Article by: Perry Romanowski

Welcome to Day 11 of the 30 Days to Become a Better Cosmetic Chemist series

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

Follow along in the workbook

In this episode

In today’s episode I’ll share:

  • Why you should know about the top cosmetic companies
  • Top 10 largest companies in the cosmetic industry
  • Sales information and top brands

The top company in the cosmetic industry in 2015 had over $30 billion in sales and was…. listen to the program.

Relevant to Exercise

Pick one of the companies on this list and do a deeper dive into the products they make. Go to the company’s website and write down all the brands they make. Then look for some of the products from those brands and make note of the technology they are using.

Do they use basically the same formula between brands?
Are the brands vastly different from each other?
Are their product offerings the same across brands?

After you’ve done this go get samples of products made by this company, use them. See if you can find similarities in their offerings and whether you can start to tell which big company make which brands just based on the products.

When you’re done go to the show notes and tell us about your experience.

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    Ved prakash

    I am an indian how can i learn and when i pay the amount can book send on my address

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    Hi Perry, could you please share the top 10 companies in hair care filed ?

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    Vijaykumar R Zala

    Hi perry,

    I had taken two sample from the market one is Fair & Lovely Tube (Fairness Cream) & Ponds age Miracle,
    I am really surprise that in both the sample INCI descending are same and physical may minor change in viscosity, application and aesthetic are almost same.

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    May i know if you give certificate if one decides to take up the PCF course?
    If you do what level will the certificate reflect such as certificate, Diploma etc?

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      Perry Romanowski

      When you complete the course you get a certificate of completion. It is not an accredited diploma or anything but going through the course will teach you everything you need to know to get started as a cosmetic formulator.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Everyone in the cosmetic industry uses basically the same chemicals.

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    Good to know this top 10. May I ask you how is positioning Amway cosmetics?

    Thank you for your reply.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Amway is about an $11 billion a year company but only a small part of that is cosmetics.

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        MD.Moshiur Rahman

        I want to Complete this Course.please help me.+8801797093633,

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