Article by: Perry Romanowski

This episode of Chemists Corner features an interview with Doug Schoon of Schoon Scientific.  He is an outspoken cosmetic chemist who specializes in nail technology.


Show notes:

1. News

Better Animal-Free Test for Chemicals That Can Cause Contact Dermatitis– Scientists develop an alternative to animal testing for cosmetic raw materials.

AAD versus the EWG – Is retinyl palmitate safe in sunscreens? – The AAD says it is but the EWG says it isn’t.  Who would you believe?

2. Cosmetic Science

In this segment we discuss cosmetic labels and how a cosmetic chemist can use the to get better at her craft.

3. Interview with Doug Schoon

Doug Schoon is an internationally-recognized scientist, author and educator with over 30 years experience in the cosmetic, beauty and personal care industry. He is a leading industry authority, known for his technical and regulatory work that has helped shape the beauty industry. He is Co-Chair of the Nail Manufacturers Council (NMC), and as Creative Nail Design’s (CND) Chief Scientist, was head of the R&D laboratory, QA, and Field Testing/Evaluation departments for almost 20 years.

Contact Doug Schoon at Schoon Scientific.

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Chemists Corner is a podcast about cosmetic science and is broadcast to help educate, entertain, and inspire current and future cosmetic scientists. The information and opinions discussed on Chemists Corner are those of the hosts and the guests alone. They do not necessarily reflect those of any past, present or future employers.


About the Author

Perry Romanowski

Perry has been formulating cosmetic products and inventing solutions to solve consumer problems since the early 1990’s. Additionally, he has written and edited numerous articles and books, taught continuing education classes for industry scientists, and developed successful websites. His latest book is Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 3rd Edition published by Allured.

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    tara juneja

    I am doing bachelors in pharmacy..just wanna ask am i eligible for cosmetics…i want to do masters in cosmetcs! plz help me out!! m confusd!!

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