area

  366. Heather

    Highly informative yet accessible introduction. Thank you very much for making such a valuable resource available

  367. yudani

    Thank you,

    Very Good Info and usefull specially for beginner.

    Regards

  368. Phylicia

    Thank you so much for this introduction on cosmetic science. I am looking into a career as a cosmetic scientist and this video was very helpful and informative on the various aspects of the field.

  369. Tracey Simpson

    Interesting and informative

  370. Jenny Wu

    Very informative and a great introduction for the people want to get into the cosmetic career.

  371. Uong Duong Cam Tu

    Hi, my name’s Tu, my major is chemistry but I have no experience in cosmetic chemistry, and I apply for QC position in cosmetic company. So I want to know more about QC (responsibilities, what to do testing quality for lipstick products, applying of HPLC in testing quality…). Would you mind helping me?

  372. African Naturalista

    This has been really good, and an eye-opener for me. The points were well organised and articulated. Well done.

  373. Eucalypta

    Informative.
    I’m surprised that Western Europe – relatively – spends more on cosmetics than North and South America combined. It would have been interesting to see a comparison between the USA and Western Europe (and more realistic IMHO).
    About the differences between legislation in the US and Europe: interesting is that in the EU allergens (of a specified list of 26) should be on the label of each cosmetic article!

    1. Perry Romanowski

      That data is from 2008 but it’s probably relatively the same. In general products in the EU are more expensive than those in the US so perhaps that could explain the difference.

  374. sima

    Thank you,good job,l like it.

    I’m looking forward for the second part.

  375. Lesley

    Very informative , awesome thanks

  376. Eng. Nabil Mijahed

    Thank you for this great introduction video to the cosmetic world
    Waiting for the next video
    Regareds

  377. Xin

    Thaks for your introduction!

  378. Ferdi Özer

    Thank you very much, very helpfull.
    Waiting for another courses.
    Best regards,

  379. Vincent Ayitey

    Very insightful and educating video. Learnt more in the video that i didn’t know before. Thank you very much for this opportunity, just can’t wait for lesson 2.

  380. Krizzia

    Very helpful and clear Lesson! Looking forward to the next one.

    1. lettie

      I was able to watch it because my phone does not support it

      1. Perry Romanowski

        Sorry. We’ll try to update the software to make it more mobile friendly.

  381. Sharon

    What a great video very informative!

  382. Shawn

    Great lesson! A real eye-opener for someone who wants to be involved in the industry as it shows the wide range of opportunities out there to suit the individuals tastes and interests.

  383. Linda

    Quite an eye opener on the range of positions available in the industry.

  384. Zorka

    Thank you for good overview of Cosmetics, general.I expect in the next lesson more details. Regards.

  385. Shelly

    Thanks for the lesson. This has a lot of good background and intro information that I didn’t know before. Looking forward to the next part.

  386. Tharnpraporn Chairatana

    Thanks a lot. Now I am a freshman and I study in school of cosmetic science in Thailand(Mae Fah Luang University). I want to be a good science. You are my idol please keep doing this videos and books.
    Do you know in Thailand does it have big cosmetic industry?
    Is it OK if I study in Thailand but I want to work in a big company like L’Oreal , Unilever etc. (In my university we study all subject in English.)
    Please help me!!! Now I’m very confuse is cosmetic science in Thailand good or not?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Yes Thailand has a good cosmetic industry. I actually visited there last year and gave some talks. Look for the Thailand IFSCC

  387. yohan

    Great , Its very clear information . Looking forward to the next lesson.

  388. samarya

    Hi, thank you for these cours . it remind me the cours which i forgot when i prepared my master in cosmetic industry. good continuation

  389. Opal

    Hi enjoyed the video because, I am currently a chemistry major who has 5 classes left to complete my Associates Degree in Chemistry . I am on the lookout for any knowledge I can acquire about the cosmetic and fragrance industry because, I am also looking for an internship with a Perfumer at this time. I appreciate the overview of the industry that the video gave me. Opal

  390. Jennie

    Great video – I’m spoilt for choice now – all of the jobs sound interesting!

  391. Kamkar

    Dear sir
    Thanks for the useful information and such a good presetation
    Regards

  392. Len

    Great video a lot more to the industry as in different jobs etc.

  393. Pradeep Deo

    Great………Informative…….This should be circulated to the budding Chemists learning in the University………….

  394. Gladys

    Woow great info.Quite informative thanks

  395. haley

    Thank you. This was very informative, it helped me see the whole picture of what cosmetic chemistry is all about and what I may like to study specifically in this field. Again, thanks so much for the video!

  396. Kathie

    Good information. Looking forward to the next one.

  397. Katelyn

    Very informative, thank you for putting this together!

  398. Zenith Czora

    really good , wanna learn the core of cosmetics science.

  399. Ragg Doll

    what a wonderful and informative video, it has opened a new avenue of jobs in the cosmetic industry that i had no idea existed

  400. Mary Udoh

    i’m so happy to be here. i cant wait to become an expert formulator chemist.

  401. Samorn

    Good introductin lesson one , Great !

  402. Alya

    that was very informative, thank you all the way from Sudan 😉 .
    can’t wait for the next one!

  403. Mike

    Africa and Eastern Europe look like the great undeveloped markets. Are the cosmetic companies asleep?

    1. Perry Romanowski

      It’s just an opportunity for someone.

  404. Becky

    I didn’t know about all of those job positions! Where were they at my high school career fair? I do hope to learn the in’s and out’s of how the chemicals react to each other to be able to make cosmetics that I truly enjoy.

  405. Bozhena

    Very helpful and educational overview of job possibilities in cosmetic field. Thank you very much, Perry.

