Day 20 – Dissecting An Ingredient List

Welcome to Day 20 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

In today’s program we’re going to talk about raw materials, ingredient lists, and what you can learn from them. We’ll be covering exactly how you can create a close approximation of any formula just by using their ingredient list.

In this episode you’ll find:

  • Six step method for analyzing an ingredient list
  • Where to find ingredient lists for products
  • Figuring out which ingredients are important
  • Finding the 1% line
  • Guessing the level of ingredients in the formula
  • Including important low-level secondary ingredients
  • Making your new prototypes

Today’s challenge

Follow the 6 steps and see if you are able to create a reasonable duplicate.

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