Practical Cosmetic & Product Development


Monday, June 6, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

National Office: 120 Wall Street Suite 2400, New York, NY 10005

Course Instructor: Perry Romanowski 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To explain a process by which cosmetic chemists can create formulations that can match or exceed the performance of competitive benchmarks.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This class will appear to a wide variety of people in the cosmetic industry. Beginning formulation chemists and QA/QC chemists will get the fundamentals of formulating various product types including skin, hair, and color cosmetics.  Seasoned chemists who have focused on one area of formulation can learn some practical tips that will decrease their product development time. 

  Member Non-Member Student Member
Early Bird  $360 $490 $210
After 5/30/2016 $410 $540 $235

This course will be divided into three sections including Preliminary Research, Prototype Development and Product Testing.

Preliminary Research – Reviews the process by which competitive benchmarks are identified and preliminary formulations are developed.

  • How to identify market leading formulas
  • Analyzing ingredient lists
  • Using claims for formulation clues
  • Identifying the critical formulation characteristics
  • Analytical breakdown of a cosmetic formulation

Prototype Development – Reviews the process creating prototypes that can match or exceed the performance of desired benchmarks 

  • Finding starting formulas
  • Gleaning information from patents
  • Leveraging suppliers
  • Creating prototypes
  • Ingredient equivalents

Product Testing – Reviews the process by which prototypes are evaluated and revised based on feedback

  • Lab evaluation of formulations
  • Trained panel prototype evaluation
  • Paired comparison and triangulation studies
  • Small scale consumer testing


Please note that Course Fee includes coffee/bagels, lunch/beverages and afternoon snack.All course materials are included in the fee as well. Any required Parking and/or Hotel accommodations must be made by attendee. Please see Hotel tab for recommended Hotel. 

Fees for this course are transferable but not refundable after 5/30/16.  Applicants who do not request a transfer to attend a different course will be subject to a $50.00 administration fee.

NOTE: The SCC reserves the right to cancel any course for which there is insufficient registration.  A full refund will be issued in this circumstance.