The creation of a cosmetic product is a process that consists of many stages and requires the involvement of many specialists. It begins with the idea for the cosmetic, driven by the market niche, marketing trends, or the latest scientific research. Technologists are tasked with selecting appropriate ingredients, both base and active, in line with the product’s goals and properties, as well as legal requirements. Next, the formulation of the cosmetic must be composed, and laboratory tests conducted.
More information about the formulation stage can be found in the article ‘Cosmetic product design‘.