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    Paolo Ferino

    This was very useful. Keep it up! 🙂

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    Irine

    Very informative thank you. Looking forward to learning more.

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    Jennifer Franklin

    Thank you so much for the great report. I’m looking to start a skincare line soon, and I found the information very helpful.

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    Dikatso

    This was a good report for people with little cosmetic formulating experience. But I still need to learn more

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    Emin Barjum

    Extremely helpfull. Previously I used hitt and miss procedures. Your detailed step by step procedure will save me time and cost. Could you suggest suppliers of raw materials in the near future. Thank your help.

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    Cendesse

    Interesting read for beginners, well written and digestible.

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    Sandrine

    It is very insightful. I love it , it is helpful

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    Laurie

    Can’t wait to start learning!

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    Shaffina Hassam

    Great insight, I had no idea about ingrediants are listed in order

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    Hannah

    Excellent. Short, to the point and no “fluff”. But I came to expect this from chemistcorner.com and Perry R.

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    Bibi

    Thank you. I learnt alot and I’m going to put it to practice

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    Carlton Batson

    Thanks for an excellent text!! It certainly covered all the bases and was clearly written in understandable language, and with very useful and specific information. Thanks a million!!!

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    hana

    Very interesting website that helps me to know new things about cosmetic formulation

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    Monika

    Very useful information has been provided

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    teresa read

    i thought it was really interesting and i really enjoyed reading it also thought it as very usefull information …

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    Janice Quennelle

    Very nice, quick read. Love the tips about spreadsheets. I love my spreadsheets!

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    Shalini

    Its a great report! Very useful information!!!!

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    Irene

    A clearly- written and enjoyable read on an interesting topic. I was grateful for the opportunity to peer into the world of cosmetic chemistry. I was just a little unclear on who the target audience is: it seems to be directed at cosmetic chemists but also is written in the most basic terms and avoids discussion of much chemistry. This makes it easy to follow along for an outsider like me but I’m not sure what a cosmetic chemist would get out of it. Really appreciate the effort to give people this resource for free.

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      Perry Romanowski

      You would be surprised to learn that while most people who are cosmetic chemists have backgrounds in chemistry, they also want things that are written in a clear and non-technical manner.

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    Dawn Lawien

    I love how the guide is written for the non-chemist. Easy to read and understand. Lots of valuable information. Thank you for providing this for free.

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    Laura

    I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you for sharing so much of your knowledge. It will be very helpful.

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    Valerie

    Thank you Perry, this was interesting and useful. I never had to fully duplicate a product, but have used existing products as benchmarks for partial aspects. As you emphasized it, one needs to first understand the exact role and impact of each ingredient on the sensory characteristics and stability of the product, which is a common approach on both types of projects.

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    Christina

    Some useful information

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    FOUONDO MAMETOU

    I found the report “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product” very useful. i use to work this way but in a disorganised manner. i’ve learn to work in a more organise manner to gain time. also many thanks for the information sources (web sites). I am in Africa precisely in Cameroon and generally we are in a zone that regulations as far as cosmetics is concerned is not yet well established. we have a lot of shortcomings and we hope that your forum will be a great help to update our skills as far as cosmetics and black skin is concerned. I count on your equip to perfum as a full cosmetic chemist and also work on how to explore the natural resources we have here to creates new fromulations that will satisfy our customers.

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    Juan Boy

    The book contains a general approach of the required activities, procedures and practices for the achievement of duplicating a cosmetic product. It is a good contribution for beginners.

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    Adam

    Great course

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    Ester

    it really helps me to make a dupe for certain cosmetics. Thank you!

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    Riana Swart

    This was very useful, especially listing categories of ingredients to be included, and detailling a workflow in copying and formulating product.

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    Mihaela

    very well written
    easy to follow

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    Andrea

    The “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product” report was informative and very helpful.

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    Alicia

    I really enjoy this e-book, is easy to ready yet full of valuable information.

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    Sherill

    I have learned a lot and inspired to learn more. It also guided me on what things do I need in the lab. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.

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    Niweturuho hamphrey

    helpful ideas and gives a hint.

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    Alejandra

    Very good to learn!

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    Robert McGowan

    Very useful insights in this report, and it’s amazing how many products out there are basically the same!

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    Amt

    The report is great. As a cosmetic company owner the insight will help me grow. But I need some lessons to make my own formulas. I use natural ingredients mostly.

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    Fouad

    Hello Perry,
    It was very interesting to me.
    Many thanks,
    Fouad

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    Maysaa

    It was a good basic and has many useful information

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    Samantha Saint

    Thank you for the report. Now I know and understand where to start. I enjoy reading the report. One question… Will I still need to get a certified design patent?

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      Perry Romanowski

      There is no requirement to get a patent but if there is a design you want to protect then you might need one.

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    Karin Olivier

    Very informative, thank you

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    Adeola

    It make it easier to sure for the ingredients,and the procedure

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    Melinda Smith

    Really informative report that walks you through everything you need to know to duplicate formulas. Worth a read!

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    Pritipadma Panda

    it is just fantastic, i think it is very useful for me.

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    Alecia

    As someone who doesn’t come from experience in cosmetic chemistry I really feel this information will help me in my goals of creating my own products very soon

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    Uℤ-ℳᎯℕ ɱʘℍⱥㅆㅆέÐ

    Useful message for beginners

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    Yolanda

    I would like to take the time to thank you for what was an informative read.
    You simplified it enough to get me thinking, but provided a lot of useful sites that help me move forward in product knowledge and packaging of cosmetic goods.
    Again, thanks for that.
    I am also taking the Point Of Interest – Learning Cosmetic Formulation…You are a wealth of information…THANK YOU 😀

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    Nadia Zagorodny

    I appreciate the tips about using the ‘copy product’ patents as a guide for what not to do.
    I wish there was a bit more of an explanation on identifying the 1% line. Otherwise this is a very informative report! Very well put together!

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    Christina

    Good morning,
    Thank you for sharing this lessons
    It’s very usefull

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    Nirosha

    It was very helpful!

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    Jacqui

    This report was very interesting to me, but I would’ve liked a bit of information on how to substitute certain ingredients. I recently developed major issues to talc and some of my favorite cosmetics contain talc. I wanted to replicate those products without the use of talc, so I would have loved to know how to substitute it.

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    Latisha

    This report was very informative. Although I won’t be “knocking off” a product off the shelf, this is a great outline to help me formulate my own products. Testing the product on myself and others with feedback is key. Thanks for sharing!

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    Edie

    Nice informative information

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    Feisal

    Great read I am ready to start duplicating my formulation. I will read it again. This is a great book when starting out in the industry.

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    Omar

    It is perfect indeed !

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    Blandine

    Nicely presented subject. Thanks

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    Charlie

    Great overview on the steps needed to make a formula.

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    Ruwan Tharanga Withana

    Its very useful to me.. Good work. I have one quotation, That sodium laureth sulfate is prohibitad in europe? Anyway I will always touch with your link. Thank you verymuch for giving this valuable opportunity.
    Regards,
    Ruwan.

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      Perry Romanowski

      No, Sodium Laureth Sulfate is not prohibited in Europe.

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    PY

    Hi Perry,
    The book is very well done: simplified approach, easy read and very practical. Thanks.

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    Silva

    The book is very helpful. It helped me gain insight into the different cosmetics ingredients and how the work. This was absolutely what I needed. Thanks a lot

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    Zahid mahmood

    It is my passion to work in cosmetic and skin care product. You have rightly diagnosed that I should take the introductory classes. It will be great to learn. Thanks a lot.

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    Shannon

    As a budding cosmetic formulator, I appreciate a better understanding of how to achieve certain qualities in product and like the logical approach.

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    naim

    It is really helpful, I have even adopted some of the steps outlined. But for someone like me living in a local community will find it difficult to conduct some of the analysis and tests put in the report. So I’m suggesting even though the report is quite informative that in future a home based analysis and test should be included to enable those who may found it difficult to access standard laboratories conduct their own at home without using sophisticated equipment.

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    Azizur Rahman

    Hi ,
    I gone through this book several times and took notes . Though I am an Organic Chemist but I had no experience to make a formulation . This booklet is very very helpfull to me to coppy a product of a world class company , also given clues and other formulary resources provided by this book .
    Now I am trying to formulate few personal care products using least ingredients to minimize hypersensitivity . Ths booklet , along with your lecture give me guide line and resources to do this . Thanks a lot .

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    Niel Robert Lim

    The course is “BS-free” and you get to learn things that you typically do not learn in a classroom setting. It is short and direct to the point. I definitely recommend this book to anyone out here learning the basics of cosmetics.

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    loobyloo

    The information was very interesting. It gave insight into how you could learn to really understand putting a formula together, rather than following a formula to produce a product by working backwards.

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    Sonya

    I have been getting my bottle out ,it’s great

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    HÜLYA ÖS

    Hi Perry

    I’m a chemistry teacher from Turkey. I am giving a course to students high level chemistry (IBDP Programme). Also I am studying on producing some cosmetic products. Actually I am begining of it but because of my chemistry knowledge I am so excited about it. Thank you for your interest.

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    Smrty

    Very informative for new formulation chemist like myself.

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    Sonya

    Great reading thanks

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    Heather Morse

    This tool was very useful and filled with step-by-step instructions.

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    Laura Gutierrez

    I read about the different water used in cosmetics. Excelent short definition, straight to the point. It very useful in my case, because I’m developing an organic eye cream.

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    Jennifer Hiatt

    I really enjoyed the information on duplicating formulas. Some of this I already to, such as plugging ingredients into a spreadsheet and figuring out the 1% line, mostly just for fun brain exercises. I didn’t think about the patent office before though, and there was other very useful information on the steps to take. This is making me want to take the cosmetic chemistry course, as I have a love for creating products and enjoy the scientific “non-pinterst” approach. Thank you!

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    Gaylene

    Interesting information. Lots of work for sure!

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    Kasun

    Very great.I am happy with that knowledge.I am with cosmetic science.I waiting for the free course.thank you.

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    AL

    Hello , thank you so much for the information you offered .it was really very useful and practical.

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    Max

    Hello 🙂
    It is a very informative document. I will have to read it again to pin some details.
    Really like it, simple, precise. Thanks a LOT

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    Geeta Y

    Nice and helpful

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    V.K. Varshney

    Read the book. Found it very interesting and useful for cloning of the cosmetics products. Shall be applying the approach in identifying the gaps and making innovative cosmetics products. Will also extend this understanding in creating fragrances for aroma sticks, candles and diffusers.

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    EJ

    Great insight and overview of the cosmetic formulation process.

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    Marija

    Thank you very much, I have been thinking about the principles from your report for years, now I found somebody wrote them down in a logical sequence

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      Olga

      Good materials for these who just started.

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    Daniel Bernier

    This is a good overview of the development process.

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    Hedy

    Hi
    thank you so much. I find it so helpful and you make it easy to understand. Looking forward to learning more from you.

    many thanks

    Kind regards

    Hedy

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    Carol Cabrera

    Basic and straight forward, as it should be. For someone starting is quit usefull.

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    Taís

    I’m just getting started on trying to make my own line of cosmetic products. I thought the report was very informative and helpful, I really liked it. Thanks a lot!

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    janet piller

    Tkank you so much ,you are one in a milion.

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    Michelle

    Concise and easy to understand. I’ve started work on my first project!

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    Anita

    To be honest, the book is definitely beyond my capability in chemistry at first glance – I was looking for some information for my super brief assessment which is a combination of a research paper and something else. Even though I finally give up on using the content for this paper… It really opens up a new area of interest for me:) The pdf is really comprehensive .

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    Richard

    As a beginner I found the information answered my questions I had been pondering on. Thanks.

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    Sarah

    Very informative!

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    Ionas Anastasia

    Great material!

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    Arturo Treviño

    For me it has been a lot of help in developing formulas. I am new to cosmetics, and even my backrgound as chemist engineering cosmetics was completly new to me. It is been very usefull to say the least.
    Thank you.

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    Juliet Nwankwo

    I Learnt a whole lot,and got some very useful knowledge on Organic formulation and what it truly means.Thank you so much.

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    Peter Bitto

    A practical, informative, step by step information on how to duplicate an existing cosmetic product. Very useful resource.

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    Vita

    I like it, i wish i could learn more from you, for free. Thankyou!

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    Leah

    Thank you. The information was well written and easy to follow. I look forward to reading the future books.

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    Gabriela Georgieva

    I find really usuful and interesting and no bla-bla. There is something I don’t know what is: ”INCI”. I look forward for the training. Thank you for the great e- book.

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    Stacy Lee

    I had read your little book and got some new thinking for my business. It’s a basic conception of cosmetics but easy and simple to understand. Thank you very much for help.

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    Cynthia

    A logical approach to recreating a cosmetic product and definitely appreciated. It’s very hard to find reliable scientific cosmetic science information, that this document is much appreciated. It is however very much an outline of what to do. The core information you would need to replicate a product relies on you knowing how to create one in the first place, and would have to be learned elsewhere. With regards to the content, I think the first section on how to obtain product samples (of the item you wish to clone) might be a bit outdated, as it doesn’t seem that hard now a days to obtain samples, unless the document is referring to closed samples and not a large container of the product itself. It would have also been nice to see a list of the tests one could perform on a sample and what parameters they are revealing about the product. For amateur cosmetic scientists that would not choose to obtain these tests, it would be helpful to suggest simple tests that could be done at home or some useful qualitative tests that could yield some actionable results.

