Day 1 – Types Of Cosmetic Products

Welcome to Day 1 of the 30 Days to Become a Better Cosmetic Chemist series

This 30 day challenge is all about giving you basic exercises that will improve your abilities as a cosmetic chemist.

Today the challenge is for you to learn about a new category of cosmetic formulas.

In this episode

In todays episode Iâ share:

  • Information you need to know about the cosmetic market
  • The size of the worldwide cosmetic market
  • The 5 key types of cosmetic products
  • Different types of skin care, hair care & color cosmetics
  • Difference between drugs and cosmetics

Daily Challenge – Analyze the market

Here is a spreadsheet example of the market analysis. You can use this spreadsheet to do your own analysis.

Analysis of specialty hair conditioner market spreadsheet

Best places to find product information:

Drugstore.com
Ulta.com

Share your analysis, questions and comments below.

13 thoughts on “Day 1 – Types Of Cosmetic Products

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    Asad Uz Zaman says:

    Dear Perry,
    Good evening. I hear and try to realise this lecture from heart. It is very important and helpful. Excellent. Now, wait for day 2 lecture. Thank you very much.
    Asaduzzaman
    Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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    Ethar says:

    Hi
    I select the hair care catogourie especially the shampoo .
    I show five diffferent shampoos ,then i found that
    The different company used almost the same compounds,even the herbal shampoo contained plant extract with the same compounds or un herbal shampoo .
    In Anti -dandruff Shampoo they use Zinc pyrithione as active ingredient .
    Thanks for this traning perry 😊

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      Perry Romanowski says:

      It’s a good resource. However, they do repeat a lot of marketing material that the raw material companies and beauty companies say about ingredients. I don’t find everything they say about ingredient performance reliable.

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