Day 27 – Reducing Cosmetic Formulation Costs

Welcome to Day 27 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 talk about a little discussed topic for cosmetic formulators, cost savings or how to reduce the cost of your formula without sacrificing quality.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Five strategies for reducing the cost of a formula
  • How to find and eliminate unnecessary ingredients
  • Which ingredients can be safely reduced
  • The ingredient which usually has the most impact on formula price
  • How to find alternative ingredients that cost less
  • The power of dilution

Today’s challenge

See if you can reduce the cost of one of your formulas by 10%.

Example of a cost reduction exercise

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