Cosmetic Science lesson 1
This lesson introduces you to the cosmetic industry. It includes information about the following topics

  • Definition of a cosmetic
  • Market size of the cosmetic industry
  • Distribution of sales around the world
  • Types of companies in the cosmetic industry
  • Jobs that scientists do in the industry

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804 thoughts on “Cosmetic Science Mini-Course Lesson 1

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    Nancy Liedel says:

    I liked it. Since I have a formulary at my home and will continue to work that way, I have a job. I’m working from my lab to stay home for my boys (special needs and a 14 year old attitude with my kid under there somewhere). If I wanted to go out and look, this information would be invaluable to me. For the college student wondering about cosmetic science, you give a nice wake-up call, in everything, about how much their chemistry degrees are worth straight out of school. That’s a shocker to me.

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      mohammed hafez says:

      Hello
      I am Mohamed Hafez
      Gaza City – Palestine
      I holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry
      In fact, the report provides a wonderful and smooth
      I hope that permeated interest
      I work in the cosmetics industry and started working at home
      I have many products for hair care and skin
      But I want to ask about how the introduction of herbal extract in a mixture of face cream or hair
      Will keep this herbal extract value from vitamins and compounds for skin care?
      What about vitamin E? Does Vitamin E bears the boiling point or break down and turn into something harmful to skin?
      Please advise me

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        Pradeep Deo says:

        Hi , regarding Herbal extracts , in some cases , in order to standardize the qualities , they are blended with vegetable oils or other organic excipients . Even though the Herbal extracts are added in small dosages , care should be taken the medium used for the standardization of the Herbal extract and the other ingredients in the product are compatible………Regarding Vitamin E break down, feel , a generalized opinion cannot be given , unless all the parameters are known…………

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        Alexandra says:

        I make skin cream from Calendula officinalis by boiling it for short time, less than 20 sec. and the cream effects are great. I am sure that the high temperature reduces or harms the vitamins and herbs constituents, you can verify that, but herbs have such great therapeutic properties that remain still after heat treatment. You can try not to do a thermal treatment, but the exposure time has to be longer.
        Good luck!

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    Chrysa says:

    Thank you!
    A really good job. I never knew that there were so many kinds of jobs inside cosmetics industry.
    I’m looking forward for the second part.

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    Kevin Katechis says:

    This is an exciting program and you present the material in a very comprehensive format. I hope this will help alot of people who want to get into this industry.

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    Michele Shackelford says:

    Perry,
    I really enjoyed the overview–but I purchased the larger course–I got sidetracted, but am ready to get back to studying and I need to find the link–where do I go?
    Thanks,
    Michele

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    Gwen Wiggins says:

    Thanks for sharing this information. It is great for students to see that chemistry provides products which are near and dear to them. Also, this presentation shows the many aspects of the industry which will be of interest to students. This could really spark an interest in students.

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    Rebecca Midkiff says:

    This was a good basic overview of the industry in easy to understand terms.
    I was particularly interested in the breakdown of dollars spent in various areas of the world and what percent goes to each particular industry.
    Thanks Perry for your efforts.

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    MARIA CONCEICAO says:

    Gostei muito das informaí§íµes, a industria cosmética realmente emprega muito gente, sí£o vários postos de trabalho dentro dela. eu fiz curso de cosmetologia gostei muito, o brasil esta em 3o. ou 2o. lugar em consumo de cosméticos.
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    I really enjoyed the information, the cosmetic industry employs many people really are different jobs within it. I did really like cosmetology course, Brazil is in third. or second. place in consumption of cosmetics.

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    charbel haddad says:

    Thank you for sharing this information and It’s very usueful for chemists students to have a larger view of their job opportunities.
    What was new and intresting to me is knowing the sales distribution of Cosmetics around the World.
    I will be waiting for the Coming courses.
    Thank you perry for your efforts

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    Raquel says:

    This was a very good video of an overview of the cosmetic industry. For most, including myself, it is very important to know the entire puzzle you are a piece of. Also gives some interesting facts about the annual income for the cosmetic industry. Overall very good video, excited for the next.

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    LTCartwright says:

    I really didn’t know that cosmetics was such a “broad meaning” field. This was interesting and informative and the way you brought it forward was very good. I’m hoping to be able to take course soon, thank you for your efforts.

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    Cindy says:

    Perry,
    Great job again! I think you’ve done an excellent job at providing people with a broad spectrum of the types of professions within the cosmetic industry. Oftentimes, we don’t associate science with cosmetics and it’s great that this video is available to introduce people to this type of career. I certainly wish this was available when I was in undergrad.
    Looking forward to your next video!
    Cindy

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    TGrier says:

    Thanks Perry for giving us key insights to the cosmetic industry. No longer the puzzle piece for an outsider as you presented us the full picture of an insider.

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    Tolu Ade says:

    thank you kindly Perry! this was informative and useful to me, especially as an individual just starting off in the industry. It would be helpful if you could suggest places to find Cosmetic Industry Jobs. Thanks again

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      Perry says:

      @Tolu – take a look at the main blog and look under the ‘career’ category. We have written a few articles about finding cosmetic industry jobs. Good luck!

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    andrianto says:

    Hi Perry,
    Thanks for sharing such valuable information. Having a comprehensive tour about industrial cosmetic and its element give & refreshing idea about what the cosmetic industry!Now, I got a global sight about cosmetic industry and all related to this.. can’t wait for the next session of the course. I’ll documentate this to my file, in case I have to make a presentation or something like that.

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    Mandisa says:

    Thank you very much for this information it helps bring back my love for becoming a cosmetic scientist. My love cosmetics faded when I was told that this industry is exhausted but when I see on the chart it is not. Thanks a lot.

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    Rebekka says:

    Hi, thanks for this overview, it was interesting and informative! Glad you included a bit of European info as well! Looking forward to the next one!

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    Amy says:

    Thanks so much! It’s nice to see how real companies work. We are seriously lacking in several of those departments. It’s nice to see how a REAL company works 🙂

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    Gary Neudahl says:

    Nice job, Perry!
    I will note, though, that the vast majority of toothpastes in the United States are over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and not cosmetics, as a result of their fluoride ion content, which strengthens the structure of the teeth towards preventing cavities (microbial infiltration).
    Adding to your comments on compensation, generally QA chemists are at the bottom, then analytical chemists, then formulating chemists, and then the technically and interpersonally competent salesperson, right there at the top!

