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PH METER OR PH STRIPS?
This is another piece of equipment that is essential in cosmetic formulation because pH measurement is a fundamental test in every cosmetic lab. pH is measured not only in the cosmetic industry, but also in many other processes such as environmental ...
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GC-MS and Essential oil
GC-MS AND ESSENTIAL OILS
If you are wondering what GCMS is all about, here is a brief writeup. Essential oils are very complex from a chemical point of view. They are volatile, aromatic, oil soluble liquids obtained by steam distillation, or hydrodistillation of botanicals, ...
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Beginners cosmetic equipment
COSMETIC FORMULATION – TOOLS FOR BEGINNERS
So you've never made a skincare or cosmetic product before; or you've only made a few basic items like lip balms and soaps.Let's start with the basics, and as you progress, you can think about investing in more advanced equipment.1. DI...
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LABWARE VS NORMAL GLASSWARE IN COSMETIC LAB
I have heard cases whereby glassware has exploded in the microwave or shattered into pieces by an overhead stirrer and before you start making snide comments, read this first (this writeup is for those who are new in formulating). If you are a season...
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Shampoo bar pressed with mooncake mould
POURED VS PRESSED
Today I am going to briefly talk about the difference between pressed and poured shampoo and conditioner bar. If you have been making a solid syndet shampoo and conditioner, you know it can either be pressed or poured. The formula can be the same or ...
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LIPSTICK FORMULATION
According to Joan Collins, " lipstick is the best cosmetic that exists."No woman can just have one lipstick. We will have many colors and shades to suits many occasions. Even when we already have the same color, we still buy more. That is the...
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DOES PH OF YOUR SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER REALLY MATTERS?
I will try to make it as simple and as easy as possible. Hair is our crowning glory and hair is dead. Yes, this dead thing on top of our head also plays a big role in how we look. We do so many thing to our hair; color, perm, straighten, bleach, iron...
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FORMULATION IN MOTION - SHAMPOO BAR
 I love formulating products. That’s what I do most of the time. It requires a lot of reading, researching, sourcing, formulating, testing, more reading, more researching, more sourcing, more formulating, more testing. And the cycle keeps on going. I...
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SKIN HYDRATION
Dry skin is a common complaint for most individuals. It is stunning to know that in the United States alone 47% of the population suffer from dry skin while only 28% are actually aware of it. (Stout, 2014). Although it sounds terrible, the above stat...
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