The Chemistry of Cosmetics

Think you could come up with the next great cosmetic product?  Many significant breakthroughs in the field of cosmetics come from understanding not just how each component looks and feels but what its chemical properties are and how it reacts with other stabilizers, surfactants, and natural ingredients.  Having an understanding of chemistry enables cosmetic pioneers to revolutionize their field.

Laboratory Services

If you have ever lightened your hair color, you probably know that bleach is a common ingredient used to help remove color from the melanin.  Having this bleach combined with the right ingredients can work wonders, but you can’t recruit new customers until you prove your product works safely.  After all, a product that lightens hair probably will not sell very well if it also damages it or causes it to fall out. reacts with other stabilizers, surfactants, and natural ingredients. Having an understanding of chemistry enables cosmetic pioneers to revolutionize their field.

Cosmetics Testing

Do you have a pigment that could lead to a trendy new shade of lipstick but are unsure of what to do next? Or maybe you developed a new skin care cream that works wonders but degrades rapidly? The right chemistry analysis laboratory can help you refine your product’s chemical composition, creating a stable, high-quality, and safe product, and expediting the process of getting it on the shelves.

If a competitor’s product has some preferred characteristics, modern cosmetics labs provide services to deformulate the product and develop an improved formulation.  This could create a product with a longer shelf life by using a more effective preservative matrix, or better organic functionality through improved ingredients. Analytical labs can also create pilot batches and formulations for you to test before full-scale manufacturing.  All this at a fraction of what it would cost to develop and operate an in-house lab.

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