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

Download the slides

If you would like to download the slides, feel free to do so here.


When you’ve finished the lesson, please leave a comment and let us know what you think.


  1. Avatar

    Thank you for the great overview

  2. Avatar

    Interesting as general information. Thanks.

  3. Avatar

    thank you for this useful informations. here in africa we experience a lot of job accumulation especially in the research and developement and laboratory department.

  4. Avatar

    Thanks for the overview, never thought scientist in cosmetic industry actually can be divided into several dept.!

  5. Avatar
    Huy Vien

    Thank you for the great overview about the cosmetic field! Much appreciated

  6. Avatar

    Amazing video, thanks a lot

  7. Avatar
    Isaiah Pendragon

    This was really attention gripping and not boring at all. I learned a lot, including that perfumes are cosmetics

  8. Avatar

    Thanks so much Perry for this explicit breakdown of cosmetics.
    Never knew that soap is not a cosmetic.
    This lecture has actually broaden my cosmetics knowledge.

  9. Avatar

    This is great! Thank you so much. I have just attended a training on making skin care products. I would like to be a formulator, rocstar. This video had given a great background and shown me where on this industry.

  10. Avatar
    Nina Ngandewe

    Thanks very much for the video. It was very informative, I wish every science school could provide such details about possible careers for students as many don’t know what to do beside QC after graduation. I’m looking forward to the next video.

  11. Avatar
    Nadia Z

    Wonderful breakdown of careers under the cosmetic industry umbrella. Thank you for this informative introduction into the Giant Cosmetic industry.

  12. Avatar
    Angela King

    Hi Perry, I just received an education on products that i’ve been using for at least two decades. Not knowing that there were so many categories of cosmetics. Thanks a million. I will be watching all your videos – i’m sure more than once to grasp the full knowledge which you are sharing.
    Thanks again.

  13. Avatar

    Nyc video … thank u so much

  14. Avatar

    Thank you

  15. Avatar
    Susan Walmer

    Great introduction to the cosmetic industry.

  16. Avatar

    This is quite a lovely case and am so excited for finding you. Can’t wait to go through the other modules. Really appreciate all the work u put into this

  17. Avatar

    I really appreciate it, thanks to you perry

  18. Avatar

    It was interesting to find out what is considered a cosmetic. I am looking forward to the next three videos

  19. Avatar

    Thanks heaps

  20. Avatar

    It’s a formative and great. Thank you

  21. Avatar
    Christine James

    I’m into making anti-aging skin and body cream. I only do it for me and my family. Now that I’ve seen your video, I’m taking it to a higher level.
    Perry, your video was very informative.
    Thanks a million.

  22. Avatar

    Thank you so much for the information, Perry! I particularly found your breakdown of all the different jobs that are available for scientists helpful as someone who just got her Bachelor’s and is trying to figure out where exactly I want to aim to go in the industry.

  23. Avatar
    laban nega miano

    thanks for this useful information. am currently in detergent making business and my current focus is starting a cosmetic line.

  24. Avatar
    Michael Joyce

    Great overview of the different categories of the Cosmetic industry and the potential job opportunities for Cosmetic
    Chemists. Looking forward to Lesson 2.

  25. Avatar
    Yong Zheng

    Very informative and interesting. Thank you for sharing!

  26. Avatar

    Overwhelming and a bit scary how big the industry is but also exciting. Great overview! Looking forward to the next bit of info.

  27. Avatar

    Very good and interesting video!

  28. Avatar

    Thanks! It was interesting.

  29. Avatar

    Thank you very much for important information.

  30. Avatar
    Promila Sharma

    Thanks Perry, it was very inspiring video, looking forward to see the next.

  31. Avatar

    Really good information as an overview of cosmetic industry. it helps me to make a wise decision which is suitable for me in my next career. however, i dont have any certified in cosmetics or chemistry related course. for me i have a strong passion in chemistry and cosmetics is a great way to start. i stop learning chemistry after i graduate from secondary school, get into a course which is not so much of my choice. as a working adult with years of working experience i didnt get a chance to be in chemistry or any science related jobs of my choice. went for interviews but no luck. fighting for survival and getting a job of my dreams is really hard in my country. hoping to switch career soon and continue study chemistry. wish me luck for my future.

  32. Avatar
    Kaitlynn Lewis

    Do you have a copy of the script?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Sorry, I don’t yet have transcripts of the lessons.

  33. Avatar
    Endlex victor Okechukwu

    Thanks Perry for the great information on cosmetics, your teaching really explained the wide range of cosmetics industry, I really appreciate your information,
    But let me quickly inform you that am interested in cosmetics formulating course but I don’t have full knowledge of chemicals, what’s your advice to me?

  34. Avatar
    Gabriela Georgieva

    Interesting and simple introduction to the business. Thank you!

  35. Avatar
    Leonardo trasgallo

    Thanks for the information, very interesting.

  36. Avatar

    I learnt alot ahhhhhh
    So interesting
    Thanks so much sir

  37. Avatar

    A great piece

  38. Avatar

    Wow, that was awesome!! A course filled with really good and useful information. Thank you

  39. Avatar

    So informative

  40. Avatar

    So informative

  41. Avatar
    mina rad

    it is contain extremely helpful information. thank you so much.

  42. Avatar

    Very Nice…….

  43. Avatar

    Lesson 1 was very informational and interesting to me. It covered some of the areas in the cosmetic industry which gave me a better understanding of what I’m required to do next. I thank you!

  44. Avatar

    Thanks a lot. It is really informative. I gave got a clue how I could start my career.

  45. Avatar
    Sara Brown

    Can’t wait to get to the science part

  46. Avatar
    Arina Darling

    Interesting and informative! Thks for this job

  47. Avatar

    Great intro for someone really looking to enter this field. So many things about this career field aren’t really easily found on the internet so I look forward to the next video!

  48. Avatar

    Interesting and informative. Thanks for the info on all of the related career

  49. Avatar

    Very interesting 🙂

  50. Avatar

    Very informative and looking forward for next lesson

  51. Avatar
    Marilia F. Rosa

    Hi Perry, thank you so much for sharing this video! I am a (recent graduate) chemical engineer interested in pursuing a career in the cosmetic industry. I’m sure this videos will be very helpful for me to find out what job is better for me.

    Greetings from Brazil!

  52. Avatar

    I like the video. It was very informative. It also gave me a direction of where I want to be after college.

    1. Avatar

      Thank you for the informative information

  53. Avatar
    Mao HENG

    Thanks you so much. Good Job!

  54. Avatar
    Rosalynn Poinsette

    I appreciate this overview. I found it interesting that the US and EU are a bit different when it comes to regulatory practices and enjoyed the breakdown of the market globally. Thanks, for taking the time do this.

  55. Avatar

    Awesome! Thank you!

  56. Avatar

    This was very informative and explained in a very simple and to the point.Thank you so much for making this.

  57. Avatar
    Dee-Ann Prather

    A very informative video. The overview of the industry was excellent – from the size and geographic distribution to the various sectors within the industry. The discussion on roles within the industry and opportunities for jobs was excellent.

  58. Avatar

    Thank you !

  59. Avatar

    Thank you so much for sharing with us your wealth of knowledge.

  60. Avatar

    Great lesson! 🙂
    Where could I find the most current Total Annual Global Sales and additional information about the market?
    Thank you

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Search our website for that info

  61. Avatar

    This video is so good.. I love it .
    I will watch it over and over again
    … Is not only educational but also inspirational

  62. Avatar

    Solid high level overview that is not encumbered with minutia.

  63. Avatar

    I learned a lot from this video

  64. Avatar
    Isioma N

    Very informative video, it covers essential information for the cosmetic industry

  65. Avatar

    Thank you,nice

  66. Avatar

    Thank you very much. I am a foreign student who want to pursue my Master and PHD degree in America, and I found this video is very helpful for me. I feel that I’ve gained the motivation to study hard in the future and to study efficiently.

  67. Avatar

    I am new to the cosmetics industry and want to know the basics. This lesson is just what I need and I am looking forward to the subsequent lessons. Thank you very much, I really appreciate it.

  68. Avatar

    Thank you, Perry, for this informative introduction. I’m looking forward to the rest of the lessons.

  69. Avatar

    Nice! I am new to the field so this is a great introduction and overview. I am looking forward to the other video lessons. Thank you!

  70. Avatar

    I want to own my own testing house, can you be more detailed about what is done at a testing house? Can you be a formulator at a testing house..if so, what do you do if your run out of ideas for research? Also, the testing done at a testing house, is it the same as Research and Development?

  71. Avatar

    This was a very informative video. I wish I knew about this when I was younger and in college. I would have maybe looked into this as a career. Please keep providing information.

