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  • Looking for a chemist

    Posted by Anonymous on June 23, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Hey guys I’m hoping to find. Cosmetic chemist who can point me in the right direction! I’ve currently private labelled through Pinnacle Cosmetics in Canada however, in New Zealand we do not have any liquid to matte lipsticks that are manufactured here. Id like to find someone who can basically tell me what to buy where to buy it, and give me an idea of how to formulate this myself. I am aware this is going to be very complicated but I am up to the challenge. If this doesn’t work for me - I’ll most likely find a chemist who can do these for me at a discounted price. Pinnacle charge $17 for one lipstick which is quite expensive. I am willing to pay for your services also! 


    Bobzchemist replied 8 years ago 1 Member · 3 Replies
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  • Bobzchemist

    June 23, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    $17 for one unit of lipstick? I may be in the wrong part of this business…

  • Anonymous

    June 29, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Yes it’s expensive I don’t want to go to China 

  • Bobzchemist

    June 29, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I would suggest getting in touch with the cosmetic chemists in Australia. There’s a SCC/ SCS there.

    The good news is that if you focus exclusively on liquid lipsticks, there are huge chunks of knowledge that general cosmetic chemists need to know that you can safely ignore.

    The first suggestion I’ll give you is that film-forming on skin is different than film-forming on glass or metal. Why? Because the skin can absorb some types of liquids, so that there’s potential for your film to dry faster - IF you choose the right liquids. You need to find out all you can about emollients (primarily esters) that are safe for use on the lips, don’t taste bad, and absorb quickly into the skin.

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