These people all work within the cosmetic, toiletry and perfumery industry and have used science in different ways. In some cases, their roles now involve very little science, and in other cases, their jobs are extremely technical. But all their careers are interesting so why don’t you meet the faces of science?
If you are interested in following a career in the cosmetics industry, look at the courses on offer at www.scs.org.uk. There is also interesting and useful information on some of the cosmetics company websites. Click here for more information
The CTPA website has the full legislative requirements and guidance for consumers on the safety of cosmetics. Find out more about these here www.ctpa.org.uk/cosmetics.
Angela Janousek, an Industrial Chemist who applies her knowledge of chemistry, science and engineering to the manufacture of cosmetics in large quantities.
Arthur Burnham, a perfumer, who designs new fragrances for large companies, fashion designers, celebrities and royalty.
Deirdre Walters, an oral care product researcher who translates consumer needs into technical realities.
Dr Chris Flower, Director-General of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association. He speaks with the media and ensures that the industry is well represented to the government and other opinion formers and members are kept up-to-date with best practice and legal requirements.
Graham Turner, looks for new ways to control and deal with perspiration and uses chemistry to develop new deodorants and other toiletry products.
Joan Thomas, a microbiologist who knows a lot about the tiny microbes that can spoil cosmetic products and the best way to minimise spots.
Kumar Siva is responsible for the research and development of a range of skin, hair and sun care products and household cleaners.
Mike Brown, an industry scientist who has worked for years on products that protect the skin from sun damage.
Sarah Reygate, a celebrity make-up artist.