Article by: Perry Romanowski

If you’re a recent college graduate or are up on Web 2.0, you have no doubt heard about Twitter.  And if you’re really up on things, you’ve signed up and used Twitter.  However, even if you’ve tried it you still might wonder what it twitter scientistis all about and more importantly, why should you use it?

We here on Chemists Corner have been using Twitter for more than a year and have found a number of things that make it beneficial to cosmetic chemists.  I wrote some of these in this article about Twitter contributed to GCI.

Reasons to Use Twitter

I’ll summarize the reasons why cosmetic chemist should use twitter and include a few more that weren’t listed in the article.

1.  Discover types of products consumers want –  You can spy on the Twitterverse and see what products / problems people are talking about.  Try the Twitscoop to follow and search hot topics.

2.  Get help solving your problems – Do you need advice with formulating, writing, directions, or even figuring out what to do with yourself while you’re traveling?  Posing your question to your followers on Twitter can help you solve almost any problem.

3.  Find and share links about the beauty industry – You don’t have time to read every article published on line or in print.  You can use Twitter to find the latest industry or science news filtered by other cosmetic chemists.  And you can share things you find interesting too.

4.  Discover new science relevant to beauty industry – There are a number of scientists who use Twitter to publish their latest research.  You can quickly find obscure topics that could help you create new, innovative products.

5.  Connect with other cosmetic chemists – This is one of the most useful uses for Twitter.  See what other cosmetic chemists are up to and help them out.  In turn, they will help you when you might need a problem solved.  Creating a network of cosmetic chemists will undoubtedly be useful for the future of your career.

6.  Find out who’s talking about you or your brand – If you work on a brand you can see what people are saying about it.  This can alert you to potential problems and also help you figure out what you are doing right.  Just use something like Twitscoop to track your brand.

7.  Become an industry expert -The media uses Twitter as a quick way to identify experts who they will quote in their articles.  If you have any interest in being quoted or featured in traditional press outlets, build a following on Twitter and they’ll find you.

8.  Virtually attend conferences -When I was at the latest National SCC meeting, I tweeted what was happening in the various conferences.  The folks from C&T were also tweeting as were a few other cosmetic chemists.  You could find out what was going on without having to travel across the country to find out.

9.  Create a brainstorming group – Once you have a following on Twitter you can pose questions to them.  If you are challenged to come up with some great new ideas get help from your followers on Twitter.  More brains are better than one.

10.  Start your own brand – If you have any entrepreneurial thoughts at all, Twitter can provide an inexpensive alternative to paid advertising.  By building a  following, you can create fans who will want to try what you are developing.  Unless you are a big player (and they shouldn’t ignore Twitter either) using Twitter to launch a product is one of the easiest, most cost effective methods to follow.

Who to Follow?

The community of cosmetic chemists who are on Twitter is growing.  Here is a list of 20+ cosmetic chemists who use twitter.  Be sure to follow them to keep up on all the latest going on in the field of cosmetic science.

Just click on the screen name to see their Twitter page.

If you want to be added to this list, just leave a comment below!

Screen name


kellydobos Cosmetic chemist, out to make her mark in the world
thejoggler World record holder for 50 mile ultra marathon while juggling. Also a cosmetic scientist, writer & innovator
thebeautybrains Cosmetic chemists answer beauty questions from consumers
thelahobo Cosmetic chemist by day, jeans and t-shirt gal by night.
beautyscientist Scientist formulating cosmetics and topical pharmaceuticals.
sunsetsoaps Full time scientist, part time grad student, and aspiring soap crafter! 🙂
beerchemist I am a cosmetic chemist focusing on new innovations, thought leadership, time management, and powerful presentations. Beer, homebrewing as a hobby.
ayuexpressions Cosmetic Chemist, Founder of AYU, LLC, Vegetarian forever
sassij I’m a cosmetic chemist. Making cosmetics is my passion, which I do from home while looking after my three beautiful children.
SoapyGuy I work with soap and lotions and stuff.
Sugarmagnani development chemist, dead head, chili cook-off winner, future resident of yellowstone national park
Glam Scientist Model-Mom-Cosmetic Chemist-Entrepreneur- Yes!!!
MidwestSCC Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists
dralisyed President and Head Chemist of Avlon & Syntonics
CandTEditor The International Magazine of Cosmetic Technology
JacklinVet A warm, sensitive, easy-going, independent person who believes in living life to the fullest – getting to know all types of people, seeing the world!
Happimagazine Cosmetic industry trade journal
sagescript Biochemist and Herbalist creating botanical skin care & wellness products, doing cosmetic microbiology, blogging, teaching. Love herbs, food, gardens, fiber
diahne Cosmetic chemist in Arizona
BenVerona Resident of Verona (NJ), musician (trumpet), volunteer (Landmarks Preservation, Public Health Reserve Corps, 9/11 Committee), blogger
luparuta Cosmetic chemist in Brazil
RealizeBeautyEd Cosmetic Chemist, Mother of two, Mountain Bike Racer, Green Queen, Entrepreneur, Science
Hallstar Supplier of ester chemistry to the cosmetic industry
edensong Creator of natural organic skin care
KiMiStRyCOS Cosmetic chemist creating her own cosmetics
tBspot_beauty Ni’Kita Wilson, Cosmetic Chemist, Shares Beauty News and Reviews from a Chemists’ Point of View!
CosmetechLabs Innovation Allies to the Personal Care Industry- from concept to market!
valenzo Cosmetic chemist Valerie Roach – working on some new and exciting things.
Kayla Fioravanti Cosmetic Formulator, Registered Aromatherapist, Blogger
MirSkinCare UK cosmetic scientist and the creator/founder of Mir Skin Care, a specialist range of fragrance-free products for sensitive and problematic skin.
lilyxren Cosmetic Chemistry. Skin Care. Fashion. Nerd Culture. Bay Area, California.
Solaveil R&D Scientists, Formulators and Sun Care experts behind Croda’s Solaveil range of inorganic sunscreens.

