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Cosmetic Formulating Blog Series | Testing the Formula

Written on March 15, 2018 at 8:00 am

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Cosmetic Formulating Blog Series | Testing the Formula

Now that we went over some of the basics of cosmetic formulating and how to build the formula, let’s go over testing the formula. Cosmetic formulation testing is an important step before going to market with your final product.

Adjusting the Formula

It is rare that you will have the exact product you want on your first try. Formulating is all about tweaking your formula till you get it exactly how you want it. It takes a lot of patience. Don’t get discouraged if it is not turning out how you want, as it may just take a little tweak to get it exactly where you want it!…


Cosmetic Formulating Blog Series | Building the Formula

Written on March 12, 2018 at 5:00 am


Cosmetic Formulating Blog Series | Building the Formula

In our last blog post on Cosmetic Formulating we went over some formulating basics, including what a formula is, whether it will be organic, natural and/or cruelty-free, understanding measurements and synergy of your ingredients. In this blog we will go over how you build the formula.

Factors to Consider

Prior to making your formula, you must consider many factors and get clarity on what kind of product you want to make. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who is the consumer for this product? Age, gender, skin type, etc.?
  • What properties do you want in the product?

Cosmetic Formulating Blog Series | Formulating Basics

Written on March 8, 2018 at 8:00 am

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Cosmetic Formulating Blog Series | Formulating Basics

Have you been making your own skin and/or hair care products? Or do you aspire to make your own? Developing a good, basic formula is a must. Cosmetic Formulating can be very confusing and overwhelming. At Joan Morais Naturals we have two in-depth courses on developing your own professional natural skin or hair care products. In these courses you will learn all about cosmetic formulating. In this blog series we will be exploring some of the basics about cosmetic formulating- what is it, how to build a formula, and testing your formulations.

Formulating Basics

The formula is basically your “blueprint” on how to make your product.…


Containers For Hair and Skin Care Products

Written on November 7, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Containers should be one of first considerations with lots of time devoted to research into the container that will work best for your formulation. A cosmetic formulator and developer of products understand the container is a crucial part of the development. These container tips and questions for natural hair and skin care products will help to guide you to choose the best container for your product.

Here are a few questions to consider for the best container for your formulation:

1.     Is the formulation compatible with the container?

2.     Are there essential oils in your formulation?

3.     If there are essential oils, did you ask the supplier if the container is compatible with your formulation with essential oils?…


Questions To Ask Cosmetic Manufacturing Labs

Written on April 12, 2017 at 3:12 pm

In a previous post I wrote about How To Create Your Own Hair or Skin Care Line. I talk about getting very clear on what you want and asking yourself questions to help you to have focus and clarity.

One of the questions is, Are you making the product or a private manufacturer? Over the years, I have heard several horror stories of clients that have gone with private manufacturers and didn’t read the fine print of the contract. The relationship with the manufacturer went bad and my clients did not own their formula. My clients wanted to move their business to another manufacturer but they would have to start over as they did not own the formula for their product/s.…