Have you ever wondered how it would be to become a formulator? We have spent not a day but a whole week with one of the formulators from one of the top consumer goods companies, and here is our brief guide to the formulator’s life.
Formulators’ roles and responsibilities are constantly expanding nowadays. It all starts with the consumer and loops back to it. The modern formulator should now be aware not only of the market trends, but also of the current and future regulatory and safety situation. This goes on top of the formulator’s everyday activities such as formula creation and its successful scale-up to manufacturing. Moreover, this should still fit in the standard 40-h working week.
Here is a week in the life of a formulation scientist in brief:
We were lucky to observe the formulator’s work starting from the initiation of the project. As you see it’s no longer only about formula. Still, it combines all the possible factors the procedure gets in touch with physically (packaging, manufacturing process, consumer tests) and chemically (stability, regulatory, safety, etc.).
Now that you have seen how it could be in the cosmetic formulator’s shoes, stay tuned for our next blog article where we will discuss the main pain points and what could spoil the ideal day of the formulator. Learn more about formulation design.