  72. Avatar

    Very informative video,Waiting for the next one! Thank you!!

  73. Avatar

    Thank you very much for the information!

  74. Avatar

    Thanks for the great information. Very useful.

  75. Avatar
    chris baldwin

    I wish they had shown that to us when I was in beauty collage it would have been helpful.
    I felt that the scope was quite comprehensive and easy to understand.good graphics and easy pacing. my only thing was your reference to face painting as just a women thing struck me as being a bit behind the times on the street. you would be well enlightened to know that many straight men in business not related to Hollywood use make up its a market yet untapped in this country to its fullest extent….maybe some day. but that not being my point. .which is I look forward to the next one even as I follow on youtube . thank you

  76. Avatar

    Very informative about the industry as a whole.

  77. Avatar

    Great introduction, wish I had seen it when I first started looking into the industry. I am still not certain of just what the analytical department does, though.

  78. Avatar

    Very informative . Thanks a lot !

  79. Avatar

    Thank you for your presentation it is very useful to have a global idea.

  80. Avatar

    excellent presentation, I’m interested in making my own products, at the moment I am researching information to give me a better understanding of the industry I want to get into. thanks so much for sharing, looking forward to the next one.

  81. Avatar
    abdallah omar

    thanks very much

  82. Avatar

    Thank you so much for that video. I did a chemistry degree but I have found it very difficult to see the applications. I thought I would have a look more into Cosmetic Chemistry and you are providing the taster that I really need. Thank you for breaking down exactly where it is best to start out and what role would suit particular types of people. I love Chemistry and problem solving, so the lab is where I need to be

  83. Avatar
    Krastanka Marinova

    The presentation is very clear and useful. Thank you!

  84. Avatar

    Thank you for this video, it is so informative!

  85. Avatar

    Thank you for such an brief and adequate presentation 🙂

  86. Avatar

    Hello, I am starting a nail polish business and I found that the video really enrich my knowledge about cosmetic chemistry. It is very comprehensive and well structured. Thank you very much for sharing to us.

  87. Avatar

    Thank you very much. I’m a student of the Faculty of Chemistry. After graduation I’m going to become a cosmetic chemist

  88. Avatar

    Thanks for the wonderful information. Looking forward to the next video

  89. Avatar

    Hi Perry,
    Very good presentation for me who is new in the cosmetics industry. One question please: What is the good concentration (in %) of ethanol to put in cosmetic for preservation? Thanks in advance.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      You would need at least 20% ethanol to work as a preservative in a system.

  90. Avatar
    Salvador Robles

    Thank you for sharing this material, it´s exciting.

  91. Avatar
    suresh kumar


  92. Avatar
    suresh kumar

    Fabulous job per thanks a lot

  93. Avatar

    Great info.
    Thank you Perry

  94. Avatar

    Hi Perry
    Thanks. I have also joined the Practical Cosmetic Science course and find it very useful.

  95. Avatar


    1. Avatar


  96. Avatar

    Perry, thank you very much, good job, very informative.

  97. Avatar
    Jennifer Sims

    Thank you for your very helpful information

  98. Avatar

    Thanks. informative.

  99. Avatar

    Great lesson. Very useful for industry. Excellent job overview.

  100. Avatar

    Thank you so much! This intro gave me a great bird-eye view of the cosmetic industry.

  101. Avatar
    Dr. Ali Mansour

    Thank you
    It’s very helpful

  102. Avatar
    Arnold EPANTY

    Clear and simple presentation. Thanks for the information.

  103. Avatar
    Kirstine Reynolds

    Thanks for the video. I am trying to learn everything I can about the human cosmetic industry so I can better understand the Pet Cosmetic Industry.

  104. Avatar

    Helpful information for those who consider becoming a cosmetic chemist!

  105. Avatar

    Thank you so much. The video gives me a clue of searching for a job in the industry

  106. Avatar

    Thank you for such well systemized introduction to jobs in cosmetic industry. I have a degree in chemistry and your podcast The Beauty Brains gave me an idea to take a look at working in the industry. The video is very useful for me. Can’t wait to watch all of them!

  107. Avatar

    Thoroughly enjoyed this and thank goodness you have a personality as it made for great viewing. Totally appreciate your work! Many thanks 🙂

  108. Avatar

    Very informative. I look forward to the next lesson. Thank you.

  109. Avatar
    Rashmi Saxena Pal

    this lesson provided a complete overview of cosmetic Industry and the actual definition of what cosmetics are.Very helpful lesson.

  110. Avatar
    gee nass

    Thankyou for the great info. Really happy i watched it. Looking forward for the next one!!

  111. Avatar

    Thank you very much!!
    I found it very informative and helpful. Looking forward to the next one 🙂

  112. Avatar
    Howie le

    Thank you for the video. It is informative and concise. I like your presentation. Are nail care products not considered to be cosmetic? I would love to learn about nail care products as well.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, nail care products are cosmetics.

  113. Avatar
    Disha Gupta

    Great insight into the cosmetic industry! Looking forward to receiving other videos. Really helpful for those who are willing to enter the cosmetic industry.

  114. Avatar
    Olamide Olajide

    Thank you so much for the free video section, it is informative and encouraging. The presentation is simple and straight to the point. Love it.

  115. Avatar
    Bouchra Hassini

    It’s a really interesting video!
    I’m looking forward to see your next videos
    Thank you so much.

  116. Avatar

    Thanks for the valuable information
    Sir Perry I have sent you a mail for your email regarding hair gel. I hope you can reply with your email if possible

  117. Avatar

    nice video, i am creating my own body bleaching cream.. i have the mixture already but now sure if its safe or ready.. wish you can give me email where i can ask sir perry with my concers about my product that will help me alot..

  118. Avatar
    Sejal Majethiya

    Thank you!! I found it very informative and helpful. Looking forward to the next lesson.

  119. Avatar
    Helene Tsangaris

    Hi Perry, I really enjoyed your first video and will be looking forward to seeing your next one. A great presentation Perry.

  120. Avatar

    It’s really excellent video that supply me the overview of cosmetics. Thank you so much, I am looking forward to the next video!

  121. Avatar

    Thank you, this video gives me more useful information about cosmetic industry.

  122. Avatar
    Skinwin Soap

    Thank you, I really appreciate your time and effort in doing this. I can’t wait to see the next video, its very informative and hope to learn more about the cosmetic industry.
    thanks again!

  123. Avatar

    The first video was so informative and helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  124. Avatar
    Faith Chong

    Thank you for the presentation. Informative and useful. Appreciate the sharing.

  125. Avatar
    Kim Pelletier

    I enjoyed this first video of the Cosmetic Science mini-course and am looking forward to the next segment. Thanks very much!

  126. Avatar

    very educative. Thanks for that presentation.

  127. Avatar

    Was interested in the content. It was however lacking some words definitions that I had to go google. Unfortunately, I am unable to download the presentation slides. I crashes my browser. Could you fix the link please?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Try right clicking on the link and choosing ‘save as’ to download the slides. The link works for me so I don’t know how I would fix it.

      1. Avatar

        That worked. Thank you!

  128. Avatar
    william basante salazar

    Thank you for your general information in cosmetology, and waiting for the next lessons, to promote them as a chemical in organic synthesis in this new world of cosmetics

  129. Avatar

    Thank you very much for the video. It is very informative.

  130. Avatar

    Thanks Perry! That was a good one. I never knew cosmetics industry was this wide. This is insightful and will help me in a lot of ways

  131. Avatar
    Divya gupta

    Very nice introduction! Loved it ! Looking forward to work in cosmetic industry! Currently perusing biochemistry with molecular biology and biotechnology 🙂

  132. Avatar

    Thank you for this video which is very clear and informative. As a student in chemistry engineering with a specialty in formulation, it helps to see the whole possibilities in this field. It is also really interesting to see the differences between USA and EU (as french) ! Thank you and looking forward to see the next video !

  133. Avatar
    RENEE HELENA MacGareghty

    Thank you for this introductory lesson. Looking forward to the next.

  134. Avatar
    Valence M

    Awesome! Glad to have found this ‘corner’.

  135. Avatar
    ruth elvie maffo

    thanks Perry, very comprensive and informative. I am looking foward the second part.

  136. Avatar

    Very informative. Thanks!

  137. Avatar
    Fatima Kolo

    Thanks for the resourceful and very scarce information you put out there for folks like us Perry. I sure give a very good overview of the industry while providing directions on where we can be led to in the cosmetic industry.
    Thanks again.

  138. Avatar
    Evelyne Tompkins

    Very informative and well presented. Looking forward to the next video.

