Today, I’m going to be speaking to a group of high school students about cosmetic chemistry and what it means to be a cosmetic chemist. It is my goal to inspire some of these people to go into science and maybe even follow a path to becoming a cosmetic chemist. It is a fun and interesting career which is largely unknown by college students.
The talk will cover a few topics including…
- What is a cosmetic
- What kind of jobs do cosmetic chemists do
- What do the ingredients do
- What are some cosmetic myths
- How to be skeptical
This is a blend of career advice / cosmetic science / and critical thinking training.
I do enjoy giving talks like these because the audiences are always very appreciative. I remember in high school I was voted the “Best Impromptu Speaker”. It’s still a source of pride.
In case you are curious, here is a copy of the slides I will be presenting on.