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    Paola

    Thanks for the great info! Grazie mille! 🙂

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    Victory Chiedozie

    Thanks for the work you do for people for people like me. I’m looking forward to the mini course. Thanks again

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    SAID nadji

    very interesting

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    Hasibah Sandifer

    I want to know after I figure out the formula. I will need a manufacturer. What other services do the chemist corner do? The “How to Knock of the Cosmetic Product is great!

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    SAID nadji

    I am getting good knowledge from the website chemistcorner, related to cosmetics and formulation, i am willing to go further, and maybe i will undertake the course, i am having to open a business in cosmetics, and i hope i enhance my skills

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    Katarína Hrivnakova

    Some useful tips. Thanks!

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    Christina

    Thank you, this was helpful and informative for a beginner. I appreciate the knowledge.

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    Michell

    I read the “How to knock off the Cosmetics”, very informative and a great read for beginner.

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    Sou

    Great booklet with useful introductory info. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Jacky van Driel

    I found the guide extremely helpful, I like how it takes the reader through all the necessary steps (zooming in from seeing the forest to the individual trees). It
    has the basics that I needed. Thank you.

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    Vanessa

    Great and practical step by step guide! Very helpful. Thanks

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    Daniel

    It would be nice and useful to get some easy but verifies formulas for small-factory capabilities willing to manufacture EDT and EDP. Thanks!

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    francesca

    Really interesting and helpful. I definitely want to listen more! Thanks

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    Charlotte

    Thanks for offering me such a helpful course. I am looking forward to it!

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    leila

    I am really appreciated for your good information. It was very helpful.Now I am interested in learning more about cosmetic products.

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    Lucy

    Thanks for sharing. Great

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    Amira Abd Alhamid

    Thank you for your report. I appreciate your efforts. I hope to learn more and be a part of your society.

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    Julia

    It was very useful for a nob-chemist trying to catch up on the cosmetic industry practices to look behind the curtain

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    Sílvia Fardilha

    amazing reading

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    Jane

    I found this piece helpful and insightful

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    Todd Ziegler

    I loved this ebook. It did all the same research I have been looking for. In fact this should be mandatory reading for all beginners like me. The discovery of this website and ebook has been the greatest thing for me.

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    Norma

    (How to knock off a cosmetic formula.) I love it..it provides very excellent information..thank u Perry for breaking it down and making it easier forbeginners like me that are very interested in learning…

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    Norma

    I so love it..very good information and how ubrake it down tomake it so easy to understand(how to knock off a cosmetic formula) it is so informative and so interesting.it very knowledge able to me thank u so much Perry..

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    Sayed Javeed Ather

    It’s really great and useful , I am totally new for the subject and your guide line get a direction to reach the subject, thank you

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    Aging Gracefully

    I am impressed with the information you have provided regarding the chemistry (and marketing) of cosmetics. I have sent my friends to your site as well. This has changed the way I view and evaluate the products I use on my skin. Thank you for this valuable service. Makes me wish I had become a cosmetic chemist.

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    Dipasha

    This was really helpful and actually made me even more interested in learning more. Thank you chemistscorner

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    Priya

    The basic tips are most important ,quiet helpful and gives the information about making cosmetics. I really enjoyed reading this e-book.

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    Felicia

    Perry, I found this report to be very informative and helpful. I am going to use this to help create a moisturizer. I have a specific skin issue which current moisturizers do not help.

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    Peter Lwegasira

    The report is excellent and has helped me a lot as a starting point for my career in cosmetics formulation

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    Tatiana

    Thanks a lot for this report. For me, a chemist who only dreams to become cosmetic chemist, it was very useful and helpful. Intresting and easy described, it gave me a spur to keep moving in this direction and learn more.

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    Gregory

    Thanks for that ebook, Perry!

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    Bri

    I found the paper helpful and informative. Ironically enough, I found myself already taking similar steps when asked to recreate a pomade for a friend. This paper gives me solid guidelines to follow.

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    nounnou

    Thank you for all! I really want the free mini course in cosmetics also please ^^

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    Jona

    May god bless you!!! Thanks a lot,it was very very helpful.

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    Aury

    Thank you very much for sharing knowledge. The report is interesting and helpful. To those who are not so familiar with cosmetics formulation, basic notions are needed.

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    Sara Brown

    Very interesting read

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    Gordana

    Hello! For the begginer in
    making cosmetic formulas this is useful tool and guide how to learn new things!

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    Ari Psaltis.

    Asked Perry a few questions.
    He was extremely prompt and helpful. Thank you. I downloaded the free booklet. Excellent although I’m not a chemist.

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    shrutee.12

    Enlightening stuff. Used to love basic cosmetic chemistry book by Perry this one is addition to it. thanks.

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    Tim Hamilton

    Just what we have been looking for, all the information in one place, and very helpful people.

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    Aderonke

    Amazing read! Quite enlightening

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    Raquel

    Very much happy with your free report. It gives so much info that provides guidance on cosmetics and formulating. Thank you!

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    Ravindra Bhise

    Dear Mr. Perry,
    I retired as General Manager QC from a well known pharmaceutical company of India. I formulate a few varieties of shampoos.
    i have gone through “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product”. I liked it. It is very much informative and it feast to go through it.
    It is simply fabulous.

    I will be happy to receive formula of Hair dye shampoo, which will turn hair black after using it. The hair dye shampoo should be stable for atleast for one year from the date of preparation, it should be non allergic to scalp / skin and should not damage hair.

    Your immense and prompt help is highly solicited.

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Warm regards.

    Ravindra Bhise.

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    sakinah

    The best reference ever

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    Anthonia

    Exactly what I was looking for. I have much clearer direction now.

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    Nora

    The report was obviously very informative but more so very important as information like this isn’t easy to find or even available on the internet (that I know of). I think this report also has given me hope and excitement for the future as I know more to want to educate myself and soon get a job in this industry.

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    Chitra

    How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product is good for beginners as it’s simple and easy to understand.

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    Yogesh Patil

    Very useful in formulation of new cosmetic products,also I really understood the use of ingredients in formulations.Thank you perry.

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    Eamonn

    The report was very helpful and easy to read. It is a great starting off point

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    Tim

    This report is a good read for those just starting out.

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    Tendai

    the report was very helpful as i am new to the cosnetics industry but will very much love to be acquainted with the industry. i learnt a lot and hope to implement the steps. if i bump into any problem. i will contact you.

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    dire

    has very good information, for me that im starting out on getting to know the beauty industry from a future posible formulator of my own products it helps alot thank you!

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    Taubah Salim

    Hai Perry,
    Thx for your information in your many videos… I want to create a bussiness natural soap and shampoo In my country Indonesia… I hope I can join in your natural cosmetic course….

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    Olesya

    It was a very helpful guide for the beginner. I learnt some new info but I would love it to be more specific and more informative! Of course I realize it is a free guide so we can not ask for more. Thanks a lot for sharing this information and helping people to start off.

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    Nataša

    Very nicely given instructions, very precise! Excelent instructions! But my biggest concern is with all the experience that you need (especially in the field of analytical chemistry); also to be able to get water content and other measurements (given by different analytical methods, like GC…) you should really be in touch with a professional lab. I also pose a question here: I primarily want to formulate my own cosmetic product simply due the fact that none of the products on the market fit my needs, therefore I don`t want to replicate something that is already out here; also It`s very unethical for me to work like this, even though we know how the world works today…

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      Perry Romanowski

      The point of replicating something out there is to learn how to make the product. It’s not meant for you to go out and start selling someone else’s formula. Once you know how to make a product, you are supposed to modify it to make it your own.

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    Ahmed Alabboud

    its very good book for beginner cosmetic chemists include valuable information about how to start putting formulation besides to guidelines for improving your skills and some good links for websites and books which are useful for any cosmetic chemist.

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    Mohammad Tarique

    It is very interesting and knowledge full, it provides a detailed information about the modification in formulation, the content is good enough for a chemist who want to start new formulation. Thanks perry for the information

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    V

    I really appreciate your effort and would like to know more about the safety part which is ignored by most of the DIYer.

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    Jeremy Maher

    I thought the report was great! A good starting point that helps you ask more intelligent questions about the process.

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    ashley anderson

    good break down on the processes of cosmetics. I enjoyed hearing that creating a new revolutionary recipe is not the objective and that most companies are just trying to do what their competitor does better. I’ve always know its more in marketing and your brand but this just helps solidify that information.

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    Dean

    Very informative

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    Miltos

    Enjoyable and well rounded . A great book to get you started with the basic components .

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    ellie kim

    How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product report was very helpful and informative for those who are entering the cosmetic science formulating program or industry. I got to know new things and helped me to have kind of ideas of how cosmetics are formulated.

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    Troy Purvis

    Perry is pretty knowledgable about the industry and accurate in describing the industrial practices. I came from working in Pharma for 15+ years to cosmetics and I am quite frankly shocked at what the cosmetics industry gets away with in terms of regulatory, but I understand FDA’s priorities are Big Biopharm and not necessarily cosmetics. You get a degree of freedom and creativity in cosmetics which i enjoy.

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    Ijeoma

    It was very helpful
    I anticipate more

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    Amaka

    Very informative and helpful!

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    Melissa

    Very useful information. Helped me to know I am already on the right path.

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    Lil

    Very helpful to beginners like me. Pls Perry, can you email me the downloadable spreadsheet you created on expressing formulae in percentages? My email is Njokulilian18@gmail.com
    Thank you.

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        Lil

        Thanks Perry, I have come across that video before now, great video it is. But I couldn’t download it so I could easily edit it with my own figures. Pls how can I make that possible. Thanks for your good works always

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    Shera

    I read the “How to Knock Off Any Cosmetic Product” report and I basically like it. It is a very fundamental report on how to duplicate cosmetic products but certainly useful for anyone who is interested in going into the cosmetic business or formulation. It helps me understand the basic procedures used in decoding the cosmetic products.

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    Janaki

    It was really informative and well explained .

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    Kelly

    Insightful and interesting with a touch of naughty – formulating a natural skincare product is not easy so the tips are great. I am working hard to find the right bio-active ingredients to create an amazing product using live cultures. Challenging to say the least. Keep on posting videos on formulation!!

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    Pat

    Contains a lot of good information. If you don’t already habitually read the ingredients of products you buy, now you will start.
    Perhaps I expected more discussion of emulsions.

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    Shweta Naik

    Yes it was useful. Now I know what is in my product.

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    Apple

    Very orgnized guidelines and tips especially for beginners thanks alot for the info

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    Soba

    Thanks again, Perry, I couldn’t hell but comment twice, worth the read.

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    Soba

    Wow! Super interesting, I’m glad I made out time to read it, thanks so much Perry.

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    Georgia Pelteki

    There were definitely a lot of things I never thought of. Thank you for sharing this information.

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    Mihkel Mariusz Jezierski

    I am about to start my own haircare line as a school project and I am really-really glad that I found your website. I appreciate the effort you put into it and I am hoping to achieve great results with your members help!

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    Evelina

    Duplicating good examples is good beginning and practice. Liked the article pretty much!

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    Alvaro

    It was a good hint to start. I already used your suggestions to sift through the internet. Now, for me, it’s like a new window is opening in front of my sight. It’s now a pretty exciting endeavor.

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    Mao HENG

    I want to say Good Job. I am really interested in your course, but I don’t have any knowledge about cosmetic subject because I never learn it. It means that I am really a beginner. I am Mao HENG and from Cambodia; I am interested in cosmetic industry and want to create a cosmetic line and own products supplying in my country(Cambodia).

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    SDC

    I have just started formulating, found this very interesting!

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    Jason

    This is a great way to getting your feet wet in formulating your own line of products.

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    Angelina

    Is fantastic website and teaching method, I want buy your course. I’m a l’Orèal Paris member in Italy and I want a best career for me. Thank you Perry.

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    Tosin

    Fantastic report. I can’t wait for the free videos I know it give me deep insight

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    Taina

    Not knowing much about the composition of cosmetics, “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product” was very enlightening. The basic recipes were interesting to read. Thanks!

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    Justine

    Great, step by step approach.

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    Nadia

    Thank you for the free report on duplicating cosmetic formulas. I found it to be a validation that my processes have been correct thus far. I have been attempting to eliminate less than desirable chemicals from cosmetic formulas and replace them with oils, waxes, and plant derived ingredients. I spend a good amount of time reading labels, looking up the functions of ingredients that are unfamiliar to me, and researching ingredients that are more desirable. Preservatives are really bogging me down as I am not sure that the natural replacements are entirely effective and have now become aware that their use is also formula dependent so a little more complex than I initially realized. I would love to find a cost effective way to have my samples tested. I’ll post on the blog!

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    Christina

    Interesting so far! It’s definitely not easy (especially for someone who’s not majored in chemistry) but a great way to start. Thank you!!