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    megha jain says:

    Hey Perry,
    I got very fascinated by watching your video.It’s really nice and knowledgeable…i got to know many things about cosmetics and their scope…i really look forward for more such things…

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    Ernesto Leon says:

    Twenty minutes of video give the knowledge of twenty years of work; with practical and specific theory that the formulator need

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    Thembi Mtombeni says:

    Perry, Wow! I am more than impressed. I graduated with a diploma in cosmetic science last november. I have used a lot of info from your blog as a student. Now as I am working on my own line you have just made my day since the list of cosmetic jobs or professions is going to be my starting point for planning the human resource compliment of my new company. I have learnt a lot of real life information as I am a novice full of theory. You make a great consultant because what I learnt in three months during training is much less than what is in your 20 minutes video! Great work, looking forward to the next.

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    Gillian says:

    Hi,
    Interesting presentation, and perhaps I will consider this industry. HOwever I was most surprised that the cosmetics are not allowed to have proven active ingredients.

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    Eliza says:

    Thank you so much, Perry, this is such a great video! Thank you for taking Europe into account as well! Off to watch the next one.

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    Vivian says:

    The information provided is excellent for someone considering cosmetic science and has not made up his or her mind yet. You give the nuts and bolts and interesting facts about the industry as a whole. Thank you!

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    Vanessa says:

    Very good and informative presentation. Very grateful for being able to access a little bit of your knowlegde. Thank you!

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    Lois says:

    Hello
    I think it was a great presentation was great and from reading some of the statements missed some of your presentations. I am insterested in learning how to make skin supplies and I need basic information.

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    hallel says:

    This is a wonderful video of an overview of the cosmetic industry.I work in the cosmetics industry for many years but I do not know very clearly. From this video, it will be very cleanly what job I realy like. Thanks very much, excited for the next.

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    Jose C (Spain) says:

    Magní­fica presentación. Gracias por mostrárnosla. Seguro que se puede profundizar en los temas, pero la idea es muy buena para los que quieren trabajar en esta industria. Hay nueva legislación europea que tendrás que actualizar antes de julio 2013.
    Superb presentation. Thanks for it. Surely you can delve into the issues, but the idea is very good for those who want to work in this industry. There is a new European legislation (CE 1223/2009) that you must upgrade before July 2013.

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    Snowy says:

    This is a great and informative overview of the cosmetic introduction as well as different job prospectives offered in the cosmetic industry. This is what I have been looking for in order to gain more knowledge in this field. Thank you so much for the presentation and I look forward to the next video. Thanks! 🙂

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    Aicha says:

    Thanks Perry! This was a fantastic presentation on the interdisciplinary facets within the cosmetic industry–a great resource for students and those looking to work in this field. I look forward to upcoming videos. 🙂

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    Kim Swilpa says:

    Hey Perry! Great job with this! I have forwarded it on to a new hire in our organization as I think it’s the perfect introduction to ‘the industry’. Sorry it took me so long to finally view, but busy making all that money and visiting Rock Stars!

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    Ky says:

    Perry, you’ve done a great job with the presentation….all the information is fantastic; most importantly, you’re creating real value for those interested in how to make a living in the cosmetic industry!

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    Colin says:

    I enjoyed the lesson, found it very educational and informative, and further strengthened my interest in the Cosmetics industry. I am looking forward to the next sets of videos.

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    syed zulfiqar says:

    excilent vidios for lerning. please send me 2 lesson . i want to prepare cteric acid recepies for skin whiting cream, please help me in this regards.
    send me instruction how to make a skin whiting cream with complete formulation. and also send me whose chemical is used for mixing of water oils and cteric acid. what is uses of borix acid.

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    myra says:

    Thank You so much for this wonderful presentation it was not only informative but is was also motivating being that iam a beginner in this wonderful industry i look foward to the next lesson

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    La Tronda Lumpkins says:

    My nine year old daughter now has a growing interest in science because of this video. She first wanted to be a fashion designer, then a make-up artist, now she is more interested in how to formulate cosmetics and did not see it possible until the video. She now sees why I want her to become a chemist. We own a company making all natural hair and skin care products. She has been helping me since she was old enough to count. Now she sees a greater relevance in mixing and formulating. Thank you for helping me and her understand the industry better.

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    Emma says:

    This is a great video. I am a CHE student and this really helps me in finding a job in the cosmetic industry in the future.
    I hope I can work with a cosmetic research group as training and experience.

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    Jan says:

    Thanks for the great overview about the industry. I’m thinking of making my mid-career switch to becoming a cosmetic scientist but I do not have any relevant degree or experience. I don’t mind starting from scratch. Anyone has any advice for me?

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      Diana Lee says:

      Okay, you have have no relevant degrees, you would need at least a bachelors in chemistry or biology or both. If you are doing biology, make sure you pick relevant papers such as microbiology, cellular/molecular biology, biochemistry or even genetics. Usually cosmetic scientist have a chemist degree. If you go for a chemistry degree, you’d probably want to specialize in emulsions, organics or maybe even analytic chemistry. I’m from New Zealand so I’m not sure how the system would work in your country, but do try to go for internships or studentships your university will provide. You could even offer to volunteer to work in a lab during the summer (preferably in your last year of your degree). In New Zealand, there is very little opportunity so you might actually get a job in a nutrition lab first as a QA or a compounder, then land a job at a cosmetics manufacturer. Enthusiasm is a must. Also, a good way to start is by researching the effects of chemicals used in everyday skincare that you may use to be more knowledgeable in this area. A good, trustable website is cosmeticsinfo.org

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    jalal says:

    i am jalal and i have 9 year exp of cosmetics products i have so many country exp asia,arab,africa and i know all formula of cosmetic, cleaning and soap products

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    Vivian Couto says:

    I really liked this first lesson of the course because it helped me to find out the area I most like in the cosmetic industry, that is the lab, once I already have worked in one, but I didn’t had knowledge about all this job oportunities. Thank you, Perry.

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    Vicky says:

    I loved the introduction, definitely a job well done!!!! I’m so glad I came across Chemists Corner. As a licensed Cosmetology Instructor and working in the beauty field for years, I went back to school for a chemistry degree. Now, I will be able to know what field I will enjoy and most importantly to love what I do. Thank you, Perry =)

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    Althea Ra says:

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for taking the time out to make this video. Is is extremely informative. I am an analytical chemist who lost my job in the pharmaceutical industry and was doing a search on formulation chemist and cosmetic chemistry when I came upon your page. Being a certified makup artist as well, I am very passionate about color cosmetics and skincare cosmetics. So with the love for both chemistry and cosmetics I know I will not only be motivated, but determine. Thank you again for the information that would help me on my path/ decision on becoming a cosmetic chemist.