  139. Avatar

    This video and the whole page is really amazing, I admire you for sharing your knowledge with us, it is very useful and helps a lot. I especially enjoyed learning about the differences between cosmetics in Europe and cosmetics in America, as I´ve been dealing only with European legislation and stuff so far.

  140. Avatar

    Very informative. I look forward to the next lesson

  141. Avatar
    Rachel K.

    I find that careers in the cosmetic industry are not something that is talked about often. The way I discovered cosmetic science was by simply asking myself the question, “Who makes my products?” After searching for answers, I found out that there is not a lot of readily available information on how to get a job as a cosmetic scientist. Most of the useful information I found was by Cosmetic Corner or The Beauty Brains. This presentation showed me that there are actually many different jobs in the industry. My favorite job to have out of all of them would definitely be a formulator. Thanks for sharing all this basic information!

    1. Avatar
      Rachel K.

      Oops, meant “Chemist Corner” not “Cosmetic Corner”

  142. Avatar

    I had no idea no much went into the cosmetic industry!

  143. Avatar

    Great video!Awesome presentation and very vital information to start my dream career.

  144. Avatar

    I received my bachelor and master in one of the only 2 universities which have their own cosmetic research center in China. Before joining this course, I was kinda confident with my previous knowledge from school and my internship. To be honest, I registered for this course to help me learn English vocabularies in cosmetics formulation. But to my surprise, I think my previous knowledge only covers about 40% of the information introduced in this course. There is still quite a lot to learn. If someone spends time on what Perry introduces and have more insight into them, I believe he/she is able to handle this job more smoothly.

  145. Avatar

    Nice and very informative presentation. Helped me to understand that cosmetics are much more than limited to lipsticks or eye shadows 🙂 Thanks for the presentation. Looking forward for more videos.

  146. Avatar
    Tilak Raj

    Nice presentation for a new entrant to cosmetics industry.

  147. Avatar
    Richard Magallanes

    I was suprise that soap in the US is not part of the Cosmetics categories while here in the Philippines, soap is very much considered as Cosmetics and they very strict to those engaging in the soap industry.

  148. Avatar

    Thank you, Perry, for a solid presentation.
    The fact that deoderant is a cosmetic, & anti-perspirant is classified as an O.T.C. drug is a good illustration of the specifics of the Food & Drug Administration’s regulatory purview.
    Thanks for including me in your course. Best regards-

  149. Avatar
    Natalie Iliop

    I really liked the presentation! It was extremely helpful especially the part of which are the jobs that you can find in the cosmetic industry. ?Can’t wait for the rest of the videos 🙂

  150. Avatar
    DeAnna hansen

    As always, I learn something new every time I watch you Perry. Thank you so much for your time and efforts.

  151. Avatar
    Rebecca Owens

    My recent foray into making my own vegan mascara has piqued my interest into the whole process of making cosmetics. I found your video to be informative and pleasantly delivered. Be honest, that rocker pic is really you right?? Hahaha. Seriously though, I’m looking forward to the next video. Thanks Perry!

  152. Avatar

    Thank you for the video. Now, I can make a difference between the different chemist jobs in the cosmetic industry and choose what suits me best.

  153. Avatar

    Nice introduction, l appreciate your kindness. Good job.

  154. Avatar
    Daiane Hottz

    I am new to the industry, so I found this video very informative. Thanks!

  155. Avatar
    Sipos Andreea

    Very informative! Looking forward with the next lectures

  156. Avatar

    I found the differences in definition of a cosmetic very interesting as the world becomes more of a global market. I also found the market sales information enlightening.

  157. Avatar

    This is Awesome

  158. Avatar
    noman shakil

    Dear Sir, I highly appreciate your effort in delivering your knowledge and experience to make us a formulator chemist.

  159. Avatar

    Very nice and well organized presentation. Good introductory information about the industry. The section about careers as a cosmetic chemist looks to me more like an orientation to college students in their senior year of chemistry. Though it does not hurt, it might be worth to identify it as such (just my opinion and I might be bias due to my years of experience as chemist …). In general, a very refreshing talk; sweet, short and straight to the point.

  160. Avatar

    i need ur help… please tell me how to detect the percentage of ammoniated mercury in raw material and also in finished product i.e cream….

  161. Avatar

    thankyou perry thanks for the informative video tutorial

  162. Avatar

    Very informative! Looking forward with the next lectures 🙂

  163. Avatar

    Nice article thank you so much

  164. Avatar

    Thank you that is very informative as all your lessons

  165. Avatar

    that was great and very informative thank you so much I really like to be a formalator because I love making hair and skin products by my self herbs natural oils always inspire me

  166. Avatar

    I enjoyed this video and look forward to the others.

  167. Avatar

    This was very helpful! Thank you! I’m looking forward to watching the next one!

  168. Avatar
    Minda Dumaluan Macalib-Og

    Seems not new to me but I find it more informative compared to my previous knowledge about cosmetics.

  169. Avatar
    Kimberly Estrada

    Very useful for someone who has 0 knowledge on cosmetic chemistry and wants to get started in the right direction.

  170. Avatar
    Lovell Odili Agwaramgbo

    A very refreshing and an eye-opening lesson on the definition of cosmetics, what is and what is not, job opportunities in the field. It is great.

  171. Avatar

    Thanks for breaking down and explaining that cosmetics are more than the coloured stuff woman use on their face . It’s also important that you highlighted different countries each have their own regulatory compliance acts. There are so many jobs opportunities in cosmetic sciences the problem becomes choosing one (or more ).

  172. Avatar

    Decent overview of the industry and what goes into developing a product

  173. Avatar

    Great video! It was a good insight on career options available for persons such as myself seeking to become a part of the cosmetic industry. Looking for to learning more in the series.

  174. Avatar

    Very nicely done, very informative, can’t wait to. View the rest.

  175. Avatar

    Very helpful. It’s a great introduction to the cosmetic industry.

  176. Avatar

    Thank you Perry for clear and precise language. I am not an aspiring chemist, but a makeup artist and freelance consultant for cosmetic houses. I am looking forward to following all your subsequent lessons on color cosmetics and finished goods creation.

  177. Avatar

    Nice presentation much helpful for the beginners like me.I am happy to know all this course.

  178. Avatar

    I consider all information weather considered useful for your needs or not a strong foundation to understanding the “why” within a specific industry. This video is laying the groundwork for those who are discovering for the first time and perhaps reinforcing knowledge for the more advanced or experienced. Much appreciated!!

  179. Avatar
    Asif D.Y

    Thank you sir
    It’s very helpful

  180. Avatar

    Watching of this video opened my mind after 10 years studying just pure chemistry at university. I really appreciate Mr Perry’s work.

  181. Avatar

    Great lesson for the industry beginners.

  182. Avatar

    i really do love this video and i enjoyed every bit of it, thank you for this and i love to learn more, thanks.

  183. Avatar

    i am parag kale, I’m student of final year of in cosmetics, I’m Indian but I want to do job in out of country then sir what should I do?
    and how I prepare for it?

  184. Avatar

    Thanks for the info! Greetings from an organic chemist who is considering joining the cosmetic industry.

  185. Avatar
    Mani Ganesh

    Nice presentation much helpful for the beginners like me.

  186. Avatar

    Do you have to be a formulater to just color cosmetics like just work with pigments? I know the job outlook is acquiring a bachelors in chemistry but that’s really all I want to do?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      You could have an associates degree and get a job as a technician who would do the actual color mixing of pigments.

      1. Avatar

        thank you so much your mini course lecture was enlightening,

  187. Avatar

    Thank you so much. Your lecture is very helpful for my juniors.

  188. Avatar

    Thank you. It was very helpful.
    But I have a question. I would like to know who has better opportunities in a Cosmetic industry, a chemical engineer or a B.Sc/M.Sc in chemistry?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Depends on what type of job you want but there are more BS/MS chemistry people in the cosmetic industry than there are chemical engineers.

  189. Avatar

    Thank you so much. It was really helpful.
    I am studying chemical engineering. I was always fascinated by cosmetics . So, It’s nice to know that chemical engineers can work as a cosmetic chemist.
    I have a question. Can chemical engineer (who wants to work as a cosmetic chemist) get a job only as a process engineers or do they have other options?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      You’ll probably have to start as a chemical engineer but you could probably switch to formulating if you want.

  190. Avatar

    The lesson is really interesting and I found it helpful even though I just finished my first year of college. Will surely follow the next ones. Thank you

  191. Avatar

    thank you perry. this video has really reveled the correct path to follow.

