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New Product Development (NPD).
We facilitate flawless execution through to commercial scale-up and product launch. We design, conduct, collaborate with industry partners and seamlessly integrate the following critical areas of NPD:
Formulation and Product Design
Consumer In-Use Test
Microbiological Robustness and Integrity Studies
Test Method Development
Pilot Laboratory Scale-up
Pilot Plant Scale-up
We formulate superior and differentiated technical claims for product labelling and advertising. We develop award-winning* product demo kits to demonstrate a product's efficacy and performance as tools for sales and marketing.
Technology Scouting & Platform Development.
& Product design.
Consumer & Sensory Science.
Our core expertise is in creating Signature Formulations which you can own, deliver against differentiated claims, and support powerful concepts.
Designer formulations that are a delight to the consumers and truly represent your brand identity by the way it looks, touch, feel, smell and interact with your consumers.
SkInsight Testing Centre.
We conduct pre-Proof-of-Principle Studies to give you a head-start on the product's efficacy before you invest on large scale clinical and consumer studies.
At our SkInsight Testing Centre we use instrumental, clinical expert assessment and facilitate subject self-assessment.
For a product to show unquestionable efficacy all of these measurements must be in agreement.
Cosmetic Science & Technology Education.
We are constantly looking for emerging technologies to fill technology white spaces in ingredients, packaging, delivery systems, devices and processes. Our scouting work relies on both our formal and informal channels and network of Friends of Formulae 8.
Technology Platform enables the creation of new concepts, technologies and products that will support your present and future development needs. It establishes medium to long-term R&D capabilities to support the products pipeline.
Consumer & Sensory Science ensures that your concepts are matched with product aesthetics and sensory performance and are translated into quantifiable consumer experience with the product.
Our SkInsight Testing Centre has a trained panel to measure sensory properties of the product.
Key to product success is a well-differentiated Product Concept. This is achieved by first spotting a consumer need before the consumer articulate it or even realise it.
Our broad-base technical knowledge along with consumer and market experience ensure that the products we deveoped are not just responsive but always ahead of the fast-changing needs of the consumers.
Insight-based Product Design.
We work with you in mining consumer insights to develop product concepts (Solutions 1) and claims (Solutions 2) that will drive selection of ingredients, formulas, delivery systems, packaging and devices to complete your product (Solutions 3).
We provide training and mentoring programs exclusively for upstart and high potential formulators and cosmetic scientists.
Our journey begins with You.
Every successful Formulae 8 Product Development Program begins with a thorough understanding of your aspirations, goals and objectives, your brand, markets where you want to establish presence, your product positioning and your competition.
Our Formulae 8 Solutions are designed to guide you in every aspect of product development.
Insight-based Product Design.
We work with you in mining consumer insights to develop product concepts (Solutions 1) and claims (Solutions 2) that will drive selection of ingredients, formulas, delivery systems, packaging and devices to complete your product
We measure our success by the way we achieve your success criteria: an optimal balance of performance and efficacy (Solutions 4), aesthetics (Solutions 5) and product cost within a reasonable development time frame.
Like with most undertakings every decision made will carry some risks and therefore we ensure that the technical risks are well-understood and managed through proven steps in our New Product Development (Solutions 6).
Building on your Achievements.
When it’s time to build your brand and needing to grow the business, we continue to work with you through Technology Scouting and Platform Development (Solutions 7) and develop technical talent within your own R&D organisation through Cosmetics Science & Technology Education (Solution 8).