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Fifth Grade, Cosmetic Chemistry Science Projects (3 results)

Cosmetic chemistry—thousands of personal care products line store shelves. From hair care and lotions to makeup and perfume, consumers have a wide range of choices. It takes science to develop and test products to improve them, offer new benefits, and ensure safety.

Learn more about the science involved in product development while making, testing, and comparing toiletry items in these hands-on science projects.

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Have you ever had a refreshing bath using a bath bomb? A bath bomb is several ingredients mixed and molded into a shape, which becomes fizzy when it touches the water. It can be quite a relaxing experience, especially if your bath bomb has a nice fragrance or includes some bath salts. The fizz is the result of a chemical reaction taking place between different ingredients within the bath bomb. In this science project, you will get to make your own homemade bath bombs and explore how changing… Read more
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Did you know that cosmetics companies employ teams of specialized scientists to develop and test each new line of makeup, perfume, lotion, or soap? This science project lets you be the cosmetics scientist. You will create your own lip balm right in your kitchen using a short list of ingredients, then test it, and follow up with some creative cosmetics science of your own! Read more
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Do you care about the look and feel of your skin? Then you probably know that your skin prefers to be well hydrated (moisturized). Dry skin often cracks, gets inflamed easily, and looks dull. If you go to the store, you will find many skin care products that promise to hydrate your skin. Among them are cosmetic face masks (sometimes called facial masks) that you put on your face to provide the skin with water and nutrients. In this science project, you will make your own hydrogel face masks… Read more
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