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  • Welcome to the forum

    Posted by OldPerry on November 22, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Hello and Welcome to the all-new Cosmetic Science forum.  I look forward to interacting with you and discussing all things about cosmetic science, formulating, and the cosmetic industry in general.

    This is where you should introduce yourself to everyone on the forum.  So, tell us about you.  For example…
    1.  What’s your background?  (you don’t necessarily have to include your name if you don’t want to)
    2.  What are you most interested in?
    3.  What are you trying to accomplish in your career and life?
    I’ll go first.
    I’m Perry Romanowski and I have been a formulating cosmetic chemist for over 20 years.  I started Chemists Corner a few years ago as a resource for cosmetic formulators and scientists from around the world.  It is my goal to help anyone with an interest in creating cosmetics.
    Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or follow me on Twitter.
    lulu replied 5 days, 1 hour ago 406 Members · 716 Replies
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  • guss

    November 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Hi my name is ghassan I am financial manager and just started my liquid detergent factory and in futur maybe I go in cosmetics also

  • shawnhebert

    November 22, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Hi Everyone

    My name is Shawn and I’ve been in the cosmetics industry for 17 years.  I’m currently in the process of developing products with the intention of starting my own skincare line.  I’ve found the Cosmetics Corner to be immensely helpful, and look forward to all the new discussions.

  • Anonymous

    November 22, 2013 at 11:26 am


      My name is Laura.  Although I have a Masters in cosmetic chemistry- I’ve bounced in and out of the cosmetic industry for the past 6 years.  Currently- have a job I’m loving for a small hair care company!  I love all the information and discussion on this website, and I look forward to being a part of the rebuilding.

  • Anonymous

    November 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm


    My name is Gabriel, i’ve been working in the pharmceutical industry for about 6 years. And this year i’ve started my own cosmetics company, cause its been a passion i’ve had since my college years. So im know in the whole process of buying the equipment.
    If i can be of any help, please feel free to contact me.
  • Chemist77

    November 23, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Dear Perry, 

    Heartfelt wishes for working hard to make this site happen again. 
  • Duncan

    November 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Welcome back Perry

  • Chemist77

    November 23, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    @Duncan What a relief to see big names coming back here, expecting Robert, Chemicalmatt, Mark, et al to sniff it sooner. 

  • Microformulation

    November 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Glad to see the Forum back up and running.

    Here is a quick introduction of my company;

    Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting works with small Cosmetic Start-ups. We provide assistance with Product Development, develop the Formulation, provide Stability Testing, perform Administrative functions and make referrals for Manufacturing. We do not manufacture.

    A large part of our Formulations are in the Natural and Organic Markets. We have formulated under the NSF, Whole Foods, NPA and USDA standards. We have experience in Hair Care, Skin Care and various other Formulations.

    Mark Fuller

  • Anonymous

    November 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Every Body. I am David from Phytoline in Australia and I am in this industry for 17 yrs. Phytoline is mainly in manufacturing even we do formulation and product development which are mainly for the manufacturing. We do skin care and hair care.

    In the past, I found Chemistscorner is very informative and I drop by quite often. Thanks Perry.
  • Ayla

    November 25, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Hi !

    So happy this forum is back ! Thanks Perry ! (can’t imagine how angry you must be…)

    So, I’m Aurélie and I work for 2 years now in a little cosmetic company. We do mostly hair care (shampoo, conditionners, colors…) but a little body care too. I’m in France.

    I really love this forum !

  • LianePamuspusan

    November 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Hi! I’m Liane, a newcomer to the cosmetic industry currently working as a regulatory analyst for a skincare company. My background is in chemistry and business. It is my goal to work in cosmetic product development one day. 

    Feel free to follow me on Twitter
  • Lions

    November 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm


    Glad to see things are back.  I’m a student just about to receive his bachelor’s and in the early stages of developing a fun product.  Hope to talk to you all soon.