  406. Jasmine

    i like it ,thanks for ur effort to make this video,i got a lot of information here!

  407. wesley

    it is good video. can not wait next video

  408. D.Woodson

    I thought the video was awesome. I learned a lot of information that was very informative and helpful.

  409. Claire

    Very informative video, thanks so much for sharing!!

  410. lanchie

    A good lesson and very useful to me

  411. ahmed

    it is verry good introduction

  412. Jennifer

    Great video. Put together well!

  413. Asiri

    Very concise and well structured overview of the cosmetics industry!

  414. somchai sayamipakdi

    The lesson is good.

  415. Samantha

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  416. Stefania

    Thanks for sharing!!It’ s a nice presentation full of intresting points also for EU imployers!Can’t wait to see others videos too!!

  417. katerina

    Thank you for your lessons. Great from Russia *)

  418. Dawn

    Thank you! Very informative and easy to comprehend. Great!

  419. Gill

    Hi Perry

    I’ve just watched your first video. I think that it is a superb overview of the global cosmetic industry, and highlights the broad range of opportunities for scientists within it.

    One of my other hats is as a Board of Trustee member of a large High School in New Zealand. Probably not unique to NZ, is the paucity of students choosing to do science. As I was watching your video it occurred to me that it would be a great tool for our school careers advisors to help to try to encourage our high school students to continue with science. I hope that you won’t mind if I pass on your video and website link to the principal/HOD science in our school? With Ultra fast broadband operating in schools nowadays- your website is just the sort of thing that could be utilised to help engage our senior (16-17 year olds) in science and enable them to identify appealing vocational applications.

    Many thanks for such a good presentation!

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello Gill,

      Thanks for the kind words. Feel free to pass along the videos and let me know if there are any questions you need answered.

      Regards,
      Perry, 44

      1. Pradeep Deo

        This is with reference to the suggestion of Gill in referring the Video to School Career Advisors. Am in perfect sync.On a personal level too , 30 years back after learning Chemistry did not know what to do ………Even today , feel sad when young and brilliant Science graduates and engineers take up totally unrelated professions………Feel, this video would definitely motivate budding Chemists……….

  420. Penny

    What an Awesome lectures! Thank you for giving us the useful and easily understandable course. I’m looking forward to watching subsequent parts!!

  421. Chanda

    Thanks for taking the time to post!!

  422. Tatjana Helman

    Thanks for the useful information !

  423. Ghassan

    It’s really cool, but I can not activate the topics of this course is to read it in writing it is more serious for me.
    Thank you

  424. Viridiana

    Good to know that I am able to use my science degree in something like makeup, hair, and just cosmetics in general, since I’ve always been interested in the beauty industry

  425. Eleanor Dasco

    Very informative!!! Excited to learn more. Thanks

  426. palak

    thank u sir for your information……….its really good

  427. Deepthi

    hello.
    hey it quite interesting to watch.. u have presented it well…. also its one among the important & growing field which people are least bothered about, i mean the science n career behind it, even though they spend a lot on these…. actually you have given a very nice presentation which would inspire the new generation…. good work Perry..! 🙂

  428. nadia

    Fantastic work very helpfull
    thank you

  429. Rose

    Thank you Perry for this GREAT presentation! Enjoy it and look forward for next lesson.

  430. Quianna

    I am truly amazed at the amount of information that was presented in this first session. I knew very little about the cosmetic industry and how it operated. After watching this presentation, I have a clear picture of what cosmetics are and what function scientists have at every level of the industry.

  431. ken

    it’s awesome. thanks

  432. Rabia

    Hello sir!
    very good job…its full of information and i really enjoyed the information.

  433. Randi

    As a trainee cosmetic chemist I found it very very useful and interesting. thanks a lot and looking forward to the next video.

  434. N.R

    i watch this session and it really helped me to gain a view over cosmetic industry, i really thank you for sharing this useful knowledge! since i’m perfectly new in this field it was great to know some overall informations, thanks

  435. Raquel

    Thank you for a great presentation. It was very informative and interesting.

    Raquel

  436. Jessica

    very informative video Perry, I found it very useful as it helped me narrow down what specific career path I may be more interested in.

  437. Kim

    These for 4 videos really provide our translators with useful information. We translate for the cosmetics industry -mainly marketing materials including packaging and labelling, inserts, instructions, etc.
    Thank you very much.

  438. salwa hamoudi

    Thanks for your efforts I am looking forward to find more answers for my questions in the next lesson.

  439. Maria Moutsiou

    Thank you for sharing. I nice, general introduction to the cosmetic industry.

  440. ikechukwu Anyaogu

    an en excellent interest arousing introduction of cosmetics science.

  441. Barbara

    Hello Perry,

    Thank you.

    It was a very interesting presentation. I am chemical engineer and almost graduted in cosmetics formulation. It contains very helpful information about cosmetic industry, specially for someone like me that is new in formulation….

  442. Eltoum

    a very nice presentation and very informative. Thanks a lot.

    Reply

  443. Sheng-Sung Yu

    Thank you for the lecture. It’s a great overview for cosmetic science.

    I graduated with bachelor of science degree in biochemistry last year and currently started working as a temp for 3 months in a cosmetic industry. What I’m doing in the lab is always testing the products by measuring the viscosity and applying the products to hair. So I believe most of the time I’m working on is QC or QA. It is very time consuming and repetitive. I didn’t take as many chemistry courses as people who major in chemistry so I’m not sure what my career path is going to be. Hopefully I will have the chances to do different types of cosmetic jobs and develop the knowledge in chemistry aspects.

  444. Lydia

    Great information..Thank you so much..