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    Evette says:

    very informative indeed for one entering the cosmetic industry. Easier for us too who are also in the industry to disseminate infos you cited in your lesson.

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    Jean says:

    Wow! Very informative and interesting. My only education in this field has been acheived through books and research on the internet. Yet I have been formulating my own (and some of my families) cosmetics for years. My products are very good but I need to know more about the industry and how to market my own formulas. This has been very helpful in that regard. Much more than I expected.

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    Imali says:

    Thanks alot! I knew I wanted to be a cosmetic chemist but I had no idea how anything works in the industry. This lesson really helped me decide what I would like to focus on.

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    sylvia says:

    Thank you very much, it is so clearly
    i would had liked to have this information when it was in the university
    Go on, you help us very much

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    Tere says:

    Very usufull information to have a point of view abouth cosmetic industry, its very important to know abouth general topics when you want to work in this fields.

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    Mano says:

    Hi Perry,
    It’s really interesting and useful lesson. Especially about different job opportunities in this big industry.
    May I know the carrier for Trainers in Cosmetic Industry?
    Thank you.
    Mano

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    Maureen says:

    I like how you broke down each process and included the types of job opportunities in these sectors. You make a great instructor!
    Thanks.

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    Rosie says:

    Nice brief overview of cosmetic industry especially for new comer and for someone looking for specialisation in the cosmetic field. cosmetic

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    ISLAM says:

    Thank you!
    A really good job. I never knew that there were so many kinds of jobs inside cosmetics industry.
    I’m looking forward for the second part. THANKS A LOT

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    Juliana Vicente says:

    Hi Perry,
    Great intro, thank you very much! Looking forward to get into the technical part 🙂
    You just didn’t mention about creating your own cosmetics as an option for the formulator chemist. Will you be covering this in the future?
    Thank you 🙂
    Juliana

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    Bedour M says:

    That was a great and rich lesson for me, I’ve learned many things, I didn’t imagine that cosmetic industry has all of those specialists and scientists each one has his/her specific field in the industry, I’ve also learend what is exactly cosmetics, I thought it’s only the makeup like lipsticks, foundations, eyeshadows and etc. are cosmetics
    I truly thank you Perry <3
    blessings for all of you

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    B. Mbanya says:

    Thanks Perry!
    Quite a comprehensive introductory package with much insight into cosmetics industry segmentation and sectors of activities where it is easier to find a job as a cosmetics chemist.
    Beaucs.

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    Emmanuel says:

    This is quite cpmprehensive,concise and rich. Infact, there are many scientist in the field that is not aware of this division. Really apreciate this..That quite good of handwork. Looking forward for the other parts of the lesson. Good job..

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    Ashley says:

    This video was very informative. I like how you connected college subjects to the specific careers. I was able to get a brief understanding of various jobs in the cosmetic field. I do not think I would enjoy sales as much as I would enjoy being in a laboratory, so this information was helpful. Thank you!

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    Janet says:

    Thank you. Lesson One gave a good overview for the infustry and integrate the various components/environment essential to keep the industry dynamic.

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    Fructus says:

    Thank you! But one thing re slide Nr 17 – are countries like Norway, Sweden really Eastern Europe?….
    Besides, I think pdf slides could be little bit lighter – it takes quite long time to download.
    Anyway, thanks for that! Looking forward for next material! 😉

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    Bowen says:

    Thank you! The video was really helpful and I got to know the overview of the cosmetic industry. I’m currently a first year undergraduate studying chemistry and i wanna become a great formulator in the cosmetic industry. Please advise me!

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    MANISH says:

    Hi, Perry
    Thanks , Given GREAT Knowledge about Cosmetic industry & Market .I’m looking forward for the second part.
    I started working at home & I want to know More about cosmetic preparations.
    Please Can you tell me how can i get your Certificate in Cosmetic Chemistry?
    Can it will helpful for getting Licence of cosmetic industry ?

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    Diane says:

    Thanks for the information. It was very insightful. Gave me food for thought and even answered some questions I had. Looking forwards to the next video. 😀

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    Jose says:

    Thanks Perry,
    I really enjoyed the video. I cant wait for the next one. I’m a Cosmetologist working in the Industry since 1992. For the past 2 years I have totally changed the way I work. I now approach hair in a scientific way. Where can I find out more about the ingridients on a back of a label.
    I currently have my own product labels. I’m keeping them professional and selling them strickley to hair salons. I’m very creative and was looking for a way that I could create my own products and some how landed on your website. How long is the program for Biochemistry? I’m considering going back to school. My dream is to create my own products and and educate other salon professionals on there uses. That way they will be able to know how to approach hair and be successful in the beauty industry.
    Thanks again,
    Jose

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    Christie says:

    Thanks so much for producing and sharing this video. I am new to the cosmetics field; I am a food scientist. I can’t wait for the next one.

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    Fatima says:

    I thought the video was clear with introductory information that leaved me with high expectations for what is to come.
    Concise and clear.
    Thank you Perry!

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    Gabrielle says:

    Very informative. This video lets me know that chemistry and cosmetics go hand in hand. Looking forward to the second video. Thanks!

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    Bianca says:

    I’m a current high school senior, and I knew I wanted to do chemistry in life– however, I didn’t know there were careers in cosmetics! It’s combining my two favorite things in the world. Thank you for providing an introduction like this. I’m very intrigued and it strengthens my desire to become a cosmetic chemist.
    One last question: Are cosmetic chemists the ones who create products such as Proactive, SkinID, etc.?
    Thank you again!

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    Helena Ribeiro says:

    Hi Perry
    Great presentation about the role of chemists in the cosmetic industry!
    Thanks a lot, I found it very inspiring!

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    Régis says:

    Thanks for the video i really appreciated to know how things work out there! By the way do you think it’s possible for someone without a high school grade, but who really enjoy chemistery and who’s willing to put time and effort to learn to start a cosmetic line and sell it.
    p.s.: Im living in Canada, Quebec and i dont know either if i need some school grade to formulate, i mean with the laws.