  192. Avatar

    Excellent intro video: clear, to the point, all pertinent info. Surprising that you seem to appeal to students/scientists looking for a job in the industry as opposed to just entrepreneurs… I would have liked the presentation to be PowerPoint or even in Word in order to take notes directly on each slide. Now, the question I have not seen adressed… why Perry 44/Ruthenium!?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the comments. 44 is just my favorite number & Ruthenium = 44th element

  193. Avatar

    As a formulator, it was interesting to gain insight to the other aspects of the cosmetic industry. Well done as always, Perry.

  194. Avatar

    Hi Perry, your slides are really helpful and informative

  195. Avatar

    Hi Perry, thanks for the overview, very comprehensible.

  196. Avatar

    A good eye opener. Thanks

  197. Avatar
    Shanique Dixon

    Hello Perry, very informative video. Can you explain further why more ingredients go into the products of suppliers? You did mention in the video that they are more suppliers than they are manufacturer companies. Thanks.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      I’m not sure I understand your question.

  198. Avatar
    Rick Fox

    I thoroughly enjoyed this first lesson in your mini course Perry. Thank you for your dedication to helping our industry by sharing your practical information and making it an enjoyable experience.

  199. Avatar

    Thanks for mKing this! I wish they had more in the Midwest. I’ve been I went out I’ll be doing the distance-learning masters program. But I still want to look like a very viable candidate because I don’t live in that area and I would have to relocate. That also cancels out experience in a cosmetics lab, which I’ve noticed a lot of employers like to hire

  200. Avatar
    Deana Sanderson

    Thank you for creating this video. I am not a cosmetic chemist but am interested in formulating my own skincare products. I find your website very useful and am enjoying the 30 day series that you offer. I am also finding the blog section of Chemists Corner very helpful. Thank you again and I look forward to more videos!

  201. Avatar

    I love this. Perry I really want to learn more as i will be opening my salon and cosmetic line soon.

  202. Avatar
    Christian Creech

    Great info Perry, I found you a few weeks back and have no real education in cosmetics but have kinda learnt from exploration and research and have a keen interest in developing products. Its been very beneficial to watch this video and I look real forward to getting the next episode watched, your a big help. All the best from sunny England

  203. Avatar

    Thank you for that course. was very informative. now i know some position and career i can have in the cosmetic industry.

  204. Avatar
    shayla bess

    I loved this. It helps me when I make my products and gives me an added layer of education to my business. Thank you.

  205. Avatar

    Very insightful Perry. So happy to have found your story when I did, led me to figuring out my next professional move! Thank you for sharing.

  206. Avatar

    Thank you for the insight on the cosmetics industry. Good foundation for the course.

  207. Avatar

    Much better

  208. Avatar
    Bayuning Kaeka Putra

    Hi Perry, thank you for your usefull lesson. I can get usefull information about Cosmetic market etc. Very interesting lesson ! Thank you

  209. Avatar
    Obdulio Cerceño Ch

    Hi Perry R. You got me hook up to the mini-training videos. Yes! I am looking for to watch the Whole thing. I am into the Industrial Chemist products such as Glass Polishers, ecologic degreasers, and the likes. Not exactly cosmetics, but it is very nice of you the willingness to share knowledge. Knowledge is Power!. And I welcome any opportunity to learn from the “Rock Stars”. Thanks again!

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the kind words!

  210. Avatar
    jim fouret

    Thank you .. excellent presentation!

  211. Avatar
    Nelly Dons

    This was very educational, thank you for sharing your time and your knowledge.


  212. Avatar
    John Osuku-Opio

    What a wonderful overview of this industry. chemistry is the basic science of life. I have been searching for something new where to apply my chemistry knowledge. Right from secondary school,I loved chemistry,went to study pharmacy and learnt all walks of chemistry. Did Ph.D in medicinal chemistry and feel this is not enough, I have practised pharmacy for over 20 years but really not applying my chemistry. Chemistry is not well understood in practice. When I talk to my fellow pharmacy professionals about the stereochemisrty of drugs, it is as if they have never heard of chirality in Organic chemistry. It makes me laugh and say to myself that I am in a wrong place. Formulation science has not been my friend, but the chemistry behind is my instinct. So I feel that I can integrate my chemistry knowledge into cosmetic industry, since the building block of cosmetic science is all types of chemistry cocktailed with other subjects. This lecture refreshes my calibre with the basics of the industry. I am very grateful to have browsed on this and it is a new challenge for my curiousity.
    Best of my regards to the lecturer.

  213. Avatar

    Very enlightening. The all encompassing of the cosmetic industry is very overwhelming. I am just starting to investigate the cosmetic chemistry subject.
    Thank you for presenting this forum to us.

  214. Avatar

    I am doing a master in the Cosmetic Industry and I didn’t expect I would learn anything new but I actually did!! thanks for sharing Perry!!

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the kind words.

  215. Avatar

    Great lesson!

  216. Avatar

    Thank you! I did not realize how much I didn’t know. Thanks also for the books, I am enjoying them as well!

  217. Avatar

    I can not wait for your webinar on Thursday!

  218. Avatar

    Thanks for your effort to let us know better about cosmetic industry. It’s really interesting.

  219. Avatar
    hyungjae lee

    Thanks so much!!

  220. Avatar

    the way u explained, was easy and under stable…thanks

  221. Avatar
    Wilson Anomah Opoku

    Very interesting man, looking for more tutorials !

  222. Avatar
    patrick quest

    very nice and Informative. looking forward for more video. Thanks

  223. Avatar

    very usefull

  224. Avatar
    Marcia Burke

    Excellent presentation, very simple and clear language used.
    Really interesting, looking forward to part 2.
    Many thanks.

  225. Avatar

    this is very informative. So generous of you to share these mini courses for free!

  226. Avatar

    Thank you so much Perry for the informative video tutorial.
    You are doing a great job.

  227. Avatar

    Thank you so much for this and also providing those presentation slides to save. Really systematic explaination 🙂

  228. Avatar
    Gisselle Ramirez

    I really but really want to give you a thanks because Ive learned to much just with this video and I will love to see more.Thx

  229. Avatar
    sabiha hasan

    It’s good to know about cosmetics industry, interested in creating products at home

  230. Avatar
    Vijaykumar R Zala

    Its really great helpful.
    Thank you so much
    Perry you are doing a great work for society.

  231. Avatar
    Sadaf mazhar

    its so amazing and easy to understand ,thank you so much for helping me.

  232. Avatar
    Nicoleta Dimitrova

    Very good presentation! Very useful and comprehensive.

  233. Avatar

    A very clear introduction and it is easily understood.

  234. Avatar

    Thanks for the great introduction. Very nice ground work and easy to understand…

  235. Avatar

    This was a great introduction for someone like myself who needs more understanding about what a cosmetic chemist can do. Best of all you provided this information for free. This definatly makes me want to take your cosmetic formulating course. Thanks

  236. Avatar

    Very nice presentation.
    Looking forward to watching the next class.
    Thank you!

  237. Avatar
    Choma Matale


    I think its very good in that it gives an overall picture of the cosmetic industry. But I am still interested in the formulations first to see what I can be able to do and I am planning to buy the book very soon, I have already checked it on amazon website.

    Thanks very much.

  238. Avatar

    Thank you very much for this useful introduction as I’ll start work in the cosmetics field next month

  239. Avatar

    This is a stupendous presentation! I even took notes. I’ve learned a lot from watching this video about the cosmetic industry.

  240. Avatar
    olabowale omolade

    Whao! Quite revealing. Thank you.

  241. Avatar

    Interesting that soap isn’t technically considered a cosmetic….
    Great introduction! Look forward to the next part.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski


  242. Avatar

    Good introduction i dnt know cosmetic rules of FDU but knw i got little bit information. Thanks

  243. Avatar

    Very basic talk, but still useful to understand where to look for a job.
    I didn’t know that soap is not considered a cosmetic in the US! Interesting!!

  244. Avatar

    I take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to you! and looking forward for the second part.

  245. Avatar

    I hadn’t realised how many different areas that Chemists can find jobs in the industry. Very helpful.

  246. Avatar

    Great Introduction!

  247. Avatar
    ashrf ayyad

    Thank you very much for this useful introduction as I’ll start work in the cosmetics field

  248. Avatar

    This was a great introduction!

  249. Avatar

    The presentation is excellent! Thank you for providing this comprehensive overview. Your video is engaging. Looking forward to the next one.

  250. Avatar
    Paige DeGarmo

    very informative for a college student like me looking for internships!

  251. Avatar

    your lessons is great.I like too much and I’v got many knowledges.

  252. Avatar
    Ching-Chung Tsai

    Very nice introduction. I am a senior pharmacist but I don’t know what is the difference between drug and cosmetic. Now I understand that through your introduction. Thank you very much

  253. Avatar

    Really informative! I’m waiting for the next parts.
    I intend specialising in dermatology after completing a medical degree.
    Right now I’m wondering what would be the best solvent for salicylic acid to be included in an acne cream(ethanol isn’t desirable)

  254. Avatar

    This is great! Ready for episode 2! ✨

  255. Avatar
    Fatih Yesil

    Thank you for information. I hope Natural Products increase more.