Remember, if you want to be added to this list, just leave a comment below!



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    @ikeadinduvictor, A quality Control Officer with Rotciv Chemical Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria

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    It is great to be in this group

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    Alok Saxena

    I am having both pharma and Cosmetics product Analytical experience.

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    Please add Cosmetic Science Review to the list. Twitter@CosmeticSciRev

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    Hi Perry, Can you add me to your list please ? thanks

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      Perry Romanowski

      What is your twitter handle?

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    Mica Oba

    Hi, Perry! Hope all is well! Can you please add my Twitter account to this list? It’s @lilyxren.

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  8. Valerie


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      Perry Romanowski

      You’ve been added! Don’t know how you weren’t on the list before but this is an older post.

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    Raymond Carr

    Formulator, Process Development Engineer, Process and Cleaning Validation Engineer.
    Areas of Expertise: Formulation Development of the following products: Skin Care, Pedi Care, Topicals w/ API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) active execipients, Monograph and Non Monograph raw materials, Biologic Topicals (proteins, peptides, Epithelial Growth Factors) and Transdermal Vehicles
    ( i.e. Liposomes).

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    Ginger King

    Hi Perry. I am joining your cosmetic chemist twitter army. My handle is @asianginger. Thanks! Ginger

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      Perry Romanowski

      Welcome aboard Ginger!

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    Hi there Perry…thanks for putting together this information, a truly great source of chemists.

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    Hi Perry, Can you add me? Cosmetic chemist in NJ.

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      Vanessa_Rivera. Thanks!

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    Helene, Croda Sun Care

    Great article Perry, lots of insights and inspiration to be had here!
    Please could you add us? We are the R&D Scientists, Formulators and Sun Care experts behind Croda’s Solaveil range of inorganic sunscreens, we regularly tweet on the topic of sun protection and sunscreens.

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    this list is an awesome idea..
    im an aspiring Namibian cosmetic chemist studying Analytical Chemistry in Cape Town, South Africa..
    i do experiments on my free time sometimes, such as extracting the oils from scented flowers to eventually make fragrance oisl ..etc..

    my twiiter name is sandra_samurai

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      Twitter name change: @kiyomi_sandz

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        Sorry guys the official name is samurai_sandz 🙂

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    Thank you so much for creating this list. Would like to be part of it. My Twitter link is

    (Please note upper case letters.)

    I am a UK cosmetic scientist and the creator/founder of Mir Skin Care, a specialist range of fragrance-free products for sensitive and problematic skin.
    Best wishes and thanks again, Gisele

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      You’ve been added! Looking forward to your tweets!

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    would love to be a part of this as well! my twitter name is valenzo!


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    I am interested in finding a good hair care chemist because I want to make a product for ethnic hair and I have a real good idea. My twitter name is sld411 or you can email me if you think you are a good candidate.

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    Aletha Scott

    hi perry!
    Thank you for posting this article! i love the site!
    Please add me to the list. I make natural hair care products and dabble a bit in tattoo ink creations!
    Thank you!

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    Desiree Mattox


    I was pleasantly surprised to see my name on the twitter list. Unfortunately, the underscore is missing so it doesn’t link to my page. Would you mind re-adding me to the list as Glam_Scientist ?
    Btw, I love this blog, it is a great resource with priceless information. I wish I would have found it sooner!

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    NiKita Wilson

    Hi Perry,

    Can you add me to your list? I have one personal one and one for Cosmetech- thanks!

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    Kimberly Riley

    Hey Perry,

    Please add me to the list. My twitter name is KiMiStRyCOS. Natural & organic color cosmetics. Hope all is well on your end. Have a nice day!

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    Brittnie Sutton

    Wow. Thanks for posting this article and all of the cosmetic chemists out there. I’m so excited, I’m going to join twitter right now!

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    All fixed.

    No apology necessary. We strive for accuracy on Chemists Corner and appreciate all suggestions on how to make things better.

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    J. Bill

    Thanks, Twitter certainly makes it difficult to work with just that sides of the page! Noticed you’ve got us on the list as ‘Hall Star.’ It’s actually ‘HallStar’ without a space. Sorry to nitpick…

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    You’ve been added! Thanks. Nice job on your Twitter page by the way.

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    J. Bill

    Hi- Would love to be added to this Twitter list. My Twitter screen name is hallstar.

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