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This blog is all about experimenting with cosmetic ingredients! 🙂
You will find some slightly technical posts about the theory of formulating cosmetics, but mostly you will find my skincare and hair-care formulas as well as my tests and trials with new ingredients! 🙂
My journey in making cosmetics started in 2011 and I haven’t stopped learning and experimenting since!
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I live in West Africa and I wanted to make a hair conditioner. I usually use tap water alongside Shea butter, coconut and olive oil, vitamin E, glycerin and essential oils. Although it’s good, it gets rancid fast. I realized its cause I’m not using purified water. Do I use purified water next time or sparkling water? Also, the what type of preservative do you think I should use and how should I use it? I want to use Shea butter, coconut and olive oil, purified water, citric acid, pathenol, vitamin E and just a little bit of glycerin this time, with some essential oils and fragrance oil and BTMS-50. My question is, is that combination okay? How do I use BTMS-50 with these ingredients? I was told by my friend who is a chemist that I cannot add essential and fragrance oils together. She also said cute I acid is the last ingredient I should use when making the conditioner. I’m just confused as I’m unsure of the preservative to use and I’m not a formulator. Sorry for the epistle.
Yes that sounds like a good recipe but absolutely do use the preservative and the BTMS because it is the only real conditioner in the formulation (oils and butters are emollient but they don’t really “condition”, to condition you need a cationic emulsifier like BTMS, you will feel the change!)
It is always advisable to use purified water and to heat and hold or at least boil the purified water for 20 minutes (I wrote a post about this) in trying to kill all the bacteria.
About the preservative to use: there are many preservatives it really depends on which you can purchase where you live.
This is a link to a very good post (I haven’t written any specific post on preservatives myself) http://www.makingskincare.com/preservatives/
Yes, Citric acid should be added in the end: after you have made your emulsion and you have added all the ingredients also in the cool down phase, you check the pH and little ad a time add the citric acid (it needs a small small amount at a time, like a small tip of a small spoon… also depending on how much you make) and keep checking the pH until it reaches around 4.5-5.
About rancidity: Vitamin E should help but also if you didn’t use BTMS before that could be it as well.
In case make a small batch so it won’t have time to spoil! 🙂
I give you some links to some posts about making conditioners (I never used BTMS, I used cetrimonium chloride but it works similarly)
It would also be advisable to add a bit of cetearyl acid (or another thickener) and to gel the water phase. This will really help the stability (and therefore the durability) of your hair conditioner.
About perfuming it: I wouldn’t mix essential oils and fragrance oils. You can buy a lovely fragrance oil and use it alone without blending it or you can make your own blend of essential oils!
Hope I didn’t forget to reply to something 🙂
Learning is part of life and that is why I look forward to following your blog. Thanks for sharing and have an awesome day. Allie
Thank you Allie! 🙂
Let me know if you try any of the recipes or if you have any suggestion! 🙂
Have an awesome day you too! 😉
hi chiara, good luck! 😉
Hi to everyone !!! Beautiful recipes, thank you so much for shearing with us ,i have a question for you ,in the recipes did you measure ingr.by % or grams,mg ? how do i convert % to a gr,mg ?
Thank you 😀
All the recipes are measured for 100 grams, therefore it is same as %. 😉
If you want to make 100 grams of products, you simply use the ingredients directly (for example if the recipe says “Shea Butter 5” you measure 5 grams of it).
This makes things easy if you want to prepare, for example, 400 grams of product because you simply multiply each quantity per 4 (in the example of the Shea Butter you will then add 20 grams).
Usually, specially if I am making a cream, I make at least 500 grams because it is easier to work with a bigger quantity (it is easier to mix with the immersion mixer without adding bubbles). 😀
Hope this helped! Let me know if you have any other question 😉
Hi, i got it, in you recipes when you list the ingredients you list them by weight, not %
like (example HA and Rose water serum)
ceramide liposomes 2,5
so i measure 2,5 gr ,5,0gr ….? and if i need 500gr of product than 2,5×5; 5,0×5 …..
i would love to make HA and rose water serum but i couldn’t find those ingredients (above ) can you suggest some similar ingredients for me to use ?
Do you know how to make HA together with DMAE serum ?
thank you so much
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!
