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    Posted by shahbaz on April 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I asked a question on this forum on 23 April 2014 with this subject: Cosmetics testing requirements and testing procedures required but to this date no one answer to it. Now my question is that is it something wrong with that question/ inquiry and if not, then what is wrong please tell me? What should i think about this forum and you people? Should I assume that there is some kind of biasness? I will be glad if I am wrong.

    Chemist77 replied 10 years, 1 month ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Chemist77

    April 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Mate maybe noone had a proper reply to your query, why do you take it negatively.
    Go through the forum and you would find many unanswered queries, it is just a forum and I as a member can’t force other members here to respond to all my queries. Maybe some other forums have a proper reply to the query you have raised.

  • OldPerry

    April 28, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Hello @shahbaz

    @milliachemist is right.  Sometimes people just don’t have an answer to a question or they don’t see it or they are too busy to answer.  And other times people who have the expertise don’t necessarily want to share an answer because they depend on this knowledge to make a living.
    My reason for not answering is that I just got too busy to give you a proper answer.  Plus you were asking for pretty detailed stuff complete with online links to sources.  This is a bit much.  While some of the answers you get on this forum might be pretty detailed, you can’t expect that someone is going to go through and search the Internet for supporting links and detailed explanations to answer a question for which they aren’t getting paid.  Some cosmetic consultants get paid >$500 an hour to answer questions like these.
    Anyway, to answer your question about testing see this blog post I did about cosmetic tests you must run before launching your product.
    Perhaps some day when I get more time I will write a more detailed version of this post but for the moment, that’s the best I’ve got.
    It really is nothing personal.  But you can see there are literally hundreds of discussions / questions going on in this forum.  People answer things that are easy to answer or they are really interested in answering.  And the reality is that there is nothing else like this forum anywhere else on the Internet.  I’m just happy we get any answers to questions like these.  
    Hope that helps!  
    Perry, 44
  • Bobzchemist

    April 28, 2014 at 5:19 pm


    1) You posted “Hi, I need some information on basic testing requirements and testing methods (adopted by cosmetics industry in US) for cosmetics products for their stability, microbiology, and claim substantiating. Also any authenticate online resource on it.”  You didn’t ask a question, nor did you ask for our help. You essentially DEMANDED information. I didn’t reply at all because I was so angry - if I had responded, it would have only been to scold you for being so extremely rude and unappreciative. I thought I was being nicer by simply ignoring you - but you haven’t taken the hint.
    2) As Perry said, none of us answering questions on this forum are getting paid for doing this. We take time out of our busy days to do this because we are trying to build a community. You are not helping in that by raising this issue. 
    3) The information you mentioned is information that most people have to pay for, either by hiring a consultant, or by taking a course, or by putting in the time and effort to do their own research. As far as I can tell, you have done NONE of these things - you haven’t even bothered searching this forum or Perry’s blog to see if any of this information might already be posted. You are basically asking us to give you thousands of dollars worth of very detailed information for free - sorry, not going to happen.
  • Zink

    April 29, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Furthermore, it’s a small forum with the three guys posting above being the most active ;)

  • Chemist77

    April 29, 2014 at 4:22 am

    @ Zink LOL, are we so obvious?????????????? :D

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