Cosmetic Product Prototypes: Development and Testing (NEXTGEN TRACK)

Instructor: Perry Romanowski
Format: Virtual - live online lectures w/Q&A
Day 1: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 (11:00am - 2:30pm EDT)

Day 2: Thursday, June 24, 2021 (11:00am - 2:30pm EDT)



This course is a part of the NextGen Track. Purchasing this course includes access to the Monday/Tuesday course Cosmetic Raw Materials instructed by Mark Chandler as well as Friday’s bonus seminar Cosmetic Claim Substantiation.

Not included in the NextGen Track is Formulating for the Delivery of Cosmetic Actives instructed by Ricardo Diez, PhD, and Scale Up and Processing Cosmetic Formulations instructed by David Yacko. To gain access to these additional Advanced Track courses, please select the "Full SCC Education Week" registration option. 

Note: because courses are running concurrently Monday-Thursday, those purchasing Full SCC Education Week access will utilize the on-demand recorded playbacks (available for 30 days) to view any courses they are not able to attend live.

Anyone purchasing a registration during the live event week will need to utilize the on-demand recorded playbacks for any live programming content that they miss.

Course Overview

This course will cover how to convert ideas into working cosmetic product prototypes, along with the testing needed to demonstrate their safety and effectiveness.

 Specific topics to be covered:

  • Developing a product description from an idea
  • Generating and finding starting formulas
  • Techniques for creating prototypes
  • How to test and refine prototypes, including testing for quality/stability, functionality, and claims
  • Working with different packing materials

In addition to the above items, the course will also contain a high-level overview of the upfront ideation process prior to prototype development, as well as a basic overview of the current US regulatory environment for cosmetic products.

Who Should Attend

This course will be useful for scientists, as well as those working in sales and marketing. this includes formulators, quality control chemists, regulatory scientists and product development professionals. those working in raw material sales will also benefit from learning all the development issues facing cosmetic formulators. 

In addition, small business owners and those developing their own cosmetics and personal care products will gain valuable knowledge and insight concerning the development of cosmetic product prototypes.

Note: this course is a more detailed and expanded version of the “Development” section of the SCC CEP course Cosmetic Chemists Guide to Product Development.

Daily Schedule

11:00am-12:30pm EDT - Live Lecture & Q&A
12:30pm-1:00pm EDT - Break
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT - Live Lecture & Q&A

About the Instructor

Perry Romanowski is the Vice President of Element 44 Inc, which is a cosmetic science consulting firm specializing in instructing people how to formulate cosmetics. Additionally, he runs a popular website which focuses on topics useful to cosmetic chemists. He has numerous publications to his credit including Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry. He earned a degree in chemistry from DePaul university and also studied biochemistry. He is an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and was formerly the president of the National SCC.

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