  445. Efi

    A very informative introduction. I believe such information should be given in the University, I mean the connection between science and real life and job requirements! Thank you.

  446. Gecê Macêdo de Oliveira

    I work many years in the cosmetics industry and had not seen a presentation as abrangedora

  447. Kelly

    Very informative. I have been in the cosmetic industry for some years now. I did not fully understand the industry before now thank you.

  448. Sherry

    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing the useful information. It’s helpful.

  449. Lauren

    This was a very informative presentation. I am excited about cosmetic chemistry because I think I’ve finally found the field I want to work in. But, I’m very nervous that my B.S. in Biology won’t get me very far without previous experience. Testing and the analytical side sound wonderful but I don’t have that chem degree. I HAVE taken Quantitative analysis (and gen chem and org) but should i take more postdegree classes?
    I can’t wait to watch more videos.

  450. Minnie

    Very informative. Great tool for us newbies! I would have never known soap wasn’t a cosmetic. I can’t wait for the next lesson!

  451. Bella

    This was so informative! Great work. Looking forward to the next video 🙂

    1. Bella

      If I do a graduate course in Cosmetic Science, what jobs do you think I could land? Im doing Chemical Engineering now btw

      1. Perry Romanowski

        Chemical engineering is mostly for jobs in Process engineering. But if you get a degree in cosmetic science you could get formulation jobs.

  452. Nicole

    I good intro – looking forward to reviewing the other parts as I am interested in starting my own skincare line to compliment the facials I provide

  453. Ee Peng

    Nice intro to the cosmetic industry.

  454. Tanya Vanee

    Good presentation! Looking forward to the next mini course!

  455. wael

    thanks you for your efforts,
    i’m already works in many jobs in cosmetics like formulator, QA, QC and R&D chemist.
    now i study for graduation in faculty in science of suez canal university to get master degree in organic synthesis.
    but i need your basic information to complete my vision about the cosmetics.
    thanks.

    chemist
    Wael Elrayes

  456. Anne-Laure

    Thanks, it’s a good introduction

  457. SteveC

    Hi

    I am not a chemist by training but work in the industry. I found your program useful and easy to understand. It has encouraged me to learn more about the industry.

  458. Meagan

    Really exciting with this information
    I hope this is a good start for me to introduce about cosmetics deeper in my college
    Make me more spiritfull ^o^
    Thank You

  459. Joshua

    Hello, I just completed viewing the first mini lesson and i really enjoyed it. I must say it really has encouraged me to step up my efforts to start my own range of skin care and hair care products. still in the preliminary phases of formulating, testing and soliciting public views. Thanks for the information.

  460. Despina T

    Hello!
    I am a chemist from Cyprus. I am passionate with cosmetics and I found your video very interesting, especially the part with the roles of a chemist in the Cosmetic Industry. Its very helpful for a person with no experience in this industry.

  461. leanne

    thx 4 the information..^^

  462. Debra

    Hi , I downloaded this short course before enroling into the Diploma Course and Thanks to quality and information that you deliver I will be enrolling into your full course.

    Deb

  463. Rogerta

    Thank you very much for this information! Good Job!!

  464. lumatul

    hi perry, thanks for sharing the information.

  465. Cathrine

    Thank you soo much for the lesson, well presented and easy to follow, I thoroughly enjoyed it 🙂

  466. Maria Dela Cruz

    Hi Perry,

    It is really inspiring to learn more on the first part of your lesson both for people who are planning to be in the industry and for people who are in the industry already. I’m sure your course will help a lot of people in our industry. Thanks for sharing us your knowledge.

    Best Regards,

    Maria

  467. Amanda

    This is a great overview of the industry. Thanks for sending it my way. I’m looking forward to the next one.

  468. Deeqa ali

    Very insightful and interesting, I’m glad I came across this 😀

  469. Cindy

    Great Great Information to have a glimpse of what goes on in the cosmetics industry. Thanks a lot:-)

  470. xizhong

    Hi ,
    Its a helpful video, i get to know more about cosmetics science. Im 18 this year and about to end a-levels this june . im interested in this industry but dont know which undergraduate course will lead me to this industry and which country is the best to study the course so that i have a higher career opportunity after graduation?

  471. Kate

    Very informative! I already knew I wanted to be the rock star, but if I didn’t know what I wanted to do this presentation would definitely have helped me to decide. It mentioned some things I never really thought about before… such as the exact definition of a cosmetic. Make-up is just one of those things that you see every day, take for granted, and don’t particularly feel the need to define, even if you make or wear it. I liked the choice of slides- especially the rock star and the cheesy salesman- I think I liked him the best. Reminded me of Herb Tarlick from WKRP. Except his suit was better. I also like that you put your face up in the corner and we can see you talking- so it’s actually more like being in a lecture. Great job! I will check out lesson two soon because I see it’s in my inbox already, too! Thank you, Perry!

  472. olympia

    Wow what a useful video! Although I live in Greece and most of these jobs don’t even exist here, I find it really useful to know how it all works! I make my own brand in a very small scale. I learn something new every day thanks to you! Keep filling us with passion about cosmetics!

    1. George

      Dear Olympia,

      I am a chemist and do R&D in cosmetic products. I am based in Athens, Greece and would like to come into contact with you. My number is 6972-812918. Looking forward to it. George.

  473. Courtney

    I absolutely loved the presentation. It was very thorough and covered a lot of valuable information. I do not have my degree in a physical science; is this a problem if I want to become a cosmetic chemist? Maybe a better question would be how likely is it that I would find a job or be successful formulating my own line without a physical science background? I do plan to take your full course- would an employer acknowledge that since it’s not affiliated with an accredited college? Thanks so much for your time and for putting together a great presentation.

