Episode 29: Melody Bockleman - Cosmetic Science

Interview begins at 6:50

Melody Bockelman from privatelabelinsider.com is a seasoned professional in the cosmetic industry. Her track record includes brands on QVC, HSN, large retailers and grocery store chains. She spends her days helping entrepreneur’s of all sizes create their own product line is her passion. A graduate of Howard University, in Economics and classics has served her well in evaluating client projects.

You can contact Melody in the following ways.
Website: Private Label Insider

Cosmetic science news

SCC chapter starts in Michigan. You can see their website here. Society of Cosmetic Chemists Michigan

New Gel Technology
Scientists at Radboud University Nijmegen have developed a gel that is supposed to be able to retain moisture a hundred times better than any other gel.

Cosmetic Entrepreneurs

Should you patent your cosmetic product? No.

Why you do not need to patent your cosmetic formulation

  1. Patents don’t prevent copycats
  2. Patents do not provide much benefit
  3. There are better ways to spend your money


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