Here’s an interesting website that purports to give advice for taking care of your skin. I don’t think it is put together by a cosmetic chemist but the advice seems reasonable. Certainly more reasonable than most of the beauty blogs out there.
One of the things that the website could use is an expert to help verify (or dispute) some of the information that is being communicated. Overall, I’m pretty impressed with the info given. They are a bit hard on St. Ives facial scrub but in general they are giving good advice.
I have very little to criticize except their recommendation of specific brands / products. While I’m sure the products they recommend are fine there are plenty of other fine products out there. The ones they recommend are from small companies and there is nary a mention of large brands which work just as well or better and are probably less expensive. It is not sexy to recommend mass market products like Dove or Olay but the reality is that they actually work.
Cosmetic chemists and the site
There are a number of ways you can participate in the site to use it for formulating and to provide your expertise.
For example, if you are a skin care formulator, this is an excellent place to do some consumer research and learn what consumers are being told to do. You can then use this information to modify your own formulations or to invent new products.
You could also answer questions without bashing ingredients or any skin care brand.
And if you are a cosmetic chemist consultant you could use the site to establish yourself as an expert.
Try it out and let us know what you think.