Profession cosmetic chemist
Cosmetic chemists develop formulas in order to create and test new cosmetic products and improve existing cosmetic products such as perfumes and fragrances, lipstick, waterproof lotions and makeup, hair dye, soaps and detergents with special properties, topical medicines or health supplements.
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- Investigative / Realistic
- Realistic / Investigative
- Scientific research methodology
The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.
- Cosmetics ingredients
Variety of sources coosmetics are composed of ranging from crushed insects to rust.
- Analytical chemistry
Instruments and methods used to separate, identify and quanitfy matter - the chemical components of natural and artificial materials and solutions.
- Laboratory techniques
Techniques applied in the different fields of natural science in order to obtain experimental data such as gravimetric analysis, gas chromatography, electronic or thermic methods.
- Good manufacturing practices
Regulatory requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) applied in the relevant manufacturing sector.
- Adhere to standard procedures
Adhere to and follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
- Report analysis results
Produce research documents or give presentations to report the results of a conducted research and analysis project, indicating the analysis procedures and methods which led to the results, as well as potential interpretations of the results.
- Formulate cosmetic products
Formulate and design complex cosmetic products from concept to finish.
- Perform chemical experiments
Perform chemical experiments with the aim of testing various products and substances in order to draw conclusions in terms of product viability and replicability.
- Recommend product improvements
Recomend product modifications and process improvements.
- Calibrate laboratory equipment
Calibrate laboratory equipment by comparing between measurements: one of known magnitude or correctness, made with a trusted device and a second measurement from another piece of laboratory equipment. Make the measurements in as similar a way as possible.
- Troubleshoot cosmetics formula issues
Troubleshoot the unstable formulas, scalling-up issues in order to ensure stability and a high quality end product that conforms to specifications.
- Test beauty products
Test products such as skin cream, make-up or other beauty products in order to assess their efficiency and formula compliance.
- Conform to cosmetics regulatory requirements
Ensure conformance to regulatory requirements applied in personal care products such as cosmetics, fragrances and toiletry.
- Examine production samples
Examine production samples visually or manually to verify properties such as clarity, cleanliness, consistency, humidity and texture.