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    Linda Crenshaw says:

    We enjoy lesson 1. It was interesting to know what can be considered cosmetics. By listening to the interesting titles of chemistry my daughter and I discovered we want to be tech service and formular. We have a makeup bar of which we have idea to relax our clients and need some assistance in our ideas to launch our business plans. We look forward to the 44 page review and the second class.
    Our goal is to some day have our on makeup line and cologne and perfume for men and women.

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    M.Nadeen says:

    A fruitful effort resulting in great interest and passion for a general FMCG formulator like me. I really appreciate the the availability of this training which is rare to find in my country in a course-outline. I will try my best to visit this forum daily and to put farward my experiences in this field of cosmetic science.
    Thansks to all endureing for betterment of life and living

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    Cassandra says:

    Thank you for the video. It was very informative. I currently hold a BS. in Chemistry and am hoping to make my own natural hair care product for African Americans. Im interested in learning more from your site.

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    Izabela says:

    Great presentation, very informative with very well organize overview of cosmetic industry.
    I had pleasure to meet you in person couple years ago in Oshawa (Ontario) introductory course lecture and I was very pleasure with the knowledge that you share with the students. Your side is also very informative,
    I am holding BS. In Chemistry from another country and I am working for last 5 years for Color group. I I am hoping one day to become fully develop formulator in Color Formulations.
    So at this point I my career I am looking for more detail information about formulation in Lipsticks, Lipglosses, Foundations, ES, and Blushes
    For example I would like to learn
    -Why some lipstick are sweating or bleeding,
    -What are best raw materials are to be used to get desirable texture
    -What is optimal ratio of waxes in the lipstick formulation?
    So far I found from books very general idea about formulations with very wide range of % of waxes / emollients/ pigments
    -Is there any master formula that would ensure always successful formulation if applied raw material is within the specs.
    Looks like there are not much information out there, not very well organize
    If there is any way you could create course about specifically color part of cosmetics in more details, discuss some examples formulations and for examples interaction of the raw materials and why they are use in specific formulation, maybe some troubleshooting. Looks like somebody like you with all your knowledge and experience need to systemize at least basic what we know about formulations so far and help people like me. Regretfully Course in Oshawa was put on hold for couple years now. I manage to do only introductory part.
    Maybe you know any other side that could be helpful in this matter
    I would really appreciate your advice and information,
    Izabela

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    Cheryl says:

    Your video is very educational and insightful. Typically, consumers are unaware of the resources required to develop, test, manufacture, package and market a product. While you focused on the career opportunities in the cosmetic world, it was also an education on the overall production of a product. I look forward to the other videos.

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    Robert Holshuijsen says:

    Dear Perry,
    Thank you very much for this insight, I am much looking forward to the next. I am working as a sales person of private label aerosol cosmetics in Europe. As a Msc geologist I have a basic chemistry background but would like to improve this with focus on cosmetics in order to have better discussions with our retail customers and r&d.

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    Justus says:

    Dear Perry
    I am very luck to land on your instructional materials. I am now more than encouraged that I shall achieve my target. Thank you so much. You are a real teacher

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    Helen Deng says:

    Like your video very much!
    I am a student of chemical engineering in uni.
    Do I need to take a master in chemistry in order to work in research cosmetics?

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    Eldrie Burgers says:

    Thank you this video was a lot of help. I have been wondering about the different careers one can follow once doing cosmetic science.

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    amera says:

    Thanks dear perry
    I really enjoyed your lectures no.1 and 2 and found it informative although I studied pharmacy but cosmetics were not included in our syllibus

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    Courtney says:

    I absolutely loved the presentation. It was very thorough and covered a lot of valuable information. I do not have my degree in a physical science; is this a problem if I want to become a cosmetic chemist? Maybe a better question would be how likely is it that I would find a job or be successful formulating my own line without a physical science background? I do plan to take your full course- would an employer acknowledge that since it’s not affiliated with an accredited college? Thanks so much for your time and for putting together a great presentation.

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    olympia says:

    Wow what a useful video! Although I live in Greece and most of these jobs don’t even exist here, I find it really useful to know how it all works! I make my own brand in a very small scale. I learn something new every day thanks to you! Keep filling us with passion about cosmetics!

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      George says:

      Dear Olympia,
      I am a chemist and do R&D in cosmetic products. I am based in Athens, Greece and would like to come into contact with you. My number is 6972-812918. Looking forward to it. George.

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    Kate says:

    Very informative! I already knew I wanted to be the rock star, but if I didn’t know what I wanted to do this presentation would definitely have helped me to decide. It mentioned some things I never really thought about before… such as the exact definition of a cosmetic. Make-up is just one of those things that you see every day, take for granted, and don’t particularly feel the need to define, even if you make or wear it. I liked the choice of slides- especially the rock star and the cheesy salesman- I think I liked him the best. Reminded me of Herb Tarlick from WKRP. Except his suit was better. I also like that you put your face up in the corner and we can see you talking- so it’s actually more like being in a lecture. Great job! I will check out lesson two soon because I see it’s in my inbox already, too! Thank you, Perry!

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    xizhong says:

    Hi ,
    Its a helpful video, i get to know more about cosmetics science. Im 18 this year and about to end a-levels this june . im interested in this industry but dont know which undergraduate course will lead me to this industry and which country is the best to study the course so that i have a higher career opportunity after graduation?

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    Maria Dela Cruz says:

    Hi Perry,
    It is really inspiring to learn more on the first part of your lesson both for people who are planning to be in the industry and for people who are in the industry already. I’m sure your course will help a lot of people in our industry. Thanks for sharing us your knowledge.
    Best Regards,
    Maria

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    Debra says:

    Hi , I downloaded this short course before enroling into the Diploma Course and Thanks to quality and information that you deliver I will be enrolling into your full course.
    Deb

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    Despina T says:

    Hello!
    I am a chemist from Cyprus. I am passionate with cosmetics and I found your video very interesting, especially the part with the roles of a chemist in the Cosmetic Industry. Its very helpful for a person with no experience in this industry.

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    Joshua says:

    Hello, I just completed viewing the first mini lesson and i really enjoyed it. I must say it really has encouraged me to step up my efforts to start my own range of skin care and hair care products. still in the preliminary phases of formulating, testing and soliciting public views. Thanks for the information.

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    Meagan says:

    Really exciting with this information
    I hope this is a good start for me to introduce about cosmetics deeper in my college
    Make me more spiritfull ^o^
    Thank You

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    SteveC says:

    Hi
    I am not a chemist by training but work in the industry. I found your program useful and easy to understand. It has encouraged me to learn more about the industry.

