The Cosmetics industry offers a wide range of opportunities for those interested in the application of science and technology.
- Product, Process and Packaging Development
- Quality Control and Assurance
- Product Evaluation and Safety Testing
- Sales & Marketing
Would you like to work in a creative, fast moving consumer goods orientated market?
Why not consider the cosmetic industry?
EEC directive and the UK Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 1984 defines cosmetic as:
"...A cosmetic product means any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance and/or correcting body odours and/or protecting them or keeping them in good condition...."
Cosmetics have been important throughout the ages but the progression of cosmetics from art to science did not occur until the later 19th Century whilst the modern cosmetic industry, as we know it, has developed over the last century.
Currently the cosmetic industry constitutes a £4000 million turnover in the UK, with over 200 companies manufacturing or supplying ingredients for colour cosmetics, toiletries and perfumery products. The continued success of our industry relies heavily on research and development. Consequently careers in the cosmetic sciences present many exciting and challenging opportunities for people with diverse areas of interest and training to contribute to the quest of finding new products and processes and improving existing ones.