I want to be a Cosmetic Scientist when I grow up. Please advise..really.

...and is there still hope since I am now about to turn 62. I have a Masters degree already. What do I need to do and learn.

I knew there were chemists that did this for companies but never knew what they were called and what I might need to do or study in a return to school. Can you give a brief rundown of training etc.? THIS, as a credentialed public school teacher I can officially say, is one great way we can draw more young women into STEM careers.

LOVE your show. Just recently found it.


  • You know Perry has this other blog called Chemists' Corner and he talks a LOT about being a cosmetic chemist. There's a ton of information about going to school and becoming a cosmetic chemist.
  • I agree with Anger. Perry's other website is more focussed on the business of cosmetic chemistry while the Beauty Brains is more about the consumer side.  
  • edited October 10
    Thank you all. Maybe unrealistic at 62 but a screenplay (more my wheelhouse now) about a mad cosmetic scientist who ends up being "forced" to build bombs ...might be more do-a-ble and still have me learning and exploring and enjoying the field - whadyathink guys?
  • FYI - Just checked out 'Chemist's Corner' - Fascinating! LOVE it! Thx!!!
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