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    wael says:

    thanks you for your efforts,
    i’m already works in many jobs in cosmetics like formulator, QA, QC and R&D chemist.
    now i study for graduation in faculty in science of suez canal university to get master degree in organic synthesis.
    but i need your basic information to complete my vision about the cosmetics.
    thanks.
    chemist
    Wael Elrayes

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    Nicole says:

    I good intro – looking forward to reviewing the other parts as I am interested in starting my own skincare line to compliment the facials I provide

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      Bella says:

      If I do a graduate course in Cosmetic Science, what jobs do you think I could land? Im doing Chemical Engineering now btw

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        Perry Romanowski says:

        Chemical engineering is mostly for jobs in Process engineering. But if you get a degree in cosmetic science you could get formulation jobs.

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    Lauren says:

    This was a very informative presentation. I am excited about cosmetic chemistry because I think I’ve finally found the field I want to work in. But, I’m very nervous that my B.S. in Biology won’t get me very far without previous experience. Testing and the analytical side sound wonderful but I don’t have that chem degree. I HAVE taken Quantitative analysis (and gen chem and org) but should i take more postdegree classes?
    I can’t wait to watch more videos.

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    Kelly says:

    Very informative. I have been in the cosmetic industry for some years now. I did not fully understand the industry before now thank you.

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    Gecê Macêdo de Oliveira says:

    I work many years in the cosmetics industry and had not seen a presentation as abrangedora

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    Efi says:

    A very informative introduction. I believe such information should be given in the University, I mean the connection between science and real life and job requirements! Thank you.

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    Sheng-Sung Yu says:

    Thank you for the lecture. It’s a great overview for cosmetic science.
    I graduated with bachelor of science degree in biochemistry last year and currently started working as a temp for 3 months in a cosmetic industry. What I’m doing in the lab is always testing the products by measuring the viscosity and applying the products to hair. So I believe most of the time I’m working on is QC or QA. It is very time consuming and repetitive. I didn’t take as many chemistry courses as people who major in chemistry so I’m not sure what my career path is going to be. Hopefully I will have the chances to do different types of cosmetic jobs and develop the knowledge in chemistry aspects.

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    Barbara says:

    Hello Perry,
    Thank you.
    It was a very interesting presentation. I am chemical engineer and almost graduted in cosmetics formulation. It contains very helpful information about cosmetic industry, specially for someone like me that is new in formulation….

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    salwa hamoudi says:

    Thanks for your efforts I am looking forward to find more answers for my questions in the next lesson.

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    Kim says:

    These for 4 videos really provide our translators with useful information. We translate for the cosmetics industry -mainly marketing materials including packaging and labelling, inserts, instructions, etc.
    Thank you very much.

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    Jessica says:

    very informative video Perry, I found it very useful as it helped me narrow down what specific career path I may be more interested in.

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    N.R says:

    i watch this session and it really helped me to gain a view over cosmetic industry, i really thank you for sharing this useful knowledge! since i’m perfectly new in this field it was great to know some overall informations, thanks

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    Randi says:

    As a trainee cosmetic chemist I found it very very useful and interesting. thanks a lot and looking forward to the next video.

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    Quianna says:

    I am truly amazed at the amount of information that was presented in this first session. I knew very little about the cosmetic industry and how it operated. After watching this presentation, I have a clear picture of what cosmetics are and what function scientists have at every level of the industry.

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    Deepthi says:

    hello.
    hey it quite interesting to watch.. u have presented it well…. also its one among the important & growing field which people are least bothered about, i mean the science n career behind it, even though they spend a lot on these…. actually you have given a very nice presentation which would inspire the new generation…. good work Perry..! 🙂

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    Viridiana says:

    Good to know that I am able to use my science degree in something like makeup, hair, and just cosmetics in general, since I’ve always been interested in the beauty industry

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    Ghassan says:

    It’s really cool, but I can not activate the topics of this course is to read it in writing it is more serious for me.
    Thank you

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    Penny says:

    What an Awesome lectures! Thank you for giving us the useful and easily understandable course. I’m looking forward to watching subsequent parts!!

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    Gill says:

    Hi Perry
    I’ve just watched your first video. I think that it is a superb overview of the global cosmetic industry, and highlights the broad range of opportunities for scientists within it.
    One of my other hats is as a Board of Trustee member of a large High School in New Zealand. Probably not unique to NZ, is the paucity of students choosing to do science. As I was watching your video it occurred to me that it would be a great tool for our school careers advisors to help to try to encourage our high school students to continue with science. I hope that you won’t mind if I pass on your video and website link to the principal/HOD science in our school? With Ultra fast broadband operating in schools nowadays- your website is just the sort of thing that could be utilised to help engage our senior (16-17 year olds) in science and enable them to identify appealing vocational applications.
    Many thanks for such a good presentation!

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      Hello Gill,
      Thanks for the kind words. Feel free to pass along the videos and let me know if there are any questions you need answered.
      Regards,
      Perry, 44

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        Pradeep Deo says:

        This is with reference to the suggestion of Gill in referring the Video to School Career Advisors. Am in perfect sync.On a personal level too , 30 years back after learning Chemistry did not know what to do ………Even today , feel sad when young and brilliant Science graduates and engineers take up totally unrelated professions………Feel, this video would definitely motivate budding Chemists……….

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    Stefania says:

    Thanks for sharing!!It’ s a nice presentation full of intresting points also for EU imployers!Can’t wait to see others videos too!!

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    Bozhena says:

    Very helpful and educational overview of job possibilities in cosmetic field. Thank you very much, Perry.

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    Becky says:

    I didn’t know about all of those job positions! Where were they at my high school career fair? I do hope to learn the in’s and out’s of how the chemicals react to each other to be able to make cosmetics that I truly enjoy.

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    Ragg Doll says:

    what a wonderful and informative video, it has opened a new avenue of jobs in the cosmetic industry that i had no idea existed

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    haley says:

    Thank you. This was very informative, it helped me see the whole picture of what cosmetic chemistry is all about and what I may like to study specifically in this field. Again, thanks so much for the video!