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    Malia Kanakanui

    The information was SUPER informative. Thanks again Perry for everything you do. I appreciate this website and your Beauty Brains Podcast. Keep up the good work!

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    Israa

    I found this report very useful. It was a good start for me, it helped me to understand the cosmetic product formulated and give me steps to make my own.
    Thanks Perry

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    Fatima

    Thank you very much for the superb teaching

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    NWEKE CLETUS

    This great! You are good man..
    Everything you have written about cosmetics is educational .. thanks so much

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    Zorai Houari

    I am very thankful for the new information

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    Hitendra

    It was wonderful information,I really appreciate your work.

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    Smk

    Thanks a lot for your free copy of a very valuable book.
    Knew certain things but dint know how to proceed but your book helped me know them better and carry things out in a proper way. There was so much of useful information. Would appreciate if more of such info is shared. Thanks again 🙂

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    Walter

    some more detail on the make-up of the base cream would be ideal. The small ingredients, that are technically “some” or “trace” amounts, while useful/potent/required in those concentrations need to be carried by a base cream/lotion. The weighted formula for such a cream/lotion and the variations of their formulas to achieve different results would be an ideal jumping off point.

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    Andrea Guardalbem

    Hello Perry, I really enjoyed it and it’s being important because I’ve been out of the market for many years and it’s a way for me to go back to school and remember a lot.

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    Michelle Bahera

    Really enjoyed this book.gain some really good knowledge.

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    Nontethelelo

    Report is so useful. I am lookinf forward to create my own.

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    Michele

    Very informative, easy read, would recommend to anyone who is interested in Formulation.

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    Stacey MacDonald

    I read this report and thought it was very insightful, can’t wait to get started!

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    Anuradha

    Lovely guide to formulating but since I’m self taught kitchen chemist it will take me a while to formulate knock offs, it was a great read though

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    Bernie

    Great report with lots of info!

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    Alma

    This will help everyone who are interested to learn about this field as well as giving us new ideas and insight on how we can make or do the right things that we can learn from this course. Kudos to the people behind this site ..thank you

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    Joe Bitton

    It’s very good explain and easy to understand
    Thank you

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    Christy

    This was a really informative and useful piece I needed in my formulating journey. Thank you for sharing.

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    Kerrie

    There was a lot of useful information. Thank you!

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    Irma

    Interesting ad useful material, thank you!

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    Dominic

    Yes I’ve gone through it but I’m yet to try it.

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    anahitapakfetrat

    It was perfect. I do appreciate it.

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    Esther

    Great insight!

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    Esther

    Gave great insight on not trying to reinvent the wheel. It was also great for someone testing their formulation skills to gain confidence through this process

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    SG

    Interesting concept of duplicating commercially available products. Simplified steps that can be understood by folks with no experience in this field.

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    Gil

    although im not a fluent writer in english i understand
    it perfectly ,and perry explanations are simple and professional in this short yet
    comprehensive book i am happy i got a chance to read it and understand better

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    Aerin

    “How to Duplicate a Cosmetic Product” is simply excellent!

    As for me, definitely not to copy exactly the same ingredients, but to improve it. Add some ingredients that useful. Tweaking is the word.

    Awesome love it!

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    Elgato

    The report was very useful specially for beginners formulators. It contains all the basics informations that u need to know

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    Precious

    The report is very insightful. I learnt a number of new things. Good job!

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    Triantafillidis Kostas

    I thing is helpful

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    Tien/ Ann

    By reading the report I know more about cosmetic and each ingredient categories. I’m not a chemist but I’m be able to understand the report and I learnt a lot about cosmetic and how each formula created. Thank you.

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    BROOK DOUGHERTY

    This was the information I was looking for. I sold expensive anti-aging products in the past, and finally became curious about what was in them. I realized with a little knowledge, I could create great products for myself… and my board members. This really helped!

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    Maya

    Very interesting. This supplies another perspective working from the bottom up.

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    Dr Pesko-Tsakoumaki Natasa

    This report is very educational and useful, especially if you start learning about cosmetic formulation.

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    Estelle

    Thank you, very helpful indeed!!

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    Oksana

    Hi! I read it and think, it very useful information. I think I try it the nearest time. Thank you!

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    Anton

    I liked the report very much!

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    rhea luna

    thanks for this, this very helpful to me since I am now starting formulating cosmetics product. it helps me to be more creative in formulating. thank you

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    Brett Hall

    Very helpful information. Great for my business startup

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    Brett K. Hall

    Very informative. Great information on ways to build better products

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    Luca

    Great! It’s very useful!

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    Holly

    Thank-you so much for the information on ,”How To Knock Off a Cosmetic Formula”. Having the steps mapped out should be most helpful and interesting!

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    Safieh

    This mini course was an eye opener to why it is important to see how other people in the cosmetic industry make their products. This strategy can guide people who intend to inter the cosmetic industry in the right direction. Adopting such practice may help save time, money, and provide crucial knowledge that is needed to make a product standout from so many others on the market.

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    Paula Brito

    Great information! I already started with my excel sheet to begin with my creation of cosmetics. Thanks!

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    Ross

    Hi Perry.
    How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product
    report is very helpful. Recently, I was giving a task to make no tear baby shampoo. I followed your guideline and it’s work. I also tried to myself and I satisfied with what I did. Tqvm.

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    Ivan Senteza

    Quite helpful.
    Keep it up please.

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    Sofia Paculan

    I thought that this was a very informational and interesting report. I’m more than happy to learn more!

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    Laura

    Thank you for sharing your article on How to Knock-Off a Cosmetic Formula. It was very informative for a new formulator such as myself. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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    Jahaira

    I think it’s excellent. Very helpful!

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    Promise

    Wonderful insight on how to knock out a cosmetic brand.
    The outlined steps are very practicable.

    I would want to know if one can get quantitative result of all ingredients on analysis.

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    Jay Okose

    I truly enjoyed reading the articarticle. Learning that coping known brand will give me an edge in the market place is good New. Testing and analysis is also helpful. Overall going through your training will help in creating standard brand. Thanks.

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    Margarita

    This is a very helpful procedure written in a clear, scientific manner. I do think the section on searching the patent literature could be expanded, perhaps with an example.

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    Preservando Dagdag

    I find the report very useful especially in my research & development work.

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    Inder

    Very good primer for understanding the basics of cosmetic formulation, thank you!

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    Clara

    very good guidance course. thank you

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    Clara

    Good guidance course, especially for beginners.
    Thank you 🙂

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    Lu

    Everyone should read this! Really useful and great information.

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    Erica

    It was very helpful and resourceful in helping me navigate the questions I had. It is a go to source that will always be useful in my journey. Thank you

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    ovanes

    excellent book that i read.thank you!

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    Ann

    I wanna say thank you for this very very informative topic,its a great help as an additional knowledge about cosmetics and I want to learn more about formulation!

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    J.J.

    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant little course. Clear, concise and filled to overflowing with great information.

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    Georges Selvais

    Very interesting.It is easy to understand yet I learned a lot. If we ever need to duplicate a formulation this 10-step process would save us a lot of time.

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    Dan

    This was a good high-level overview of reproducing a cosmetic formula. There were a couple examples for staring points. If you write a new version, I suggest adding a flow diagram of the process with call outs with a real-life example. Take an on market product, but not use it’s name, and walk through the break down, the reformulation steps and the final comparison with analytical data demonstrating the similarity between the original formula and the copy.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Thanks for the tips!

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    Tatiana

    Thought the “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product” report was quite informative and useful for those not so familiar with cosmetic formulations. For those of us who have been around for a long time it was refreshing to see that
    there is an honest and informed approach to such matters in this current world of misinformation.

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    Jenya

    Thank you, I have found it very helpful. At the end of the report you provide some link to the “Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 3rd Edition” book, which is very expensive. my question is if I should consider to buy second edition of this textbook, or it complete waste of money?

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    Emma

    Great report with very useful information. Thank you.

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    Yuly

    Very help full for my study……thanks

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    Katarzyna Przybysz

    Thanks for the report, it was very useful. Best regards

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    Jenya

    It was very helpful for me, so I will be glad to get even more information about cosmetic formulation. the report contains link to the textbook : Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 3rd Edition, which is very expensive one. my question is if second edition may be helpful as well or it is just a waste of money? thank you!

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, the second edition of the book would be helpful.

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    Angelica

    Thank you for a very informative report. To develop cosmetic formulation is my interest. Will keep in touch soon.

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    Jasminka Šarić

    Very nice, thank you! Although I’m new in formulating cosmetics this way, this ebook comes me as a real wealth of knowledge.. Tnx for sharing!

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    Jasminka Šarić

    Nice and very helpful! Although I’m totally new in this field of creating cosmetics, this comes as a wealth of knowledge to me… Thank you!

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    Rodney Fontenot

    Very helpful for beginners.

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    Erik

    Very interesting publication.

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    Michele

    This information is invaluable. I definitely want to learn more!

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    elmaazouzi abdelhamid

    Good report .the ideas can be used for other projects not for only cosmetics.
    Thanks for your help

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    Darla

    It never download
    Would still love to read it

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      Perry Romanowski

      You can still download it. See the link in the email you were sent.

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    Sonia

    I think that is a good start point. It has good informatio. Is a good guideline, but also think that needs more about legislation. Thanks

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    Emma FitzGerald

    Thanks for the book Perry. I found it easy to read, with a lot of helpful information. As a Biologist with only a little experience in Chemistry it is a really good starting point for recreating some of my favourite products. I’ll be putting your process into action very soon. Thank You!

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    Frieda

    It is very useful and mind opening. Thank you!!

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    Kathryn Mullins

    Good overview and resource recommendations. Quick and easy to review.

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    Shahimi Mustapha

    Very interesting and should be good way to create cosmetics. However i need to scroll till tge end before writing this note.

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    RiXiong

    The web has been so helpful as I try to learn more about the skin care products.

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    Mladen

    Hi there and thank you for the materials. I find that the advice for looking up a rational behind a patent is useful for understand, especially novel, formulations.

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    mona

    helpful introduction.

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    Majeed

    Thank you for your information. Unfortunately I have been very busy to read it attentively. I am sure Its a useful information and I will read them when I got enough time.

    Thank you again

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    Duong

    The report is very helpful for a beginner like me. Thanks!

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    Chang Yee

    Like how you explained finding the 1% line. Now my problem is just finding the right equipment to blend them on a larger scale.

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    Anthony Gary

    Very good program and will be joining other chemist.

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    Nick Dalton

    Hi Perry,

    It looks very good.

    Especially the BOMS/recipes.

    My biggest challenge will be sourcing the Raw Materials and what equipment to start with.

    Thanks

    Nick Dalton

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    Uye Francis

    Wonderful material.contains the tonic to inspire one to creativity

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    Brandelle Hall

    I really enjoyed this guide. I found it to be informative and easy to understand.

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    Yvonne

    Very informative and helpful thank you for the information

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    yam

    wow! what a great tool!

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    andrii

    Hello
    The report was enough informative and well organised. I will use the information from it for my students in Ukraine. Good work!

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    Emma Dsa

    Very informative… I wud like to know about paraben free cosmetics with safe preservatives.

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    Alfred

    Hi Perry,
    I am located in Burundi and hold a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. I only have 3 months in a cosmetics industry as quality controller. Am I eligible to follow the cosmetic course from your website and have all documents related to cosmetic science and formulation?
    My former carrier was in the brewing field. This will empower me in the cosmetic company.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, you can take the cosmetic science course.

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    Naimat ullah

    Very informative

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    Shannon Rector

    I felt that the reading was very informative! Thank you for your teachings.

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    tanya

    very informative

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    Charles

    found the report very useful and am reading it over again to really get foll meaning of everything.

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    Kathy Holman

    Such a lot of excellent information. Too much to absorb at one time. A fabulous reference for making lotions and creams.

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    M N Hawkins

    As someone who will be doing this as an amateur, I found the pamphlet pretty easy to understand and follow. I had no idea where to start, but after reading this, I’m feeling ambitious , hahaha.

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    John

    Drugstore.com and Beauty.com have closed as of Sept 30th. I read much of the PDF and found it interesting reading. Really, all I want is an answer to two simple questions. First, why does new “Old Spice ” aftershave smell different than the original stuff in the glass bottles, and, two – What chemical makes Gillette Hydrating body wash so slippery? I have used it as a pre-shave and it’s very effective. Thank you for a very informative article.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Old Spice smells different because they changed the fragrance. I don’t know what the ingredient list of Gillette body wash is so I can’t tell you. Most likely a silicone like Dimethicone or Cyclomethicone.

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    Dr. Omji POrwal

    It really very informative, design by properly through experienced research people, very helpful for new people in cosmetics.

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    Slobodanka

    The presentation can be useful for beginner as well as colleague who is involved in this material a long time. Congratulation!

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    Florence

    Educative and very interesting.
    Reading it made me realize many things and also thought me many things.

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    Tony

    For once, a pamphlet that makes a sensational claim on the cover, and backs it up in the text! Its advice was clear and concise, and I’ll be referring back to it.

