Day 11 - Companies In The Cosmetic Industry

Welcome to Day 11 of the 30 Days to Become a Better Cosmetic Chemist series

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

Follow along in the workbook

In this episode

In today’s episode I’ll share:

  • Why you should know about the top cosmetic companies
  • Top 10 largest companies in the cosmetic industry
  • Sales information and top brands

The top company in the cosmetic industry in 2015 had over $30 billion in sales and was…. listen to the program.

Relevant to Exercise

Pick one of the companies on this list and do a deeper dive into the products they make. Go to the company’s website and write down all the brands they make. Then look for some of the products from those brands and make note of the technology they are using.

Do they use basically the same formula between brands?
Are the brands vastly different from each other?
Are their product offerings the same across brands?

After you’ve done this go get samples of products made by this company, use them. See if you can find similarities in their offerings and whether you can start to tell which big company make which brands just based on the products.

When you’re done go to the show notes and tell us about your experience.

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How to Become a Cosmetic Chemist

The job of a cosmetic chemist, or as they call it in the UK a cosmetic scientist, requires you to do a wide variety of things both in and out of the lab. Your main responsibility will be that of a formulator. This means you mix raw materials together to create cosmetic products like lipstick, nail polish, skin lotions, shampoos, toothpaste and any other type of personal care product.


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