Faces of Science is an educational resource for Key Stage 4 Science students, containing educational information, animations and interactive activities, as well as interviews with scientific experts who work in the cosmetic, toiletry and perfumery industry. Parts of this resource are also suitable for Key Stage 3 students.
Working with cosmetics and toiletries isn’t just for beauticians and make-up artists. You could be a chemist designing a new long-lasting deodorant, or a biologist making sure the toothpaste you produce works without harming the teeth. You could be working on improving formulations for a huge range of products from hair colorants and sun products to chip-resistant nail polish and colour-matching foundation. There are a lot of scientists working behind the scenes to ensure that the products we use everyday are safe, effective and pleasant.
In the sections above you’ll learn science that you’ll need to know for your GCSEs, and you’ll meet people who use this science for their jobs in the cosmetics industry.