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    Thao Pham

    Hi Mr Perry,
    I’ve read How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product yet, and I find there something interesting to learn. Acttually, I used to find the way to make a product like this, but I didn’t have to check a sample (cause it isn’t easy for me to buy a sample). I just saw the ingredients and tried to do like them. It wasted a lot of time and material. Now, thank to you, I know how to do this step to step, and I really appreciate that, thanks a lot. And I’ll try to learn more and more.
    My English isn’t well so I hope you can understand what I’m saying and please sympathize with me!
    Thank you and have a nice day!

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    Dr Francois Robinson

    The content was awesome! Thank you.

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    Siddhant

    Useful information , but how to formulate new products handbook would have been more useful, full courses are very costly , students cannot afford , but thanks for the information

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    Teresa Robertson

    I found this guide to be very helpful.

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    Vasilis Karamalakis

    usesfull for elementary formulators

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    Yelena

    I learned so much from this report! Thank you!!!

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    Yelena

    wowowowow! What an informative report! Thank you!

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    Jai Prakash Jangid

    Very informative publication that provides good insight for the aspiring cosmetic chemists! It is easy to understand for those of us who are new to the industry.

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    Jai Prakash Jangid

    Very informative publication that provides good insight for the aspiring cosmetic chemists! It is written in a way that is easy to understand for those of us who are new to the industry.

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    Muhammad Sadiq

    Excellent forum to learn up to date knowledge.Actually I’m a Zonal Sales Manager in a Company Always keen to gain more and more knowledge about products,sales and marketing.Kindly keep it on.It is very beneficial for a lot of knowledge seekers.

    Kind Regards

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    Hanzadah

    I enjoyed it a lot.Very helpful and smart. thank you

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    OSSAMA MOHAMED

    I feel so thankful for your valuable articles and rich informations
    thank you so much

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    Jennifer Sims

    I found the information given very interesting.

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    Lindiwe

    I studied marketing and I have a dream of developing my own line of cosmetics. I have named my line. This book is very useful and easy to use.Thank you very much. I didn’t know where to begin, I was starting to think that my dream would just be a dream

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    Todd Glover

    Very informative publication that provides good insight for the aspiring cosmetic chemists! It is written in a way that is easy to understand for those of us who are new to the industry.

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      Le

      A lot of useful information, thanks a lot

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    Tamara

    Useful info for someone who may not know where to start.

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    Orakarn

    Words may not be enough to explain how thankful I am that I found such useful and easy to understand resources from Chemistscorner. For the report on How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product, I found it very well explained and it gave me a better vision on the overall process of creating cosmetic products which I think it’s very important. Thank you again and look forward to learning more from Chemistscorner!

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    Julie

    This ebook was really helpful with learning how to duplicate any product. The only thing I had trouble with was Finding patents like the book suggested. I would recommend adding more information on how to find patents for your favorite products. I don’t know if many companies file patents for products anymore, I was finding more patents on research and how specific ingredients work together.

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    Shaliza

    The document provides a good general guideline for duplicating cosmetic formulations. It is important however to understand the function of each ingredient in the formula before eliminating ingredients from the formula.
    I analyzed a product containing 41 ingredients and observed that orange peel oil and limonene were listed separately. Is this an example of “ingredient fluff?”

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      Perry Romanowski

      No. Limonene must be listed because it is a known allergen. Otherwise it wouldn’t be listed because it is part of the fragrance.

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    Jamie Saphow

    Although I have some experience formulating, I’ve never really done it for the category that I now find myself working in. This was an extremely helpful guide to even some rudimentary ideas that I hadn’t seen before. Much appreciated that this was offered for free and that it had quite a good bunch of information in there.

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    Vampiris

    I would like to start making my own cosmetics and this publication seems to be helpful. I have not started reading it yet but soon will.

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    Mano Appapillai

    Great start on cosmetics industry/chemistry . . . just the basics !
    Prior a theoretical / experimental physicist

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    Rada

    A lot of useful information and advice. Everything is described simply in logical order.

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    Bhaskar Rao

    I had gone through how to duplicate any cosmetic, it’s really good, given me a correct idea, how to approach before planning any çosmetic

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    Jo

    Found the report very useful and can not wait to give it a go. Looking at a few key areas I now know where I have been going wrong as I have been trying to copy a few other products. This report will help we get the products bang on!! Thanks 🙂

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    Haneen faqih

    Hello ,
    Thank you so much for reply .am ready to get all the information and to learn from it .
    Haneen

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    Ciara

    A very thorough and interesting report. I am relatively new to cosmetic science and am looking forward to experimenting! The report was very informative and easy to follow, unlike others I have read.. not intending to be a ‘knock off Guru’! But looking forward to trying out some recipes..
    Thanks Perry!

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    Shawnalee

    I want to say a big thank you to Perry for taking this initiative! Organizing a forum that aids prospective cosmetic chemists and creating a synopsis of what cosmetic chemistry entails, I can definitely use this forum as a guide to point me in the direction that I see myself in the near future.

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    JCM

    I loved!. I think it has very clear information and resources for those who want to venture into the production of cosmetics.

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    theo

    Excellent! It will be very helpfull!

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    Aida

    Hi, i find that the report is very helpful for to produce the same quality of high end product but in more affordable way.

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    Arnold EPANTY

    Very interesting. Will need to follow the course to understand more.

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    mercy ebere obe

    i am grateful for the report. it was really helpful, however i have some enquires to make. where can i forward this to?

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    mercy obe

    thank you for the report. it was really helpful, however i have some enquires to make. where can i forward this to?

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      Perry Romanowski

      You can contact us through the “contact us” page.

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    Anavis

    Simple and very helpful. Thank you for sharing this.

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    Andrea Hansen

    Great resource for mapping out what needs to happen in what order and when.

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    Jamie

    As I am unfamiliar with the cosmetics industry and would like to get into it, I found the report of How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product very interesting. It acts as a good foundation on where to start with cosmetic formulation and will definitely be taking advice from the report. Thanks!

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    marjan

    good for the first steps in cosmetics

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    Noe

    As a newbie, considering a carrier shift into Cosmetic Formulation, I found it very informative, giving me an insight into some of the aspects of formulation in easy to understand language, and providing great links for further research.

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    Pervaiz Iqbal

    Very useful publication from cosmetic science

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    S Rashidi

    Thanks a million, very handful

  336. Avatar
    Gina

    Very informative & helpful article. Glad I came across your site. Thanks for sharing.

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    MARIA JOSE BAUTISTA MOYA

    It´s a really good book. It has a lot of good information about the make up industry. It´s helpful for people who doesn´t know enything about cosmetic science like me. 🙂

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    Chiara

    Hi Perry, I really enjoy seeing your videos. Very helping and interesting. Great job! Thanks Perry.

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    rudaina sumrein

    It was quite a nice introduction to the beginner.Lines out all the basics so you can go to the next level.

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    Mary

    Was really helpful… Thank you

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    Cynthia

    Thanks so much on providing great information with a scientific basis, not just affirmation and assertions. It truly makes a difference. Science helps formulating work better.

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    Rachel Donaldson

    So interesting, thank you

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    Kate Levine

    Your videos and all the information you cover has been most helpful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing all this precious knowledge.

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    Julie

    Good general overview of information

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    JOSEPHINE

    Thank you for the reminder mail,
    Perry Romanowski note is really helpful to me.
    I wish to learn more, please go ahead and send to me the Cosmetic Science Introduction Course with the videos please!!.
    THANKS

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    Christine Davis

    I really enjoyed reading the information on how to duplicate a recipe. It was very informative and understandable. I enjoyed reading, can’t wait for more to come!!

  347. Avatar
    Rashmi Saxena Pal

    Perhaps the efforts to add the constituents in a ratio so as to increase the shelf life of the product is very important.

  348. Avatar
    Rashmi Saxena Pal

    This will be very helpful to know about the feasibility and compatibility of the herbal constituents.

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    Umesh Kanade

    It was very useful information to me,but initially I am interested to know about the specifications and method of analysis for the cosmetics products like Lotions,Shampoo,Shampoo with conditioner,Face wash,Body wash,Hand wash,Dish wash,Surface cleaner,After shave lotion etc as per legal requirement in India.

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    Han-Chun

    Very informative!

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    Carolina

    Thank you for the report, it is so useful, I always read all the ingredients of the products. The advices that you give, about the order list of the ingredients, look for patents, design of experiments protocol and tests, makes it clearer to understand how the chemistry of cosmetics works. However, I have a question: Does it work for natural cosmetics? Thank you in advance.

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    Diksha

    Thank you so much for report its very useful and helped me alot.

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    Kimi

    Thanks ,very interesting

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    Cheri Bowen

    Thank you so much for your help! I really love this information. I only wish I was more smart to figure out things a little better. I appreciate you guys for making this.

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    julio adrian tzoni patlani

    thank you so much for the information, it is really useful definitely. However, it would be great if you can share information about normativity or standardized testing methods for stability.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Search our website. We have an article about stability testing.

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    Howie le

    I find it very useful. I am new to the cosmetic formulation industry. I came from a coating background both as technical (formulation and Rnd) and Sales. I have been curious about the cosmetic formulation. This report was very helpful because it give me guideline where to begin. I would recommend it to anyone whom just start out in the cosmetic industry.

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    Shonnie

    The information was very useful and timely. Will definitely keep those tips in mind.

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    Juliia Miliar

    Thank you for this course. This is good information for starting in general.I think it’s good for people who are just beginning to be interested in making of cosmetics. In any case, thanks for creating and sharing!

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    Naomi

    Thank you for giving this information freely. It has helped me so much!

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    Aw Moom Sinn

    The book is informative, simple to understand and a perfect guide to being a cosmetic chemist.

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    Bouchra Hassini

    Great content. Thank you for the infirmative report.

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    Florence Sanyaolu

    Very informative and useful

  363. Avatar
    Betty

    Thank you very much, Perry. Great course. You are a wonderful person.

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    Maria

    That was lovely, thank you so much. Much more interesting and informative than I expected.

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    Diane M Taylor

    Thank you for the report. It was a thorough article for those interested in copy. My interest is in not being copied. I am launching a skin care line where the solvent is probiotic turmeric from fermentations- formulated into serums etc. From what has been suggested, I do not think that the process could be uncovered , unless fermentations of other types were substituted. My other interest is in producing formulas that are completely natural with trusted ingredients that create a clean label. Any suggestions? I see many formulas on your website that I am interested in for customers that want the probiotic fermentations with the serum feel they are accustomed to. Penetration may be compromised, but consumers associate feel with quality.

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    Ali zaidi

    Ofcourse i’ve studied the report but i’ve a question. Most of the companies and brands don’t mention the orignal chemicles used in product and fake the chemicles to minimize the risk of copy can you explain how to get rid of it ?

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      Perry Romanowski

      Most companies do not do this. At least in the US. I don’t know how you can solve that problem.

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    Tarra Swenson

    Hi. I am a for what it feels like, a rapidly aging woman that cannot afford the beauty creams that are out there. I googled like crazy looking for a way I could get ahold of the ingredients. I found a site that lead me from one site to another. Yours seems so much more promising than others and gives me a chance to afford the concoctions I could only dream of having. I splurged on a skincueticals hyurlonic and ferulic serum that I loved so much but cannot possibly afford. So I am glad I found you. Now I’ve just got to figure out how to mix and store these magical serums I am also planning on gifting my sister’s with them too after I get the mixture down right. Then they’ll want more hence you’ve got a few more customers! I’m excited but nervous because I hope I can get it right. I am grateful of your help!

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    Bukola

    Thanks very much for creating such a valuable report, i belief that i can duplicate any cosmetic product now, I would be more grateful if you give more valuable information on how to become a creative cosmetic formulator. Thanks

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    Larry Denton

    Thanks for the tutorial on how to get started in the cosmetic area. Spent many years formulating drugs but have switched to cosmetics in retirement (semi-retirement?). It might be helpful if you did mention that some kind of microbial testing on your products might be needed.

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    Wala elfatih

    Very impressive overview i enjoyed reading it thank you

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    nasim

    thank you for it, i use its steps

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    amrhendam

    Super Professional course really, great effort and job… Thank You

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    Naomi

    I really enjoyed reading it. For someone who is just getting into cosmetic chemistry it was very helpful and easy to understand

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    Pham

    Thank you so much for your informative & useful “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product” book. It’s very helpful for the new beginner as me to start to be a formulator and catch up the progress quickly.

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    B.Gh

    Thank you for every things. I need some formulation. you introduce some website such as “croda, evonik, innovadex, silab, lonza & lubrizol” but unfortunately some of them need login & register. I don’t know why these compaies don’t like introduce their raw material in a fomulation, perhaps customers have encouraged to buy their raw material. If you can, help us.

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      Perry Romanowski

      These companies want customers that will buy large quantities of their materials so they restrict access to only chemists from larger companies. You can try to access through distributors.

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    Conrad Ruiz

    I’m not a cosmetic chemist, and yet this short guide provided me with a much better understanding of cosmetics chemistry than anything else I’ve tried to read on the internet. Kudos.

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    Chrix

    What a nice book for newbies like me. I appreciate the good work you are doing. Thanks and keep it up

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    Anna O'Regan

    Thanks I thought the report was really interesting and informative for someone who just starting out like me.

