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