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Welcome to our Reference Room. Here you will find a variety of articles, links to articles and resources that we find informative and useful. We hope you will, too.  We make every effort to check these links routinely, but we may miss some -- if you find a broken link please let us know!

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Rules, Regulations and Guidelines

CTFA Guidelines for Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices
CTFA Cleaning and Sanitation Guidelines
CTFA Raw Material Microbial Content

 

US Food & Drug Administration


Cosmetic Ingredient Review


Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau - TTB.GOV

Laws and Regulations - SDA - Code of Federal Regulations and Public Laws relating to the Specially Denatured Alcohol (SDA) industry

European Cosmetics Directive

Volume 1 Cosmetics Legislation - Rules Governing Cosmetic Products in the European Union
Annex II - List of Substances Which Must Not Form Part of the Composition of Cosmetic Products

Specialized Search Engines and Databases

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
National Library of Medicine Medline Search - PubMed
USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Formulating - The Basics and Beyond

Emulsions and the HLB System Maurice Hevey
Emulsification of Cosmetic Ingredients
ICI Americas Inc.
Effervescent Technology Primer
Allan Rau, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine article
Phase Inversion in Liquid-Liquid Dispersions
Matar, Hewitt and Ortiz
Solubilization - Solubilized Systems
ICI Americas Inc.
The HLB System
Uniqema Inc.

Ingredients

Cyclomethicone and Essential Oil Testing Lotioncrafter
Cyclomethicone and Fragrance Oil Testing
Lotioncrafter
Petrolatum - A Useful Classic David S. Morrison, PhD
Sorbic Acid and Potassium Sorbate as Cosmetic Preservatives Eastman

Media Resources

Cosmetics & Toiletries
Global Cosmetic Industry (GCI) Magazine

HAPPI

 

 


News
11-20-2018
Lotioncrafter will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. During that time email and telephone calls will not be returned (we will respond as quickly as possible next week, after shipping deadlines have been met on Monday afternoon). Our shopping cart will remain active and we will continue to process orders. UPS and Mail shipping will resume on Monday morning, November 26th. DUE TO THE CLOSURE, IF YOU CALL OR WRITE TO ALTER ORDERS ONCE THEY ARE PLACED, DUE TO THE VOLUME OF ORDERS WE WILL BE PROCESSING MONDAY, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE WE WILL SEE YOUR EMAIL OR HEAR YOUR MESSAGE BEFORE SHIPPING. IF WE ARE ABLE TO DO SO, YOUR ORDER WILL BE PULLED FROM THE QUEUE, ADJUSTED AND SHIPPED AFTER OTHER ORDERS WHICH COULD DELAY SHIPPING BY A DAY. Thank you for your understanding. TO ALL OF OUR USA CUSTOMERS, WE WISH YOU A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!!

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