August 29, 2015
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August 16, 2015
Emulsions: Lotions, Creams and Hair Conditioners
Lotions, creams and hair conditioners are a few products that are emulsions. An emulsion is a homogenous mixture (colloid) where the particles disperse and do not separate and settle out of the mixture. The emulsion contains ingredients that are incompatible and insoluble in each other when combined together, like oil and water.…READ MORE »
August 9, 2015
What Does INCI Stand For?
INCI (pronounced inkie) stands for International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients. This is a standard system used for cosmetics worldwide based on scientific names to identify the ingredients in cosmetics. The USA, European Union and other countries use the INCI system. By having a standard system that is used worldwide and using the INCI name, we can identify the ingredient even though it may be called something different in another country or by the supplier.…
August 3, 2015
August 2, 2015
Define Natural Cosmetics
What is your definition of natural cosmetics?
The formulator and business needs to have clarity on their vision for the product, the market and the consumer and define natural. The range of ingredients used in natural and organic products are vast.
There is no definition in the cosmetic market for natural. It can mean anything, therefore, the formulator and business must define their definition of ‘natural’ body, hair and skin care products.…READ MORE »