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    Opal says:

    Hi enjoyed the video because, I am currently a chemistry major who has 5 classes left to complete my Associates Degree in Chemistry . I am on the lookout for any knowledge I can acquire about the cosmetic and fragrance industry because, I am also looking for an internship with a Perfumer at this time. I appreciate the overview of the industry that the video gave me. Opal

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    samarya says:

    Hi, thank you for these cours . it remind me the cours which i forgot when i prepared my master in cosmetic industry. good continuation

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    Tharnpraporn Chairatana says:

    Thanks a lot. Now I am a freshman and I study in school of cosmetic science in Thailand(Mae Fah Luang University). I want to be a good science. You are my idol please keep doing this videos and books.
    Do you know in Thailand does it have big cosmetic industry?
    Is it OK if I study in Thailand but I want to work in a big company like L’Oreal , Unilever etc. (In my university we study all subject in English.)
    Please help me!!! Now I’m very confuse is cosmetic science in Thailand good or not?

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    Shelly says:

    Thanks for the lesson. This has a lot of good background and intro information that I didn’t know before. Looking forward to the next part.

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    Shawn says:

    Great lesson! A real eye-opener for someone who wants to be involved in the industry as it shows the wide range of opportunities out there to suit the individuals tastes and interests.

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    Eucalypta says:

    Informative.
    I’m surprised that Western Europe – relatively – spends more on cosmetics than North and South America combined. It would have been interesting to see a comparison between the USA and Western Europe (and more realistic IMHO).
    About the differences between legislation in the US and Europe: interesting is that in the EU allergens (of a specified list of 26) should be on the label of each cosmetic article!

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      That data is from 2008 but it’s probably relatively the same. In general products in the EU are more expensive than those in the US so perhaps that could explain the difference.

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    Uong Duong Cam Tu says:

    Hi, my name’s Tu, my major is chemistry but I have no experience in cosmetic chemistry, and I apply for QC position in cosmetic company. So I want to know more about QC (responsibilities, what to do testing quality for lipstick products, applying of HPLC in testing quality…). Would you mind helping me?

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    Phylicia says:

    Thank you so much for this introduction on cosmetic science. I am looking into a career as a cosmetic scientist and this video was very helpful and informative on the various aspects of the field.

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    Solange Peretti says:

    Great lesson ! It’s good to know that the Cosmetic Industry is divided and work the same as in Brazil! The only thing diferente is that here the sunscreens and the antiperspirants are considered cosmetic products unlike in the U.S.

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    Candy Yang says:

    This is very helpful and general background information of the cosmetic industry, very nice pieces of information!!! Thanks a lot~ Hope there is more video like this in the future.

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    Babak Gh. says:

    Hi, I’m happy that know you. thank you for everything especially for “4-lesson series about cosmetic science and the cosmetic industry” I need more information about new cosmetic formulation for example ” anti air pollution shampoo “.please help me

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    Alexandra says:

    Hey! I really enjoyed it, for a simple chemist who wants to introduce herbs in cosmetics, trought organic products, this is very useful (all about cosmetic science).

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    Kate Chan says:

    This is very informative for those who are interested in the industry but simply don’t know where to start. I really appreciated the time and dedication that you have put into this blog, Thank You Perry !
    Kate

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    Marycolette says:

    God bless you Dr. Perry for expending time and energy to put this together. It is very informative and truly appreciated

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    Chikondi says:

    Great video and very informative about the different options and faces of the cosmetic industry.You did a good job breaking them down and explaining in detail. I’m looking forward to the next one.

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    Steve says:

    I joined too late. The video is not available at this time. Slide show was very good and learned quite a bit. Hope to see the video re-posted

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    neo says:

    Most informative. I”m a pharmacist and would like to branch out. I’d like to learn the field to do business. Want to start with contract manufacturing with a few basic lines and then later on start something of my own. Thanks, will keep watching!

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    Tasia says:

    Thank you for the informative video. It really helped to see the big picture of the industry and where my company fits into it currently and the goals of where I want it to become.

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    Rita says:

    Thanks for this great presentation. I’ve not considered this before but may now start look into putting my own skincare line together.

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    Michelle says:

    Enjoyed the video. Very informative. Thank you for creating such a well thought out production. Looking forward to seeing your other videos.

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    Yang says:

    I find this video very useful. By finish this video and working in lab as a biochemistry graduate student, I found my best fit is the formulation scientist. However, do I need to be the QA/QC people to start? I kind of hate the repeative job.

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    khaled elkomy says:

    great!
    I have benefited a lot from this lecture I wait impatiently for the next lectures,
    many thanks PERRY ROMANOWSKI

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    Bonnie Birkel says:

    When I tried to view this a message appeared that said “Argument Error – Invalid Parameter Passed to Method”

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      Thanks for the info. It must be with your system as I’m able to get the video. I’d suggest you try another browser.

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    Lucie says:

    Very interesting introduction to the cosmetic industry. Very much looking forward to the others videos. Thank you for this work.

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    Des says:

    Awesome! I hope there is a course on shampoos & conditioners. Great information I feel so encouraged to forge ahead in creating my line. Thank you!

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    Teri says:

    Thank you! Very informative. I especially like your duplicating cosmetics PDF as well. Looking forward to attempting to reproduce a couple of products that are no longer available, with your help it might all come together.

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    Phirdy says:

    Thank you so much for such an informative presentation. Who would’ve thought that something like a body cream – which you use every morning – could have such a complex journey? I wouldn’t even have been able to define a cosmetic! Looking forward to the next video…

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    Nohad says:

    Thank you so much for all this information. I enjoyed learning about the intro to cosmetics. I did not know what cosmetics really are.

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    Lu says:

    Thanks for the video! I’m from Brazil and here as most of Latin america countries cosmetic definition follows the EU classification.

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    Shannon says:

    Thank you for the information that spans across the cosmetic industry. This helped me learn about the different positions that are available and what type of work environment each position has.
    Out of curiosity, I know sales would have the highest payout from all of the possible job avenues but on average, what is the median salary for each position?

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      It depends on your level of experience and where the job is located but starting for most positions would be about $35,000 / year.

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    Al says:

    Informative overview of the cosmetic world. Good to know about the differences between the EU and US markets for your company. I feel that portraying being in the lab as a bad thing should actually be less emphasized and the different cosmetic industry roles be more neutral towards each other. We all have our forte’s and those of us in the lab 24/7 are better apt to be there than talking with a customer.

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    Lyz says:

    I never in a million years would have thought I’d be interested or even watching anything pertaining to “cosmetics”! I am finding this more intriguing and fascinating, the more I learn, and Learn is the operative words here. Currently I think I am on brain overload. I never had to take chemistry in school, kinda wishing I had now, and coming from the “natural” perspective, I’m seeing things in a whole new light. I only wish other naturalists could be as open minded. Looking forward to learning more!

