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  • Cosmetic Chemist working out of industry but wanting to reacquaint myself.

    Posted by Anonymous on March 28, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Hi fellow chemists,

    I’m Tani and a Cosmetic Chemist - however when I graduated in 2004 I quickly went from product manager over to marketing as my prior degree was in Marketing.
    I have worked closely with R’n’D but only within a 3P context as I was tasked to develop products and brands via outsourcing only.  As a result I effectively have not utilised any of my formulation knowledge in at least 9 years.
    I have successfully launched a couple of brands for others and currently am Head of Brand - Europe for an FMCG company however I have to one day have my own brand.  With 6 years to go I am considering starting my own from home DIY kitchen style products for myself, then friends and family all just to get my hands dirty again - so to speak. Basically gradually reintroducing myself back into formulation work.
    I have looked at some local formular courses but they are all far too basic yet I feel quite inadequate at delving right into formulation development at the same time.
    My question is how would you recommend I refamiliarize myself with my roots in Cosmetic Chemistry?  Any key recap books/journals?
    Any advice is welcomed.
    OldPerry replied 8 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • PharmaSpain

    March 29, 2016 at 7:36 am


    If you are really “disconnected” from your formulating capacities, maybe you can find helpful Perry´s formulation course:

    I may interesting this blog too (it is not high science but it is more scientific that most of others DIY blogs):
    Welcome to the forum
  • Bobzchemist

    March 29, 2016 at 1:57 pm


    When I did this several years ago, I found taking Perry’s course very helpful, not only for the content, but also as a way to guide my additional searches for information. Each month, I started with his material, then worked to find as much more information on that topic as I could. As I did that, more and more of the information I’d originally learned as a cosmetic chemist came back to me.
    I also found interacting with people here on the forum to be helpful.
  • OldPerry

    March 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    You sound like a perfect candidate for our course.  Let me know if you have any questions. https://chemistscorner.com/members

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