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  • scoop804
    hi Perry,

    I'm struggling with formulating a sulfate free conditioning shampoo for my product line.  I tried to combine castile soap with african black soap which gives a nice foam but the consistency is too watery.  I'm thinking of adding coco betaine and decyl glucoside to thicken up and add to the surfactant qualities.  I'm weighing in adding poly quat 7/10 and maybe dimethicone/cyclomethicone.  What do you think about a thickener? I'm thinking to getting rid of the castile soap portion but I'm still wrestling with formulas I like enough to make available to my clients.  Any suggestions? 
    April 7
  • jivanijignesh
    Sir..i am doing local business in india (in small city)very very small scale...i am trying to make shampoo..
    Pls help me sir..as i can survive after ur suggestion..
    February 4
    • Perry
      Perry
      Sorry, I don't know what you are asking. What's the question?
  • Valbraska
    Perry ...pls help me get this hair bonding glue formula...i will pay for it.pls im begging u.
    January 4
    • Perry
      Perry
      What hair bonding glue formula are you trying to make? Do you have an ingredient list? Also, you can post the question as a discussion so more people will see it.
  • DinaAruni
    hi perry i am sorry i directly to ask you, is it normal if my lotion ph 3,5? i dont use any acid ingredients. My lotion is o/w emulsion and i am sure i have calibrated my ph meter. The ingredients are Avocado Oil,  Virgin Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba, BTMS Cetyl Alcohol Almond Oil Water  Liquid Germall Plus, Fragrance Oil. What do you think? thanks in advance
    November 2016
    • Perry
      Perry
      That's pretty low. What's the pH of the water that you start with?
    • DinaAruni
      DinaAruni
      hi perry i use destilled water it's 6,7, do you think because of the oil so my lotion become acid?
    • Perry
      Perry
      No. Oil does not impact pH. It could be the Germal Plus or the BTMS
    • DinaAruni
      DinaAruni
      thank you very much perry for the answer, i will make some experiments
  • sparc
    Hye. Perry

    I'm june from Malaysia. Currently i'm doing R&D for my hair care project. Frankly speaking, i didnt have any basic in chemistry and very limited education about it. 

    I have failed with the R&D, yet losing money buying the all the stuff too. 

    So i am looking for a formula that can help me to produce my own hair care product. 

    For your info, i am interested with hair pomade. Gel type waterbased (orthodox) and also unorthodox waterbased. 

    If u can provide me such formula i would like to know the price and the details of it. 

    Please let me know as soon as u ready. Hope u can help me. 

    Thanks.
    September 2016
    • Perry
      Perry
      I would suggest you contact one of the people on the front page of the forum who have listed their services.
  • nabil
    Hi perry.

    Please can you please take a time to see my issue on salt and sodium citrate in my formula.

    I have seen some one had almost same issue on the discussion: why does salt thicken shampoo?

    But the guy he did not get the answer.

    Can you please help.
    July 2016
    • Olga1111
      Olga1111
      youy can try citric acid
  • sarwaaldoori
    deart Perry 
    your work and other advisers is very much appreciated 
    thankyou vey much
    June 2016
    • Perry
      Perry
      No problem. Thanks for participating.
  • Mello
    Hi Perry, 

    I am new to the work for cosmetic and trying to launch my own brand. I have contacted a company to do my stability testing they asked me for my protocol and standard. What is a stability protocol and standard and do you think a 12 week stability study is efficient. 

    Also, I would like to to add as a claim that my product promotes hair growth retention. Any ideas of how I can test that. 

    Thanks in advance.
    March 2016
    • Perry
      Perry
      Unfortunately, you can't make "hair growth" claims. That would make your product a drug.

      For stability testing see our article on the subject. http://chemistscorner.com/how-to-stability-test-a-cosmetic-formula/
  • addisethiopia

    Hello Perry,

    Hope you will assist me to realize my dream of producing shower jell from selected plant part. I have multi professional knowledge in various discipline of science including pharmacology. I am trying different opportunities to find my self where I will be most productive. So, I would like to have basic knowledge and guidance how to produce shower Jell from plant parts either in prototype or large scale. Due to technological and knowledge gap in home (Ethiopia-East Africa) I couldn't get enough information and technical facilities. 