  474. amera

    Thanks dear perry
    I really enjoyed your lectures no.1 and 2 and found it informative although I studied pharmacy but cosmetics were not included in our syllibus

  475. Taycir

    Thanks for the first lesson
    we are waiting for other lesson
    Please insist on regulated in Europe for cosmetics products

  476. Eldrie Burgers

    Thank you this video was a lot of help. I have been wondering about the different careers one can follow once doing cosmetic science.

  477. Helen Deng

    Like your video very much!
    I am a student of chemical engineering in uni.
    Do I need to take a master in chemistry in order to work in research cosmetics?

    1. Perry

      Thanks! No you don’t need a masters degree in chemistry in order to work in the cosmetic industry.

  478. Mari

    Helpful and inspiring!
    Many thanks.

  479. Justus

    Dear Perry

    I am very luck to land on your instructional materials. I am now more than encouraged that I shall achieve my target. Thank you so much. You are a real teacher

  480. Robert Holshuijsen

    Dear Perry,

    Thank you very much for this insight, I am much looking forward to the next. I am working as a sales person of private label aerosol cosmetics in Europe. As a Msc geologist I have a basic chemistry background but would like to improve this with focus on cosmetics in order to have better discussions with our retail customers and r&d.

  481. LaTashia

    I Love Love Love all the info given

  482. Cheryl

    Your video is very educational and insightful. Typically, consumers are unaware of the resources required to develop, test, manufacture, package and market a product. While you focused on the career opportunities in the cosmetic world, it was also an education on the overall production of a product. I look forward to the other videos.

  483. Izabela

    Great presentation, very informative with very well organize overview of cosmetic industry.
    I had pleasure to meet you in person couple years ago in Oshawa (Ontario) introductory course lecture and I was very pleasure with the knowledge that you share with the students. Your side is also very informative,
    I am holding BS. In Chemistry from another country and I am working for last 5 years for Color group. I I am hoping one day to become fully develop formulator in Color Formulations.
    So at this point I my career I am looking for more detail information about formulation in Lipsticks, Lipglosses, Foundations, ES, and Blushes
    For example I would like to learn
    -Why some lipstick are sweating or bleeding,
    -What are best raw materials are to be used to get desirable texture
    -What is optimal ratio of waxes in the lipstick formulation?
    So far I found from books very general idea about formulations with very wide range of % of waxes / emollients/ pigments
    -Is there any master formula that would ensure always successful formulation if applied raw material is within the specs.
    Looks like there are not much information out there, not very well organize
    If there is any way you could create course about specifically color part of cosmetics in more details, discuss some examples formulations and for examples interaction of the raw materials and why they are use in specific formulation, maybe some troubleshooting. Looks like somebody like you with all your knowledge and experience need to systemize at least basic what we know about formulations so far and help people like me. Regretfully Course in Oshawa was put on hold for couple years now. I manage to do only introductory part.
    Maybe you know any other side that could be helpful in this matter
    I would really appreciate your advice and information,
    Izabela

  484. Cassandra

    Thank you for the video. It was very informative. I currently hold a BS. in Chemistry and am hoping to make my own natural hair care product for African Americans. Im interested in learning more from your site.

  485. jo

    some good info
    thanks

  486. M.Nadeen

    A fruitful effort resulting in great interest and passion for a general FMCG formulator like me. I really appreciate the the availability of this training which is rare to find in my country in a course-outline. I will try my best to visit this forum daily and to put farward my experiences in this field of cosmetic science.
    Thansks to all endureing for betterment of life and living

  487. Linda Crenshaw

    We enjoy lesson 1. It was interesting to know what can be considered cosmetics. By listening to the interesting titles of chemistry my daughter and I discovered we want to be tech service and formular. We have a makeup bar of which we have idea to relax our clients and need some assistance in our ideas to launch our business plans. We look forward to the 44 page review and the second class.
    Our goal is to some day have our on makeup line and cologne and perfume for men and women.

  488. Régis

    Thanks for the video i really appreciated to know how things work out there! By the way do you think it’s possible for someone without a high school grade, but who really enjoy chemistery and who’s willing to put time and effort to learn to start a cosmetic line and sell it.

    p.s.: Im living in Canada, Quebec and i dont know either if i need some school grade to formulate, i mean with the laws.

  489. Helena Ribeiro

    Hi Perry
    Great presentation about the role of chemists in the cosmetic industry!
    Thanks a lot, I found it very inspiring!

  490. Bianca

    I’m a current high school senior, and I knew I wanted to do chemistry in life– however, I didn’t know there were careers in cosmetics! It’s combining my two favorite things in the world. Thank you for providing an introduction like this. I’m very intrigued and it strengthens my desire to become a cosmetic chemist.

    One last question: Are cosmetic chemists the ones who create products such as Proactive, SkinID, etc.?

    Thank you again!

    1. Perry

      Great news! Yes, cosmetic chemists are the ones who make Proactive and SkinID

  491. Gabrielle

    Very informative. This video lets me know that chemistry and cosmetics go hand in hand. Looking forward to the second video. Thanks!

  492. SREENIVASA BALIGA

    very informative for a beginner.thanks

  493. marika

    very helpful information and very helpful site!thank you!

  494. Muhammad Junaid

    hmmmm it’s a quite interesting and informative for the beginners in cosmetics.

  495. Coco

    Informative!!!
    I want more…

  496. Kesho

    Thank you for sharing this information with me; it was very informative

  497. Elsa

    Very insightful video and very well explained!!!!Loved it!!.Im discovering a world of possibilities heree whoop whoop

  498. Nneka

    This website has shown me a world of possibilities I never believed existed. Keep up the amazing work!!!!!