Actually 100 gr and 100% is kinda same thing, in the way that it depends how you look at it 😉
The reason why I write recipes for 100 grams is exactly because each ingredient I add in a formulation for a cream has a % of concentration needed in order to work. For example the ceramide complex above: it can be used up to 5% (which means 5 grams in 100 gram cream! 😉 ).
And yes, it is so simple that if you need 500 grams of product you simply multiply like you did above! 😉
For this Hyaluronic Acid serum there is no need to make a big batch because you don’t need to use a mixer. You can easily make 100gr if you wish.
About the ingredients… those are quite specific cosmetic ingredients but they are not so difficult to find. sk-influx is just a mixture of ceramides so even if it has a different name it will be fine 😀 you can also use only ceramide liposomes if you find them!
Umectol is the commercial name of a hydrating compound while bisabolol is a soothing ingredient.
You DON’T NEED these ingredients, if you omit them you will have a rose-perfumed hyaluronic acid gel which is not bad at all 😉
I am sorry but I don’t know what DMAE serum is 😀
You too!!! 😀
From which websites do you usually buy your cosmetic ingredients? So I can check if they have something similar to your missing ingredients 😀
DMAE has become very popular as a result of Dr. Nicholas Perricone, M.D.’s top-selling book, The Wrinkle Cure, in which he promotes supplementing with DMAE as a treatment for reducing wrinkles.
Add to any water soluble product base or during the water phase of your own toiletry.
Usage Rate: 1 to 3 percent by volume. If irritation occurs, wash with soap and water.
When applied to the skin DMAE would stimulate acetylcholine release which would trigger a response in the muscles of the face. This activity creates a firmer facial tone and less sagging. DMAE is used topically to reduce fine lines and wrinkles showing a noticeable difference within 20 minutes of application.
DMAE is an amazing nutrient that extends the life of cells, inhibits the cross linking of proteins, which gives the skin a tone and firm appearance. This toner would be a great addition to any skin care line. Toners are a critical part of a daily skin regime to help close the pores after a deep cleansing and lift any dirt or oil brought to the surface with your cleanser. DMAE can cause a tingling sensation.
What is DMAE: DMAE is an antioxidant found in abundance in fish. When mixed with nutrients and other antioxidants and applied topically, it can improve the appearance of sagging skin, which results not just from free radical damage to collagen, but also to the nerves and muscles underneath the skin. Muscle tone and contraction are caused by the release of neurochemicals, specifically acetylcholine, at the neuromuscular junction—the microscopic space where the nerve acts on the underlying muscle. Topically applied DMAE works within minutes of application, its firming effect lasting for nearly 24 hours. By continue using DMAE will results in firmer skin virtually wherever it’s applied. DMAE also boosts the effects of other antioxidants and results in increased smoothness and reduction of fine wrinkles. DMAE works, in part, by interspersing with and becoming part of the cell membrane, where its antioxidant properties allow the membrane to resist stress more effectively, protecting it from the free radical damage that results in the breakdown of the plasma cell membrane and the resulting production of eicosanoids that cause skin inflammation.
I never heard of this ingredient and I will do a research about it.
However I NEVER believe in “miraculous” ingredients cause nothing in the universe is 😀
I too would like to email you ingredients to a repair gel great for healing blemishes, wounds and burns! that I LOVE but I use so much it gets pricey and wish to make it on my own. I’m just not good at this unless I can follow a recipe. please send me your email (I don’t understand what you have listed above as your contact info, I clicked on it and it does not send me to an email address) mine is email@example.com.
itsallinmyhands @ libero . it
without spaces 😉
I find these recipes really interesting, and due to a dye allergy as well as distrust for a lot of ingredients in mainstream products as well as the expense, I would like to begin making my own face cream. I would like to use lactic acid, allantoin, silk protein, and also salyclic acid. I have acne prone skin, that can also be very dry at times. I have had some good results with Alpha hydroxy acid creams on my skin, but would like to make my own to control ingredients. I have grapeseed oil and some organic beeswax on hand. I’m concerned I may mix together something that doesn’t work right. I saw earlier, some info about allantoin working well with protein so I’m understanding that. I would like to only add essential oils for preservatives and not any artificial preservatives. It would be preferable for me to make a cold, no cook mixture, but I will cook it if I have to. Any advice on recipes for the main ingredients I would like to include? I’m not sure if using the oil or the beeswax is a great idea, but I don’t want to use an aloe vera gel that is sticky or has a list of mile- long ingredients. I would be EVER so grateful for advice, since I don’t want to waste my ingredients on botched batches of cream. PS I think this page is so cool. Will recommend.
