Form to request a referral to a cosmetic formulator and/or manufacturer
Although our services are at maximum capacity, we run worldwide formulation groups with over 40,000 formulators including many well known chemists. If you wish us to pass on your details to someone who might be able to help you please fill in the form below. If you have filled in the form correctly, and there is a formulator and/or manufacturer which might be able to provide the services you require you will hear from them directly within 7 days. If you have more than one product, please fill in a separate form for each product.
Email address *
Your name *
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Website address (if any)
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Full telephone number including Country code *
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Country you are located in *
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Will the product be marketed as .....
(Important: formulators/manufacturers, are unable to formulate products which are classed as drugs/medicine/pharmaceuticals so we can only refer you if you have chosen the last option: "none of the above"). More information - USA: http://www.happi.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2016-08-11/fda-issues-more-warning-letters/  http://www.soapqueen.com/business/understanding-fda-cosmetic-vs-drug-claims/
Europe: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/759581/012__GN8_-_final_2018_combined_doc_Oct.pdf
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Is the product..... (select only one from the options below): *
There is no agreed definition of what "natural" means. This is why you need to select the natural standard you would like the formulator to abide by. Please do research the organisations listed below and choose the one which reflects your brand and which covers all the ingredients in your chosen benchmark. For more information on what is safe/unsafe - see paragraph 9: http://makingskincare.com/how-to-formulate-like-a-pro/
Often formulation/manufacturing is carried out in a different Country to where the product will be sold as this reduces cost. For example, Southern/Eastern Europe is generally more cost-effective than Northern Europe/UK. Please detail below whether you are OK with this and also give details as to which regions you would be happy with, for example, South America, S.E. Asia, other areas of Europe, Russia. *
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What is your budget for the development of the formulation only (prices listed below do NOT include manufacturing, nor testing but the $800 and $2300 prices do include the formulator making small samples of the formula, eg a set of: 3 x 50g for the client to try out and includes 3 "tweaks" to the formula from the first set of samples) *
List the Countries where the product will be sold *
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Do you have a benchmark (product sold in the stores) which you wish your product to be similar to which matches the natural definition you have chosen above? (If you have more than one product, fill in a separate form for each).
Most brand owners feel they have come up with a unique, innovative product which isn't sold elsewhere. However once more details are revealed, the formulator quickly realises that this product is not new or unique, there are many products already on the market like this despite what the brand owner thinks. Giving the formulator a product already sold in the stores, gives the formulator an idea of viscosity, texture etc providing a very firm and clear target to aim for.  Without this, formulators are left with very subjective descriptors such as "I'd like a product which is: non-greasy, occlusive, very moisturising, non-sticky, fairly thick". One person's idea of this is very different from another's. In addition, brand owners frequently change their mind as they come to realise through the development process that they are not clear on what they want the product to look and feel like.  Asking the product owner to research the market for a benchmark at this early stage, helps both parties become clearer on with what they are looking for, highlights any lack of product and consumer research from the client's side, thus making the whole process quicker, reducing cost and, overall, less stress!   If a brand owner cannot find a benchmark, this is usually a sign that what they are seeking either (a) isn't scientifically and/or legally achievable; or (b) there isn't consumer demand. 
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Give below a link to a benchmark product you would like your product to be similar to (product already sold in the stores). The link needs to show the FULL ingredient list of the particular product you would like. Important: if you wish for a natural product do check that ALL the ingredients in your benchmark match the definition of "natural" you selected above. *
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Does the link to the benchmark product, you have given above include a list of ALL the ingredients for that particular product you would like. (If there is more than one product, fill in a separate form for each product). *
If you already have your own formula and are only looking for it to be manufactured please list ALL the ingredients below in order.
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Product type - examples: (a) solid shampoo bar using detergents (not soap), (b) liquid saponified soap (not using detergents), (c) sulfate free shampoo for damaged hair. *
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More information about your product including characteristics such as moisturising, exfoliating. (Important: we cannot refer you if the product is a drug/medicine eg is marketed to improve acne, eczema or other skin conditions, lightens/whitens skin, contains CBD etc). *
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Skin/hair type *
Where will the product be manufactured? *
What services do you require? *
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How many of the product would you like to be manufactured on one occasion. *
How many millilitres (ml) will each product container be? (If you are used to ounces please use this converter to convert oz to ml: https://www.convertunits.com/from/oz/to/ml) *
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Type of packaging *
Provide details of your brand - USP, marketing story, target market, salon use only etc *
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The referral does not include the formulator/manufacturing sourcing a fragrance/essential oil blend. You will need to choose/source your own fragrance as this does not form part of the formulation services. You will be responsible for complying with regulations eg IFRA *
By submitting this form I consent and authorize all the information provided above including my personal details to be passed to a third party formulator/manufacturer who might be able to provide the services I have requested above. *
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