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Answer your questions about the Create Cosmetic Formulas program and general cosmetic formulations with our blog post published by industry professionals.

 

Can I sell cosmetic products using the create cosmetic formulas program?

The program makes it easy for you to create your own cosmetic formulas and you can definitely sell the products as you own the formulas. However, the moment you start selling products to other people – even your family or a neighbour – you must comply with cosmetic regulations.

How to choose herbal extracts for cosmetic formulas

This blog is going to specifically look at how you CHOOSE between the many hundreds of herbal extracts and decide what is best to add to your formula, and when too much is too much!

How to source cosmetic ingredients

Cosmetic formulas contain multiple ingredients, and even when you are formulating cosmetics professionally, you cannot get all your cosmetic ingredients from one source. Access a global list of cosmetic ingredient suppliers in 27 different countries, all with different types of ingredients.

Vitamin E in formulas: antioxidant versus pro-oxidant effect

When you start reading about how many antioxidants there are for the skin, and a pro-oxidation effect of vitamin E, when is too much of a good thing TOO MUCH? Look at the role antioxidants play in formulations, and also provide information on the pro-oxidative effect of too much antioxidant in a formula. 

Sucragel in cosmetic formulas

There are not many materials that are as versatile as sucragel, to create a variety of cosmetic formulas and innovative product forms. We get a lot of little questions about using sucragel in cosmetic formulas, so we thought we’d create a blog on this topic, to help guide you and give you some answers.

How to get making cosmetics at home? 

Are you new to formulating, and not sure how to get started? Maybe you’ve done some on-line workshops, but still have loads of unanswered questions. There are some extra things you need to know, and questions you might have when you are getting started, so this blog is full of FREE information, just for you!

How to save Create Cosmetic Formulas as an app - use from any device? 

Looking for a quick and easy way to access Create Cosmetic Formulas as an app? Use this step-by-step guide to find out how you can save the program as an "app", using any device. 

What are different cosmetic product forms?

Looking for a quick and easy way to access Create Cosmetic Formulas as an app? Use this step-by-step guide to find out how you can save the program as an "app", using any device. 

What are different make up forms?

Whats the difference between a BB cream and a foundation? When is a foundation water or oil based? And what is a contourer compared to a bronzer and highlighter? This list looks at the different types of make up you can create and common product forms. The rest is up to you! 

What are different types of cosmetic ingredients used for?

When creating cosmetic formulas, we need to use different types of ingredients for different functions, or roles, in the finished product. This article summarises some of the key functions that ingredients have in cosmetic formulas.

What ingredients get used in make up formulas?

Ever wondered why different types of ingredients get used in make up – and what are they doing in there anyway? This table summarises the key functions of ingredients that get used in make up, and why they are used in different formulation types.

What makes a formula organic compared to just natural?

Whats the difference between a BB cream and a foundation? When is a foundation water or oil based? And what is a contourer compared to a bronzer and highlighter? This list looks at the different types of make up you can create and common product forms. The rest is up to you!

What’s so different about formulating with colour?

Apart from the obvious (the colour!), colour formulations need to stabilise a lot of powder and pigment beyond just being a stable formulation themselves. If you have made general skin and hair care products before, you’ll notice these differences and how your formulas and methods need to be a little different to accommodate these extra stability needs.