Course for cosmetics scientists focuses on formulation and business processes

By Simon Pitman

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Related tags: Management, Cosmetics

A week-long residential course, entitled Principles and Practice of Cosmetic Science, will look at some of the key challenges currently facing cosmetic formulation experts.

Organised by the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS), the event will take place between 11 – 16 March 2012 at the Wessex Hotel, Bournemouth, UK, with a comprehensive programme that has been developed over the 40 years that the event has been running.

According to the SCS, the course has been constantly updated over this period of time in a bid to maintain its position as one of the prestigious and renowned events of its kind.

Tailored specifically towards scientists who have been working in the cosmetics industry, the programme will include a series of lectures covering specific areas of the business such as safety, fragrance, legislation, packaging, marketing claims and product development.

Targeting core expertise

The course aims to provide these cosmetic professionals with the necessary tools to take on more managerial and supervisory roles, as well as targeting existing managers by giving them the opportunity to increase their knowledge-base in specific areas.

The minimum educational requirement for the course is a degree-level qualification, preferably in a scientific or related field, while the course is restricted to a maximum of 40 students.

The programme itself will consist of a series of lectures, each followed up with a question and answer session designed to allow students to interact with the lecturers.

Scientific and academic expertise

Each of the lecturers has been selected because of their credentials as either leading scientists or academics in their chosen field within the cosmetics arena, while most are said to have international reputations.

Key presentations concentrating on formulation will include a talk entitled Preservation in a Manufacturing Environment, given by Sarah Gladston, from Schülke; Basic Surface & Colloid Science, given by Dr Kevan Hatchman, from McIntyre and a presentation on Rheology, given by Steve Goodyer, from Anton Paar.

There will also be a series of presentations looking at specific business processes, including the manufacturing, project management, quality, and processing.

For further information about the course, its contents and to reserve a place, please contact the Society of Cosmetic Scientists by clicking here​.

Related topics: Formulation & Science

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