Developing a line of skin care products

I was asked to develop a skin care line for a company with 4 products (Cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer). The work includes formulation development and stability testing. I am wondering how much I should charge for doing the work?


  • PharmaSpainPharmaSpain Member, PCF student
    Here there are some experts than may orientate you but i think it will help them to know some requirements/specifications. Not all formulations have the same dificulty/time requirements
  • Basically the company just provided me with examples of commercial products they liked; they are looking for a natural skin care line with plant extracts. I need to source the material, develop formula for 4 products (not too complicated), and conduct stability studies.
    They want to focus on a gentle cleanser, toner to help with dark spots and skin tone, vitamin C serum, and s non-greasy moisturizer to help with wrinkle.

  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    The amount you charge can vary widely.  One way you can do it is to figure out how long it will take you to complete the project, double that then decide how much you want to charge per hour.

    Or you could just say something like $5000 per formula.

    It really depends on how much it is worth to you.
  • Greatly appreciate your feedback! Geneva
  • sarwaaldoorisarwaaldoori Member, PCF student
    can you pleas help advising me on labelling company  with reasonable price 
    appreciate very much a reply
  • BelassiBelassi Member, PCF student
    can you pleas help advising me on labelling company  with reasonable price 
    appreciate very much a reply
    Start a new discussion please.
    Cosmetic Brand Creation. Concept to name to IMPI search to logo and brand registration. In-house graphic design inc. Pantone specs. Cosmetic label and box design & graphics.
  • I am developing a skin care line for a company, trying to figure out how to charge the company.
  • How did this company contact you?

    I am looking to start my own line of children's shampoos and conditioners, and need guidance on who/how/were to communicate to.

    I am looking for someone or a company to formulate for me as well, with a few guidelines that I'd like for them to have.

    Please send me websites or some form of how i can reach them, to hire formulators for my product line as well.

  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    There is a pinned post that lists Formulators on the main Page "Formulation Services." Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Also check with the SCC.

    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
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