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    Skinwin Soap

    I read all the content and it is very good, so informative. Thank you for doing this article, appreciate it. I am new in this business and I learned a lot from reading this article.

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    Audrey

    Being a chemist who is working in business, I found this really useful considering I am looking at starting my own natural cosmetic line.

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    Marika

    This report provides very useful information on how to start a cosmetic line. It is well written and easy to follow. I found it very helpful because it provided me with additonal basic information that I believe is essential for anyone who wants to be part of this business.
    Thank you Chemist Corner!

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    Essie

    This guide was exactly what I needed! Incredibly helpful as a starting point for a budding entrepreneur in the cosmetics industry. Thank you Chemists Corner :’)

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    Pamella

    Thank you for your detailed specificity. I now possess the tools to actually “knock-off” a cosmetic formula. Yay!

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    Takeisha Hollingsworth

    This book came right on time. I’ve been looking at ingredients to figure how to formulate a like product. Now I have a guide to help.

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    Joanna

    How to knock off any cosmetic formula is informative but not as much as I hoped it would.
    Thanks

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    Davor

    Can’t say much of anything about knocking off the product. I’d rather the majority was spent on improving the product rather than knocking it off.

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    Cheryl

    Very good information, thanks!

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    ezafariza

    Very informative.
    I wish i knew where to get those chemical ingredients and can buy in small amount to execute the experiment

  389. Avatar
    Kathy

    Excellent Resource for how to create knock-off products. You bet I will be saving this document. Thanks a million

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    Zohreh

    Honestly these information is very useful for me.Thanks a lot.

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    Jessie

    Very Useful & Helpful for a new chemist…..kindly share more!~~

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    Vanessa

    The information was easy to understand and has been very useful. Thank you for making such informative reports available!

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    alemayehu

    u guys u very generous to do this and you are well dedicated to the profession. now I am begun to follow you. keep in touch

  394. Avatar
    Thang Nguyen

    Great, simple article outlining the technique on how to knock off a cosmetic product. Concise and very easy to understand, even for a beginning chemist. Found article to be definitely useful.

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    Dimitri

    A good document. At the first I suppose that it is very easy to duplicate any formula, but at the end of the publication we must work hard for this.

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    Cynthia Scott

    The little book on how to recreate a cosmetic formula was helpful, concise – the way I like it thanks for not wasting my time!, and well written. Thank you!

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    Kimberly Schiltz

    Thought it was good information.

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    Patricia

    Thank you! This book is very helpful and it gave me outline on how to actually discover the formulation of a cosmetic product. I hope to be able to read more books like this! 😉

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    Tos

    Thank you for sharing this great knowledge resource for free. I’m new to Cosmetic science and this report is so simplified and makes me want to read more and learn from you. I will be sticking around always and hope to do your modules.

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    Kim Pelletier

    Very interesting and informative report. I also appreciate your whole website & links – so helpful. Thanks very much!

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    Faith Chong

    A truly valuable piece of report and guide with systematic , practical steps to develop and formulate a new product.

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    Ken

    Very informative and helpful in helping a person get familiar to cosmetic formula’s
    and how to decipher the ingredients , Good prep for any budding cosmetic formulator,
    before they dive deeper into the science.

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    Sonia

    What a great resource. Very helpful information.

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    Lisa Marie

    Hi Perry I’m a full-time flight attendant I haven’t had time to do my courses yet because of timing I’m going to watch them this weekend on top of that I also operate run and all natural and organic skin and body care business. A question is will taking cosmetic courses help me in running and operating my business I’ve taken some online formulating and marketing business classes for all natural skin and body care businesses but that’s about as far as I got I was just basically wanting to educate myself so I can make a better product for my customer. Thanks again Lisa Marie and I did also find the first video on copying market products very helpful and interesting.

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      Perry Romanowski

      If your intention is to market and sell a product line, you don’t necessarily have to know how to make the products. In fact, it’s more important that you learn how to market the products and leave formulating to professional chemists. You might find our free report helpful. http://startacosmeticline.com

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    Anubhuti Ghosh

    Hi Perry, this report was not only very informative and useful but a very good guide for beginners to understand formulation designing.

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    yvonne Richards

    thank you this the power of knowledge that I can achieve what I was looking for long time

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    LaTanya Demars

    I’m glad I found Chemist Corner. The e-book contains a lot of useful information, and links are helpful as well.

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    Emer

    I am a perfumer, not a cosmetic chemist and found this article simple to follow and very helpful. Some of the advice is a handy reminder of good practice, and some pointers (like checking the patents) are things I wouldn’t have otherwise tried, which will save hours. Thank you!

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    Rachel

    Interesting insights

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    bahareh farasati far

    Really helpful,thank you!

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    Erica Jones

    This site is just simply AMAZING. I’ve already learned things I did not know. This is my hugest dream in tgr world, and I want to give a big thanks to the Chemist Corner for helping me go full force with following my heart and fulfilling my passions and dreams. I couldn’t have done it without the Chemist Corner!

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    Florence

    I have read through the report and found it to be very informative. I’ve saved the PDF into my ebooks so I can go back and re-read anytime I want.

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    Marijana

    Book is very usefull. I like it, it helped me understand some things better.

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    Lawrence R. Carlson

    Greetings Perry,

    I found your piece most useful, applications-oriented, methodical and logical and well-rounded in content. I’ve been formulating for 38 years for Fortune 50 Companies and would be proud to incorporate this into a SOP/Work Instruction format for Strategy of Formulation since so many younger formulators do not have access to this knowledge and certainly isn’t taught in mainstream academia.

    Well-done!,

    Lawrence R. Carlson

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    AHMED GAMAL ALi

    Very useful sessions

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    Gugulethu

    Very informative and useful

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    Jini

    It was great! With the information of this ebook plus some notes I took on the challenges of “30 days to become a better formulater” was really awsome, who would have thought a spreed sheet would be so helpful?!

    Can’t say it enough, thank you Perry for creating this corner!

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    Maia

    This is very informative, but a lot of work to do. Thank you

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    Victor

    Very enlightening write up. It’s has taken my interest in cosmetics science to a whole new level. I personally took note of the advice at the last part. ” Be Creative and innovative in your formulation and not just knocking off other people’s products formulation

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    Nikkie

    I have always loved chemistry and cosmetics. This composition certainly fueled my passion for the combination of the two.

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    Roritta

    What a helpful wonderful guide!!!
    Thank you

  422. Avatar
    Rodeth

    Good information on how to get started. I’ve recently started duplicating products or created my own formulas inspired by exiting products. This report provided me steps I hadn’t considered. Thank you!

  423. Avatar
    Ozlem

    Thank yu very much for this helpful guide. It is very informative.

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    G

    very educational!

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      G

      Very informative

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    Adamzhao

    very helpful. will take time to read and study in a systema

  426. Avatar
    fateme

    thank you i need formulation of depilaory cream. please help.

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    Jane

    Really enjoyed it, very informative

  428. Avatar
    Thomas

    Thanks for the information. It’s laid out well and gives a good understanding of where to start and how to proceed. I look forward to learning more in your course.

  429. Avatar
    Jane

    The report is very informative and well put together

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    Kim

    Thank you, I have wanted to up my game on cosmetics for that,I need your site. In the next few months I want to do your course. Really enjoyed your setup and structure.

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    Josh

    Thank you so much Perry, I really appreciate your research and published work. Please keep publishing.

  432. Avatar
    Marta

    Thank you for all the information in this book. I’m a pharmacist myself, but, sadly, they don’ t teach you this at university, even the most basic things…so I found the suggestions very useful and I already started using them in practice. I’ll definately check this webpage and forums for more related info.
    Thank you for the great job you’re doing helping others!

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    Jamie

    Very informative! 😉

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      Jawarkita

      Perry, I think that you’re awesome and the information is very helpful and I hope to work with you in the very near future.

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    Fatima Kolo

    Dear Perry, i am so grateful for the insightful information, it does surely provides a lot of insight to newbies like myself.
    I just like to try out things and have found a new hubby in diy’s particularly with lotions these days. Having gone through the report i am planning to enroll for your cosmetic training soon to possibly launch my line.
    Thanks again and do keep it up.

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    Angela

    Thanks so much for the book – well structured and very informative for my own product development and learning.

  436. Avatar
    baraa

    i think that information was helpful and practical . thanks

  437. Avatar
    Rachel K.

    Although I am not attempting to formulate currently, I think that the report is useful for future reference if I chose to practice cosmetic science. I found it interesting and am grateful to have such helpful information at no cost.

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    asavela

    the book was very informative and help full

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    Monique

    Information was good but I am seeking more in depth information on product formulation.

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        Roritta

        Hi Perry
        Can you send me your email please?
        I need some informations about the course plz

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    Catarina Rocha

    Well, first of all: thank you. It takes a lot of effort to gather all that information and put it in a way it is easy for the reader to follow. And you did it for free.
    It was actually really useful for me, since I’m not a chemist myself. Just someone who’s been trying for a while to make all my products. I find that it makes me aprecciate them more and use them in a more controlled manner and save a lot. I’m already using that info to make a hair product that I want to copy. We’ll see if I’m successful…

    Thank you Perry.

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    Gisela Villalobos

    I think this book provie basic information to begining in the world of cosmetic science, such a basic book is good. thank you

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    Gideon Okorie

    Well Informative. Appriciate the intelligence
    Thanks.

  443. Avatar
    RICHARD

    Very imformative article.Concise and clear in delivery on subject matter

  444. Avatar
    RICHARD

    Very imformative article.

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    Largie Parks

    A concise very informative article for the newbies, of which I am one! Thank you for your time & effort taken to put this together, much appreciated.

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    Reksuns naturals pvt ltd

    This info was very useful to my company,although whenever we would require any info,we will definately go through your website

  447. Avatar
    Reksuns naturals pvt ltd

    Really nice information

  448. Avatar
    Kerstin

    Very informative. More a general overview. Well structured, especially for beginners.

  449. Avatar
    Blacqit

    Very informative. Warrant a thorough look in.

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    Vesna

    The guide , “How to knock off any cosmetics” is a great summary of first steps into making good quality cosmetics. I appreciate the added links to additional web sites for further information. Very useful and concise instructions makes creating cosmetics easy. I would like to find more information on how to perform a safety/stability testing on my own , as so far, I was not able to find any information on it. If the only option is to send samples to testing labs, could you please give my a link to those facilities in USA. Thank you Perry for sharing your time and great knowledge with all of us.

    Vesna

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    Leisha

    It has useful information for someone looking for this sort of information – authentic stuff with a scientific basis unlike a lot of information on the internet. A great go to blog for authentic information. I am looking more for natural and herbal formulations, information on both ingredients and results, hope you cover more of this in future reports too!

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    Nika

    Very useful information…thank you a lot for all informations.

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    Natasa

    Thank you for the book.It’s very informative and helpful guide

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    hassan samir

    nice , i wish to find this information before years
    thanks
    regards

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    Vidya

    Good starting point for learning basic formulation. Thanks.

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    percy V

    less is more was a good advice ! when your product is good, reduce the ingredients .. everybody wins !

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    kloe

    Thank you so much, your present is very usefull !!

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    RonRhon

    Hi. It’s a very good read and so glad to be a recepient. Tons of thanks for such a useful information.

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    Donna

    Thank you so much for the information. I did get quite a bit out of it.

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    Jacqulyn Watson

    Thank you so much for the information! It was very helpful

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    Mümin

    First of all, thank you for the valuable informations. It’s a very nice roadmap you sent me. I’m a chemical engineer for 25 years. But I’m new to cosmetics. Normally, I have collected cosmetic informations similar to the waypoints in your roadmap for 10 years. The main issue I work on is the application of humic acids in cosmetics. I have produced new products and molecules in this area. For example, PVP / sodium humate biomolecule. I gave a name to this: HUMIDONE. In addition, I made a black peelable mask from the PVA / potassium humate biomolecule. I produced a black shampoo from potassium humate based on soft soap without using SLES and water. My studies continue similar to those by making new bio-molecules. I also review the extra informations submitted by you that I find on youtube. I store every useful information coming from you. Thanks again for your contribution and interest. Best regards…

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    Julie

    Interesting for a start. Thank you for the tips 🙂

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    Linda

    Hallo Perry, I’m italian, sorry for my engish not so good!
    I’ve read the document “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product” and I hoped it was more deepened.
    Unfortunately it didn’t give me much more information compared to my knowledge.
    But thanks a lot because I treasure your effort for all of us!
    I’ll continue to follow your website!

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    Wendy

    The report was not really that useful to me as I don’t want to duplicate products at present. However it’s all a learning opportunity.

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    rm shah

    very helpful for start ups

  466. Avatar
    Sylethia Gantt

    I thought the information was very helpful. Great read!

  467. Avatar
    Burak Ayan

    The book was really good. The language is so easy to understand.
    I will follow to chemistcorner for new cosmetic informations.

  468. Avatar
    Johnny

    Great read loads of info thank you!

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    Morri

    Short, simple, super easy to understad basics. Thank you!