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    Nayana says:

    Thanx a lot…… It is very usefull……
    Great job……..
    Really I’m looking forward for next part
    Thank you very much….

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    Pegah says:

    Thanks Perry for this informative video.
    You mentioned jobs in sales department for cosmetic chemists. Is it the same about purchasing department? I’ve got my M.S. in analytical chemistry and as I speak 3 languages apart from my mother tongue, I have been offered a job as a ‘materials specialist’ in a finished goods manufacturing company, and I am supposed to find new raw materials which can replace some other materials in our formulations, and sometimes I should kinda be in contact with raw materials suppliers, go to cosmetic exhibitions and stuff like that. The job actually falls under purchasing dep. category in the organizational chart of this company. However, this chart ain’t fixed yet, and changes can be applied..
    Do you think such job position exists? And is it the right job title? And if yes, is purchasing dep. the right category for it?
    Thank you in advance for the answer 🙂

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      Purchasing isn’t exactly the same as sales. But it would be a great place for a chemist as you will develop an idea of what ingredients could be replacements for other ingredients. The description you give sounds like it’s a technical services job.

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      I’d suggest you try a different browser. Or ‘right-click’ on the video and choose ‘save as’. That should work.

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    Joselle says:

    Thank you so much for this. Very informative and helpful for those who are starting their career as cosmetic chemists. Looking forward for the next lesson.

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    Byron says:

    Thank you for sharing. I found it very informative. I am new to this and want to learn as much as possible. My wife and I own a salon and she creates natural products for her clients. We would like to put something on the market whether it be just for the salon or in in stores. So we have a lot to learn and every little bit helps. We are trying to find a local college or university the has a cosmetic chemistry program. Again thank you.

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    hamid says:

    Thank you so much for this. Very informative and helpful for those who are starting their career as cosmetic chemists. Looking forward for the next lesson.

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    Gul Muhammad Bawa says:

    Very interesting and informative presentation and look forward to the next presentation. I would like to develop some skin care applications and would like to interact with you to seek help in development and formulation of some products which could improve upon the existing products currently available on the market.
    I would also like to get in contact with some cosmetic chemists in Pakistan who could help me in actual product formulation.
    Gul Muhammad Bawa

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    james says:

    I have started two business and it had taken me months to gather the information
    you provided in 15 minutes.
    Outstanding. Well done presentation of real information.
    .

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    fathanah says:

    thank you for sharing. i didnt know that there are many different jobs in cosmetic industry. a great introduction of what im planning to work as for starters. cant wait for next lesson.
    also i wanted to ask whether if organic products are better than the non-organic products in terms of safety, long lasting, improves appearance etc. there have been an increase concern of health issues in putting toxic/safe chemicals in our skin and we are uncertain whether it is safe. i’ve heard that women are more likely to have cancers than men due to using of cosmetic products more frequently. i just want to clarify my doubts. also, please specify which chemical are safe and which are toxic that can be found in cosmetics. i would appreciate any answers given to me.

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      Thanks for the kind words.
      No, organic products are not more safe. It is just a marketing gimmick to get people to pay more money for products. Cosmetics are not causing cancer. There are no compounds that you need to worry about since cosmetic products are safety tested.

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    Mike says:

    This video does not play in Firefox. This usually means your video plugin code has an error. If you (chemistcorner) change the URL in the shortcode to an absolute link, rather than relative, you should be able to fix it.

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    brahimi says:

    thanks ,It’s really interesting and useful lesson ,very helpful information and very helpful site .i wait to learn more

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    Robin Nobles says:

    This video was awesome! It definitely provided me with a deeper insight to the cosmetic industry. I would recommend this to everyone passionate about cosmetic chemistry.

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    rajesh chugh says:

    hi perry,
    rajesh this side from india. we are manufacturers of herbal cosmetics from 2005. i my self works as a cosmetic chemist. i want to do a short term i.e. 15-30 days course. just for the certification. practically i am in this field from last 10 years. kindly suggest the certificate program any where in the world. it should be regular, not distance.
    thanks,
    rajesh
    india
    +91 9610004142

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    Prair says:

    Thank you very much. That’s very informative & now I’ve got much better understanding of the industry 🙂

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    Anna says:

    Thanks for video. I am almost a PhD in Neuroscience (just finishing it) and I am passionate about cosmetics (a woman I am). It was nice to hear about different job possibilities in and outside the lab. So hopefully I can find a job that will be interesting and pay better than academic science.

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    Jesse Claibourne says:

    thank you very much!
    chemist by education and makeup artist by trade,
    formulating and manufacturing my own products now,
    finding niche for consumer’s who enjoy the cache of
    saying they have color/skincare/treatment made by hand,
    (hand whipping some emulsions is a bitch) but at a 10,000%
    or often more markup it is more than worth the effort,
    curious about how many to know your thoughts on independent
    all in-house operations, GRAS ingredients, approved pigments & dyes/lakes,
    appropriate preservation systems (or just forget water altogether…. can make it easier)
    the FDA regulations are not to comply with, nor is maintaining a clean workspace
    compared to the dirty fingers used to apply product, now that i have typed all this
    i just realized i am still really just a saleman, conviencing new clients to believe my expertise
    and buy my products. Thank you for the painful insight and thank you for being articulate, knowledgable and devilishly handsome, it has suited me well.

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    samantha says:

    Very informative…there were things you mentioned that I didnt know. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to learning some more.

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    Jayasheel Hegde says:

    Very good lesson for beginners. Includes all important aspect sand gives a simple and brief knowledge of the industry.

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    cindy says:

    This is a fantastic video that provides a very clear picture of the role a cosmetic scientist/ engineer can take. This lets me better communicate with the professionals in the cosmetic industry. Look forward to the next video!

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    Ime says:

    what a comprehensive overview! By education, I am a Chemist, Chemical Engineer and an Environmental Engineer; as I have university degrees in those areas but by trade I am a Quality Assurance Professional. (Pharmaceuticals). This video just tells me I can merge my training with trade and start working for myself! Thanks a lot and I look forward to more videos.

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      jamie says:

      Very informative and easily understood. I’m a beauty therapist and I’m interested in creating my own line of natural products. Looking forward to ensuing lessons. Thanks Perry.

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    YenKee says:

    A very good overview on the cosmetic science industry.
    And this did help me know more about the job opportunities and the job nature.
    Definitely will follow on the next lesson.