Hello Shannon! 🙂
In the Site Index you find a list of theory posts where I explain how to make a cream on your own and where to buy the right ingredients BUT I have a few concerns:
– I CANNOT HEAR 😀 that you want to “preserve” a cream with essential oils, simply because essential oils are NOT preservatives. As I already explained many times: preserving our products in a serious way is not an option and nowadays there are so many preservatives which don’t cause allergic reactions, are paraben free and even eco-friendly…
Also: essential oils are probably one of the highest concentrate of allergens 😀 so I wouldn’t suggest them if you are allergic to many cosmetic ingredients cause they are probably going to cause some reaction on you. (ps. Salicilic acid is actually also used as preservative in creams 😀 )
– Salicylic Acid is not an easy ingredient to work with, specially if it is the first time you make a cream with it.
It is dangerous if used UNproperly (it’s an acid 😀 ).
So I would suggest that first you learn to make creams and then (in a few months) attempt at formulating and making your own salicylic acid cream. And actually, because SA tends to bring ingredients inside of the skin very easily I would avoid making a cream with it and I’d rather make a gel, that doesn’t contain many ingredients at all 🙂 (and I wouldn’t use it all the time: better to use it only one month at a time and avoid it in summer and use it only as a night “treatment”).
For my e-mail: substitute “at” with “@” and “dot” with “.” 😀
An amazingly informative site! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and passion in a way that’s useful.
Thank you 😀
I look every were on internet and you are the only person who can explain in detail how to make shampoo without the Potassium Hydroxide process. I was curious to know how you found all this information? Even the soapmaking materials suppliers in Montréal cannot give me information about that,
Your website is very well done by the way,
Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
Well the thing is that anything made with Potassium Hydroxyde is a soap (a liquid soap, to be precise) and not exactly a shampoo… the pH would probably be too high as well (which doesn’t quite fit with the pH of the hair).
It might be used as a shampoo but I wouldn’t suggest that.
I don’t know who suggests to make a shampoo with a liquid soap… but I have read many people using a normal soap bar as a shampoo as well so… who knows! I tried and it was a big “no no” for me, but that’s only my experience. 😀
Shampoo is not made with soap… that’s why I guess the soap making suppliers in Montreal cannot help you.
I know how to make a shampoo because there is an italian forum where I learnt these things (you find the link in my sources). 🙂
I explain the process in some posts (you can find the links in the “site index”) and there are many recipes of shampoo as well 🙂
Obviously you can formulate your own shampoo once you have understood how things work 🙂
Thank you for the comment 🙂
Do you know, if a put Glyceryl Stearate in my hair conditionner, does that susbtitute the glycerin or I have to put glycerin too?
No they are not the same thing.
Glyceryl Stearate is an emulsifier: yes, it is derived from glycerin and, yes, it helps to keep the moist a little longer in the cream(hair conditioner (this is the biggest reason why we use glycerin) but it doesn’t have the same properties of glycerin. 🙂
Thanks for the fast answer!
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What would you add to shampoo to have more volume in the hair?
1-2% epsom salt 🙂
Hello, do you know what is the total Active Matter of surfactants we want for dishwashing liquid?
No I don’t know.
If I was you, I would make a research on surfactants that, once together, don’t make foam 😀 or it will be a great mess.
I guess you just have to make experiments (but, unless you want to make a new commercial product… I don’t think it will be cheap to make this at home 🙂 because surfactants are not that cheap 🙂 )
Thank you so very much for sharing these recepies with us. I haven’t tried any yet but will start with the hyaluraunic serum. Reading you gave me the desire to make more even though sounds a trifle complicated when new to this. Reason why I come here often and take time to read and read again. Thank you for the simplicity and thourough explanations.
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Thank you Louise for your kind words 🙂
I am very happy this blog is useful to some people 🙂
If you don’t understand something, feel free to ask and I will try to help! 🙂
It’s from my pleasure to know you, I adore your hard work & valuebale information you have given us to improve. As I am new fan for this page >< what a wasting life ?? I don't know that your blog have all these years. I hope it's continue for decade because it's really enjoyable & beneficial as you are so humble & lovable.
