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Recent Articles from the Prospector Knowledge Center
18 Sep
Make Scale Up Easy and Reliable!
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Make Scale Up Easy and Reliable!

Laboratory worker on a cosmetic production line - Learn more about scaling up
Formulas get developed in a lab, using lab equipment, in sample sizes of 100 – 200g. It is a BIG jump to take a formula from 100g up to 1000kg: the machinery is incredibly different different batches of materials get … Continued

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21 Aug
Find out what is trending and where development opportunities are for personal care products in the COVID era.
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Find out what is trending and where development opportunities are for personal care products in the COVID era.

woman wearing mask applying eyeshadow - Learn more about cosmetic trends
Changes to our working, personal and social life have become the new ‘normal’ because of COVID, and with these changes, it’s meant big changes to the way consumers shop, and what they look for in Personal Care. We’ve seen news … Continued

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07 Aug
Developing Superior Skin Care Products Using Holistic Formulation Design
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Developing Superior Skin Care Products Using Holistic Formulation Design

photo of cosmetics - Developing Superior Skin Care Products Using Holistic Formulation Design
I have always told my colleagues that the mark of great product design is simplicity and formulation robustness coupled with a superior consumer in-use experience. Optimal ingredient choices are made as a result of having an extensive material science background … Continued

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