  256. Avatar
    Karen Gedeon

    Thanks for this lesson, it really help me

  257. Avatar

    like it provides a good information looking forward for lesson 2

  258. Avatar

    Great information. Looking forward to the next videos.

  259. Avatar

    Sorry I could not open lesson 1 or lesson 2.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      This might be a problem with your web browser. Try opening the page in Chrome or Firefox.

  260. Avatar

    Its really helpful to create more understanding about cosmetics industry
    I’m really excited to see your next videos
    Thanks a lot !

  261. Avatar

    Good presentation! I have major in biology and currently work in a lab. I am dreaming about opening my natural skin care line some day. So, your blog is very helpful. Lots of useful information!

  262. Avatar

    Great video and insight on “behind the scenes” on cosmetics. Thank you for your presentation. A little late watching it, but I finally did it.

  263. Avatar

    I think it is very kind of you to make this information available to the public giving everyone the right to educating themselves around the world. I am interested for you to go into depth in the following lessons in the actual mixing of all of the ingredients mentioned. and the process of formulation for various products such as foundation chemistry, concealer, face primer, eye primer , etc

  264. Avatar

    Very good presentation. I am waiting for the next one

  265. Avatar

    Very broad and interesting information

  266. Avatar

    Seriously love your teachings! Thank you so much for your time, effort! It’s all very much appreciated 🙂

  267. Avatar
    Esther Htun

    Thank you so much for this cosmetic video lessons.At first,i wasn’t sure about the meaning of the cosmetic industry.I thought the cosmetic industry only involve formualting and quality control but after watching this video,I realized that the cosmetic offers a lot more than i expected.The video lessons here is very suitable for a starter like me.

  268. Avatar

    Great lesson!!!
    Thank you:)

  269. Avatar

    great thanks

  270. Avatar

    Very helpful. Thank you very much.

  271. Avatar

    Great insight into the industry. I am just staring out experimenting making my own cosmetics. thank you so much!

  272. Avatar
    J. Eily

    Great lesson, drills right down to what the industry is, the opportunities, and various types of jobs available for scientists. All done in an easy to understand, digestible presentation that gives a clear and concise picture. Value Added!

  273. Avatar

    thank u …

  274. Avatar

    Thank you
    The video is really simple and helpful
    I’m still studying chemical engineering and thinking to go into the cosmetic industry

  275. Avatar

    Hi Perry,
    just watched first video and it thought it had good background info on the industry. I may be just about to get a job with a haircare company, so am looking forward to the next installment. Thanks for taking the time to put these videos together, it’s much appreciated.
    Cheers, Philip

  276. Avatar

    I really enjoy your video pls am interested in working with any of the big industry were I can show my talent.

  277. Avatar

    I really enjoyed your video. Unfortunately, I’m too old to look at this as a career option, but I really enjoy your blog, your video, and really, everything I’ve viewed so far. Thank you so much.

  278. Avatar

    Think you in formashen

  279. Avatar
    Lourdes Fernandez

    This is a great source of information. I am very grateful for sharing and this video classes are a big plus. I developed interest in cosmetics and definitely this is a great website. Thank you very much


  280. Avatar

    Thank you Perry! This lesson is very informative and useful for beginners who want to step into the cosmetic industry. Look forward to the next lesson.

  281. Avatar

    Liked it. Thank you for sharing. Cheers!

  282. Avatar
    Milagros S Gonzales

    Many thanks to you Perry for the knowledge sharing you’re doing not only for your co-chemists but as well to others who have interest in cosmetics. This corner will be very helpful to me as i was recently hired to work in a cosmetics laboratory. I have a degree in chemistry but first time to work in cosmetics industry. I’ll keep following your program. More power and God bless.

  283. Avatar

    Thanks for the video, it offers a great description of the different job profiles available in the industry.

  284. Avatar

    Very informative for a chemistry major who is exploring career options

  285. Avatar

    Very good site thank you so much for this u don’t know how much you have helped me with your info

  286. Avatar
    Colin Ogle

    Great resource for those looking at further education options or just starting out and looking for some career advice.

  287. Avatar

    I liked very much the video. I am just beginning in cosmetic issues, so all information about that is always very useful for me. I got a pharmacy and biochemist degrees and then I focused my studies towards food chemistry getting a PhD degree. But nowadays, I have redirected my interest in cosmetic industry, specifically in soap and cream for cleaning hands and skin-care. So, I will appreciate any information about that area. Even though, that all is new for me, every recommendation, advice and guidance I will be most grateful.
    Thanks very much,

  288. Avatar
    Mustafa hamido


  289. Avatar

    You really enlightened me area cosmetics. I have a product I’ve developed from 42 years of shaving as a barber. I’m all these jobs rolled into one. Eagerly awaiting next video.

  290. Avatar

    Although I’ve only been a QC/QA analist at a cosmetics manufacturer for a few months, the information presented in these videos are less than new for me. I felt like the information given, was for non-scientist who want to start a cosmetic line, instead of chemists with real bachelor degrees.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      We try to make the information appropriate for a variety of levels so it’s difficult to make lessons that are appropriate for every individual. Hopefully, you got some useful information.

  291. Avatar

    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.

  292. Avatar

    The video was alright enough.

  293. Avatar
    Tara Quyen Nguyen

    This video is very helpful. It introduced the overview very clear. Thanks a lot.

  294. Avatar
    Ivana Brdar

    Thx for the video.
    It is grate for starting up with the cosmetics.
    I am looking forward to next one 🙂

  295. Avatar
    Edim Alobi

    no video shown.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

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

  296. Avatar
    Jose' Herrera

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

  297. Avatar

    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.

  298. Avatar

    Thatt vedio was great

  299. Avatar

    Fantastic info!! Even for us Aussies!

  300. Avatar
    Dawood Abdul Wahab Munir

    very informative am ready to know more

  301. Avatar


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

  302. Avatar

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

  303. Avatar

    Great Video! Very informative.

  304. Avatar
    V Carlson

    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!

  305. Avatar

    Perry Thank you for your clear presentation.

  306. Avatar

    Excelent introduccion!!!
    Very clear
    Thanks for the video
    Daniel from Uruguay (now in Miami)

  307. Avatar

    Awesome job! Easy to follow and interesting!

    Thank you

  308. Avatar

    Thank you for the many nice information, you’re a generous man ,God bless you

  309. Avatar

    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

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

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

  310. Avatar

    That’s amazing, your presentation is very clear and cohensive. It helps me a lots in my process.

  311. Avatar

    thanks perry .it was a good intoduction specially statistic and market informations

  312. Avatar
    nader futina

    amazing! Thanks

  313. Avatar

    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.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the kind words!

  314. Avatar

    Great work! Highly informative. Thank you for this introduction.

  315. Avatar

    thankss really helps me a lot… 🙂

  316. Avatar
    Deborah Green

    I am unable to download the presentation slides from this lesson. Any suggestions?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Did you try ‘right-clicking’ on the link then choosing ‘save-as’?

  317. Avatar
    Deborah Green

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

  318. Avatar
    polly malacad

    You are amazing! Thank you for your generosity 🙂 More power to you!
    God bless.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the kind words!

  319. Avatar
    petra vance

    This is a wonderful introduction to the industry. Thank you for sharing.
    Petra Vance

  320. Avatar

    Very informative. I appreciate you taking the time out to make these videos. Thank you!

  321. Avatar

    This is a great website and the video is simply awesome. I’m just so glad I can be a part of it.

  322. Avatar

    very informative..

  323. Avatar
    Mohsen Amr

    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

  324. Avatar
    Joanne Nguyen

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

  325. Avatar

    Very interesting presentation, I can’t wait for the next lesson!

  326. Avatar

    That is too informative. thanks for your good presentation. I am eager to seeing next video.

  327. Avatar

    It is too informative. Thanks for good presentation. I am eager for seeing next video.

  328. Avatar

    Nice talk! The information is very useful, can’t wait to see lesson 2. Thank you~

  329. Avatar

    Very informative thanks

  330. Avatar
    DeAnn Jackson

    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

  331. Avatar
    Asghar Ali

    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

  332. Avatar

    Thanks very informative

  333. Avatar
    Sebagala Kawesa

    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.

  334. Avatar

    I must say I enjoy it…just love chemistry

  335. Avatar

    Very informative. I look forward to the next video!

  336. Avatar
    Maria Vargas

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

  337. Avatar

    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.

  338. Avatar

    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.

