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  • Sunscreen Manufacturing and development questions

    Posted by Anonymous on January 13, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Hello Everyone 

    My company is currently looking to develop a sunscreen I always knew sunscreens were an issue since the FDA is so strict on them however most labs are telling me it will take 6 months to finish development due to all the testing involved is this the case or is there a way to do this faster

    We want to create a high micronized Zinc (15%-20%) universal tint mattifying sunscreen.

    Dr Catherine Pratt replied 3 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • OldPerry

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    January 13, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    That sounds about right. You can’t speed up a stability test.  Maybe you could speed things up by working with a Private Label company or Contract Manufacturer that already has a tested formula. But if you’re starting fresh and changing things, 6 months or more sounds about right.

  • Dr Catherine Pratt

    January 16, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Perry is right, although in Australia if you are doing a tint, the sunscreen can be labelled as a secondary ingredient. Therefore, no tests need to be done!

  • Dr Catherine Pratt

    January 16, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Also considering our dollar is so crap at the moment, it might just be a wise decision to have it  developed and manufactured here. Why not??