Greeting from UAE ^^
Thank you Sara very very much for your kind words 🙂
I am continuing this website but at a slower pace 🙂
I am living in a new country and changed work and I cannot get all the ingredients where I am… so also my experiments have decreased. But I am here to help would you need any suggestion for your own formulations 🙂
I will help if I can 🙂
You deserve more that this words, I appreciate your offer so much. I hope you have great job & place that you like as wish you all the best in your career I am sure that I will be in touch with you in any matters. Will pray for god to keep you happy & peace.
My problem I am not able to demonstrate because I am failing in measuring & I feel creepy when I do something because might the calculation became wrong or like that. << all the beginner level people feel like that.
God bless you how expert you're I will keep my self motivated like you & work hard to know the how to measure & formulaz the products professionally.
Will be waiting you coming back after this break ^_~
No the calculation is easy 🙂 don’t worry.
Let’s say you have this:
water to 100
You do: 100 – (5 + 10 + 5 + 0.5)
That’s it 🙂 you know how much water you need to add to your recipe 😉
How will l thank you enough for your kind heart and excellent job you are doing. l have followed your explanation in % as gram equivalent in formulation for cream. But can the same principle be applied in Soap or Liquid detergent formulation. Please l am waiting for your response. Kindest regards.
Hello. Of course, all formulations need to be done with correct %
There are, however, many posts about how to formulate detergents 🙂 You can find them listed in the Site Index! 🙂
Do you have recipes/formulations for very dry and mature skin- 55 years old? Please let me know as I really like your site and have been struggling for almost 2 years with various products to help my skin. My skin used to be very thick and smooth, the only issue I had was a little pores on the cheeks at times besides that there was no issues and people thought I looked in my 30s. However, 3 years ago, I did micro needling with .2mm needles, which caused tiny small needle size holes on one side of my cheek- was not very visible but it bothered me. Therefore, I got laser to get rid of those but seems that I got more and darker ones on the other side as well. Then I started using 40% strength glycolic peel once a month, and vitamin c and retinol products everyday to get rid of these and to improve the texture of my skin. But, it looks like the combination of all these made my skin worse. I have tried to give it a break in the middle where all I used was just oils at night and day or day cream and oils but nothing has helped. Now, I am using moorspas pure creams but they are not that moist. As soon as I put my zinc oxide sunblock the skin get so overly dry and lifeless. Now, the texture of my skin is rough, its dry saggy and wrinkly. which made my skin really worst. I would greatly appreciate if you have any formulation for dry and rough textured skin. Thank you in advance. Best-Khizi
Yes I think that 40% glycolic, combined with too much Vitamin C and Retinol treatments might have been too much for your skin to handle.
And yes, you were right at wanting to give your skin some rest, but I think you chose the wrong way: oils do NOT moist the skin at all, oils are just 100% fats and, while they do soften the feel of the skin, on the long run they actually dehydrate your skin.
Also zinc oxide doesn’t really help with moisturizing and it might be all what your skin needs right now.
I do not have a specific cream for very dry skin but I have a few formulas which you could modify and make your own.
There are some ingredients which are mild but effective and might help your skin: sodium lactate and sodium hyaluronate for instance 🙂
You can check the last face cream I have posted: I think that might work for you but if you think you need more fats you could increase the % of the grease fall (adjusting the amount of water, so you would keep all the other proportions right).
Hope this helped 🙂
what can i mix to make a cheap shampoo
i want to learn how to make a cheap shampoo there is market for it.
need help please.
My recipes are pretty cheap 🙂
Just depends where you buy the ingredients and at which quantity 🙂
It would be great if you can post your name here, I read yor blog quite avidly and find it quite interesting. I have very rough and frizzy hair and trying to formulate a shampoo similar to Loreal Absolut Repair, but shomehow its not turning out good and leaves my hair dry and frizzy. I am using the following recipe- SLES-35%, CAPB12%, Nacl- 0.3%, Glyerin 2%, PQ 10 1%, CDEA 1.5%, Silicon 245-0.4%, Whey Protein 1%, Corn Protein 1%, Lactic Acid 1%, GHTC-1%, PEG-0.2%, cetrimonium chloride 1%. The Shampoo is becoming too frothy and leaves my palms rough after usage. pls suggest whats going wrong where, why i am unable to get soft and silky hair with this formula. i don’t mind adding and expensive ingredient. eagerly awaiting your revert.
