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.

Alternative label

  • formulation development chemist

  • cosmetics formulation development chemist

  • skin care formulation chemist

  • cosmetics research chemist

  • cosmetics development chemist

  • research chemist

  • cosmetics development formulator

  • cosmetics formulator

  • cosmetics formulations chemist

  • cosmetics formulation chemist

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

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Optional skills and competences

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