FULL SERVICE PRODUCT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICESproducts as unique as you are
Skinterest is Sydney’s best independent product development laboratory, bringing together fantastic brands like yours with highly trained cosmetic and formulation chemists, state of the art development equipment and the principles of quality by design (QbD).
Skinterest offers services and support through all stages of the product development process and delivers absolute transparency, ensuring your expectations are always exceeded.
COSMETIC, BEAUTY, SKIN CARE & SPF
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Complete product development
Facilitation of the entire product development process, from conceptualisation, new product development briefs, concept research, formulation development, regulatory and packaging, product testing including stability, dermatological, preservative efficacy testing (PET) to scale up.
A detailed ingredient database includes indicative costs for all ingredients in use, whilst skinterest’s experience with contract manufacturing has led to the creation of reverse/forward costing calculators that can reliably estimate both target formulation cost for a project (reverse costing) and unit costs (forward costing).
Quality by design
All formulations are inherently unique and consequently untested. Skinterest’s formulation development knowledge, tools and processes serve to instil the principles of Quality by Design (QbD) to optimise product performance and stability wherever possible, minimising the potential for issues during scale-up and on shelf.
Extensive formulation knowledge, research capabilities and related tools enables rapid resolution of formulation-related performance issues, quality and stability-related matters arising during formulation development, scale-up, IP transfers or products in market. Can be applied to formulations developed externally.
Transfer of the product development brief into real world samples, drafting theoretical formulae, sourcing ingredients, experimentation and submission of professionally-made samples which are carefully prepared with modern fit-for-purpose laboratory scale equipment.
With extensive experience in the development, testing and manufacture of sunscreen within the Australian regulatory landscape and in-house in-vitro SPF testing capability, skinterest are acutely aware of what is required to create high-performing modern sunscreens.
Utilising ever-expanding product testing capabilities including zeta-potential, particle size analysis, Turbiscan, rheology and in-vitro SPF testing, skinterest is a partner of choice for any proactive research project.
Facilitating the proper selection of ingredients from the plethora of available options in line with the product development brief and proposed claims to ensure suitability with the proposed product type and format.
Small batch production
Preparation and filling of small quantities (2-5kg) for the purpose of market research.
Training and advice
Talk to us about education or advice on any related topics.
Creams and lotions
Hard gel capsules
Skincare products, including cleansers, toners, serums and moisturisers
Colour cosmetic creams, tinted moisturisers and foundations
Sunscreens and tanning products
Oral care including toothpaste and mouthwash
Sunscreen and fake tanning products
Topical therapeutics including, lubricants, and medical devices
Ingestibles, including liquids, hard gel capsules and powders (non-food)
Hair care – shampoo, conditioner, treatments, masques and styling
THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST
- Market research and brand alignment
- Packaging decisions
- Locations of distributions and regulatory implications
- Identify and source benchmark example products if relevant
- Articulate target claims and ingredients
- Product briefing documentation
- Consumer trials
- Artwork creation
- Order and annual volume projections
- Claim substantiation
- Regulatory review
– Pilot scale batch
– First production
GET IN TOUCH
Ready to begin your product journey?
3/505 Balmain Road
Lilyfield NSW 2040