Introduction to Cosmetic Formulating

About the Webinar

During the LIVE Cosmetic Science Workshop, I'll be sharing: 

  • An overview of the cosmetic industry
  • A look at the different types of cosmetic raw materials
  • Basic chemistry every formulator needs to know
  • The different cosmetic product forms
  • A review of the testing you have to run on cosmetics you sell
  • How to set up a cosmetic lab

Presentation: There will be a LIVE 30 - 40 min presentation
covering all aspects of cosmetic formulating including lab setup, raw materials, making prototypes and more.
Question & Answers:  Then we’ll have another 20 - 30 minutes of answering questions from anyone in the audience.

Bio:   Perry Romanowski is an independent cosmetic chemistry who has spent over 25 years developing products in the personal care and cosmetic industry.  He has worked on both hair and skin care products. He is currently Vice President of Element 44 Inc which specialized in science education. He is a long time instructor for the SCC continuing education program and has authored or edited 6 books in cosmetic science plus numerous articles. In 2014, Romanowski created the Practical Cosmetic Formulating online training program to provide cosmetic chemists continuing education across a broad range of formula categories.  He served as the 2018 President of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) and is currently the Chair of the IFSCC Education Committee and Chair of the Midwest SCC  Chapter. 

​​​​​​​Previously, Romanowski worked for Alberto Culver serving as a senior project leader for hair care innovation. Additionally, he has made appearances on popular TV shows including the Dr. Oz show and the Rachel Ray show. Romanowski received his B.S. in Chemistry from DePaul University and also studied Biochemistry. He is the founder and creator of the ChemistsCorner.com website dedicated to teaching about cosmetic science

  • Mary Lynn Halland

    Webinar Host

  • Perry Romanowski

    Webinar Moderator and Presenter

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