29 May '14, 12pm

Understanding the basic forms of cosmetics

While there are literally thousands of different types of cosmetic products, there are actually only 10 different types of cosmetic formulas. Here is a brief overview of those types including what they are, how they’re made and when you might use them. 10 Cosmetic Product Forms The basic categories for cosmetic formulas include Solutions Creams / Emulsions Lotions Ointments / Pastes Suspensions Tablets Powders Gels Sticks Aerosols Solution Cosmetics These are the simplest type of cosmetic formulas and are used for a wide range of products such as shampoos, body wash, hand cleansers, colognes, etc. They are homogeneous mixtures of soluble ingredients. To make them you simply fill your container with the main diluent (usually water) then mix the rest of the ingredients into it. Sometimes warming the system slightly will increase the speed at which you can make them. Creams /...

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