    Many thanks

    addisgebrehanna@gmail.com

    March 2016
  • mlarkin71
    Hi Perry and Guests.  Thank you for allowing me entry!  I am actually a cosmetologist by trade and found this website by accident.  My daughter is a junior in high school and has wanted to make make-up since 6th grade.  She has done ALL the research and wants to study cosmetic formulation chemistry.  Yes, proud MAMA.. but she needs MORE information for her work program through school.  She needs to schedule a day to shadow someone or a dept/ company as close to her intended field of study and I am HAVING a very hard time finding out who to call or leads to set her up with.  Any suggestions?  We are around the Pittsburgh area.  Thank you so much, caring MOM
    January 2016
    • Perry
      Perry
      Hello @mlarkin71 - I would suggest you start your question as a discussion. That way everyone will be able to see it. Just go to the front page, on the right side click "start new discussion" and put your question.

      Perhaps someone from the Pittsburgh area will be able to help you.
  • clairec
    Hi Perry,

    I'm a writer with The Guardian and I'm putting together an article about fermented cosmetic ingredients in products. This is wildly popular in Korean cosmetics, but it seems as if US and European companies are also following suit. I'd love to speak with you as an expert about the efficacy of these products. Might you have time this week or the next to chat either over email or on the phone?

    Thanks so much!
    Claire Carusillo
    clairecarusillo@gmail.com
    August 2015
  • charmer
    hello perry
    Here, if you want I will try to present my problem.
    I am doctor and I work at my office for 15 years, but by chance
    I am working in the field of cosmetology for 5 years, I started in 2010
    in a large cosmetics factory in Algeria that belongs to my brother.
    and I started as formulator, and I'm doing well, besides     cosmetic big boss   in Algeria reported that I am the best and number one in Algeria.
    My problem is that I want to have a degree in cosmetics, how you can advise me.
    I currently holds the position of science and beauty manager in a big cosmetics facory and it is only a hobby.
    July 2015
    • Perry
      Perry
      You can try to apply to the online course through the University of Cincinnati. https://pharmacy.uc.edu/programs/ms-phd-degrees/part-time-ms-evening-distance-learning-track/ms-in-cosmetic-science
    • charmer
      charmer
      bonjour
      merci pour votre réponse , mais je trouves que c'est un peu long, est ce que dans la formation en ligne que vous proposez, je peux en fin de mon cursus avoir un certificat.
  • AMS
    Hi,
    I have watched the recording of your Webinar on Cosmetics stability Testing and thanks for sharing good insight. Any thoughts about the quality of process water used for making cosmetics. In many operations I have noticed that RO water is used is this the best bet! or would you also suggest some other alternatives.
    thanks,
    June 2015
    • Perry
      Perry
      Using deionized water works well for most cosmetic manufacturing.
  • HBArecruiter
    Perry,

    The discussion boards are a great resource for industry professionals!  Thanks for creating and maintaining this site. 

    Is
    there a way to subscribe to postings preferably by topic? I would love
    to have an RSS feed or email updates on activity in the Requests/Opportunities.  As a recruiter I'm always looking for leads for both companies that are hiring and individuals looking for work opportunities. Automated updates sent to me of this part of the discussion board would be really valuable to me and others.

    Michael
    April 2015
    • Perry
      Perry
      Thanks. I think the rss for any category is just the category plus /rss. So try this... http://chemistscorner.com/cosmeticsciencetalk/categories/requests-opportunities/rss
  • MarkBroussard
    Also, under the Need Formulating Services?  Here are some contacts ... there are several posts that are not listings of professionals that you might want to delete to clean up that thread.  Best, Mark
    April 2015
    • Perry
      Perry
      Good idea Mark. Thanks!
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      No problem!
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