  470. Avatar
    Ambroisine

    Thank you for the book. It helps me understand a lot of things.

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    Reuilly

    Thank you so much. it is very useful!!!!

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    Abby

    I thought it was an easy & informative read. Thank you for putting this together. It allows people to understand what is in products they currently use , their functions & how to recreate some of their favorite products, maybe even enhancing them.

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    Quyet Le

    Thank you for your book. It’s excellent to me

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    Lisa

    I’m not in the cosmetics industry, I’m just curious and interested in the subject. Easy to read, simple and informative. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Richi

    Thanks for the opportunity and exposure to critical thinking. It awakened my challenges and show ways to achievement **Thanks**

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    Thao

    I think the information was very helpful. Thank you

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    Albena

    Good points and plan to follow .

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    clarissa

    I was planning to be apart of the cosmetic field, so reading this report is really handy.

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    Lynette Jones

    The information you provide is just what I needed. Now I have a starting point for my new private label skincare line.

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    Sofia Olvera

    I am a junior in high school and highly interested in chemistry. I specifically want to study both cosmetic science and chemistry at FDU. Do you have any advice? Do you think that majoring in chemistry alone is a good idea or should I study both cosmetic science and chemistry?
    I really enjoyed looking through this article and learning about the cosmetic formula.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, majoring in Chemistry is a good idea.

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    Ann

    Really enjoyed reading through this and gaining a better understanding of formulating. Would have liked more information on patents and navigating the details contained in them because I found looking through some challenging but there are so many other sources of information you detail that it isn’t at all a problem. Thank you. Great report.

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    Alynna

    Thanks for the info it really helps me alot si ce im starting to make cosmetics products i can use all the iseful info thanks so much and never stop inspiring and giving relevant information thats people can use. GOD BLESS!!

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    Jeff

    Hello Perry, a brazilian chemical engineer here. The “1% rule” is the most simple, useful and “how did i not think that before” thing that i’ve ever read, on this subject. i just want to thank you.

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      Perry Romanowski

      Great! I’m glad it helps

  484. Avatar
    Ariel

    The report was quite useful and informative for someone like me, who is just starting out on learning about cosmetic formulation. Thank you!

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    Ilana

    Dear Perry, thank you so much for sharing your valuable knowledge with us. What an insightful, easy to follow manual. I have learnt so much and want to thank you sincerely

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      Perry Romanowski

      Your welcome!

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    mehrozkalim

    thanx for ur amazing resopnse…

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    Fredrick

    Reward or not, I will comment:
    I downloaded the book “How to duplicate any Cosmetics few days ago and immediately, I took out 45minutes to read it through and it has been so helpful.
    1. I was able to learn how to identify the major ingredients in any cosmetic product using the percentage composition.
    2. How to improve on existing brands and produce an outstanding product.
    These are knowledge I couldn’t get in my B Sc study combine Biochemistry and Microbiology.
    I strongly recommend this material for anyone that wants to be outstanding in the cosmetic industry. God bless Perry 44.

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    Randy

    I thought the information in the booklet was excellent. I soon as I get the money I am going to enroll into the course immediately to get the professional training you offer on how to understand and actually make a product to put on the market.

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    Taher

    The book is very informative and easy to understand, I hope to hear about courses and lessons with Arabic subtitle if possible

    thank you a lot

  490. Avatar
    Namadusha

    The report is very helpful.

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    pouya shahbazi

    thank you so much perry.Very useful and informative.I want to gain information about the formulation of cosmetics.
    please guide me

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    Katrin Suchan

    Very interesting report, thanks! I’m not a chemist but a DIY formulator making all my cosmetic products myself. It’s helpful to know these ten steps but for me personally it’s more interesting developing my own recipes.

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    VERA

    Thank you for all the great references you made in your report. It was a great read and look forward to using the information in the future. Grateful for your generosity.

  494. Avatar
    Rachel

    I think the information was really helpful with useful hints on how to formulate any products.
    Thank you Perry

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      Anne Lucas

      Its a lot of information, I do thank you for sharing your knowledge.

      Anne

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    Bree

    Upon deciding to start up my own makeup line it has proven to be very difficult to find the info I was searching for… Until I came across Perry Romanowski’s website. With such limited information on the internet, Chemistscorner has been absolutely wonderful. With both the business and chemical side of running a cosmetic line easily available, I would recommend this site to anyone looking at going into this industry and look forward to participating in the courses that Perry has to offer!

  496. Avatar
    Terry

    Thank you so much. Always informative and educational. Please keep doing what you do.

  497. Avatar
    Diksha Wadhwa

    i loved all the information in the report. very very useful and great information 🙂

  498. Avatar
    Wolf

    Hi,
    I am by no means a chemist, more a nuts and bolts type, but I did find this to be useful and informative. I’m really looking forward to sharing ideas and information with every one here.

  499. Avatar
    Marigold David-Gomez

    I have not started to make anything however I am very excited to. I find the report very informative and will definitely be trying my hand at making cosmetics

  500. Avatar
    Ana

    Very helpful and interesting. Thank you Chemists Corner

  501. Avatar
    Anna

    This was such a detailed and insightful write up. Definitely has given me a new perspective and appreciation for this field. Want to definitely learn more.

  502. Avatar
    Thomas

    Very sophisticated. Great. Even I’m not in this business.

  503. Avatar
    Meg

    This information was helpful, thanks.

  504. Avatar
    nour

    i would like to take the minicourse for free

  505. Avatar
    Gina

    Thanks alot,this has been extremely helpful, I’ve been struggling to formulate but with this I’ve already started making products.

  506. Avatar
    kimberly

    I am just in the studying phase, not educated enough to jump in, so this was fascinating and I have more to learn!! thanks

  507. Avatar
    RITESH TRIBHUVAN

    It is very informative and very useful tool. I would recommend every R & D chemist new or experience to have it in his library.
    Thanks and hoping to get much more information.

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      Aubrie

      Great read! A lot of information! Thanks Perry!

  508. Avatar
    Ronel Venter

    Thank you for the info and all the advise. I have however had some trouble to get into your site at first bur everything else were extremely helpfull. I would love to get the free course.

  509. Avatar
    Tony

    Great article. I appreciate the insight it brings.

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    Minda Dumaluan Macalib-Og

    I am so much thankful for having resources like Free Cosmetics Science. It is very much informative especially for formulators.

    Thank you very much Perry for your unselfish support, a good legacy for every interested person.

    More power to you,

    Minda

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    Ihsan

    Very nice book. I found it very informative. Thank you very much for giving so much pricious information.

  512. Avatar
    Shanna

    Stumbled across this site surfing info on the internet. Extremely informative, information on topics I didn’t even think about. I am very thankful I found this site, has changed how, and what I can and will do in the future.

  513. Avatar
    Kimberly Estrada

    Love what I’ve learned so far! Thanks so much for helping me understand more on knocking off products. It’s helped me develop my personal formula alot more.

  514. Avatar
    Rina

    I’m a newbie in the cosmetic industry and I think I will really learn a lot from cosmetic corner. Thanks.

  515. Avatar
    Vishkha Bagul

    Thank you for the useful information sir. Hope u will suggest new more innovative formulations.

  516. Avatar
    kama

    a very useful book which is an eye opener for newbies like me who is coming into this market.
    i dont have any sciences background. am only trying to get copy frangrances for a start up biz.

  517. Avatar
    Eckythump

    Really appreciate the step by step layout of this guide. Already looking for a product to emulate and put the guide to practical use. Thank you so much.

  518. Avatar
    Alan

    Thanks, incredibly informative for a novice like me. It lead me to some interesting informative links.
    Alan

  519. Avatar
    Diana

    Always looking for new ideas for science classes. I see possibilities here!

  520. Avatar
    Maria

    Thank you Perry for writing this ebook. It is very informative, helpful and easy to understand. More power to you.

  521. Avatar
    Malik Akramuddin

    I have gone through “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product”.The suggestion given in this write up is very basic in nature.Secondly,IR and Mass spectroscopic analysis of skin creams and lotion and other cosmetics products is not easy and also not easily available.For A beginner in cosmetic manufacturing such instrumental analysis is also not affordable.Over all write up is useful for an entrepreneur who is not knowing anything about cosmetic manufacturing.

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    sven

    I am already trying some of the things out in there.

  523. Avatar
    Miriam

    Thanks for your amazing acknowledgement. nice to hear more from you.

  524. Avatar
    Pauline Lam

    I found very useful information and references from the website. Thanks so much for the hard work!

  525. Avatar
    Beverly

    I got the “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product” report, and it is absolutely great. The report is very organized, easy and interesting. Thank you

  526. Avatar
    Leonette

    I loved the report. I am a beginner in cosmetic science/formulations and this report was an easy read and very informative. It also sparked my interest even more and I found it be very useful. Thanks!

  527. Avatar
    Tanya Nyman

    I really enjoyed reading this little gem. My background is in natural sciences so mixing chemicals to get awe-inspiring results is a passion. A great section to go through was the 5th step on how to systematically analyse the ingredients list of a product. I also appreciated the suggestions on where and how to gather information (didn’t think about suppliers as information magnets before). Overall a this brief read really motivates one to get involved in the process of product research personally with the added benefit of hinting towards building on this base to create innovative products.

  528. Avatar
    Olivia stan

    The information realy helped me, to see the reality, is more complicated than i thought. So thank you sharing this information for free

  529. Avatar
    Sapna

    Thank you so much!!
    It could not have been better!

  530. Avatar
    Ximena

    I really like the report for a beginner is a good tool. Thanks

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    Virginia

    I found the report very useful, things I never thought of, places where to look for information. This was very helpful to me. I am not in the cosmetic’s industry; I am hoping to make my own chemical free products. Shampoo, conditions, face wash, stuff like that. Thank you for the report.

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    Erika Loxx

    This is great, it really got me thinking!

  533. Avatar
    Richard

    It is very nice of you to take the time to share your knowledge. I found it very helpful, Perry.

  534. Avatar
    Christien

    What may seem as obvious can easily turn into frustration. Following this very easy process helps organize your strategy and find results making it a great tool and wonderful insight.

  535. Avatar
    Tobi

    great site. very informative for a beginner.

  536. Avatar
    Thang

    The report was providing useful information and still related. Wished to have the copy when I was junior. Thanks Mr. 44

  537. Avatar
    Carrie

    Logical and easy to follow – Thank you, Perry!

  538. Avatar
    Sonny Horton

    As a new COO of a Cosmeceuticals startup, this e-Book helped me gain a bit better understanding of what’s behind the curtains. I am the business/operations guy and my partners are the science/medicine folks. This really helped and I look forward to additional material.

  539. Avatar
    Holly walker

    Thank you Perry. You have helped tremendously.

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    Jo-Anna Cassino

    I really loved this and thought it was very useful! Thank you!!

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    Neil

    No real information here, just some common logic. I suppose I’m relieved that I was doing it right already but I am disapointed that there wasn’t any real tips, tricks, strategies or techniques described.

  542. Avatar
    Bethy

    Very informative report and useful for those starting in cosmetic formulation.

  543. Avatar
    Lyes dahmani

    I found the report very useful . Thank you very much perry.

  544. Avatar
    kate

    thanks for this, i love the book so much though i am still trying to understand some stuff but it has been very helpful, once again thanks.

  545. Avatar
    odeh

    i dont know how to thank you over this helpful info,its open my mind to many things whichs safed my time alot, tump up thanks Perry

  546. Avatar
    Lyz

    I’ve been out of the loop for a while, thanks for reminding me how much I enjoy learning about this crazy industry!

  547. Avatar
    Stephan Kassner

    Everything seems to have been said in the comments above – nothing much to add except – a really good and informative read. Thank you Perry.

  548. Avatar
    Gabriele

    Thank you for this helpful article. A nice guideline how to analyse good products on the way to create a own one.

  549. Avatar
    Lydia

    Very helpful and insightful for people new to the cosmetic industry, like me.

  550. Avatar
    Nhi

    It’s really good basic information with “How to knock off with any cosmetic products” report. It’s nice time to review and follow the procedure again. From this I can re-arrange step by step when preparing any products.

  551. Avatar
    Susan Stowell

    Very informative info. Would love to purchase your book but a little pricey for me right now. I’m sure it’s worth every penny and will save up for it!

  552. Avatar
    Deb

    Good information. Would like to find out more about formulating on completely natural bases without parabens, petrochemicals etc and know what each of the ingredients are used for.

  553. Avatar
    Chris Tome

    Very helpful and insightful information, thank you SO much!

  554. Avatar
    Mani Ganesh

    it was so informative and easy to understand

  555. Avatar
    Michelle

    Hoping for more info on formulating for hair care products! Good work otherwise!

  556. Avatar
    karina marcuslund

    This is SO useful – I feel so lucky I found this!!!

  557. Avatar
    Normand Mendoza

    Thanks you for all the great advice, hints and ideas on how to get started.

  558. Avatar
    OSAYANDE, Ehis

    I am a Bachelors Degree holder of Industrial Chemistry from University of Benin, Nigeria (presently at Masters level in the same field in the same institution). Its been so amazing since joining here. I have made very speedy and tremendous progress in my research and I hope to achieve greater things. Joining here has made my work easier and more interesting.

