There are a vast number of problems you can run into when formulating cosmetics and beauty products such as
- Stability problems
- Compatibility problems
- Quality control problems
- Ingredient issues
- Color changes
- Odor changes
- Microbial contamination
Here are some tips on how to solve formulating problems.
Search the website
We have written about a lot of topics here on Chemists Corner. Be sure to use our search box to see if you can quickly find a solution to your problem.
Ask a Chemist
We have a ton of formulation chemists who offer advice on fixing formulation problems on our cosmetic science forum. It’s free to join and you can do so by going here. Cosmetic formulation forum. Even if you don’t join, it’s possible that your problem has already been discussed and solutions given.
Send us a question
Every couple months we have a cosmetic science webinar where we answer different questions. Add your question to the webinar question page and if you include your email address, you will get a response (eventually). You may be featured on the webinar but we won’t share any contact information other than your first name.
Ask us directly
If it is more urgent, you may also try going to the Formulation Question form and send your question. Be sure to fill in all the required information if you want your question answered.