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  • Best presentation for a hair remover/inhibitor

    Posted by belassi on May 30, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    As most of you know I am developing a hair removal/inhibition system. This is a very simple marketing question: what would be the best presentation? I can aim at developing:

    A) a straw-coloured liquid to be applied by a small brush. Inherent problem: special packaging necessary (brush-cap bottle) and I don’t know where to obtain one.
    B) a straw-coloured gel based on either Ultrez-20 or 940 depending on the sensorials.
    C) a straw-coloured cream.
    belassi replied 9 years ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • thefeelion

    May 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I like the idea of a cream or a gel rather than a liquid with brush. To me, it seems like the liquid/brush idea could possibly get a little messy to apply? A cream could be associated with a standard depilatory cream so, if you wanted to separate yourself from that slightly you could go for the gel. Hope that helps!

  • belassi

    May 31, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Good, thanks. The first trial formulations into gel have failed completely, I think I’m getting reaction chemistry going on between the active and the carbopol neutraliser. I’m going to try again using Glucamate VLT to thicken it.

  • ozgirl

    June 1, 2015 at 12:04 am

    I think a cream or gel would be the preferred method of delivery for this type of product.

  • belassi

    June 1, 2015 at 2:43 am

    I like the idea of a cream too. The active doesn’t seem to dissolve in lipids though, and alcohol + emulsions, I don’t want to go there.

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