Polyquat 10 seems too high. I wouldn’t go over 0.5%
And proteins are definitely too high
Lower them to 0.1%
I wouldn’t add cetrimonium. I would make a conditioner with it to use right after the shampoo! 🙂
Please keep writing! I just started diy myself, find your blog very helpful!
May I ask – if it`s no secret of course =3 – what program do you use to edit your photos? I find them very cute and I love the colors, and how everything matches in the end in a soft way, a pleasure for the eye nowadays =) Makes me peaceful =) Dunno but really the have such an effect on me, lol.
Hope you will answer me (you can write me an email too)
Oh I use few online free editors! I have no programs 🙂
Picmonkey or monkeypic (can’t remember)
Yes I am going to keep writing 🙂 I have many formulas to upload 🙂
Oh thank you! I used to photo-edit with them too (though I had some flash issues with picmonkey) Forgot about them, when I discovered some photo-edit apps, but they are often so overloaded….and mostly selfie-centered. Anyways, you reminded me of the good ol online edit programs =)
Looking forward to reading your new posts =)
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Hi again, uhm, I wrote: “flash issues”, I meant the flash player =) not the light;
OT: You mentioned in one of your posts an italian online shop for ingredients (farmaciavernile) – I was so exited to discover it has so many raw ingredients, which I`ve had a hard time to get in my country, and voila, all on one site =) (I used google translation as you also suggested)
Have you tried their “Crema base 100% ecobiologica ns. produzione” ? There are no ingredients listed. Do you think I can add some niacinamide and green tea extract to it and stir ? (for lazy days when I just want to semi-DIY =) )
I hope they ship where you are!
No I haven’t tried that, I have never actually tried any base for creams because I don’t know how to preserve it then if I add anything to it.
I know they sometimes have ingredients where they don’t list the INCI or they don’t even write a description. You could write them to ask the INCI or you could avoid those ingredients (unless you know what the things inside are). They are quite slow at shipping, unless things have changed.
Another website with really A LOT of active ingredients and extracts is the Polish one z… something. They ship fast and are relatively cheap, but it is a couple of years I don’t order from them!
Are you in the USA or in Europe?
Because if you are not in Europe, consider that you might have to pay also customs! I have no idea how much, but you will have to consider that too! 🙂
I`ve looked some bases up on makingcosmetics, there are quite a few, most of them are preserved with phenoxyethanol (or methylisothiazolinone) and citric acid. But they write to add *liquid* stuff, so I`m not so sure anymore if my niacinamide and green tea extract (in powder form) would even dissolve. Well it was just a thought ^^
I live in Germany, but I don`t like the suppliers here, little choice/ small assortement and too expensive (if I compare to international ones, where even the shipping was also around 5€ , but not from the US haha )
Do you mean the https://www.zrobsobiekrem.pl/ ? Haven`t bought from them, I will look them up, too.
thank you !
Yes that’s the one I meant!! 🙂
I like Alexmo or a similar name 😀
I’d like your help on a more of systematic level I want to start my own tryouts, but I’m the kind of read first, think slow, and experiment with expectation.
Well it took me a lot of learning before I started experimenting. The subject is so big it was intimidating at first… But start following a formula made by someone else and experiment later, when you have more confidence 😉
Hope this helped!
I am still looking shampoo having garlic ingredients.Do you know any formulation and also thank you for the link of online cosmetics ingredients for small quantity.
They are retail shops, not commercial ones. There are, however, many shops that sell for businesses.
I have already told you that the formula with garlic has NOTHING DIFFERENT from any other simple shampoo formula, with added some garlic extract (but adding some sort of sulphur would be “easier”).
So I don’t really get it: you don’t know how shampoos are made/formulated, I have told you how things work, you can keep looking but you won’t find “garlic shampoo formula”.
ok , can i have a formulation for shampoo where i can add on garlic.
Benefits of Garlic and other nutrients
Garlic can help fight hair loss, found a study published in the January 2007 edition of the “Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology.” The study tested how much garlic gel boosted topical betamethasone valerate in the treatment of alopecia areata, a recurrent and non-scarring type of hair loss. The study concluded that adding garlic significantly improved the treatment of the condition. Perhaps that’s why topical garlic solutions are popular among folk remedies, some of which recommend slicing a garlic clove open and rubbing it on hairless areas. The remedy calls for an olive oil massage an hour later, and leaving the treatment on overnight.
