30 Days to Become a Better Cosmetic Chemist complete

Give me 30 Days and I’ll Make You a Better Formulator


Hi there – it’s Perry Romanowski from Chemists Corner.
I’ve been doing the Chemists Corner podcast for a number of years, but recently got this idea to revamp it a bit.  Therefore, I’m starting a new series called 30 days to become a better formulator. In this series we’ll cover six main areas of interest including

  • Cosmetic industry
  • Raw materials
  • Cosmetic science
  • Formulating
  • Product testing
  • Cosmetic chemist career.

The Podcast

For this series on the Chemists Corner podcast, I’ll start cover 30 different topics under those areas of interest and do one every day over the course of a month. Each show will feature one lesson and a challenge at the end to help you put the lesson to use.  You will learn new aspects of cosmetic formulating and…
all 30 days of the podcast are free!

You can subscribe to the series on iTunes – Listening on iTunes is great if you like to listen to podcasts while exercising, commuting or even doing work around the house.

The shows are also hosted here on our site. I’ve listed them out below for your convenience.

Keep in mind – these podcasts are mainly between 10-20 minutes long and each contain an activity to DO to become a better cosmetic formulator.

While they’re all about teaching you something related to formulating & your career as a cosmetic chemist, the people who will get most out of this process spend as much or more time taking action than just listening.

Day 01 - Cosmetic Industry - Types of products in the cosmetic industry
Day 02 - Raw Materials - Functional raw materials
Day 03 - Cosmetic Formulating - Best formulating books & resources
Day 04 - Cosmetic Science - The Biology of the Skin
Day 05 - Product testing - Stability testing
Day 06 - Career - The power of networking on your career
Day 07 - Cosmetic Science - The Biology of the Hair
Day 08 - Raw Materials - Aesthetic raw materials
Day 09 - Cosmetic Formulating - Equipment needed for formulating
Day 10 - Product Testing - Claims testing
Day 11 - Cosmetic Industry - Companies in the cosmetic industry
Day 12 - Career - Types of jobs in the cosmetic industry
Day 13 - Cosmetic Science - Basic chemistry for formulators
Day 14 - Raw Materials - Claims raw materials
Day 15 - Cosmetic Formulating - Types of cosmetic formulas
Day 16 - Product Testing - Product testing required before launching
Day 17 - Cosmetic Industry - The FDA regulation of the cosmetic industry
Day 18 - Career - How to further your education in cosmetic science
Day 19 - Cosmetic Science - How do surfactants work?
Day 20 - Raw Materials - Dissecting an ingredient list
Day 21 - Cosmetic Formulating - Calculating formulation costs
Day 22 - Product Testing - Using patents to find test methods
Day 23 - Cosmetic Industry - NGOs and the cosmetic industry
Day 24 - Career - Creating your profile - online and offline
Day 25 - Cosmetic Science - How do moisturizers work?
Day 26 - Raw Materials - What to do with samples
Day 27 - Cosmetic Formulating - Reducing formulation cost
Day 28 - Product Testing - Personal evaluations of products
Day 29 - Cosmetic Industry - Natural cosmetic trend
Day 30 - Career - Becoming an expert

Further Learning