  559. Avatar
    ana

    Very interesting. I have a question : if an ingredient has several functions ,
    as I know what the main function.
    Thanks

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      Perry Romanowski

      The main function is whatever reason you mainly add an ingredient. Only the formulator would know for sure.

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        rosemary

        hello, just listened to the report and it was fascinating, am not a chemist but am interested in formulating or developing hair products. cant wait to get started with you

  560. Avatar
    Esther

    It is very insightful especially to someone who had no prior knowledge to cosmetic formulation. This is a good start to becoming a skincare formulator. Thank you for the report.

  561. Avatar
    arshad ali

    hi perry,
    thnx fr sharing this booklet. its great helpful fr rookies like me. hope u’d share some more in future.

  562. Avatar
    divya

    I found it very informative and helpful .thanks

  563. Avatar
    Siew Hoong, CHeong

    Thank you so much for the info. It is very informative and gave me a starting lead on cracking formulation. But I need formulation on Head and Body Shampoo or Gel.

  564. Avatar
    David

    Simple and straightforward. Just enough to whet my appetite to learn more. Very good resource for beginners.

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      Nicholas Domena

      The books were really great to read and had a lot of information that I was looking for. Thank you again for having a place that I can go to get the information that I’m looking for 🙂 Nickd

  565. Avatar
    Nitrick

    The book is very useful to people like me( who are new in formulation ). It is very informative and easy to understand. Thank you for uploading this book.

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    Dilfredo Ruiz

    Very useful as an introductory to cosmetics, spetially the chapter relative to ingredient list, 1% rule and smell and aparience matching

  567. Avatar
    medhat

    so glad to do this

  568. Avatar
    Melissa

    The booklet is very informative and a great resource, as I have no chemistry background and need all the help I can get. I have learned some interesting things from it and will be referring back to it as needed. Thank you for this awesome gift!

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    Ariel

    Extremely helpful and informative!

  570. Avatar
    Vanessa

    I’m a chemist and food technologist. I want to go nito cosmetics and your report has been very useful as we are trying some formulations for new products

  571. Avatar
    Cath

    Great e-booklet thank you, very interesting, especially liked the section on how to examine the ingredients list

  572. Avatar
    Nguyễn Thị Thanh Mai

    It’s very helpful for beginner, like me. Thank you very much

  573. Avatar
    ester larrosa diaz

    Thank you for the information, very clear and usefula for a beginner like me, I am chemist altough with few experience in cosmetics formulations. I will reccomend your webpage for sure.

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      CURISU

      Very useful as an itroductory to cosmetics

  574. Avatar
    Dr . Naveed

    Excellent and practical contents . as we say ‘ well begun is half done ‘ please keep on sending all free courses and materials . after completing that I will positively pursue advanced courses . presently I am in London , UK . looking forward to see you in person in near future . very optimistic about quality of your training and appreciate knowledge sharing . Thanks .

  575. Avatar
    Paola

    Great, gives me a starting point, because when you are new, you don’t have any idea how to start. Thanks a lot Perry!

  576. Avatar
    Julie

    Well explained and methodical.

  577. Avatar
    Lydia

    Very informative, especially for people new to the cosmetic industry.

  578. Avatar
    Lita Elena

    I liked the information because it’s very useful. I go to practice these steps. Thanks you very much.

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    Lorraine

    Liked the book a lot, in fact, the content was so good I started listening to your podcast. You make a subject that can be at times dry, very funny and enjoyable to listen to.

  580. Avatar
    Mya

    Hi Perry
    Thank you very much for your report. for me, I am new chemist and want to learn many things from you. So please keep sending the free report to me. in this report, I have understand many thing to learn about the launch of cosmetic according to the country compliance, about the trademark and brand development. base on your report now I got some ideas to update with the following things. Thanks!

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    Vivey

    Very informative. Thanks

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    KAY CORNALLY

    Great thanks , good information .
    Would you have an example of an customer enquiry of an NPD form ?
    As this is the starting point

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      Perry Romanowski

      I don’t have one that we’ve formally put together. You just need to include a listing of physical characteristics of the formula (color, odor, texture), function, cost, bottle, etc.

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    Wes

    Very helpful and informative to start up a formulation for little formulation experience user

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    Tiare

    You are very generous to share your knowledge! I have read this and will follow the guidelines. Thank you so much!

  585. Avatar
    Ngan Phan

    Dear Perry,
    In “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product” report. Step 8, for skin lotion test, using instruments like Novameter, Cutometer, Twistionmeter, or dequamation dics.
    What parameter is for each instruments, respectively?
    Thanks.

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      Perry Romanowski

      That’s a complicated question without a simple answer. It really depends on the type of test you are running and what you are trying to prove / achieve.

  586. Avatar
    Ngan Phan

    Thanks a lots, Perry
    I have just known this website through my friend. I am so surprise that all of things you share are very practical for a R&D. It’s sure that I continue following this website to extend my knowledge.

  587. Avatar
    Cindy

    Very informative and you explain everything in very simple terms. I am glad I found you. You have a fan. Thank you

  588. Avatar
    Gabriela

    This e-book was a great inicial help, to get an Idea of how to start.

  589. Avatar
    Ameri

    It was helpful and informative. Thank you very much

  590. Avatar
    Tonya

    Tha information was helpful and would be a good basic start for anyone interested in formulating.

  591. Avatar
    Matt Nourse, RPh

    Very potentially useful. I need more information and education so I can get a better grasp on cosmetic formulations, duplications, etc.

  592. Avatar
    Ottilia

    The information is useful for a beginner like myself. Thanks Perry

  593. Avatar
    Lynnet

    The content is going to be helpful to me since am starting to formulate my own products soon….just what i needed :), though how can i access a spread sheet program to arrange my formulas ..i have never used one.. plus what is INCI in full and how can i access it as well?

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    Carine

    Hi,
    I have been making my own cosmetic products for several years but I have only tried to duplicate 3 or 4 products. This book will certainly help me, thank you.
    I’ve got a question though about the 1% that may not shows in American products ingredients list. I thought this 1% could only concerns some ingredients specially formulated by the company (kind of secret ingredient), something that could not be found in other brands. Could you please confirm that this 1% could be anything from fragrances to preservatives?

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      Perry Romanowski

      Yes, 1% could be pretty much any ingredients.

  595. Avatar
    Kiet

    I’m R&D & formulator in cosmetic products but think you’re information and website is great and useful.

  596. Avatar
    shervin

    that’s very helpful
    tank you

  597. Avatar
    Arti Gaur

    Hi, I own a small organic skin care business. The information we found in this e-book is tremendously useful, it’s simplified, practical and it’s so easy to access the latest of what’s going on in the cosmetics world just sitting at your desk. Many Thanks Perry..

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    Shanqiue

    Your 10-Step booklet is very informative and helpful to anyone who is venturing off into the cosmetics industry or world. I’ve always wanted to learn chemistry and I have a love deep down for cosmetics, beauty all health matters alike. Thank you for sharing! This and your mini series will be a great mother’s day gift for my mother and I lol. She has her own cosmetics line and I am in the process of beginning mines. If she is interested, she could greatly benefit from the information in your series.

  599. Avatar
    Sajida

    This is providing a great information…it has helped me to some extent.
    But i wish to get the membership of Chemist Corner……guide me about that please..

  600. Avatar
    Christo Gonawela

    Dear Perry,

    The information you provide us is extremely valuable. Giving us a guideline with our objectives to enter the personal care business.
    Thanks

  601. Avatar
    Rosette

    Hi,
    This is very helpful.
    I want to try copying other companies formula.,
    Iam interested to make ups cosmetics and i want to know if where i can buy a raw materials that i will be needed to make or copy a make up specialy lipstick.
    Thank you in advance.

  602. Avatar
    Rick Fox

    Easy to read report and useful information. I enjoyed getting through it. Thank you Perry.

  603. Avatar
    Patrick Fu

    wonderful report

  604. Avatar
    Patrick Fu

    A very helpful report!

  605. Avatar
    Anjali

    It was very informative! Thank you!

  606. Avatar
    John

    This is an excellent book for beginners…thank you.

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    Sreedharan Chalil

    Sorry for the delay in posting my feedback. The information provided is highly useful.

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    Tammy

    I was thrilled to see your site because even though i was an asst. to a chemist at a previous job, i still have so many questions about the cosmetic industry. Thank you so much for the wonderful report. It gave me an idea of where to start and I will be back here to read often!

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    Fatima

    I’m R&D manager & formulator in cosmetic products but think you’re information and website is great and useful.

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    Sreedharan Chalil

    Sorry for the delay in giving my feed back. Glad to note that the information provided in the article is rich and highly useful.

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    Amy

    It is very informative and thank you for download.

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    Gerald

    I have wanted to know more about the ingredients in cosmetics for a really long time. Whenever I would look at the list on a box or bottle, it was confusing. What is this really long named substance. Should I be using it. Can I make something myself. Peter Romanowsky answer some of these questions immediately, and showed where I could go next to learn more. It’s like having a friend in the cosmetics business. Thank you, Peter.

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    Dr.Bassam Bitar

    It is an excellent way to get all possible info about subject

  614. Avatar
    mohana

    Hi perry, thanks for ur download.It is very helpful for the beginers.

  615. Avatar
    kelvin

    the report is good just that i come from a poor country where its hard to sell especially new products

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    Tâm Trần

    Very helpful and great

  617. Avatar
    Lara Brown-Notman

    Your article was very informative, clear, and gave plenty of reference. Thank you!

  618. Avatar
    Hayden

    This is fascinating. As someone with a background in formulating epoxy resins, my transition to cosmetics has been a steep learning curve. Your book has been, and continues to be, an invaluable assistant. Thank you Perry.

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    cynthia

    very insightful and quite detailed.

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    David

    Helpful introduction.

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    Candela

    Very useful information to start off with. Clear and concise.

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      ann-marie

      It would have been helpfull if I had this document a year ago. I went throught the same steps.

  622. Avatar
    Priscila

    I really loved the report and read it a couple of times. I feel fortunate for having access to all this information! Thank you so much 🙂

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    bella

    It was hard to understand since I am not a chemist. I wanna start a beginners’ class on cosmetology..

  624. Avatar
    Lucy Phiri

    Very useful information, have learnt a lot from it, it’s great to have this kind of info especially if you are trying to make similar products, the report has also great tips which will help in my future formulation. I am so glad that I joined up, this will definitly benefit me for what am trying out. Great stuff

  625. Avatar
    vishali

    Very helpful and great

  626. Avatar
    Darren McKelvie

    Very helpful article. Some great ideas in this book.

  627. Avatar
    Tricia

    Lot’s of great info, but I am more interested in creating all natural products. Do you have any advice on how I can use your site for that? Thank you!

  628. Avatar
    HG

    This book gives an interesting insight into the manufacture of consumer products. Thank you for making it available.

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    Hala Gari

    Great report. Easy to understand and rich in informations.
    Thanks!

  630. Avatar
    sunlei

    this is a very useful report. but i can’t make a difference between surfactant and emulsifier. what’s the meanings of primary surfactant and secondary surfactant.

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    Pierre

    Hi Perry

    Thanks for your free book “How to knock off any cosmetic product”. It provided some good guidlines on how to start the knock-off process.

  632. Avatar
    Obdulio Cerceño Ch

    Hello Mr. Perry Romanowski.

    Thanks a lot for the download Report. It is very useful tool for guidance. I am a empiric inventor and like to read. My area is not cosmetics. Although, I am working and developing nanotechnology products at local level. In doing so, I am so glad I found your site because helped me greatly to be more efficient about finding clues and important data that will help me to develop some formulas I am searching for.

    Thanks again!

  633. Avatar
    Chelly abd Me

    Hi Perry,
    Your recourse list is wonderful. Thanks so much for putting this list together. It is invaluable

  634. Avatar
    Paulo Vitti

    The report really goes to the point in a practical and pragmatic way. It can be a really helpful tool for startups and new entrepreneurs who sometimes want to “reinvent the wheel” when entering the cosmetics business.

    Thanks a lot!

  635. Avatar
    sunlei

    it’s usful and easy to understand. thanks a lot

  636. Avatar
    Zue

    Hi Perry,
    Thank you very much for putting together this excellent book! While it is very informative and very helpful to both young and experienced cosmetic chemists, it also provides encouragement and inspiration to those who are faced with challenging and difficult projects. Would it be possible for you to include general tips on how to deal with unstable formulas?

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      Perry Romanowski

      Hello Zue – I’ll have to work on a different book for that. We’ve written a bit about that elsewhere on the blog so I’d suggest you do a search or look through our forum.

  637. Avatar
    Ndiyo Hilaire

    I got the formulation it helpful I ws happy bcs most of ingrediens and formulation Ineed is for the hair like the dread locks gel & hair food, spray thanks so much

  638. Avatar
    Ghanshyam sharma

    Its very informative and useful thanks

  639. Avatar
    Ieva

    Thanks. The guideline was simply and easy to understand.

