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I frequently see statements in the press that in the United States cosmetics are not regulated and this is simply NOT TRUE. While the FDA does not require premarket approval of cosmetics there are regulations governing the safety of cosmetics in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The FDA has published regulations explicitly prohibiting […]
Formulating cosmetics can be challenging, but convincing people to buy products can be even harder. The biggest challenge in getting consumers to pick your product is the fact that from a technology standpoint, it’s very difficult to stand out. If you have the right cosmetic formulator, any company can make a product just as good […]
It’s getting harder to be a cosmetic formulator these days. It used to be you could mix together any reasonable ingredients to get the performance you wanted and everyone was fine with it. Formulators didn’t even have to list the ingredients on the products! But times have changed. Now, you need to not only achieve […]
One of the more frequent questions received here at Chemists Corner is about the expiration date of products. Formulators, and beauty product consumers alike, want to know how long a formula will last. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer but here are some guidelines to determining the expiration date of a cosmetic formula. What is […]