How To Become A Cosmetic Chemist: The Best Education Path For Successful Cosmetic Chemists
Anytime you hear me talk about life as a Research and Development Chemist, I’m talking out of passion and excitement.
I couldn’t have asked for a better career. Even though I’m not at the peak of my career yet, I still have to go for my Doctorate Degree (still looking for a suitable program)
At the Masters level, I have acquired enough knowledge to develop effective cosmetic formulas.
In this article, I want to encourage anyone interested in becoming a cosmetic chemist to pay close attention to this article.
I want to get a bit personal now so you can pick one or two things from my educational background.
In my own case, I studied Cosmetic Science at a top UK university and graduated with Bsc (Hons) in Cosmetic Science.
After completing that program, I applied to two top beauty brands in Canada as a R & D chemist. I got the 2 jobs but chose one as full time and another as part time and on call basis. I gathered so much experience from my on the job training.
Years later, I took a break from the work force and went in for Msc in Cosmetic Chemistry in another top UK university (There is something about education in the UK, it is intense and more life changing than the ones here in Canada where I’m based. )
To cut the long story short, after I finished my Masters in 2017, I decided to spend time with my children and build a business for myself. So I started working as a consultant for the top beauty brands I worked for before I went for my Masters. I worked there several years before I resigned to start a business.
Right now, I still work as a consultant for a very popular beauty brand in the USA even though I live in Canada. I’m the brain behind all their anti aging skincare line formulation including their best selling serum line formulation. They contacted me after watching a couple of my YouTube videos last year.
I plan to start my doctorate degree in Cosmetic Science related field in the near future. This will help me to learn the science behind the development of Cosmetic Actives (This is one of my lifetime goal).
I hope this has inspired you.
In my next article, I will give you a list of Universities where you can study Cosmetic Science around the world. Stay tuned for that.