Discover the secrets and learn about the history behind the creation of cosmetics and fragrances. Explore a career in cosmetics and fragrance product development, brand management, or evaluation.
HCM 190 The Beauty Business-Art & Science of Cosmetics and Fragrance
Explore marketing and product development in the cosmetics and fragrance industries. Get a brief overview of the history of this exciting industry and learn the language used by marketers, developers, chemists, and perfumers. You will study the basics of working in a cosmetics and fragrance laboratory and investigate how beauty products are made. You will have a hands-on experience creating beauty products across a variety of categories.
Please note that you will be exposed to a wide variety of odors and should not be allergic to smells. Gallery
HCM 101 Beauty Industry Basics
Developing new products for the cosmetics and fragrance industry is an interesting mix of chemistry, aesthetics, and marketing. Through a fun combination of hands-on lab time, product history, and market research, you'll learn the language of beauty and the science of how a variety of products are made. Students will spend time in a working cosmetics and fragrance laboratory. Please note that you will be exposed to a wide variety of odors and should not be allergic to smells. (You can skip this summer class if you've already taken HCM 190)