Article by: Perry Romanowski

Are you a cosmetic scientist who dreams of one day starting your own line of cosmetics? On today’s show we talk to Kimberly Riley of FSL Cosmetics

Show notes:

1. News
Wrinkles are scarier for young people than cancer. If you want to stop people from exposing themselves to harmful radiation, just tell them it will make their skin look bad when they get older.

Benefits of Vitamin D in skin care products. Do these sound like drug or cosmetic claims?

2. Cosmetic Science Ideas
How to use the SCAMPER method for coming up with new cosmetic product ideas.

* Substitute

* Combine

* Adapt

* Modify

* Put to other Purposes

* Eliminate

* Rearrange

3. Interview with Kimberly Riley
Kimberly Riley is a cosmetic chemist who began FSL Cosmetics in January 2010. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and had double minors in Chemistry and Business Administration. Her goal in life is to use nature as an aid that fosters in revolutionizing and enhancing women’s beauty worldwide.


You can contact Kimberly through her website FSL Cosmetics You can also follower her on Twitter (FSLcosmetics)

If you have a question, comment or other suggestion about the podcast, leave a message in the space below.

Chemists Corner is a podcast about cosmetic science and is broadcast to help educate, entertain, and inspire current and future cosmetic scientists. The information and opinions discussed on Chemists Corner are those of the hosts and the guests alone. They do not necessarily reflect those of any past, present or future employers.


About the Author

Perry Romanowski

Perry has been formulating cosmetic products and inventing solutions to solve consumer problems since the early 1990’s. Additionally, he has written and edited numerous articles and books, taught continuing education classes for industry scientists, and developed successful websites. His latest book is Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 3rd Edition published by Allured.


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    Hello Kawther,

    Thanks for the kind words. The voting will start in September when the SCC National ballots go out.

    Perry, 44

    PS. Let me know if there are any topics you’d like to see covered on future episodes.

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    kawther alameen

    thank you Perry for this invaluable infrmation and really interesting interview with Kimberly.

    You’ve asked all important questions that one’s needs to know…thank you

    I’d like to vote for you but how do i do that?

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