Article by: Perry Romanowski

While we know you adore Chemists Corner and use it for all your cosmetic science needs, the truth is we can’t cover every topic. To get even more cosmetic chemistry information, take a look at some of these other websites created and written by cosmetic chemists.

Cosmetic Chemist Blogs

1. Colin’s Beauty Pages — Written by a UK-based cosmetic scientist. Colin reviews products, beauty advice, and the science behind beauty and attraction. He’s currently writing a book on the science of beauty and you can see some excerpts on the blog.

2. The b-spot – Nikita is a cosmetic chemist who works as a consultant to the industry. She also has a regular column in the prestigious Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, one of the top publications for cosmetic science professionals. She gives an insider’s view of the cosmetic industry.

3. Science of beauty — Here’s a site that discusses the science behind beauty products from the perspective of a university professor. Joanne doesn’t work in the beauty industry but she loves beauty products & knows a thing or two about chemistry. Be sure to see her video experiments.

4. Natural Haven — Written by JC, a natural haired scientist based in UK who does not work for any cosmetic company, but is well-versed in the latest beauty research published in scientific journals like the Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Definitely worth checking out.

5. The Beauty Brains — A blog written by cosmetic chemists answering consumer questions about beauty products. They try to present cosmetic science in a manner that is appreciated by the non-scientific public.

6. Soapy Guy – Here’s a cosmetic scientist who surfs the web and links to stories that any cosmetic chemist will find interesting. He often provides his own commentary which helps give the stories real-world application. It’s a great read and one we wish was updated a little more frequently.

New Blogs with Potential

7. Dr. Dad’s Advise – Here’s a relatively new blog which is written by a cosmetic chemist who works in the Chicago area. He’s got a couple of useful articles on surfactants and emulsifiers. We’ll keep an eye on this one.

8. Rajat Narang’s blog – As often happens, someone is excited when they start their new blog and then fizzle out after a few entries. This one seems to have gone that way. However, the entries that Rajat did write are pretty good. If you’re looking for information about colorants, check out this site.

Useful Resources

Sense about Science – This isn’t necessarily about cosmetic science but it does give you some great information about science and how to think critically about claims you see in the news. It should be on every cosmetic chemist’s RSS feed.

Do you have some websites that we didn’t mention? Leave a comment with a link below.

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  1. Vidyut

    I make cold process soaps and have been curious about ingredients, other products and such and was looking for resources. This one page has provided me fodder for learning to last for ages. A very useful compilation. Thank you, Perry.

    Vidyut

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    Finally, I got what I was looking for. Don’t have enough words to thank you that you choose this particular topic to write about. Feeling really satisfied after reading.
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  4. David

    Great article! My company focuses in Cosmestic Packaging Design with more Ecofriendly alternatives. We have spent two years researching ecofriendly resins with a Canadian University to determine better bottle alternatives than plastics.

    Trivium Industries manufacturers/distributes cosmetic bottles for lotions, shampoos, soaps, creams, oils and more in Welland, Ontario, Canada. We offer bottles in some of the Worlds most environmentally friendly resins including: Biodegradable resins made from corn and 100% fully post-consumer recycled-bottles. Trivium offers very low minimum orders, many stock-moulds, custom-bottle design and the upmost customer service. If you are in the process of looking for cosmetic bottles or interested in a new ecofriendly alternative, Please contact sales@triviumindustries.com. We would love the opportunity to become your packaging supplier. Our bottles help save a great deal of waste from reaching landfill sites, use less energy than virgin plastic to produce and have a significantly lower carbon footprint than traditional plastic bottles.

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    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked
    submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all
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  6. Perry

    Thanks for the tip Anjali. Perhaps we can get her to do an interview on the Podcast.

  7. Anjali

    Hi Perry,

    Recently I came across a very useful blog about cosmetic chemistry.
    swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com
    Written by Susan Barclay Nichols. She has written e books on “Lotion making” and ” Surfactants” too. Its pretty cool!!! I would highly recommend people who are interested in making cosmetics to read the blog.

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