Mini Formulary

I've come across this link several times to a .pdf file that has some old formulas in it.  A little odd but you might find a formula idea in here somewhere!

http://pharmaquest.weebly.com/uploads/9/9/4/2/9942916/formulation__evaluation_of_cosmetic_pdts.pdf
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  • johnbjohnb Member, Professional Chemist
    I have had a quick look at the pdf and I feel I must point out the article is old and some of the formulations and recommendations will not be acceptable in modern practice. For example, thiomersal (thimerosal), phenylmercuric salts, borates and lots of other materials are suggested as ingredients for cosmetic products.

    If anyone, especially a beginner, is thinking of proceeding along the lines of the recommendations in this article, check VERY carefully about the current acceptability of each component.
  • DoreenDoreen Member
    cadmium sulphide  :#
  • So, it would be like any formulation you found online in that you should check each and every ingredient listed to make sure they are appropriate to use and will meet with today's standards.  That would make some of the formulas in this document unusable and but other may be fine.
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