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Food Ingredients in Cosmetics: Formulating Natural Skin Care

On-Demand Course

Recorded on Nov 10, 2020

Successfully develop natural skin-care cosmetics using food ingredients (emulsifiers, emollients, humectants, and polymer thickener/stabilizers…) in place of synthetic and petrochemical-derived ingredients to gain trust and strong appeal amongst consumers.

Mark Chandler will provide a detailed review of cosmetics-friendly food ingredients, their pros & cons vs conventional ingredients and share practical selection & formulation strategies on how to best replace traditional ingredients.
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Presented By:
Mark Chandler

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Consumers want cosmetics that are safe and they no longer take it for granted – A suspicion regularly fed by social media buzz. Because food ingredients are seen as inherently safe, using them in cosmetics hold a great potential. Social media can act as a positive amplification factor.  Wondering how you can make the switch from traditional ingredients and match performance? Join this course to:

  1. Find the right food ingredients meeting your needs (emulsifiers, emollients, humectants, and polymer thickener/stabilizers…) by reviewing the available options for mainstream cosmetic applications

  2. Replace unwanted (synthetic and petrochemical-derived) ingredients by understanding the required formulation design approach from Mark Chandler 

  3. Please your consumers by developing natural skin-care cosmetics using food ingredients that are stable, aesthetically pleasing and can rival the performance of products with conventional 

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Who should view this course?

Formulators & brand marketers specifically designing natural cosmetic / skin-care products looking to gain appeal on market shelves thanks to a stronger perception of "safe to use"

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Course Outline

  1. Food Ingredients in Cosmetics: Introduction
    • Available food ingredients according to major cosmetic ingredient classes (emulsifiers, emollients, humectants, and polymer thickener/stabilizers…)
    • Main application segments
    • Comparison with Conventional ingredients

  2. Pros & Cons of Formulating Natural Cosmetics with Food Ingredients
    • Technical issues in replacing conventional ingredients

  3. Selection & Formulation Strategies & Tips
    • How to Select the Right Food Ingredient per Application
    • How to overcome related formulation issues
    • Case studies / success stories

  4. Future Outlook for Food Ingredients

  5. 30 mins Q&A – Ask your questions directly to the expert!

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