In light of recent world events, there has become a high demand for sanitizing hand gel and sanitizing hand wash products and formulas. While there can be some good information on the internet about hygiene and these types of products, there is unfortunately a lot of misinformation too. This blog is designed to give you facts about sanitizing hand gel and hand wash; provide you with links to reliable information, videos and formulas; give you the knowledge you need to make good hand sanitizing products even at home; and give you formulas and methods you can use, even if you’ve never made cosmetic products before.
Nano-materials: what’s the big deal?
Nano-materials in cosmetic products are defined as insoluble or biopersistant substances with one or more external dimensions or internal structure between 1 and 100nm. Their use has come under scrutiny from groups prone to scare-mongering that these substances can actively penetrate the epidermis and dermis due to their relatively small dimensions, entering the bloodstream and possibly causing safety concerns. This scare-mongering is particularly popular on the internet, despite the strong body of scientific evidence to show that the nano-materials approved for use in cosmetic products are safe when used within current regulatory limits. It is also a requirement of all products marketed in the EU to indicate all nano-materials in the ingredient list.
Ensuring product success goes beyond a great concept – the product has to be different to what else is out there, suit your target market needs, be at a price they want to pay, be advertised to the right people and deliver on its promises! If you want a successful brand, you must cover off on these 3 essential elements and then follow through with every product and every promotion.
Bar products are an increasingly popular trend – they are convenient to travel with, they have almost zero waste (and if packaged carefully, that packaging can be re-used or at the very least, recyclable) and you don’t use much with each application BUT… they are not easy to formulate.
It is quite difficult to get them ‘just right’: just the right setting and melting point for ease of use and manufacture; just the right consistency/hardness and just the right performance.
Ever wanted to have your own skin care line or cosmetics brand? This blog is for you! Whether it's to create something that doesn't exist yet, to create something BETTER than what is out there or just because you love cosmetics, this article takes you through some of the early considerations you need to make, if you ever want to make it!
There is no doubt that prolonged sun exposure leads to premature ageing of the skin and can cause some skin cancers. Reducing one’s exposure to the sun not only provides anti-ageing protection, but also reduces the risk of developing certain types of skin cancers over a lifetime.
We often get asked, what does it take to not only start your own successful cosmetics brand, but how do you then take it to the next level? A lot of people think if they have a fantastic product in fancy packaging with a great website, and their friends all love it, they will have a sure fire success – but unfortunately it takes a lot more than just that to really be successful in this highly competitive industry. Read on to find out what it takes to make it!
The selection of a preservative for a formulation is undoubtedly one of the most important, yet most controversial, aspects one can make. With so much choice in preservatives available, and so much misinformation on the internet, how does a formulator make the Perfect Preservative selection?