The Green Chemist Blog

Green cosmetics stories from a mad scientist or a scientist mad about cosmetics

Cosmetic Product Development
August 26, 2014

Formulating vegan cosmetics

Am I mistaken or vegan cosmetics are becoming as popular as organic? when I go to green trade shows I see exhibitors promoting the vegan concept growing like mushrooms. In fact there is an increase in demand in vegan cosmetics. As a cosmetic formulator I wonder…
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August 12, 2014

How much does a beauty business cost to set up?

This is probably the most common question I get asked. It is also a sign of how many people are thinking about developing their own beauty business. In fact DIY beauty products workshops are very trendy at the moment. These courses are ok in the…
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Cosmetic Product Development
July 22, 2014

Natural cosmetics packaging solutions

Developing a natural or organic cosmetic formulation is not just about delivering a pure cosmetic. It is also a green statement. The packaging with which you deliver your green statement is already half of the message, so if you have a completely natural beauty product or an organic one…
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Cosmetic Product Development
July 3, 2014

Cosmetic product development

Cosmetic product development is a real maze, plenty of directions to take, every decision you take at the beginning has a domino effect on final results including costs. That is why before you enter the maze of cosmetics development you need to spend some time to…
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Trendy natural ingredients
June 5, 2014

Sustainable palm oil, growing green trend

The RSPO (roundtable on sustainable palm oil) is meeting in London to discuss the labelling and traceability of sustainable palm oil, a growing green trend. The RSPO is an organization with a mission to produce the so much needed palm oil reducing the high environmental costs associated with its conventional production.…
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May 21, 2014

Paraben free cosmetic formulations

The paraben free claim has become a green claim growing in popularity over the years. Consumers associate paraben free cosmetics with natural and organic cosmetics, therefore there is an increasing demand on cosmetic formulators to develop paraben free cosmetic formulations. Parabens have been the most common…
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May 15, 2014

Affordable Natural Skincare: dream or reality?

I was reading an interesting article about the efficacy of cheap natural cosmetics. I have to say I have come across several examples lately so I decided it is time to write about affordable natural skincare. As a natural and organic cosmetic formulator i'm really surprised…
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Cosmetic Ingredients Opinion
May 8, 2014

Organic fake tan: dream or reality?

The word organic is very reassuring, giving us a feeling of safety and health. So when it comes to artificially change the colour of our skin we love the thought of getting it with organic fake tan. But is it a reality or not? let's…
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