Sample Cosmetic Scientist Resume

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Jennifer Howard
4456 Heavner Avenue
Marietta, GA 30067

Job Objective To use my abilities and training as a Cosmetic Scientist to help growing company meet or exceed overall goals while also enhancing my career.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience in cosmetics research and development projects and activities
  • Immense knowledge of human biology, biochemistry and body ageing mechanism
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable government guidelines and regulations related to product quality and SPF
  • Familiarity with using Microsoft Office, internet, Lotus Notes, and statistical software
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with contractors
  • Ability to handle and complete multiple projects, efficiently and on time

Professional Experience:

Cosmetic Scientist
Coty Inc., Marietta, GA
August 2012 – Present


  • Researched and analyzed all properties and biological effects of different cosmetic products.
  • Developed, tested, and improvedcosmetic ingredients and products.
  • Updated and maintained test records, product details and other related technical documentation.
  • Investigated and resolved stability issues with new and existing products.
  • Sought and maintained latest information regarding cosmetic research field and trends.
  • Interpreted and complied with domestic and international product-related regulations and documentation rules.

Cosmetic Scientist
Avon Products, Inc., Marietta, GA
May 2009 – July 2012


  • Testedand assessed raw materials and manufactured cosmetic products.
  • Conducted clinical and user trials and performed quality control activities.
  • Contacted and liaised with various domestic and global suppliers, in a positive manner.
  • Documented and maintainedproduct formulation data, test outcomes, and final product specifications.
  • Oversaw and assisted in distribution of appropriate amount of product and its packaging.
  • Comprehended and followed established lab guidelines, procedures, and ethics.


Master’s Degree in Chemistry and Cosmetic Science
John A. Gupton College, Nashville, TN

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