Article by: Perry Romanowski

Welcome to Day 1 of the 30 Days to Become a Better Cosmetic Chemist series

This 30 day challenge is all about giving you basic exercises that will improve your abilities as a cosmetic chemist.cosmetic products

Today the challenge is for you to learn about a new category of cosmetic formulas.

In this episode

In todays episode I’ll share:

  • Information you need to know about the cosmetic market
  • The size of the worldwide cosmetic market
  • The 5 key types of cosmetic products
  • Different types of skin care, hair care & color cosmetics
  • Difference between drugs and cosmetics

Daily Challenge – Analyze the market

Here is a spreadsheet example of the market analysis.  You can use this spreadsheet to do your own analysis.

Analysis of specialty hair conditioner market spreadsheet

Best places to find product information:

Drugstore.com
Ulta.com

Share your analysis, questions and comments below.

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25 comments

  1. dahmani lyes

    This poadcast was very good, thanks Perry for this work.
    It will be better if poadcasts include subtitles and slides

  2. Mohsen

    hi Perry
    this was very informative for me.

  3. natalie stewart

    wow am starting to understand what the claims is , very informative and straight to the point.

  4. mohana

    Hi, perry firstly I would thank u for your free podcasts.And coming on my side I am biochemistry student and later on with my passion I have completed CIDESCO which is helping for my salon and spa business.Now I am interested to manufacture cosmetic products. Would your course help me to start cosmetic manufacturing unit and how about practical sessions.

    Regards
    Mohana lakshmi,
    India.

  5. Cassy

    Very informative. I graduated with a bio degree and I lost hope that I could get into this industry, but I’m gaining motivation that I can do what I’m passionate about. One day I’ll produce my own line. Thank you.

  6. Ellie

    Very informative

  7. Louise

    I am so behind, but am sure I will do catch up. I’m just trying to figure out the cost of the book and how long it will take to reach me in South Africa. Thanks Perry for sharing with us.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Hello Louise – The workbook is $29.99 US and you can download it as soon as you make a purchase.

  8. Ellie

    Learn something new

  9. oluk

    This is very good. I shall complete it D.V.

  10. Aulesius Bazanye

    Thanks for that beautiful introduction. Its really a challenge but it has full opened up my mind on which trend to follow developing my carries

  11. Christiana

    Very informative

  12. Regina

    Great information. Do I have to be a chemist or have had any training in chemistry to formulate my own products? Thank you for the Websites.

    1. Perry Romanowski

      While it helps to know a bit about chemistry, you do not have to be a chemist to formulate your own cosmetic products. Learning formulating is a lot like learning how to cook. It helps to go to culinary school but it’s not required to learn to make dinner.

  13. Regina

    Will you be looking at Mascara formulas?

  14. Eduardo

    Very cool first podcast! Could you please talk about using gold and platinum in skin care??

    1. Perry Romanowski

      Thanks! I’ll include that in a future podcast after the series. But typically, gold and platinum are not used in skin care except as claims ingredients. The benefit they may provide does not warrant the cost of including them in the product.

  15. Andrew Luswata

    Wellthought out and innovative gesture

  16. Hk. Riaz Hussain

    I listened it very carefully and I got very excellent start with this lecture. I think that whole month will be very informal for me in field of cosmetics.

  17. farzaneh

    Verrry good 🙂

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