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    Raya Fadil says:

    Dear,
    Thanks a lot for this video , great information . It was very useful for me to categorise what I need to do in my future.
    Thanks

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    Kay says:

    Interesting video! I am a pharmaceutical major and I want to pursue master’s degree in cosmetic science. Thanks for sharing this information!

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    karen czujko says:

    unexpectedly informative! i thought it was just going to be a rehash of basic info, but the lesson gave very specific and useful info on the various applications of cosmetic chemistry.
    chemists corner is a real find.

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    Jemima says:

    I have learned gained additional information from this cosmetic lesson. im a regulatory officer and really appreciate the course.

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    Pur says:

    Thanks for the informative and especially ‘user friendly’ video on step 1 of learning about the cosmetics industry:)! Its so nice to have info from someone who knows what they are talking about

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    sulu giwa says:

    please i have learnt your lesson and it is really interesting so i cant wait to work in someones business so i need the guidelines or help from you on how to make lipstick and toothpaste

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    mrs peter glory says:

    wao i enjoyed this course so much it seemed as if it was dezighned just for me. i keep listeening to it again and again

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    Zoraida Santana says:

    Very interesting , informative and easily understood , I love the way you simplified
    your explanation .
    Thank you so much!!!!!

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      Zoraida Santana says:

      Very interesting, informative and easily understood, I love the way you simplified your explanation,
      thank you so much!!!!!!!!

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    Zoraida says:

    Very informative, interesting and easily understood. I love the way you simplified your explanations to provide clear understanding.
    Thank you

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    Aleksandra says:

    Great presentation! However I can’t help but wonder why did you leave Russia blank when talking about global cosmetic market. Are there no statistics for that region?

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    Gabriella says:

    Great presentation! It was really helpful for me to find out which job I’d like to take in this industry, and I hope I can get there.

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    Susan Roberts-Cooper says:

    Thank you. Great background information as an overview of the cosmetics industry, very informative.

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    LIz says:

    Thank you so much for the lesson.
    I don’t get it clearlly the difference between finished good mfg, and contract manufacturer. I thought the contract mfg do the finishing part too.
    Best regards,

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      In some cases they are the same. But the basic difference is that a contract manufacturer produces products for other people while a finished goods manufacturer makes products for its own brand.

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    Serena says:

    As an industry veteran, this presentation is encouraging and supportive of my decision to seek out employment in the industry after a five year, self-imposed absence. I especialy appreciate that the presentation offers basic, yet very thorough information. I believe this presentation would be very useful incorporated into secondary and undergraduate science/chemistry programs to help encourage young people especially females, to consider careers in science & engineering. I look forward to the next three modules.

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    Samson says:

    Well presented info. And helps me to see the general picture of cosmotic industry from the bussiness prospective. Thank you

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    LMW says:

    Hello,
    I am enjoying your material. Short and brief yet detailed and fulfilling.
    I create my own natural products and based on this lesson, I am a Formulator
    I appreciate all your information, as official school is way out of my budget scope.

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    trina says:

    This presentation was amazing. It was very encouraging. I studied a cosmetic science degree and graduated 6 years ago. I did not go into the industry directly but now I am considering doing exactly that.

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    Maria Vargas says:

    Excellent presentation, clear information, very well explained in a friendly and easy to understand way. I liked it a lot.

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    Sebagala Kawesa says:

    A great help to us beginners in cosmetic production. It illustrates thing to consider, which is very important. If only there was a way to download these lesson videos for future revision. In all ways it is a material of which no money is demanded.Great. Thanks go to whoever prepares this for us.
    Sebagala.

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    Asghar Ali says:

    It was a very interesting presentation. I am chemist and working in cosmetics industry for a long time. It contains very helpful information about cosmetic industry, specially those who are new in this industry

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    DeAnn Jackson says:

    Hello, I have been an esthetician for 6 years now. I changed my whole spectrum in work I have done before. I was in Quality Assurance for over 17 years, it was a slow go for a couple of years and I decided to go back to school, now I am really doing what I find interesting, but a little part of me still likes the science of cosmetics, I research (naturally) the products I use for clients and of course suggest what I feel they would need to get the optimal benefits for themselves. I found you educational video great and will keep an eye out for more information!
    Thank you,
    DeAnn Jackson

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    Joanne Nguyen says:

    Thank you very much for sharing the video! I’m appreciate that.I can’t wait for the next lesson..

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    Mohsen Amr says:

    It’s a great, wonderful and smooth educational video. Very informative and easy to catch information. Other related video’s parts will of sure comple the whole picture about cosmetic industry. kind Regards

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    Deborah Green says:

    A great overview of the cosmetic industry. Thank you for an informative and well put together presentation.

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    Efia says:

    I just love your style of teaching. Very clear, straight to the point and interesting. I’m an esthetician (13 years) and work with so many product formulations and faces. I get to see how these products effect the skin and its performance. Your information along with my experience is taking my career to the next level! LOL Keep doing what you’re doing. Your amazing and I appreciate your genorosity.

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    Ann says:

    hi Perry.. i have been trying to download a copy of the presentation’s slides but have not been able to download it. please i’d appreciate if a copy is sent to my mail as i wont be able to watch the video. thank you

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      Hello Ann – you can ‘right click’ on the slide link then ‘save as’ to download the slides.

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    V Carlson says:

    I am not technically a scientist … I have a few formulations I have created using product bases in combination with essential oils and other ingredients that I use for gifts and make available to close friends and family. I’m so excited to learn more from this video series, and found this introductory lesson to the cosmetic industry to be very interesting and informative! I look forward to the rest of the series! Thanks!

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    Mary says:

    very informative, appreciate all that your doing for us small time peeps, thanks, looking forward to the rest of the series.

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    Tamika says:

    Hello,
    I enjoyed the first lesson. There was a lot of great information. I’m looking forward to the next lessons.

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    Carla says:

    Thank you for the first presentation! I have been very interested in the scientific aspect of cosmetics for awhile now. I’m very excited to learn from the rest of the presentations to take steps into beginning my career in the cosmetic industry.

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    Jose' Herrera says:

    I enjoyed watching the video, was very informative overview of the cosmetic industry, specially statistic and market information, awaiting second part! Thank you Perry

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      Sorry for the technical difficulties. You probably need to update your browser. Try Google Chrome or Firefox.

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    Olubunmi says:

    Though I am a new comer in the cosmetics industry, I have found the video to be highly informative. Experience gained has gone a long way inform shapening my thoughts. Thanks so much.