Our resources include Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other information related to formulating, regulations, selling cosmetics, and more. You can find out how to formulate cosmetics for sensitive skin by using specific ingredients like vitamins and extracts. Learn about cosmetic ingredients that are unsafe to use when creating makeup or personal care products. MakingCosmetics has the resources and ingredients you need to get started with formulating your own cosmetics!
Basics about Making CosmeticsFAQ about making cosmetics How can I educate myself? Who is who in the cosmetic industry? Purity Grades
FormulatingWhat do I need to make...? Batch Size Calculators Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Calculator Adding ingredients to finished products How to use pigment blends Tips for sensitive skin Problems with emulsions
Regulatory InformationHow are cosmetics labeled correctly? How are cosmetics regulated? How can I get natural certification? How can I get organic certification? What is the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)?
Testing & StabilityHow do I preserve cosmetics? How do I do stability testing? How can I measure the SPF?
Quality & SafetyHow can I improve the quality? Which ingredients are unsafe? Are nano-particles safe? GMOs in Cosmetics
DatabasesComplete List of Official INCI Name (log into your account to access list)