Today I learned about the relationship between stability, emulsion, and viscosity and how their balance is critical in creating a superior product. In order to maintain stability of the active ingredients one must add an emulsion to hold the product together. If you don't add enough the composition falls apart, add too much and it becomes clumpy and pasty.
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Cosmetic Chemistry is as much an art as it is a science - to use the right amount of emulsion to get the perfect viscosity or fluidity is absolutely a defining factor for the consumer. Perfect viscosity is key to how the product moves through the component and more importantly how it feels when applied to the face.
The founding principal of this company was to take a superior product and build a company around it. We are almost there but it is not perfect yet. We are going back to the lab for some final tweaking to make it perfect. I know it will feel like silk when applied - we just need to find the balance to stabilize the active ingredients. I think this should be completed in two weeks.
When I was a young child my grandmother taught me how to crochet. I remember when I was 5 years old and she noticed I had skipped a stitch, she made me pull out half of the blanket. I wasn't upset because I knew it looked bad and I wanted it to look perfect - I just felt I had wasted time and wished I had caught the mistake sooner. But she taught me a valuable lesson. If something is worth doing - it is worth doing right. If she told me that once she told me a hundred times. And she was right.
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So we are going back to the lab and thankfully our cosmetic chemist understands where I am coming from and as an artist takes pride in making her work perfect. She has already told me it is the lightest feeling SPF 30 on the market - but I want it to melt into the skin like nothing anyone has ever felt before.