UL Prospector

Personal Care & Cosmetics

From vibrant pigments for an eye shadow to novel antimicrobial actives for a deodorant, formulating in personal care means navigating thousands of raw materials and suppliers.

We’re here to help! As the industry’s largest search engine for technical information on raw materials and equipment, we help you get your job done faster.

Prospector has technical information on thousands of cosmetic ingredients, formulations, applications, equipment specs and more. Even better? We make requesting samples, pricing and technical advice easier than ever.

When your latest innovation calls for something new, we’ve got you covered.

Start your search now!


Recent Articles from the Prospector Knowledge Center
17 Sep
Palm Oil in Cosmetics
Knowledge Center

Palm Oil in Cosmetics

Palm tree farm - Learn more about palm oil in cosmetics
The use of palm oil is a contentious issue for many consumers, who often don’t understand just how widespread the use of palm oil and its derivatives is in the personal care industry, and why it is used in the … Continued

The post Palm Oil in Cosmetics appeared first on Prospector Knowledge Center.

03 Sep
SenStoriesTM – Formulate your sensory story
Knowledge Center

SenStoriesTM – Formulate your sensory story


By Jasmine Leong and Jolene Maloney, CRODA It is said ‘A picture can tell a thousand words’ however, ‘one touch is worth ten thousand’. One touch is all that is needed for a skincare formulation to tell a story and … Continued

The post SenStories<sup>TM</sup> – Formulate your sensory story appeared first on Prospector Knowledge Center.

03 Sep
What Hair Conditioning Ingredients Work Best?
Knowledge Center

What Hair Conditioning Ingredients Work Best?

hair care products on shelves in a store
A topic that we’re frequently asked about by consumers is about hair conditioning ingredients and which ones work best for different types of hair. While there is a lot of simple advice given, this is actually a complicated question with … Continued

The post What Hair Conditioning Ingredients Work Best? appeared first on Prospector Knowledge Center.