  499. rose

    thanks for your effort , and for this simple & organized presentation. it is really useful.

  500. konstamaria

    really really good presentation,that is very professional and simply to understand it simultaneously.thanks a lot

  501. Fatima

    I thought the video was clear with introductory information that leaved me with high expectations for what is to come.
    Concise and clear.
    Thank you Perry!

  502. Ella Robinson

    Really informative video, great for someone who wants to learn about the different areas of cosmetic chemistry

  503. Christie

    Thanks so much for producing and sharing this video. I am new to the cosmetics field; I am a food scientist. I can’t wait for the next one.

  504. Jose

    Thanks Perry,
    I really enjoyed the video. I cant wait for the next one. I’m a Cosmetologist working in the Industry since 1992. For the past 2 years I have totally changed the way I work. I now approach hair in a scientific way. Where can I find out more about the ingridients on a back of a label.

    I currently have my own product labels. I’m keeping them professional and selling them strickley to hair salons. I’m very creative and was looking for a way that I could create my own products and some how landed on your website. How long is the program for Biochemistry? I’m considering going back to school. My dream is to create my own products and and educate other salon professionals on there uses. That way they will be able to know how to approach hair and be successful in the beauty industry.

    Thanks again,
    Jose

  505. Diane

    Thanks for the information. It was very insightful. Gave me food for thought and even answered some questions I had. Looking forwards to the next video. 😀

  506. SKaranisas

    I ejoyed it very much.thank you!!!!

  507. Arnel

    Enjoyed the overview.

  508. Jaein

    Thank you. It was really helpful information.

  509. MANISH

    Hi, Perry
    Thanks , Given GREAT Knowledge about Cosmetic industry & Market .I’m looking forward for the second part.
    I started working at home & I want to know More about cosmetic preparations.
    Please Can you tell me how can i get your Certificate in Cosmetic Chemistry?
    Can it will helpful for getting Licence of cosmetic industry ?

  510. Arsalan

    Please Can you tell me how can i get your Certificate in Cosmetic Chemistry?

  511. Connie

    Thank you for the introductory lecture.
    You have the heart of a teacher!

    1. Perry

      Thanks for the kind words Connie!

  512. Josué

    I REALLY ENJOYED THE OVERVIEW.

  513. Tiki

    I am excited about the lessons and learning more about this aspect of cosmetics.
    Great job!
    Blessings

  514. marta

    it is realy helpful introduction, very clear and i am looking forward for next part:)

  515. glynda

    Thanks for the insight. I am ready to learn more!

  516. Aruna

    Thanks for a nice lecture.

  517. Bowen

    Thank you! The video was really helpful and I got to know the overview of the cosmetic industry. I’m currently a first year undergraduate studying chemistry and i wanna become a great formulator in the cosmetic industry. Please advise me!

  518. Nat

    Thanks. It was quite an informative window into the exciting world of the cosmetic industry.

  519. SMATI

    Thank you very much.

    I really enjoyed the overview. BRAVO!!!!!

  520. Fructus

    Thank you! But one thing re slide Nr 17 – are countries like Norway, Sweden really Eastern Europe?….
    Besides, I think pdf slides could be little bit lighter – it takes quite long time to download.
    Anyway, thanks for that! Looking forward for next material! 😉

  521. Janet

    Thank you. Lesson One gave a good overview for the infustry and integrate the various components/environment essential to keep the industry dynamic.

  522. simin

    thank you so much for this information
    looking for other lessons.i need to know some formulation to make them

  523. Janessa

    Wow, thank you so much for this!

  524. Mfaume .N.Kangelle

    Thank you. Its a real good introduction.

  525. Ashley

    This video was very informative. I like how you connected college subjects to the specific careers. I was able to get a brief understanding of various jobs in the cosmetic field. I do not think I would enjoy sales as much as I would enjoy being in a laboratory, so this information was helpful. Thank you!

  526. Emmanuel

    This is quite cpmprehensive,concise and rich. Infact, there are many scientist in the field that is not aware of this division. Really apreciate this..That quite good of handwork. Looking forward for the other parts of the lesson. Good job..

  527. B. Mbanya

    Thanks Perry!
    Quite a comprehensive introductory package with much insight into cosmetics industry segmentation and sectors of activities where it is easier to find a job as a cosmetics chemist.

    Beaucs.

  528. Bedour M

    That was a great and rich lesson for me, I’ve learned many things, I didn’t imagine that cosmetic industry has all of those specialists and scientists each one has his/her specific field in the industry, I’ve also learend what is exactly cosmetics, I thought it’s only the makeup like lipsticks, foundations, eyeshadows and etc. are cosmetics
    I truly thank you Perry <3

    blessings for all of you

  529. Juliana Vicente

    Hi Perry,
    Great intro, thank you very much! Looking forward to get into the technical part 🙂
    You just didn’t mention about creating your own cosmetics as an option for the formulator chemist. Will you be covering this in the future?
    Thank you 🙂
    Juliana

  530. janaka

    great work. looking for other lessions too. thanks very much.

  531. Brita Heitman

    Fantastic. Wonderful introduction. short, concise and gives a wonderful overview.

  532. ISLAM

    Thank you!
    A really good job. I never knew that there were so many kinds of jobs inside cosmetics industry.
    I’m looking forward for the second part. THANKS A LOT

  533. ISLAM

    YOU ARE WONDER FULL PEOPLE

  534. Shanti

    There were helpful information. I really enjoy the video

  535. Rosie

    Nice brief overview of cosmetic industry especially for new comer and for someone looking for specialisation in the cosmetic field. cosmetic

  536. jeon jung gean

    thanks for useful information .
    I am looking forward to learn the subsequent courses.
    take care.

