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Carly Musleh

South Shields, UK

BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science

Carly Musleh is well known for her YouTube channel which has over 70k subscribers and beauty website BeautySauce covering skincare, make up, hair and wellness. She chose to study BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science at the University of Sunderland as she wanted to extend her knowledge and gain a professional qualification in chemistry and formulating.

I wanted to study Cosmetic Science and Sunderland was one of only three in the UK who offered the degree. I live 20 minutes away from the University and had heard very positive feedback about the course, so decided to study here. I wanted to extend my knowledge and gain a professional qualification in chemistry and formulating.”

Carly, who is an award-winning blogger, uses the knowledge she has developed during her course to offer an insight into the beauty industry, covering topics such as beauty reviews and ‘how-to’ guides, and believes her niche is the scientific research that goes into her articles.

“I’ve found a passion for cosmetic science after loving beauty for so long. You can see from my online presence that my personal stand out in the industry is the research I put into my posts.”

Explaining how she got started in cosmetic science, Carly said: “I’ve always had a keen interest in skincare and the benefits of some ingredients, but I kept finding myself asking the question ‘why?’. I wanted to know why an ingredient worked the way it does and so I needed a deeper understanding of the chemicals and our biochemistry.

“However, looking back, it was something I’ve always wanted to do without realising it. I didn’t know the degree at Sunderland existed until a few years ago and before then I was already reading journals and studies on ingredients. My niche was explaining the science behind skincare and busting beauty industry myths, so I realised I needed to study chemistry and formulations, which I have gone on to do at Sunderland.”

She says the most exciting aspect of learning the subject is understanding and developing formulas. “It’s science and art, two things I’m passionate about!”

Published 12 October 2020

You can follow Carly's YouTube channel and view her blog, BeautySauce. Read more about Carly's story

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