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7 Steps to Optimize Cosmetic Product’s Formulation

By | Formulation and Recipe Management | No Comments

Formulating a cosmetic product is a long and complex process as it needs to comply with marketing requirements – shape, color, function, texture, etc. but also with regulations enforced in the country of commercialization.

As trends and consumers’ need change frequently, manufacturers and brands have to follow up and create adapted products. New products must be designed as fast as possible to satisfy consumers and face fierce competition. Teams must innovate using new technologies to create formulas and find the most efficient and high quality raw materials.

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Cosmetic Products Compliance : 6 Tips to Better Manage Business Processes

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations | No Comments

Product compliance is one the main pain points when developing a new cosmetic. Regulations are evolving fast and it is getting more and more difficult to follow. With globalization, brands are commercializing their products worldwide, which makes the whole process even more complex. Each country, region and sometimes states implement their own rules that businesses must respect.

Regulatory surveillance is essential to ensure products are compliant wherever they are sold in the world. It concerns every single part of the finished product: chemicals used for the formula, labeling, packaging, etc.

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Optimize Packaging Management with a PLM Software

By | Cosmetic and Food Software, Labeling and Packaging Management | No Comments

Product packaging is a significant component of the new product development or renewal process. Brands use it as a way to create consumers’ demand, as it is the only way to inform and convince them about the product function and benefits. For customers, the packaging is important, as it gives them more information about the product and determines its quality level. Interest for creating appealing packaging have clearly increased over the years; however, with the fast-evolving technologies, such as smart, active or flexible packaging, and the increasing concern for sustainability,  it will become even more central.

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5 Tips to Better Manage your Cosmetic Product Specifications

By | Cosmetic and Food Software, New Product Development and Innovation, Product Information Management | No Comments

Every new product comes with its specification that defines its identity and characteristics for both internal and external use. Often, people expect it to be one document including all the needed information but it is more complex than that. The product specification is a dossier that gathers many documents and data from different stakeholders, both internal and external. The dossier is created and updated by all the company departments during the new product development process and for its entire lifecycle.

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6 Essential Steps in New Cosmetic Product Development

By | Cosmetic and Food Software, New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

In the growing industry of personal care and cosmetic, brands and manufacturers need to continuously create and innovate. The collection turnover is getting shorter due to seasonal constraints and fast-evolving consumers’ needs. To answer this changing demand, businesses must reduce their product time to market and costs while being innovative.

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Which Tests to Ensure Cosmetic Product Safety?

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations, New Product Development and Innovation | No Comments

When it comes to cosmetics, product safety is one of the biggest concern of either legal administrations, consumers or manufacturers. Indeed, manufacturers have the responsibility of ensuring that each product sold is safe for consumers. It also determines brands credibility and product quality. As consumers expect the product they buy to be efficient and conform to its description. The better the quality perceived is the better it is for brand’s image and sales.

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Globally Harmonized System - How does it affects your products

Globally Harmonized System: How Does it Affects your Products?

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations | No Comments

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is an international system created by the United Nations in order to standardized classification and labeling of chemical substances and mixtures. GHS by the United Nations includes several regulations such as, product testing, universal warning pictograms and safety data sheet for hazardous chemical. GHS is followed by many countries all over the world such as Canada, the U.S.A., the EU, etc. Most of them use it as a reference but integrated with their own local regulations.

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Cosmetic Regulations in the USA – All You Need to Know

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations | No Comments

In the USA, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regulate cosmetic products. FDA gives the standards but most of the states have their own regulations such as California.
In addition to cosmetic, FDA regulates all products containing more than one ingredient: foods, drugs, electronic products, medical devices, tobacco and cosmetics.

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Cosmetic regulations in California

Cosmetic Regulations in California: What You Should Know

By | Cosmetic and Food Regulations | 2 Comments

Each 50 states of the U.S. are under national and federal regulations. It is not uncommon that states have different regulations from others. This is exactly what happens in the state of California, especially, when it comes to cosmetic products. In addition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, California as its own rules that all businesses selling in this state must follow.

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PLM for Cosmetics: Why Do You Need to Invest?

By | Cosmetic and Food Software | No Comments

Cosmetic manufacturers and brands are subject to regulations requirements that are more and more strengthened all over the world. Cosmetic businesses more than ever, must optimize their innovation process to face:

  • A fast-growing competitor landscape
  • Shortened product lifecycle due to seasonal constraints
  • Increasing product development costs
  • Higher consumer expectations
  • Fast-evolving technologies
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