  537. Blessing

    Great lesson thank you

  538. Babu Kumar

    Very Interesting and Informative, looking forward to learn the subsequent courses.
    Babu Kumar

  539. Maureen

    I like how you broke down each process and included the types of job opportunities in these sectors. You make a great instructor!
    Thanks.

  540. Mano

    Hi Perry,

    It’s really interesting and useful lesson. Especially about different job opportunities in this big industry.
    May I know the carrier for Trainers in Cosmetic Industry?
    Thank you.

    Mano

  541. Tere

    Very usufull information to have a point of view abouth cosmetic industry, its very important to know abouth general topics when you want to work in this fields.

  542. boogii

    Thank you very much for sending me this informative email. I’m very happy to receive your lesson. Thanks again

  543. Promila

    Thank you very much, Perry. Very informative, never knew about all that you told. Looking forward seeing more videos like this.

  544. Yaa

    Thanks very much for this, it’s very helpful and I look forward to the many more videos like it to come.

  545. Carlos

    Excellent presentation and very informative. Thanks a lot.

  546. sylvia

    Thank you very much, it is so clearly
    i would had liked to have this information when it was in the university
    Go on, you help us very much

  547. George

    A great presentation, simple and to the point.

  548. Imali

    Thanks alot! I knew I wanted to be a cosmetic chemist but I had no idea how anything works in the industry. This lesson really helped me decide what I would like to focus on.

  549. Padmapriya

    Thanks a lot for this, it was definitely very helpful.

  550. Raziq Dad

    thanks a lot, it is really good stuff for those who want to learn and know about the cosmetic as a chemist.

  551. Jean

    Wow! Very informative and interesting. My only education in this field has been acheived through books and research on the internet. Yet I have been formulating my own (and some of my families) cosmetics for years. My products are very good but I need to know more about the industry and how to market my own formulas. This has been very helpful in that regard. Much more than I expected.

  552. SundarS

    Much more information than I expected. Good job!

  553. Evette

    very informative indeed for one entering the cosmetic industry. Easier for us too who are also in the industry to disseminate infos you cited in your lesson.

  554. Keyla Ramos

    Entering the world of cosmetic chemistry is something very excieting for me and I think this is a great start

  555. Shafik

    It’s really interesting to enter this new world of chemistry.

  556. Jip

    The best and most detailed guide to the cosmetics industry.

    Five out of five.

  557. Althea Ra

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for taking the time out to make this video. Is is extremely informative. I am an analytical chemist who lost my job in the pharmaceutical industry and was doing a search on formulation chemist and cosmetic chemistry when I came upon your page. Being a certified makup artist as well, I am very passionate about color cosmetics and skincare cosmetics. So with the love for both chemistry and cosmetics I know I will not only be motivated, but determine. Thank you again for the information that would help me on my path/ decision on becoming a cosmetic chemist.

  558. Vicky

    I loved the introduction, definitely a job well done!!!! I’m so glad I came across Chemists Corner. As a licensed Cosmetology Instructor and working in the beauty field for years, I went back to school for a chemistry degree. Now, I will be able to know what field I will enjoy and most importantly to love what I do. Thank you, Perry =)

  559. Vivian Couto

    I really liked this first lesson of the course because it helped me to find out the area I most like in the cosmetic industry, that is the lab, once I already have worked in one, but I didn’t had knowledge about all this job oportunities. Thank you, Perry.

  560. jalal

    i am jalal and i have 9 year exp of cosmetics products i have so many country exp asia,arab,africa and i know all formula of cosmetic, cleaning and soap products

  561. Jan

    Thanks for the great overview about the industry. I’m thinking of making my mid-career switch to becoming a cosmetic scientist but I do not have any relevant degree or experience. I don’t mind starting from scratch. Anyone has any advice for me?

    1. Diana Lee

      Okay, you have have no relevant degrees, you would need at least a bachelors in chemistry or biology or both. If you are doing biology, make sure you pick relevant papers such as microbiology, cellular/molecular biology, biochemistry or even genetics. Usually cosmetic scientist have a chemist degree. If you go for a chemistry degree, you’d probably want to specialize in emulsions, organics or maybe even analytic chemistry. I’m from New Zealand so I’m not sure how the system would work in your country, but do try to go for internships or studentships your university will provide. You could even offer to volunteer to work in a lab during the summer (preferably in your last year of your degree). In New Zealand, there is very little opportunity so you might actually get a job in a nutrition lab first as a QA or a compounder, then land a job at a cosmetics manufacturer. Enthusiasm is a must. Also, a good way to start is by researching the effects of chemicals used in everyday skincare that you may use to be more knowledgeable in this area. A good, trustable website is cosmeticsinfo.org

  562. aram

    very useful Perry, thanks!

  563. Roza

    few words from experienced ppl makes it worthier than reading and spending time on punch of magazines & stuff~liked:)

  564. Nina

    Great information!!

  565. Mohammad Reza Nateghi

    Hi Perry
    Thank you so much for this informative presentation
    It is great an useful
    Kind Regards

  566. Isabel

    It’s a good definition of the role of all scientists in the cosmetic industry!!!

  567. Emma

    This is a great video. I am a CHE student and this really helps me in finding a job in the cosmetic industry in the future.
    I hope I can work with a cosmetic research group as training and experience.

  568. Joanne

    Thank you, am so glad I found your link. Love the clear no nonsense definitions and opportunities explained in this video.