Garlic has many nutritional components beneficial to hair, including sulfur. Sulfur is a structural part of many proteins, including keratin, the protein hair is made of. Sulfur is also beneficial for skin, nails and nerves. It can be used therapeutically to fight psoriasis and eczema, both conditions that can detract from hair health.
The selenium in garlic works with vitamin E to improve hair health. Selenium boosts the body’s ability to utilize vitamin E to destroy free radicals that damage cell membranes. People who don’t have the proper ability to utilize vitamin E, or who lack vitamin E, often lose hair or have hair that is dry or dull. Selenium also improves skin elasticity.
C and B Vitamins
Garlic is a good source of vitamins C, B-6 and B-1 (thiamine), which are important to hair health. Vitamin C protects hair from breaking and also helps boost collagen. Lack of vitamin B-6 can lead to hair loss, and thiamine aids in scalp circulation as well as carbohydrate metabolism.
This is ONE study about alopecia areata which simply supports a traditional hair treatment. It does NOT mean that using a garlic extract in a shampoo will have the same effect of using garlic against alopecia areata.
As I already told you: what MIGHT work in garlic to help hair growth is the little sulphur it contains, so adding sulphur to a shampoo makes more sense than adding garlic extract.
This said: if you want to create a commercial shampoo, you should contact a formulator, pay for the formula and the tests. Then I don’t know about your country, but in EU and US, in order to CLAIM that your shampoo boosts hair growth, you would have to test the shampoo extensively and, for example in the US, your shampoo would be considered a drug.
This is a simple COSMETIC formulation blog. I don’t write formulas of drugs.
I have had a strong interest in formulating my own beauty products. I wonder, have you ever tried or thought about selling your products to a small market? Beauty products are SO expensive and contain so many ridiculous ingredients. I have dabbled with the idea myself but wanted to ask someone else like yourself if you have tried, and if so, how difficult was it to make a profit doing it?
I am in Europe and here it is illegal to sell any kind of cosmetic product which hasn’t been tested for safety and stability (which is quite expensive) plus many rules and regulations need to be respected.
Your country might be different, but here it is simply not an option.
Hello! I Ann in the process of developing my own natural skin care and hair care line. I have my ingredient list already, but I need assistance in making my products last longer and knowing how to combine ingredients. Please help! I’m willing to pay for any services or assistance!
Where do you come from?
The first thing you need to know is the regulative system of the country you come from.
The second thing you need is the contact of a lab that can make tests on the stability of your formulas and their preserving system.
I can put you in contact with a company that can help you in this process. Please write me a private message on my facebook page.
You can contact croda for formulation
Manufacturers of cosmetic ingredients can help companies who have an issue formulating with their ingredients.
They don’t have a service for helping small productions formulating and getting into production all together. For this she is going to need another kind of help.
you do have small booklet for cosmetics products production
which can be downloaded .maybe you can at least start in this way . research have been made by croda and will provide formulation and ingredients needed for production .
They do show their formulas and provide the ingredients to make them… but then what is the fun of creating your own cosmetic firm if then you are going to copy someone else’s formula.
She said she has already chosen the ingredients she wants to work with, what she needs to do now is to learn about regulations and find a company who can manufacture (and test) her formulas for her. That’s how it works.
you are going to waste your time for stability test etc , have the formulation from croda and start making cosmetics and ask for approval from your local authorities for sale
Ramma I believe you are not accustomed to how things work outside your country: authorities in Europe, for instance, REQUIRE you to go through stability testings. You cannot sell anything if you don’t 😉
you live in europe , you will have a lot of ingredients from poland
Why would she get many ingredients from Poland? Most manufacturers (Croda included) have their distributors readily in most of the European countries, if not ALL.
So, unless she is from Poland, she won’t have to contact any Polish distributor, she will contact her own country distributor (and actually, she would do this if she had a laboratory where to make her cosmetics. But if she doesn’t have a laboratory, she doesn’t need to contact any distributor cause the company which will MAKE her products will do it).
I am sorry but you have very confused ideas on how the process goes.