  339. Avatar

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

  340. Avatar

    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.

  341. Avatar

    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,

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      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.

  342. Avatar
    Akinbolude Bukola

    Wow! I cant wait for lesson 2

  343. Avatar
    Susan Roberts-Cooper

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

  344. Avatar

    very informative looking forward to lesson 2 thank you

  345. Avatar

    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.

  346. Avatar

    Great introduction! I now have a full overview of the industry roles.

  347. Avatar

    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?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      No statistics that I have access to.

  348. Avatar

    Great, straight forward information. Thank you for the video

  349. Avatar

    pretty great info! cant wait to check out the second video

  350. Avatar
    moh red

    Thank you very very much
    I really enjoyed and intersted

  351. Avatar

    Very interesting,thank you and keep up the good work!!!

  352. Avatar

    Great lesson 1-Excellent introductory. Formulators are the “Rockstars!” LOL

  353. Avatar

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

    Thank you

  354. Avatar
    Noel Peter

    Very informative and helpful in giving the learners the whole picture of the cosmetic industry.

  355. Avatar
    Zoraida Santana

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

    1. Avatar
      Zoraida Santana

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

  356. Avatar
    mrs peter glory

    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

  357. Avatar
    sulu giwa

    please we need your contact number so that we can contact you personal

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      You can contact me via the website. See our Contact link for information.

  358. Avatar
    sulu giwa

    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

      1. Avatar

        I am so happy to find your website. I really like the video. It is very informative.I hope that I will be able to enjoy your course soon.

  359. Avatar

    Great and very informative information. Can’t wait for the second part. Thanks for sharing with us:)

  360. Avatar
    Sofía Valenciano

    I can’t wait to work in a cosmetic industry!! This is my dream!

  361. Avatar

    Thank for this free course I have learned so much 🙂

  362. Avatar
    Nahid MM

    It was useful! Thank you so much …

  363. Avatar

    Interesting introduction but I’m looking forward to the next part – the science 🙂
    Thank you!

  364. Avatar

    Thank You for video. I found the basic information You provided very useful. Looking forward for the next mini course!

  365. Avatar

    Very usefull. Thanks 🙂

  366. Avatar

    a very interesting overview of the cosmetic science necessities in the industry. very clear and informative.

  367. Avatar

    good video

  368. Avatar

    Great insight!

  369. Avatar
    Ashik Bojamma C U

    I found the this basic information very useful

  370. Avatar

    Thank you very much for the video. I love it, it is very informative and interesting. Can’t wait to see the lesson# 2.

  371. Avatar

    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

  372. Avatar

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

  373. Avatar

    Thank you so much for your insight!

  374. Avatar

    Thanks Perry, this live tutorial was very interesting, informative and professional. Great job keep up the good work!

  375. Avatar
    Puwa Sang

    Great source!

  376. Avatar

    easiest and reliable source of learning!

  377. Avatar
    karen czujko

    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.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski


  378. Avatar
    Rachael Zepernick

    Very good intro to cosmetic science. Lots of info about career choices.

  379. Avatar
    Rosa Kazemi

    Thank you for your wonderful lesson,appreciate your efforts.

  380. Avatar
    Shani Vermeulen

    Great presentation and overview of this mysterious industry – I say this because often people think this cannot possibly be a full-time career!

  381. Avatar

    Guy i love it all just because it simplicity and ideal video full of experiencing even for novice

  382. Avatar

    Thank you very much for your strong foundation. really appreciate your efforts

  383. Avatar

    Thank you so much! ..such organized good info!

  384. Avatar

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

  385. Avatar

    Thanks for the good overview.

  386. Avatar

    Thank you so much

  387. Avatar
    Lori Lagos

    Thanks for this useful information! Wonderful advices

  388. Avatar
    Tanvir Abdur Rahman

    It was very helpful, thanks to shear me.

  389. Avatar
    Raya Fadil

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

  390. Avatar

    Great. Helped me a lot.

  391. Avatar

    That was very helpful and excited to the next one

  392. Avatar
    Nathalia Arbeláez

    I found this presentation very complete, as well as informative. Thank you so much Perry for giving us this information to all of the newcomers in this field.

  393. Avatar
    Chalwe Diallo

    Your presentation was very informative especially for someone new to Cosmetic science. Thank you

  394. Avatar

    Great presentation, you covered all the basics without talking too much:)

  395. Avatar

    Very clear and easy to understand. Thank you so much! 🙂

  396. Avatar

    It was very helpful.thanks so much!

  397. Avatar

    very helpful. thank you!

  398. Avatar

    This is so helpful to me, Thanx alot.

  399. Avatar

    very helpful and clear information

  400. Avatar

    Thank you Perry it was very clear and helpful. ..

  401. Avatar

    I am entrepreneurs for nature cosmetic

  402. Avatar
    Hiba Khan

    Thanks a lot Perry!! That was very helpful! 🙂

  403. Avatar

    This was very important since it saved me a lot of time on my own research

  404. Avatar
    anne moses

    Thankyou so much for lesson #1. I thought that it was very informative. Really learner a lot.

  405. Avatar

    Many thanks
    Good overview

  406. Avatar

    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.

  407. Avatar

    Very concise and systematic description providing clear understanding for new colleagues. Thanks for wonderful sharing.

  408. Avatar
    Birdie S.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  409. Avatar
    raymund larioque

    I think it’s a great comprehensive discussion on the cosmetic industry. It is really educational.

    1. Avatar

      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.

  410. Avatar

    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.

  411. Avatar

    Thanks Perry! I’s great you share your knowledge!

  412. Avatar
    Dennis Bailey

    Excellent overview of cosmetic chemistry

  413. Avatar

    That’s good. Thank you very much!

  414. Avatar

    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!

  415. Avatar

    Good, concise information! Ready for the next lesson!

  416. Avatar

    very informative. I am looking forward for the rest.

  417. Avatar

    Very, very good presentation and the information is very clear

  418. Avatar
    Jayasheel Hegde

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

  419. Avatar

    I absolutely love it . Keep it up I’m learning and taking notes as well

  420. Avatar

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

  421. Avatar
    Mahmud Murtofa Salekin

    very good. Learn many new things. Keep going ……

  422. Avatar
    Jennifer Lin

    Thank you very much. I finally found an entrance to the cosmetic industry. The material helps me a lot!

  423. Avatar
    Naza Dave

    Wow, so detailed! I think i’ve got my place! Really helpful.

  424. Avatar
    Jesse Claibourne

    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.

  425. Avatar

    Awesome! Thank you for all of your time and energy.

  426. Avatar

    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.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Good luck!

  427. Avatar

    very informative lesson. didn’t know all about this. would love to connect with some formulators

  428. Avatar

    I really enjoyed the presentation. What do I have to major in to become a formulator?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Chemistry is best but Biology can work too.

  429. Avatar

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

  430. Avatar

    very good additive for me

  431. Avatar

    very informative

  432. Avatar

    Very great video and informative!

  433. Avatar
    rajesh chugh

    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.

    +91 9610004142

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Sorry, I don’t know of such a course.

  434. Avatar
    Joann Davino

    Very thorough description. Enjoyed and will share. Looking forward to more videos.

  435. Avatar
    Robin Nobles

    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.

  436. Avatar
    Anindita chattarjee

    Very nice.

  437. Avatar

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

  438. Avatar

    Very informative presentation!!

  439. Avatar

    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.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      I use Firefox and it plays for me. There must be some other issue.

  440. Avatar
    Yasemin Uzuner

    I could not watch or download the lesson

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Try to view the web page on a different browser.

  441. Avatar

    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.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      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.

  442. Avatar

    Great presentatation, easily catch up for cosmetic industry newbies

  443. Avatar

    The organization and graphics were very well done. Looking forward to the next lesson. Thank you.

  444. Avatar

    Good start. Awaiting #2.

  445. Avatar

    Good start. Awiting #2.

  446. Avatar

    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.

  447. Avatar
    Gul Muhammad Bawa

    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

  448. Avatar

    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.

  449. Avatar
    Martins Odetokun

    Ok, interesting and eye opener thanks

  450. Avatar

    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.

  451. Avatar

    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.

  452. Avatar

    great intro ! waiting for more info, thank you …

  453. Avatar

    I cannot watch the lesson!!! Message on screen says Invalid Argument?!?
    Please HELP.

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

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

  454. Avatar

    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 🙂

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      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.

  455. Avatar

    This was very awesome! could you tell me how a cosmetologist would fit into this arena?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Cosmetologists typically apply the products that cosmetic chemists formulate.

  456. Avatar

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

  457. Avatar
    Donna Dimick

    Wonderful, informative video. Looking forward to the next ones! Thank you!