  • vjay

    November 29, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I am Vijay zala
    I have 13 years experience in formulation
    I am in India
    I like this forum
    Perry is doing great job by making this forum
    I have no wards to say thanks

  • arctat

    December 2, 2013 at 3:28 am

    I am an ex-software engineer based in San Francisco. I’ve worked for several successful startup companies, and a few big names too along the way. Started really getting into cosmetic chemistry in December of 2009 but I am completely self-taught. I read a lot - I’m currently working my way through Perry’s book, Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry. Another fun book I really like is Scientific Soapmaking, although I lean more toward lotions than anything else. I am on a quest to formulate the perfect facial moisturizier for my very sensitive skin. Would love to some day sell products but right now I am comfortable just doing R&D wherever my interest takes me. I LOVE this forum! :)

  • Anonymous

    December 4, 2013 at 10:38 am


    I’m a formulator with almost 20 years experience in personal care making skin and hair care products.  Looking forward to some good discussions!

  • OldPerry

    December 4, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Welcome aboard @Heisenberg!  Love the gif in your signature line

  • vitalys

    December 5, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Hello all dear colleagues! My ex username was vitedit here. I’m very happy to come back. Perry thanks a lot for the hard work in recovering the forum and the website.

    My background is Dermatology. I have 15 years in formulation and 7 years running my own small company which offers formulation both for other brands and my own product line. We manufacture the products mostly for professional salon and cosmetic industry including skincare, manicure and pedicure as well as medicine grade peeling formulations. Also, we offer some formulations for men grooming. My own professional interests are focused on Keratolytics, emulsions and other disperse systems, as well as formulations against some skin disorders.

  • OldPerry

    December 5, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Welcome back @vitalys!  Hopefully, we can get some of the conversations that were here before back.  But the forum will continue with all new discussions.

  • simona

    December 7, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Simona here, based somewhere in Romania :)

    Nice to see the forum up and running again, I was shocked to see that it was gone at some point in time - so MUCH valuable information in there I wish I had saved!

    But anyway, for those of you who are reading this thread- I’m a 33 years old mother of a toddler, working in the IT industry, with a passion for handmade cosmetics since my daughter was born. I started with the simple mixture of waxes, oils and butters, soap making, and from there I went up to almost all the products I need (minus retinol treatments and sunscreens). I love learning and playing with the ingredients, I love testing new recipes and share the results with my family and friends. I may ask stupid questions quite a lot, but I am not ashamed in doing so :) Better to ask a stupid question than to falsely believe that I know better ;)

    Glad to see everyone back online!

  • Chemist77

    December 8, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Dear Perry,

    I have been to other forums too but I feel even novices like us too can feel comfortable among the learned bunch. They talk in a language which is understood by all and sundry and the good thing is that yet the technicalities are never skipped. 
    Great job, keep it up.

  • Bobzchemist

    December 9, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I’m back, and I’m trying to align my online screen names, hence the change. 

    I’ve been a cosmetic chemist for about 20 of my thirty years in the chemical/consumer products industry. Aside from cosmetics, I’ve also worked formulating fabric softeners, water treatment chemicals, mouthwash/toothpaste, ballpoint pen/permanent marker inks, and now soaps/floor wax/surfactant products.
    I’ve worked for both large cosmetic/personal care companies and small contract manufacturers. I’m currently working for a medium-sized natural products company that makes an eclectic range of products including soaps, shampoos/conditioners, sunscreens, disinfectants and many others.
    Robert Zonis
  • Anonymous

    December 9, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Hallo Robert again I sent you an email.

    I do the same for 50 years.Research and formula development -  Organic skincare products, household and all kind of other cleaners. I have my own company and work on orders.

  • Duncan

    December 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Waves at Robert. Need a bit of time to get used to the new handle

  • OldPerry

    December 10, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Welcome back @Bobzchemist

    Be sure to update your signature so people can get in contact with you.
  • vinitaj3

    December 10, 2013 at 11:01 am


    I’m Vinita.
    I completed my Bachelors in Pharmacy and received my Masters in Cosmetic Science.
    I am currently working as a formulation chemist for emulsions, masks, body masks etc.
    My future goals include learning and perfecting formulas for Keratolytics. Me being really acne prone with oily skin and found products that work well for my skin.

    I am currently working on Product development, Brand building, Product packaging and design and R&D for skincare and haircare products. 

    Thank you Perry for all the hardwork. I have been following your page ever since I went to undergrad uni

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