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How Can I Educate Myself?

Below is a list of various sources to educate yourself further in formulating and manufacturing cosmetics and toiletries.

Recipes & Formulas
Formulas by MakingCosmetics
Formulas by Happi
Formulas by Personal Care Magazine

Books & Articles
Books by MakingCosmetics
Books by Allured Books (mainly for professional cosmetic chemists)

Videos
Videos by MakingCosmetics

Magazines
Happi
Making Soap, Cosmetics & Candles
Cosmetics & Toiletries
GCI Magazine
Skin Inc Magazine
Modern Salon
Perfumer & Flavorist
Journal of Cosmetic Science (mainly for professional cosmetic chemists)

Courses & Classes
Soap & Cosmetic Classes
Soap Making School

Professional Education
To become a professional cosmetic chemist, traditionally, you need a 4-year college or university degree typically in chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, and/or microbiology. However, large cosmetic companies with their own R&D departments are looking mostly for people who have Masters or PhD degrees in cosmetic science. Here are a few universities and organizations that offer an education in cosmetic science:
University of Cincinnati
University of Toledo
Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Online SCS Diploma Course