Careers at Sombra

Supervising Formulation Chemist

Sombra Cosmetics seeks an experienced chemist who has worked with skin care formulations including lotions, serums, creams, OTCs, cleanses and other skin care related products. This person will have the opportunity to contribute their skills and new ideas toward the growth of the company’s private label business.

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  • Formulate skin care cosmetic prototypes including performing stability testing, troubleshooting and other activities related to formulation development.
  • Research and develop ingredients and formulations for skin care and OTC topical analgesics.
  • Develop new product concepts
  • Develop prototype formulations from scratch with existing raw material inventory and improve on existing formulas.
  • Create formulations that address private label customer requirements.
  • Handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Adhere to cGMP quality standards, keeping a lab notebook and following lab procedures with attention to details.
  • Interact extensively with internal staff and with customers, and log customer adverse reactions.
  • Adhere to laboratory safety protocols.
  • Train and supervise others in mixing small samples and pilot batches of new and old formulations for tests and customer sampling.

Education & Experience:

  • A BS degree in Chemistry, Cosmetic Science or related sciences with at least three years of formulation experience and two additional years working with skin and personal care products.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Skin care, and personal care product knowledge essential
  • Essential communication (verbal, written) and interpersonal skills for all level of employees
  • Experience with FDA regulations governing OTCs and personal care products.
  • Ability to formulate with materials on hand.
  • Knowledge of cGMP

About Sombra Cosmetics: Located in the beautiful southwestern city of Albuquerque, NM, Sombra has 43 years of success manufacturing OTC topical analgesics, massage products, cosmetics and personal care products for healthcare and retail markets.

Sombra Professional Therapy Products

Phone: 800-225-3963
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