Cosmetic Chemist – Vanessa Thomas

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Cosmetic Chemist – Vanessa Thomas

Vanessa Thomas
Cosmetic Chemist
Freelance Formulations

I am the owner of my company, Founder and Head Cosmetic Chemist of Freelance Formulations. I work with brands to formulate new cosmetic products before mass production.

Much of my day is spent discussing projects with clients and employees, as well as researching and sourcing ingredients and chemicals for cosmetics.

Pros

I love everything about my job. I have always been passionate about chemistry, and cosmetics are so prevalent and important to our culture, so even though I work hard, it doesn’t always feel that way. I have a great team on my side.

Cons

The hardest part of my job was getting started in my own business, and getting used to being my own boss. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t have it any other way, but it was definitely a change right after I left my 9-5!

Vanessa Thomas
Cosmetic Chemist
She has over 20 years of experience formulating various types of cosmetics such as color cosmetics, fragrance, skincare, haircare, over-the-counter/sunscreen, cleaning products, and more. She holds a Master’s degree in cosmetic science and is on the board of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists FL Chapter.

Vanessa Thomas
Cosmetic Chemist
Freelance Formulations
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Chemists

conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.

Salary: $86410
Salary Rank: A
Education: Bachelor's degree
Becoming One: Hard
Job Satisfaction: Low
Job Growth: Average
Suitable Personality: The Thinker