Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Cosmetic Formulator/Scientist Natural & Organic Cosmetics

(Part-time, home based)


The Cosmetic Formulator/Scientist is responsible for the provision of cosmetics subject matter expertise across our online courses and classes as well as in support of our marketing, customer service and student services departments.

This will see the Cosmetic Formulator/Scientist support students during their studies, mark end of course assignments, write articles and classes and create formulations.

This is not a trainee position; we expect the Cosmetic Formulator/Scientist to have considerable experience and knowledge.


  • This is a home-based, freelance role that can be based anywhere worldwide.
  • You will need to be available to communicate with others in the company during some UK office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm GMT) on several days of the week.
  • This role requires mostly computer-based work. Some practical formulating is desirable, therefore, ideally you will have an area to carry out practical work.
  • 10-15 hours per week.


The School of Natural Skincare is the world’s premier online natural skincare formulation school, teaching students in over 150 countries worldwide to formulate natural and organic skincare and haircare products either for themselves or to sell, through our portfolio of online multimedia courses.

The successful candidate will be joining a multi-award winning, accredited, ethical and inspiring organisation. We are looking to add to our team someone who has the required skills and experience as well as a passion for all things natural, organic, ethical and sustainable.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES (including but not limited to):

  • Mark students assignments according to the criteria, guidelines and timelines provided.
  • Support our students with their studies by answering questions, providing formulation and troubleshooting advice. Answer questions posted in our weekly Q&A forums.
  • Write / research information for articles and social media about a variety of topics related to natural and organic skincare, product formulation, ingredients, trends and cosmetic safety.
  • Create, contribute to and review educational resources, including course materials, classes and guides, related to formulating natural skincare, haircare and colour cosmetics.
  • Create formulations for natural & organic cosmetics using COSMOS standards as a guideline. Provide product samples for photoshoots.
  • Provide our marketing department with subject matter expertise. 
  • Support our customer service department with subject matter expertise and knowledge of our courses.


  • Preferably a degree in Cosmetic Science or related scientific discipline with a substantial component of chemistry and/or biology.
  • At least 1 year of practical formulating experience (ideally in a professional capacity) of natural and/or organic cosmetics.
  • Logical and scientific approach to formulating and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and experience of using a range of natural emulsifiers, surfactants, preservatives and other cosmetic ingredients.
  • Passionate about, and personal interest in, natural and organic skincare.
  • Enjoys sharing ideas, findings, experiments and advice and teaching others.
  • Excellent customer service skills with evidence of strong collaborative skills across teams in multiple geographic locations.
  • Personable, positive, friendly, trustworthy and can-do attitude with proven ability to use ones own initiative.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong time management with the ability to respond and act in a fluctuating business.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English. Ability to write clearly and succinctly, explain complex subjects in an easy to understand way.
  • Excellent organization skills, the ability to plan, prioritize and manage own workload, work independently to a schedule and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to conduct research into natural/plant derived ingredients (including uses, benefits, efficacy, sourcing, manufacturing etc.).
  • Keen interest in latest trends, developments and advances in the industry and ability to report on these.
  • Ability to research a topic by using scientific journals and resources.


  • Qualification in Cosmetic Science or Chemistry.
  • Experience of product development from product brief to finished product.
  • Knowledge of cosmetic regulations and certifications.
  • Experience of product testing e.g. stability and PET.
  • Knowledge of, or an interest in researching, value based cosmetics e.g. organic, natural, vegan, fairtrade, sustainable, halal, fair trade, zero waste.
  • Able to take good photos and record videos.
  • Happy in front of a camera and willing to present lessons and content on pre-recorded video and/or Facebook Live.
  • Experience of using online software eg Google Drive and Asana.
  • A personal interest in natural & organic living, sustainability, the environment, cosmetics and the beauty industry.


  • Friendly and Polite.
  • Positive and can do attitude.
  • Solutions orientated.
  • Works to benefit the company and is an ambassador for its vision and values.

Please email a copy of your CV/Resume to together with a covering letter that explains why you would be interested in and a good fit for this role. Please use the subject line Application: Part Time Cosmetic Scientist Position

**Management reserves the right to make additions and changes to the role as is required by the business**

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