Personal Care Application and Development Center

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How the Personal Care Application and Development Center services our customers and suppliers

Our primary goals for this Application and Development Center is to develop starting formulas for the skin care , hair care , and cosmetic markets while assisting customers with existing formulas or the development of new formulas.

We offer a wide range of lab capabilities, including:

  • Application assistance
  • Formulation advice
  • Raw material and ingredient recommendations
  • Starting point formulas

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Personal Care Application and Development Center preview

In less than 60 seconds, you will get a sneak peek into the Personal Care Application and Development Center in Allentown, PA. The center is committed to provide tailor-made formulations and solutions with the following ingredient categories:

  • Actives
  • Emollients
  • Emulsifiers
  • Natural Oils
  • Preservatives
  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Silicones
  • Surfactants
  • Waxes

The Personal Care Application and Development Center is part of our Technology and Innovation Hub, which also includes application centers for Food & Nutrition , Coatings & Construction , and HI&I .

Terri Winters

Meet Terri Winters, senior chemist for the Personal Care industry

Terri Winters, Senior Chemist

Terri has over 20 years experience in the Personal Care industry and has been with Brenntag Specialties since 2017. She has formulated for the skin care, hair hare, and color cosmetic markets. As a member of the Personal Care Research and Development team, she develops prototypes highlighting our materials and provides technical support both within our organization and to external customers.

Safety and technical standards at the forefront of our formulations

Given the ubiquitous nature of cosmetic products today, safety and technical standards are an increasingly important issue for the industry. Our Personal Care team works closely with suppliers to ensure ingredients are safe and reliable, and our supply-chain is completely transparent.

Personal Care industry chemicals have always been under scrutiny by organizations and environmental safety groups. While we applaud community efforts to maintain strong safety standards in Personal Care chemical distribution and use, we understand it can cause concern for those in the industry. You don’t want an innocent mistake to bring about costly fines or unwanted media attention. Our commitment to safety and to understanding industry safety requirements and standards is yet another major benefit of partnering with us.

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Offering natural products

Natural products are a trend that will only grow in importance as consumers become more savvy about the ingredients they eat as well as what they put on their skin and hair.

We plan to be at the forefront of the natural market segment by offering customers novel natural ingredients and assistance in formulating with them.

Download our Natural Products Guide

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Over 100 Personal Care formulations

Each year, the Personal Care lab debuts new hair care , skin care , and cosmetic prototypes. These prototypes serve to showcase trends in the Personal Care market, as well as unique uses for ingredients.

The prototypes contain:

  • Finished starter formulas that highlight ingredients from all of our suppliers
  • Formulary cards for each prototype

View our Personal Care formulations

Note: Prototypes undergo stability testing at 40oC for a period of three months.These prototypes are also intended for use as starting formulas only and may be altered or modified as needed.

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