I am interested in starting my own line of cosmetics. My
philosophy is to keep it simple and effective. I have a BS in psychobiology with a background in chemistry and biology. Currently I've been adding
essential oils into a large established basic moisturizer and have been amazed
by the results. I am wondering if it would be legal for me to sell my new
formulation that uses an existing product that is patented (the basic
moisturizer) as one of the handful of ingredients. Ultimately I would hope to
formulate my own moisturizer to use as an ingredient but I do not have the
capital or lab to do so yet. I would use this initial formulation to build my
brand and save time/money effectively creating a bridge to a more fleshed out
and original formulation downstream. Is this legal? Are there any issues with labeling ingredients? I live in the USA.
Any insight would be appreciated.
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