Day 14 - Raw Materials - Claims Raw Materials

Welcome to Day 14 of the 30 Days to Become a Better Cosmetic Chemist series

This 30 day challenge is all about giving you lessons and basic exercises that will improve your abilities as a cosmetic chemist.

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In this episode

On today’s program we’re going to finish our segments on the main types of cosmetic raw materials by talking about claims ingredients.

In this episode you’ll find:

  • What are claims ingredients and why they are added to formulas
  • The effect of vitamins in cosmetics
  • Why natural extracts are put into formulas
  • Biotech ingredients and what they are supposed to do in cosmetics
  • Plus…how to figure out if an ingredient actually works

Today’s Challenge

Look through some ingredient lists and see if you can figure out which ingredients are the “claims” ingredients.

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