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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.

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Recent Articles from the Prospector Knowledge Center
23 Apr
Cannabis, Hemp and CBD in Cosmetics
Knowledge Center

Cannabis, Hemp and CBD in Cosmetics

Hemp in cosmetics
Cosmetic products containing hemp are increasingly popular with consumers – but just what are the scientifically proven benefits of hemp oil and extracts, and where, and when, are they permitted to be used in cosmetics? What is the difference between … Continued

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09 Apr
Tips and Tricks Guaranteed to Improve Your Formulations (Part One)
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Tips and Tricks Guaranteed to Improve Your Formulations (Part One)

shampoo products on a shelf - learn about structured surfactant technology
Water Based Thickeners The easiest way to add xanthan gum to the water phase of your formulations is to first disperse the gum into a water-miscible solvent like propanediol, butylene glycol, or glycerin before adding to water. Use combinations of … Continued

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19 Mar
Formulating Natural, Organic or Clean for Industry Certifications
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Formulating Natural, Organic or Clean for Industry Certifications

organic cosmetics - Formulating Natural, Organic or c for Industry Certifications
Consumer interest in ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ personal care products has not waned since these concepts were first introduced but continues to grow. In the report, ‘Global Natural and Organic Personal Care Products Industry,’ it is estimated that the global industry will … Continued

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