Senior Formulation Chemist - Cosmetics/ Skincare

Job Title: Senior Formulation Chemist - Cosmetics/ Skincare
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon, London
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: J913647_1652109378
Contact Name: Tom Hammond
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 09, 2022 16:16

Job Description

Senior Formulation Chemist - Cosmetics/ Skincare

Type: Permanent

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00

Location: South London

Salary: Very competitive DOE

Our Client, an award-winning cosmetic/skincare company with an element of fame attached to it… are growing and looking to recruit for a Senior Formulation Chemist that will work at their modern - state of the art facility in South London.

This company has a fantastic reputation in the industry, with their brand recognisable across the UK; and with a focus on sustainability and creating a 'greener' culture within their industry- they are industry leaders at the forefront of innovation.

The Role

  • Design and develop a wide range of colour care and makeup products such as lipsticks, mascaras, foundations, eyeliners etc.
  • Design, develop and conduct methods for formulation/packaging testing.
  • Shortlist ingredients through conducting thorough research across relevant media such as journals, conferences, meetings.
  • Good record keeping skills on formulation development, testing and raw materials - these to be kept updated daily.
  • Provide scaleup support to the manufacturing team, write methodologies and conduct pilot batches with our Manufacturing Team.
  • Liaise with suppliers across the globe and internal Supply Chain Team for shortlisting, choosing ingredients and alternate ingredients.
  • Roll out the colour care and makeup products from lab to customers with minimal assistance via various stages of the product development cycle.
  • Liaise with Customer Support Team for post-launch surveillances
  • Guide junior formulators, QC Team on product specifications and test wherever required.

The Person

  • Will hold a relevant degree in Chemistry/Cosmetic Chemistry/ Biochemistry
  • More than 7 years of experience in cosmetic formulation design, development and scale up, other industries (coatings etc may be considered)
  • An in-depth knowledge and thorough understanding of active ingredients and formulations
  • protocols and equipment (Cutometer, Corneometer, Mexameter, Sebometer, Visioscan, etc)
  • A thorough understanding of and hands on experience in cosmetic formulation testing, using instruments such as but not limited to Viscometer, Rheometer, Spectrophotometer
  • An in-depth knowledge of cosmetic, personal care and cosmeceutical active ingredients, their usage in the formulation/s and regulation
  • Excellent knowledge of raw material suppliers across the globe
  • A significant understanding of GLP and GMP working environments

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