  458. Avatar

    Thank you so much for the great intro video, cant wait for the next one!

  459. Avatar
    s aseer

    Its a good introduction and a ccomprehensive overveiw

  460. Avatar

    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!

  461. Avatar

    it’s very useful information… thanks

  462. Avatar
    sami wakil

    thanks for all info

  463. Avatar
    Irene Baek

    So helpful~~! I love it!
    hope the minicourse continues

  464. Avatar

    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.

  465. Avatar

    Very informative .. Thanks

  466. Avatar
    Amanda de Nobrega

    Really enjoying the videos. Thank you very much, once more!

  467. Avatar

    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?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

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

  468. Avatar

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

  469. Avatar

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

  470. Avatar

    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…

  471. Avatar

    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.

  472. Avatar

    thank you so much, this was really helpful

  473. Avatar

    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!

  474. Avatar
    Gigi Mikro

    Wow! I didn’t realise how diverse the role of cosmetic chemist is. Very helpful video on opportunities available.

  475. Avatar

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

  476. Avatar
    Rodica Lazar

    Very good introduction înto the science of cosmetics .
    Short but complex.Thank you.

  477. Avatar
    Bonnie Birkel

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

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      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.

  478. Avatar

    A very fitting introduction to the subject matter. Very much looking forward to the science bit!

  479. Avatar
    khaled elkomy

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

  480. Avatar

    Thanks, very good information. Looking at the basics is a good start. I’m looking forward to the next one.

  481. Avatar

    Very succinct and informative. Thank you Perry!

  482. Avatar

    A great general introduction to cosmetic science and the industry in general.

  483. Avatar

    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.

  484. Avatar

    Enjoyed video, good to the point information

  485. Avatar

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

  486. Avatar

    thanks for this valuable and good presentation

  487. Avatar

    so helpful…’s like someone accompanies me to the field….feel like I’ve stepped in to it…Thanx a lot..

  488. Avatar

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

  489. Avatar
    Louise Mynhardt

    Hi Perry, I am from South Africa, I am not at Cosmetic Chemist but co own a Cosmetic Company. I have found your information most informative, Thank you

  490. Avatar

    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.

  491. Avatar

    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!

  492. Avatar

    Very nice job,general knowledge and vivid presentation

  493. Avatar

    it is very great

  494. Avatar

    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

  495. Avatar

    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.

  496. Avatar
    Maria Miller

    I enjoyed your video, it was very informative. I learned a lot.

  497. Avatar

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

  498. Avatar
    Kate Chan

    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 !


  499. Avatar

    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).

  500. Avatar

    It is a resorceful introduction.

  501. Avatar
    Patty Johnson

    From a brand new entry level person , this was very informative . Thank you for all the information .

  502. Avatar

    Thanks Perry!! This video is very helpful!

  503. Avatar

    It was very impressive. Thank you.

  504. Avatar
    Babak Gh.

    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

  505. Avatar

    thank you very much

  506. Avatar

    perfect, looking forward more information.

  507. Avatar

    Very informative lesson about cosmetic industry

  508. Avatar
    Candy Yang

    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.

  509. Avatar

    Thanks Perry. Looking forward to seeing more

  510. Avatar

    Good Intro! Hope to hear more about formulating because that is where my interests is.

  511. Avatar

    Thank you, Perry for this nice overview of the cosmetic industry, especially for chemists that are new to this field.

  512. Avatar
    Solange Peretti

    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.

  513. Avatar

    Great summon up of the industry! Thank you, cheers!

  514. Avatar
    Eng. Q

    it tooks me to another world, i really like it… thank you very much

  515. Avatar

    Interesting. I´ve liked the drawing of chemist´s work in cosmetic area

  516. Avatar

    Highly informative yet accessible introduction. Thank you very much for making such a valuable resource available

  517. Avatar

    Thank you,

    Very Good Info and usefull specially for beginner.


  518. Avatar

    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.

  519. Avatar
    Tracey Simpson

    Interesting and informative

  520. Avatar
    Jenny Wu

    Very informative and a great introduction for the people want to get into the cosmetic career.

  521. Avatar
    Uong Duong Cam Tu

    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?

  522. Avatar
    African Naturalista

    This has been really good, and an eye-opener for me. The points were well organised and articulated. Well done.

  523. Avatar

    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!

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      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.

  524. Avatar

    Thank you,good job,l like it.

    I’m looking forward for the second part.

  525. Avatar

    Very informative , awesome thanks

  526. Avatar
    Eng. Nabil Mijahed

    Thank you for this great introduction video to the cosmetic world
    Waiting for the next video

  527. Avatar

    Thaks for your introduction!

  528. Avatar
    Ferdi Özer

    Thank you very much, very helpfull.
    Waiting for another courses.
    Best regards,

  529. Avatar
    Vincent Ayitey

    Very insightful and educating video. Learnt more in the video that i didn’t know before. Thank you very much for this opportunity, just can’t wait for lesson 2.

  530. Avatar

    Very helpful and clear Lesson! Looking forward to the next one.

    1. Avatar

      I was able to watch it because my phone does not support it

      1. Avatar
        Perry Romanowski

        Sorry. We’ll try to update the software to make it more mobile friendly.

  531. Avatar

    What a great video very informative!

  532. Avatar

    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.

  533. Avatar

    Quite an eye opener on the range of positions available in the industry.

  534. Avatar

    Thank you for good overview of Cosmetics, general.I expect in the next lesson more details. Regards.

  535. Avatar

    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.

  536. Avatar
    Tharnpraporn Chairatana

    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?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      Yes Thailand has a good cosmetic industry. I actually visited there last year and gave some talks. Look for the Thailand IFSCC

  537. Avatar

    Great , Its very clear information . Looking forward to the next lesson.

  538. Avatar

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

  539. Avatar

    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

  540. Avatar

    Great video – I’m spoilt for choice now – all of the jobs sound interesting!

  541. Avatar

    Dear sir
    Thanks for the useful information and such a good presetation

  542. Avatar

    Great video a lot more to the industry as in different jobs etc.

  543. Avatar
    Pradeep Deo

    Great………Informative…….This should be circulated to the budding Chemists learning in the University………….

  544. Avatar

    Woow great info.Quite informative thanks

  545. Avatar

    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!

  546. Avatar

    Good information. Looking forward to the next one.

  547. Avatar

    Very informative, thank you for putting this together!

  548. Avatar
    Zenith Czora

    really good , wanna learn the core of cosmetics science.

  549. Avatar
    Ragg Doll

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

  550. Avatar
    Mary Udoh

    i’m so happy to be here. i cant wait to become an expert formulator chemist.

  551. Avatar

    Good introductin lesson one , Great !

  552. Avatar

    that was very informative, thank you all the way from Sudan 😉 .
    can’t wait for the next one!

  553. Avatar

    Africa and Eastern Europe look like the great undeveloped markets. Are the cosmetic companies asleep?

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      It’s just an opportunity for someone.

  554. Avatar

    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.

  555. Avatar

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

  556. Avatar

    i like it ,thanks for ur effort to make this video,i got a lot of information here!

  557. Avatar

    it is good video. can not wait next video

  558. Avatar

    I thought the video was awesome. I learned a lot of information that was very informative and helpful.

  559. Avatar

    Very informative video, thanks so much for sharing!!

  560. Avatar

    A good lesson and very useful to me

  561. Avatar

    it is verry good introduction

  562. Avatar

    Great video. Put together well!

  563. Avatar

    Very concise and well structured overview of the cosmetics industry!

  564. Avatar
    somchai sayamipakdi

    The lesson is good.

  565. Avatar

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  566. Avatar

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

  567. Avatar

    Thank you for your lessons. Great from Russia *)

  568. Avatar

    Thank you! Very informative and easy to comprehend. Great!

  569. Avatar

    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!

    1. Avatar
      Perry Romanowski

      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.

      Perry, 44

      1. Avatar
        Pradeep Deo

        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……….

  570. Avatar

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

  571. Avatar

    Thanks for taking the time to post!!

  572. Avatar
    Tatjana Helman

    Thanks for the useful information !

  573. Avatar

    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

  574. Avatar

    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

  575. Avatar
    Eleanor Dasco

    Very informative!!! Excited to learn more. Thanks

  576. Avatar

    thank u sir for your information……….its really good

  577. Avatar

    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..! 🙂

  578. Avatar

    Fantastic work very helpfull
    thank you

  579. Avatar

    Thank you Perry for this GREAT presentation! Enjoy it and look forward for next lesson.

  580. Avatar

    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.

  581. Avatar

    it’s awesome. thanks

  582. Avatar

    Hello sir!
    very good job…its full of information and i really enjoyed the information.

