Cosmeceuticals & Therapeutics R&D

Cosmeceutical analysis laboratory including product research, testing, and development services for the health, beauty, and drug products industries.  From solving complex technical problems present in existing formulations to developing new innovative formulations, Avomeen’s experienced chemists can help with your cosmeceutical product research and development needs.

What are Cosmeceuticals?

Cosmeceuticals is a marketing term for cosmetics products that have pharmaceutical-type ingredients included in its formulation or claims of medicinal properties.  These products are not required to go through the rigorous testing process that a pharmaceutical product does, but its safety and compliance with any advertising claims such as medical or drug-like benefits thought to be gained through their inclusion of biologically active ingredients must still be verified.

Products that are applied topically are called cosmeceuticals; if they are ingested orally, they are called nutricosmetics.  The FDA does not currently recognize cosmeceuticals as a category.  To avoid being regulated as a pharmaceutical, these products often avoid making certain claims that would indicate that it has drug or drug-like properties.  How a cosmeceutical product is regulated, as a cosmetic product or as a drug is based on its claims.

We work on Cosmeceuticals including:

  • Dermatological
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC)
  • Cosmetics
  • Moisturizers
  • Creams, Lotions, Gels, Powders & Sprays
  • Antimicrobial & Wound Cleaning
  • Medicated Deodorant
  • Burn Treatments
  • Other Topical Treatments

We work on medicated products including those with anti-aging, anti-wrinkling, and anti-cellulite, hyperpigmentation, free radical quenching, and loss of elasticity properties.  We can also work on products that reduce skin roughness, cracking, irritation, and more.

Common Ingredients in cosmeceutical products:

  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C
  • Botanical Lipids & Oils
  • Green Tea
  • Grape Seed
  • Pomegranate
  • Various Teas
  • Peptides
  • Retinoids
  • Polyphenols
  • Hydroxy Acids
  • Antioxidants

We can test these products to ensure that they do not contain:

  • Emulsifiers
  • Preservatives
  • Formaldehyde
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Impurities & Contaminates

Our skilled chemists also work on:

  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals & Drugs
  • Veterinary Products

Contact Avomeen to arrange a free consultation with one of our Ph.D. chemists