  569. La Tronda Lumpkins

    My nine year old daughter now has a growing interest in science because of this video. She first wanted to be a fashion designer, then a make-up artist, now she is more interested in how to formulate cosmetics and did not see it possible until the video. She now sees why I want her to become a chemist. We own a company making all natural hair and skin care products. She has been helping me since she was old enough to count. Now she sees a greater relevance in mixing and formulating. Thank you for helping me and her understand the industry better.

  570. myra

    Thank You so much for this wonderful presentation it was not only informative but is was also motivating being that iam a beginner in this wonderful industry i look foward to the next lesson

  571. syed zulfiqar

    excilent vidios for lerning. please send me 2 lesson . i want to prepare cteric acid recepies for skin whiting cream, please help me in this regards.
    send me instruction how to make a skin whiting cream with complete formulation. and also send me whose chemical is used for mixing of water oils and cteric acid. what is uses of borix acid.

  572. Colin

    I enjoyed the lesson, found it very educational and informative, and further strengthened my interest in the Cosmetics industry. I am looking forward to the next sets of videos.

  573. Ky

    Perry, you’ve done a great job with the presentation….all the information is fantastic; most importantly, you’re creating real value for those interested in how to make a living in the cosmetic industry!

  574. Janet

    Excellent overview and great presentation to give to customers and expland on. Looking forward to the rest of the course!

  575. Briana

    FANTASTIC! Very informative.

  576. Verónica

    Thank you! It is a really good introduction!

  577. Kim Swilpa

    Hey Perry! Great job with this! I have forwarded it on to a new hire in our organization as I think it’s the perfect introduction to ‘the industry’. Sorry it took me so long to finally view, but busy making all that money and visiting Rock Stars!

  578. Aicha

    Thanks Perry! This was a fantastic presentation on the interdisciplinary facets within the cosmetic industry–a great resource for students and those looking to work in this field. I look forward to upcoming videos. 🙂

  579. Rouge Rogue

    Nice intro. Discusses differences in cosmetic definitions between US and EU.

  580. Snowy

    This is a great and informative overview of the cosmetic introduction as well as different job prospectives offered in the cosmetic industry. This is what I have been looking for in order to gain more knowledge in this field. Thank you so much for the presentation and I look forward to the next video. Thanks! 🙂

  581. Jose C (Spain)

    Magní­fica presentación. Gracias por mostrárnosla. Seguro que se puede profundizar en los temas, pero la idea es muy buena para los que quieren trabajar en esta industria. Hay nueva legislación europea que tendrás que actualizar antes de julio 2013.

    Superb presentation. Thanks for it. Surely you can delve into the issues, but the idea is very good for those who want to work in this industry. There is a new European legislation (CE 1223/2009) that you must upgrade before July 2013.

  582. hallel

    This is a wonderful video of an overview of the cosmetic industry.I work in the cosmetics industry for many years but I do not know very clearly. From this video, it will be very cleanly what job I realy like. Thanks very much, excited for the next.

  583. Lois

    Hello

    I think it was a great presentation was great and from reading some of the statements missed some of your presentations. I am insterested in learning how to make skin supplies and I need basic information.

  584. Laura

    Great overview. Glad to get information on different job opportunities in the cosmetic industry. Thanks.

  585. Vanessa

    Very good and informative presentation. Very grateful for being able to access a little bit of your knowlegde. Thank you!

  586. Vivian

    The information provided is excellent for someone considering cosmetic science and has not made up his or her mind yet. You give the nuts and bolts and interesting facts about the industry as a whole. Thank you!

  587. Devina Kuldiwar

    This was informative and useful to me, especially as an individual just starting off in the industry.

  588. Rosario S. Santos

    A pleasant day, It helps me a lot.God bless.

  589. Jimmy

    Very Very helpful, keep up the good work and chemist corner teaches me alot. Thanks

  590. Luisa

    Great presentation.
    Thanks

  591. Eliza

    Thank you so much, Perry, this is such a great video! Thank you for taking Europe into account as well! Off to watch the next one.

  592. Gillian

    Hi,
    Interesting presentation, and perhaps I will consider this industry. HOwever I was most surprised that the cosmetics are not allowed to have proven active ingredients.

  593. Thembi Mtombeni

    Perry, Wow! I am more than impressed. I graduated with a diploma in cosmetic science last november. I have used a lot of info from your blog as a student. Now as I am working on my own line you have just made my day since the list of cosmetic jobs or professions is going to be my starting point for planning the human resource compliment of my new company. I have learnt a lot of real life information as I am a novice full of theory. You make a great consultant because what I learnt in three months during training is much less than what is in your 20 minutes video! Great work, looking forward to the next.

  594. Ernesto Leon

    Twenty minutes of video give the knowledge of twenty years of work; with practical and specific theory that the formulator need

  595. megha jain

    Hey Perry,
    I got very fascinated by watching your video.It’s really nice and knowledgeable…i got to know many things about cosmetics and their scope…i really look forward for more such things…

  596. petra

    Thanks. This is very informative and I will share this to my students.

  597. Gary Neudahl

    Nice job, Perry!
    I will note, though, that the vast majority of toothpastes in the United States are over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and not cosmetics, as a result of their fluoride ion content, which strengthens the structure of the teeth towards preventing cavities (microbial infiltration).
    Adding to your comments on compensation, generally QA chemists are at the bottom, then analytical chemists, then formulating chemists, and then the technically and interpersonally competent salesperson, right there at the top!

  598. Amy

    Thanks so much! It’s nice to see how real companies work. We are seriously lacking in several of those departments. It’s nice to see how a REAL company works 🙂

  599. Rebekka

    Hi, thanks for this overview, it was interesting and informative! Glad you included a bit of European info as well! Looking forward to the next one!