  583. Avatar

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

  584. Avatar

    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

  585. Avatar

    Thank you for a great presentation. It was very informative and interesting.


  586. Avatar

    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.

  587. Avatar

    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.

  588. Avatar
    salwa hamoudi

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

  589. Avatar
    Maria Moutsiou

    Thank you for sharing. I nice, general introduction to the cosmetic industry.

  590. Avatar
    ikechukwu Anyaogu

    an en excellent interest arousing introduction of cosmetics science.

  591. Avatar

    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….

  592. Avatar

    a very nice presentation and very informative. Thanks a lot.


  593. Avatar
    Sheng-Sung Yu

    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.

  594. Avatar

    Great information..Thank you so much..

  595. Avatar

    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.

  596. Avatar
    Gecê Macêdo de Oliveira

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

  597. Avatar

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

  598. Avatar


    Thanks for sharing the useful information. It’s helpful.

  599. Avatar

    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.

  600. Avatar

    Very informative. Great tool for us newbies! I would have never known soap wasn’t a cosmetic. I can’t wait for the next lesson!

  601. Avatar

    This was so informative! Great work. Looking forward to the next video 🙂

    1. Avatar

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

      1. Avatar
        Perry Romanowski

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

  602. Avatar

    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

  603. Avatar
    Ee Peng

    Nice intro to the cosmetic industry.

  604. Avatar
    Tanya Vanee

    Good presentation! Looking forward to the next mini course!

  605. Avatar

    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.

    Wael Elrayes

  606. Avatar

    Thanks, it’s a good introduction

  607. Avatar


    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.

  608. Avatar

    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

  609. Avatar

    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.

  610. Avatar
    Despina T

    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.

  611. Avatar

    thx 4 the information..^^

  612. Avatar

    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.


  613. Avatar

    Thank you very much for this information! Good Job!!

  614. Avatar

    hi perry, thanks for sharing the information.

  615. Avatar

    Thank you soo much for the lesson, well presented and easy to follow, I thoroughly enjoyed it 🙂

  616. Avatar
    Maria Dela Cruz

    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,


  617. Avatar

    This is a great overview of the industry. Thanks for sending it my way. I’m looking forward to the next one.

  618. Avatar
    Deeqa ali

    Very insightful and interesting, I’m glad I came across this 😀

  619. Avatar

    Great Great Information to have a glimpse of what goes on in the cosmetics industry. Thanks a lot:-)

  620. Avatar

    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?

  621. Avatar

    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!

  622. Avatar

    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!

    1. Avatar

      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.

  623. Avatar

    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.

  624. Avatar

    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

  625. Avatar

    Thanks for the first lesson
    we are waiting for other lesson
    Please insist on regulated in Europe for cosmetics products

  626. Avatar
    Eldrie Burgers

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

  627. Avatar
    Helen Deng

    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?

    1. Avatar

      Thanks! No you don’t need a masters degree in chemistry in order to work in the cosmetic industry.

  628. Avatar

    Helpful and inspiring!
    Many thanks.

  629. Avatar

    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

  630. Avatar
    Robert Holshuijsen

    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.

  631. Avatar

    I Love Love Love all the info given

  632. Avatar

    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.

  633. Avatar

    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,

  634. Avatar

    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.

  635. Avatar

    some good info

  636. Avatar

    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

  637. Avatar
    Linda Crenshaw

    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.

  638. Avatar

    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.

  639. Avatar
    Helena Ribeiro

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

  640. Avatar

    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!

    1. Avatar

      Great news! Yes, cosmetic chemists are the ones who make Proactive and SkinID

  641. Avatar

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

  642. Avatar

    very informative for a beginner.thanks

  643. Avatar

    very helpful information and very helpful site!thank you!

  644. Avatar
    Muhammad Junaid

    hmmmm it’s a quite interesting and informative for the beginners in cosmetics.

  645. Avatar

    I want more…

  646. Avatar

    Thank you for sharing this information with me; it was very informative

  647. Avatar

    Very insightful video and very well explained!!!!Loved it!!.Im discovering a world of possibilities heree whoop whoop

  648. Avatar

    This website has shown me a world of possibilities I never believed existed. Keep up the amazing work!!!!!

  649. Avatar

    thanks for your effort , and for this simple & organized presentation. it is really useful.

  650. Avatar

    really really good presentation,that is very professional and simply to understand it simultaneously.thanks a lot

  651. Avatar

    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!

  652. Avatar
    Ella Robinson

    Really informative video, great for someone who wants to learn about the different areas of cosmetic chemistry

  653. Avatar

    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.

  654. Avatar

    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,

  655. Avatar

    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. 😀

  656. Avatar

    I ejoyed it very much.thank you!!!!

  657. Avatar

    Enjoyed the overview.

  658. Avatar

    Thank you. It was really helpful information.

  659. Avatar

    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 ?

  660. Avatar

    Please Can you tell me how can i get your Certificate in Cosmetic Chemistry?

  661. Avatar

    Thank you for the introductory lecture.
    You have the heart of a teacher!

    1. Avatar

      Thanks for the kind words Connie!

  662. Avatar


  663. Avatar

    I am excited about the lessons and learning more about this aspect of cosmetics.
    Great job!

  664. Avatar

    it is realy helpful introduction, very clear and i am looking forward for next part:)

  665. Avatar

    Thanks for the insight. I am ready to learn more!

  666. Avatar

    Thanks for a nice lecture.

  667. Avatar

    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!

  668. Avatar

    Thanks. It was quite an informative window into the exciting world of the cosmetic industry.

  669. Avatar

    Thank you very much.

    I really enjoyed the overview. BRAVO!!!!!

  670. Avatar

    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! 😉

  671. Avatar

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

  672. Avatar

    thank you so much for this information
    looking for other lessons.i need to know some formulation to make them

  673. Avatar

    Wow, thank you so much for this!

  674. Avatar
    Mfaume .N.Kangelle

    Thank you. Its a real good introduction.

  675. Avatar

    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!

  676. Avatar

    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..

  677. Avatar
    B. Mbanya

    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.


  678. Avatar
    Bedour M

    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

  679. Avatar
    Juliana Vicente

    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 🙂

  680. Avatar

    great work. looking for other lessions too. thanks very much.

  681. Avatar
    Brita Heitman

    Fantastic. Wonderful introduction. short, concise and gives a wonderful overview.

  682. Avatar

    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

  683. Avatar


  684. Avatar

    There were helpful information. I really enjoy the video

  685. Avatar

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

  686. Avatar
    jeon jung gean

    thanks for useful information .
    I am looking forward to learn the subsequent courses.
    take care.

  687. Avatar

    Great lesson thank you

  688. Avatar
    Babu Kumar

    Very Interesting and Informative, looking forward to learn the subsequent courses.
    Babu Kumar

  689. Avatar

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

  690. Avatar

    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.


  691. Avatar

    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.

  692. Avatar

    Thank you very much for sending me this informative email. I’m very happy to receive your lesson. Thanks again

  693. Avatar

    Thank you very much, Perry. Very informative, never knew about all that you told. Looking forward seeing more videos like this.

    1. Avatar
      Promila Sharma

      Thank you very much Perry, very informative and inspiring. Looking forward seeing next video.

  694. Avatar

    Thanks very much for this, it’s very helpful and I look forward to the many more videos like it to come.

  695. Avatar

    Excellent presentation and very informative. Thanks a lot.

  696. Avatar

    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

  697. Avatar

    A great presentation, simple and to the point.

  698. Avatar

    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.

  699. Avatar

    Thanks a lot for this, it was definitely very helpful.

  700. Avatar
    Raziq Dad

    thanks a lot, it is really good stuff for those who want to learn and know about the cosmetic as a chemist.

  701. Avatar

    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.

  702. Avatar

    Much more information than I expected. Good job!

  703. Avatar

    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.

  704. Avatar
    Keyla Ramos

    Entering the world of cosmetic chemistry is something very excieting for me and I think this is a great start

  705. Avatar

    It’s really interesting to enter this new world of chemistry.

  706. Avatar

    The best and most detailed guide to the cosmetics industry.

    Five out of five.

  707. Avatar
    Althea Ra

    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.

  708. Avatar

    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 =)

  709. Avatar
    Vivian Couto

    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.

  710. Avatar

    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

  711. Avatar

    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?

    1. Avatar
      Diana Lee

      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

  712. Avatar

    very useful Perry, thanks!

  713. Avatar

    few words from experienced ppl makes it worthier than reading and spending time on punch of magazines & stuff~liked:)

  714. Avatar

    Great information!!

  715. Avatar
    Mohammad Reza Nateghi

    Hi Perry
    Thank you so much for this informative presentation
    It is great an useful
    Kind Regards