Cosmetic Raw Materials (NEXTGEN TRACK)

Instructor: Mark Chandler
Format: Virtual - live online lectures w/Q&A
Day 1: Monday, June 21, 2021 (11:00am - 2:30pm EDT)

Day 2: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 (11:00am - 2:30pm EDT)



This course is a part of the NextGen Track. Purchasing this course includes access to the Wednesday/Thursday course Cosmetic Product Prototypes: Development and Testing instructed by Perry Romanowski 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

There is a dizzying array of raw materials from which the cosmetic formulator can choose to develop the next winning formulation.  Knowledge concerning the chemistry and basic function of these ingredients can be extremely valuable in the formulation process, as is an understanding of the supplier base for each of the categories of ingredients.  Basic formulation steps will also be explored, tying everything together.

Who Should Attend

This course will be very useful to individuals new to the industry, whether they are involved in formulation, quality control, technical service, sales, or marketing. It will also provide a great review and update to those with some experience in the field, or who are looking to transition from one discipline to another.

This course promises to be highly interactive, informative, and engaging. 

Course Outline

  • Cosmetic raw material market
  • Introduction to basic cosmetic chemistry
  • Emollients
  • Emulsifiers
  • Thickener/stabilizers
  • Humectants
  • Pigments
  • Cleansing Surfactants
  • Thickeners
  • Conditioning agents
  • Styling polymers
  • Active ingredients
  • Preservatives

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

Mark Chandler is President of ACT Solutions Corp (Adaptive Cosmetic Technology Solutions), a formulation design consultancy founded in 2012, serving the cosmetic and topical pharmaceutical industries, focusing on Adaptive Aesthetic Design™, Advanced Emulsion Solutions™, and Formulating for Efficacy™, with formulation laboratories in Delaware and Ohio.

 Mark also is a Research Instructor in the Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design program at the University of Toledo – College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He was awarded Fellow status by the SCC in 2014. Mark has presented technology throughout the United States and in over a dozen other countries on five continents, published numerous articles, book chapters, and has been granted 3 patents.

Mark has been in the industry for over 30 years, most recently serving as skin care applications manager for Croda Inc. He has roles in Sales, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Acquisitions, and Research and Development. Mark has taught courses for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) on Cosmetic Formulation, Cosmetic Raw Materials, Liquid Foundation Emulsions and Low Energy Emulsification for over 15 years.

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