Archive for the 'Cosmetic Formulating' Category

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.…


How To Create Your Own Natural Hair and Skin Care Line

Written on February 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm

How To Create Your Own Natural Hair and Skin Care Line

Creating your own natural hair care line or natural skin care line can be exhilarating, fun, challenging, rewarding and profitable. If you are interested and passionate about creating hair or skin care products or if you have a platform as a hair stylist, salon owner, esthetician, cosmetologist, trichologist or dermatologist, this may be a perfect fit for you.

There are many ways and paths to start a natural hair care or skin care line. Over the years I have watched my students and clients create their business in many different ways.…


Facial Oil Moisturizer and Serum

Written on February 21, 2017 at 11:51 am

Facial Oil Moisturizer and Serum
A facial oil serum is a very pure skin care product. Facial oil can serve two purposes. It can act as a moisturizer or a serum. When I formulate facial oil I use light and protective oils that do not feel heavy on the skin and the skin absorbs the oils quickly.

There are so many beautiful and nourishing plant oils that promote smooth, supple and radiant skin. The key is to create a synergy amongst the oils to develop the perfect facial oil serum.

Facial Oil Moisturizer
Applying facial oil to damp skin acts as a moisturizer.…


Comparing Shea Butter: East African and West African Shea Butter

Written on February 19, 2017 at 11:37 am

Comparing Shea Butter: East African and West African Shea Butter

I previously wrote about the benefits and processing of shea butter here and fair trade shea butter here and here.

I use both types of these shea butters in the formulations in the Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course.


East African Shea Butter

East African shea butter comes from the eastern side of the African continent, from Northern Uganda and Sudan.

Shea Nilotica shea butter comes from the fruit of the Karite tree, Vitellaria nilotica. It is easily available in organic and unrefined. Shea Nilotica is very soft and creamy.…