Cosmetic chemistry vs. product formulation?
I am a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), and my work has focused on polymer chemistry. I am looking to start a career in cosmetic science once I’m finished, however, I wanted to know a little more about the differences between cosmetic chemistry and product formulation. I have looked at a lot of job openings and these seem to be the two that I am mostly interested in.
What I also would like an opinion on is whether having an MSE degree versus a chemistry degree makes me better suited in one versus the other? Would I not be considered for a position because I don’t have a chemistry degree? All of my degrees will be in MSE, but like I mentioned, my PhD work has been on polymer synthesis and polymer chemistry. Thanks for your thoughts!