  600. Mandisa

    Thank you very much for this information it helps bring back my love for becoming a cosmetic scientist. My love cosmetics faded when I was told that this industry is exhausted but when I see on the chart it is not. Thanks a lot.

  601. andrianto

    Hi Perry,

    Thanks for sharing such valuable information. Having a comprehensive tour about industrial cosmetic and its element give & refreshing idea about what the cosmetic industry!Now, I got a global sight about cosmetic industry and all related to this.. can’t wait for the next session of the course. I’ll documentate this to my file, in case I have to make a presentation or something like that.

  602. Tolu Ade

    thank you kindly Perry! this was informative and useful to me, especially as an individual just starting off in the industry. It would be helpful if you could suggest places to find Cosmetic Industry Jobs. Thanks again

    1. Perry

      @Tolu – take a look at the main blog and look under the ‘career’ category. We have written a few articles about finding cosmetic industry jobs. Good luck!

  603. TGrier

    Thanks Perry for giving us key insights to the cosmetic industry. No longer the puzzle piece for an outsider as you presented us the full picture of an insider.

  604. Cindy

    Perry,
    Great job again! I think you’ve done an excellent job at providing people with a broad spectrum of the types of professions within the cosmetic industry. Oftentimes, we don’t associate science with cosmetics and it’s great that this video is available to introduce people to this type of career. I certainly wish this was available when I was in undergrad.

    Looking forward to your next video!

    Cindy

  605. LTCartwright

    I really didn’t know that cosmetics was such a “broad meaning” field. This was interesting and informative and the way you brought it forward was very good. I’m hoping to be able to take course soon, thank you for your efforts.

  606. Raquel

    This was a very good video of an overview of the cosmetic industry. For most, including myself, it is very important to know the entire puzzle you are a piece of. Also gives some interesting facts about the annual income for the cosmetic industry. Overall very good video, excited for the next.

  607. charbel haddad

    Thank you for sharing this information and It’s very usueful for chemists students to have a larger view of their job opportunities.
    What was new and intresting to me is knowing the sales distribution of Cosmetics around the World.
    I will be waiting for the Coming courses.

    Thank you perry for your efforts

  608. MARIA CONCEICAO

    Gostei muito das informaí§íµes, a industria cosmética realmente emprega muito gente, sí£o vários postos de trabalho dentro dela. eu fiz curso de cosmetologia gostei muito, o brasil esta em 3o. ou 2o. lugar em consumo de cosméticos.

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    I really enjoyed the information, the cosmetic industry employs many people really are different jobs within it. I did really like cosmetology course, Brazil is in third. or second. place in consumption of cosmetics.

  609. Rebecca Midkiff

    This was a good basic overview of the industry in easy to understand terms.
    I was particularly interested in the breakdown of dollars spent in various areas of the world and what percent goes to each particular industry.

    Thanks Perry for your efforts.

  610. Gwen Wiggins

    Thanks for sharing this information. It is great for students to see that chemistry provides products which are near and dear to them. Also, this presentation shows the many aspects of the industry which will be of interest to students. This could really spark an interest in students.

  611. mohammed hafez

    What a great program and useful
    Carries great scientific value

  612. Michele Shackelford

    Perry,
    I really enjoyed the overview–but I purchased the larger course–I got sidetracted, but am ready to get back to studying and I need to find the link–where do I go?
    Thanks,
    Michele

  613. Kevin Katechis

    This is an exciting program and you present the material in a very comprehensive format. I hope this will help alot of people who want to get into this industry.

  614. Helga

    Very informative, I never really thought about all the aspects of the Cosmetic Industry.

  615. Chrysa

    Thank you!
    A really good job. I never knew that there were so many kinds of jobs inside cosmetics industry.
    I’m looking forward for the second part.

  616. Nancy Liedel

    I liked it. Since I have a formulary at my home and will continue to work that way, I have a job. I’m working from my lab to stay home for my boys (special needs and a 14 year old attitude with my kid under there somewhere). If I wanted to go out and look, this information would be invaluable to me. For the college student wondering about cosmetic science, you give a nice wake-up call, in everything, about how much their chemistry degrees are worth straight out of school. That’s a shocker to me.

    1. mohammed hafez

      Hello
      I am Mohamed Hafez
      Gaza City – Palestine
      I holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry
      In fact, the report provides a wonderful and smooth
      I hope that permeated interest
      I work in the cosmetics industry and started working at home
      I have many products for hair care and skin
      But I want to ask about how the introduction of herbal extract in a mixture of face cream or hair
      Will keep this herbal extract value from vitamins and compounds for skin care?
      What about vitamin E? Does Vitamin E bears the boiling point or break down and turn into something harmful to skin?
      Please advise me

      1. Liliana

        Hello Mohamed,
        As a general rule, avoid heating plant extracts. Try to incorporate them after emulsification.

      2. Pradeep Deo

        Hi , regarding Herbal extracts , in some cases , in order to standardize the qualities , they are blended with vegetable oils or other organic excipients . Even though the Herbal extracts are added in small dosages , care should be taken the medium used for the standardization of the Herbal extract and the other ingredients in the product are compatible………Regarding Vitamin E break down, feel , a generalized opinion cannot be given , unless all the parameters are known…………

      3. Alexandra

        I make skin cream from Calendula officinalis by boiling it for short time, less than 20 sec. and the cream effects are great. I am sure that the high temperature reduces or harms the vitamins and herbs constituents, you can verify that, but herbs have such great therapeutic properties that remain still after heat treatment. You can try not to do a thermal treatment, but the exposure time has to be longer.
        Good luck!

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