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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 Jul
Maximizing Cosmetic Absorption with Penetration Enhancers
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Maximizing Cosmetic Absorption with Penetration Enhancers

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Despite misinformation on the internet suggesting easy absorption of cosmetic chemicals, one of the hardest jobs for a Cosmetic Chemist is to actually ensure good penetration of key active ingredients! Many larger or water-based cosmetic ingredients don’t penetrate beyond the … Continued

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18 Jun
Sustainability and Carbon Neutral Beauty
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Sustainability and Carbon Neutral Beauty

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Do you know to achieve carbon-neutral beauty, and lower the carbon footprint of your cosmetics and ingredients? Did you know that being a sustainable and biodegradable ingredient does not necessarily give it a low carbon footprint? In fact, many naturally … Continued

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21 May
Tips and Tricks Guaranteed to Improve Your Formulations (Part Two)
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Tips and Tricks Guaranteed to Improve Your Formulations (Part Two)

Actives The use of phospholipids can significantly increase skin penetration of both oil and water-soluble actives. Examples include lysolecithin and hydrogenated lecithin or phosphatidyl choline. Glyceryl caprylate (90% mono) may be useful as a mild, well-tolerated skin penetration enhancer. Hydration … Continued

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