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    Candis

    Great insight, easy steps for cosmetic beginners, I just had a small idea , these small tips help with confidence. Thanks

  641. Avatar
    Nk

    Nice one sir.learnt a lot of lessons. One, to be perfect one must have practiced several times.Thanks for your kind work.

  642. Avatar
    I. Walele

    Excellent coverage of the topic. Helpful hints.
    Thanks

  643. Avatar
    Patrice

    Great step by step outline. Easy to follow for beginners. Thanks Perry!

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    vanessa ultreras

    Hi , I’m really surprised about this guide support. I am very interested in publicizing products that don´t harm our health,
    i live in mexico , we really need quality products and this information is perfect to start.
    Thank you

  645. Avatar
    hdkh

    Very great to kickstart a career in cosmetic industry, thanks!

  646. Avatar
    Elmor

    This is brilliant!! Thanks Perry. This not only helps with cosmetics manufacturing but also with detergents. I’ve been looking for something like this for months now. Great job!

  647. Avatar
    Rashmi

    Of course much useful information for beginners like me..thanks..

  648. Avatar
    Wcyun320

    Very useful and insightful information. Very much appreciated for sharing.

  649. Avatar
    asa

    wow!very insightful…really really helpful

  650. Avatar
    Cristina

    Thanks for putting together so much info. Very useful

  651. Avatar
    Dorothy

    Thank you very much, Perry. A great primer for starting out in the business.

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    Fred

    Having developed interest in cosmetic formulation, your site have given me more insight in a new way of cosmetics

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    Ruth

    Just what I need to get more confidence with my formulations. Thank you for sharing

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    Bolanle unor

    Hi thanks alot for this, I found every bit of it interesting and educating and I look forward to gaining more knowledge

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    zia aghdam

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    Melanie M

    Very interesting read. However it would be nice to have more information on the different lab tests that can be performed. Also, gender neutral pronouns should always be used if the author is talking about the reader.

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    Zaid

    Hey there
    Am really happy that i found your website, its helpful, useful and genuine. The book “How to Knock Off Any Cosmetic Product” is a great start for people like me who is new to cosmetic chemistry and cosmetic industry, hope to see more of such practical and straight to the point books in the future.

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    Samantha Chepi

    I found the report very useful for someone like me that wants to build a cosmetic brand and not really sure of what to do or where to start and everything else. Although I didn’t understand most of it because I am a beginner in this category, you made it easy for me to at least grip on the main Do’s and Don’t’s
    Cheers

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    Tren A

    Good basic introduction.

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    Dimakatso

    Thank you for such information.
    I am starting to look at labels differently now. Now they make more sense.

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    Marie

    Thanks very much for the great article. I found it very informative and useful.

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    Mattu

    Every points on your report is very useful . I’ll try when i learn formulation . I am just a beginner

  663. Avatar
    Mattu

    Thanks Perry.
    Every points on your report is very useful . I’ll try when i learn formulation . I am just a beginner.

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    Aggie

    Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge for free! Im hungry for more! 🙂

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    Annalisa

    I thought your information was very generous and very helpful. I have taken all your advice on board and am looking forward to more lessons from you ! A great service and thank you very much!

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    john karlik

    a good intro, points the direction to find out what you do not know

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    Margaret Anne

    Good content – gives me confidence to start formulating!

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    Ana

    Thank you so much for the e-book, i will practice some of the tips. very excellent written by the way

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    Gisselle Ramirez

    Thanks for everything I’ve learned about chemistry and it was very helpful.I do appreciate everything mostly this because its what I always wanted to do

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    Candace Wallace

    I found the 10 steps formula to be very informative as I dive deeper into learning and becoming a part of this fascinating and evolving industry. I am excited to learn more through this wonderful training course and the connections that I will inevitably encounter during my journey.

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    carla jepson

    I thought it was great…… will probably re-read it a few times. I would love to get actual formulas that are for formulating organic skincare (from home). I find the preservative issue with a lot of the new accepted emulsifiers really tricky. Most of the ‘natural’ new preservatives all seem to have down sides – viscosity reducing, PH sensitive etc. Its a mine field out there for non chemists like me!

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    Vijaykumar R Zala

    Hi perry,
    Basically i had done my M.Sc in chemistry and I moved in cosmetic industry.
    May be after one year or more than that i am able to get the complete information to “knocking off” a product. I appreciated the effort and hope more of these come in the future because for fresher it will be very very helpful.
    Thanks a lot dear.

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    Dale Ann

    I found it a nice step by step tutorial on how to start out formulating.

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    Nicoleta Dimitrova

    Very helpful and practical information. I hope the “1% Rule” is applicable in Europe, too. /I’m from Bulgaria/.
    Best regards,
    Nicoleta

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      Perry Romanowski

      It is applicable in the EU.

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    Anthony Norris

    I found the information very helpful.

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    A

    An excellent document, written in an accessible style. Some of the information given is (or should be) commonsense but overall a very useful and informative report. Thanks, Perry!

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    Na

    Neatly organized and helpful ! Great way to start 🙂

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    Mike

    Nice, very helpful. Thanks for being honest, keep it up and be blessed.

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    abbas

    Professor Perry
    Dear Thank you with all my heart your business
    This beneficial knowledge by serving humanity.
    I hope to communicate with you time. I work in detergents and cosmetics
    I will be delighted to send me about my Formula NES
    Thank you ….. from Iraqi Kurdistan Abbas

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    Sajata

    I’m delighted to have discovered “Chemist Corner”. “How To Knock-Off a Cosmetic Formula”, it is a wonderful tool for my research. All the information you’ve provided is nicely comprehensible and concise for a novice like myself. Thank you!

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    Cassandra

    Very helpful tips!

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    Vladana

    Very useful, thank you very much!

  683. Avatar
    Farzan

    Very useful…..it was really helpful.

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    Okon ekpa

    The book gave some basic information like the order of listing ingredients on the product labels.but what I really need is how to create recipes of my own or modify existing ones to generate new products as the ‘knock off’ process is really time consuming.

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    Tahir

    It is a good basic information for beginners.
    But i m not intresting to duplicate any formulation.
    I want to creat something own.

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    ben sam

    thanks very much for the information. really helpful indeed!

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    Dragos

    As a beginner in Cosmetic Formulation, I found this read to be a very informative one.
    Thank you Perry

  688. Avatar
    hailey

    Thanks for your interesting lessons! very helpful!

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    Marzia

    Hello, I’m very happy to discover your webside, it’s very interesting; above all I’m peausure to receive your e-mail with lesson.
    Thank you very much Look forward to your next mails

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    Choma Matale

    I have read the book and I have thoroughly enjoyed because it. For me it is to understand and therefore I do not have any questions because everything in it makes senese. In fact going through this report have helped me to change may approarch to making a formulation. Whereas I have been making trial and error of making something and afterwards I triy to compare it with existing products (and it takes a very long time) now I will start with existing products of interest and probably reduce the time by 75% or more.

    It was a very good reading and thanks a lot. It provides a good foundation on formulation and may be there is other material that on can study to advance to the next level. Once more, thanks very much I have enjoyed reading this material and Ithink I will keep coming back to it for reference.

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    Simona

    Hi!
    I was very happy to find your site. I used to work 15 years in R%D for cosmetic but it was 16 years ago. In last decade I am giving the lectures from cosmetology for students. I was just thinking how to refresh and make more interesting my classes and I found your corner. This inspired me a lot.
    I went through titles and contents very briefly…for now I can just say that I am very thankful that I can use this knowledge for m y work…later on I hope I will be capable to give also some constructive remarks.
    Thank you for encourage me to participate in this communication.
    Beside you made an impression on me also with mentioning Amway. I am ABO in SI looking to spread networking globally… Products are incredible …business opportunity also…
    Going back to lectures…my I kindly ask you for some advices, please…how to make lectures more attractive for students ….what to do to became better teacher…
    Thank you very much for your time. Look forward to your reply.
    Simona

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      Perry Romanowski

      To make lectures better for students…I don’t know. You just have to practice a lot and make changes when things don’t work right. Keep doing the things that do work right. And juggling. People like juggling.

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    Mona

    I appreciate the insight into this matter. I will not try duplicating someone else’s formula (ethical decision), but it was interesting to learn about the basic composition of cosmetic formulations anyway. Chemist’s Corner is a helpful site to start-ups, thank you!

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    Luis

    Thanks for this piece of work! I found it very useful for starting in the formulation world. Definitely worth!

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    TUAN

    Thank you for your interesting lessons

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    Carlos

    Very useful, thank you very much

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    Stefano

    Very concise and helpfull for starting formulators.

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    Eva

    I found the report very enlightening and easy to understand for budding formulators. Having this blueprint is invaluable when you start formulating; it’s not just about copying, it’s about learning what makes a product what it is, and as you gain confidence, starting your own R&D based on that knowledge.

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    Valerie

    This was informative, but I’m particularly interested in creating products out of 100% natural ingredients (I know, “natural” can be construed to mean a lot of things). I mean ingredients that are directly derived from plants–oils, butters, waxes, essential oils, hydrosols, etc. Those don’t fall under the typical class and use of the kind of ingredients you talk about. When I’m looking at natural products, how can I classify and break those down?

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      Perry Romanowski

      See our website for articles about natural formulating.

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    Ugochi olabisi

    I learnt How to use an existing product to derive the prototype. Writing down the ingredient panel then Seperating them according to their functions. For instance conditioners, moisturizers or surfactants. Bearing in mind that the percentage content of ingredients are usually in descending order in terms of value I:e 70%_ 10% etc.

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    Navya

    I am realy happy with this website because it realy helping me lot in my project work…
    Thank you

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    Ugochi olabisi

    Reading through your site , I have mor understanding on the first steps to take towards formulating a product. listing out the chemicals in the ingredient panel first. The grouping of chemicals into their functions then percentage composition. This has been helpful.

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    Meg

    Thankyou, it was very informative, gives me somewhere to start, can’t wait to start mimicking my favourites.

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    azlan

    i do like cosmetic field industry. I wanna create a product as natural to replace synthetic product in the market. Moreover less information to do my own product, luckily when i downloaded “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product”, I can get some idea and knowledge how to start my cosmetic business. Thanks for this effort. Keep it up and keep me in the loop
    report

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    valentine kafata

    woow!! that information is amazing guyz thank you so much.I do cosmetics and now with this copy am flying .

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    Jackie

    The ebook was very helpful, it gave me good insight and more information on proper formulation. Thanks!

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    Thivashkar

    Thank you for this free cosmetic science course.

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    Chichi

    I am interested in formulating my own cosmetics but had no idea where to start. This report was very informative and now I know what the next step is. Thank you.

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    Danielle

    Thank you so much for the free report!! I found the information to be very straightforward and easy to follow. It’s exactly what I needed to continue to move forward in the right direction. Thanks!

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    Gary jones

    Very helpful, concise and easy to follow. A very generous piece of advice

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    Faiyaz Ahmed

    It is really a wonderful approach and inspiring for an absolute beginner. I am working in the sales team of a company in Pakistan, who manufactures janitorial Chemicals for personal care. I’ll definatly contact you if we shall find any difficulty. Thank you for making this report. If you need any help from me, please do write to me.

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    Allan N. Ruiz

    This was useful thank you for sharing this information.

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    Ashley Powers

    I am a beginner and found the information in the report to be helpful. Thank you for sharing.

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    Sharon

    I just finished reading “How to Knock off Any Cosmetic Product” a few hours ago. It was interesting to see the approach done from a cosmetic chemist point of view and to see some tips on how to do it better than I did on my own. I’ve already started planning on my next “knock off”.

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    Crytal

    Thank you for the information. Your website and all information is the best I have found online. I appreciate it and all who are actively participating in your website.

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    Ree

    Thank you, very informative.

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    Emmanuel SGI

    Very helpful. I learnt new things and am particularly impressed with the URLs in the book. I’ll be needing the other book though.
    Thanks, Perry.

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    Thalia

    Thank you. Right now my team and I are planning a proyect and this information is totally useful for us.

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    Kyei

    very educative and informative.

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    Dana

    Thank you for a this free cosmetic science report. For me it is helpful information for starting home-made products

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    Maggie

    Thank you for this information. I am a beginner and this guide has been very helpful.

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    Tina

    I love all this anti aging potions and scientific chemist ingrediants information i find it very interesting wish i was a chemist love it ..love it …lovin it all xxxxxx

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    Vera

    I just recently completed a course in cosmetic making and get you of book made it so easy for me to understand everything I was thought, looking forward to the mini series you are helping me build my career God bless you

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    Jackie

    This report is very informative for those who are interested in formulating cosmetics. It is also instructional as it provides a step by step practical guide in cosmetic formulation. Thank you Perry. I am looking forward to a similar report but in the context of natural and organic cosmetics formulation. Kudos for the effort!

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    dennis hague

    Thank You, the information that you share is beyond awesome. Giving us years of education plus your experience for free is amazing.

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    Michelle Wallace

    Very good info!

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    Cassandra Gonzalez

    I recently just signed up and I am very pleased with the information given to me in this book. I recommend anyone to this site whose looking to making their own cosmetic line .

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    Jodi

    Wow 27 Pages of no nonsense and useful information thank you so much!!!