Our Top 7 Formulations of 2021

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Our Applications Lab is well respected for its development of consistently strong ON-TREND formulations using our Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Daikon Seed Extract.  Both of these natural emollients offer unique textures and amazing versatility across a broad range of personal care applications.  And, Meadowfoam Seed Oil brings the added benefit of being one of the most stable natural emollients available in personal care. This means MSO can provide a great and NATURAL way to add stability to formulations containing less stable popular naturals like jojoba, argan or avocado oil.

Guide Formulations to Inspire and Accelerate Development

While 2021 was far from a typical year for ANYONE, it was a busy formulating year for our chemists. Formulators globally leverage our formulation library to inspire and kickstart their own formulations. So, we wanted to highlight our SEVEN favorite formulations from 2021 to inspire your next formulation using our sustainably produced natural emollients.

Our Top 7 Formulations of 2021

  1. MELTING WATERLESS CLEANSING BALM – This novel formula supports no fewer than 10 current trends including waterless, minimal ingredients and mask management. It provides a more substantive skin feel than a liquid oil cleanser. Leaves skin feeling moisturized, not dry, after cleansing.
  2. COOLING BEARD SERUM – Leveraging the booming men’s grooming market and beard care in particular, this formulation is packed with ingredients to benefit hair and skin, promoting, shine, strength, growth, and non-greasy conditioning and moisturization with a cooling sensation.
  3. SUN SHIELD STICK WITH ZINC OXIDE – A long-lasting, easy-to-apply, non-greasy formulation in a handy stick format. No white residue from zinc oxide, either! Meadowfoam Seed Oil XPR adds non-greasy nourishing hydration and oxidative stability (key for warm weather situations!) and Daikon Seed Extract gives a powdery feel while providing a nice glide for easy application. Other ingredients include a high transparency non-whitening zinc oxide dispersion and a long-lasting film-forming agent.
  4. CUSHY VIOLET LIP GLOSS – Talk about looks AND personality! With a high oil load, this cushy shiny lip gloss is loaded with nourishing emollients but what makes it so unique is the texture. Unlike a lot of lip glosses, there is nothing sticky about this one. Just lovely moisture, gorgeous color, and irresistible shine, and a tingle of minty goodness.
  5. 3-in-1 BRIGHT EYE CREAM – This formulation leverages popular ingredients in caffeine and sodium hyaluronate while highlighting the unique textural qualities and skin-feel of natural COSMOS-approved Meadowfoam Seed Oil XPR and Daikon Seed Extract. It feels GREAT on the skin and addresses common eye-skin concerns of dark circles, tiredness, and dryness. It supports numerous trends including clean beauty and well-aging.
  6. CRANBERRY ORANGE HAND MASK / BALM – This creamy anhydrous balm melts onto skin as you rub it in. It can be used as a mask for a more intensive treatment or as a lovely, moisturizing balm. The orange wax provides extra emollience while also giving a refreshing natural orange aroma and cranberry seed oil helps to calm, soothe and moisturize. The result: skin feels moisturized yet non-greasy.
  7. ZERO-WASTE WATERLESS SHAMPOO BAR – NO PLASTIC! This luxurious but gentle shampoo bar embraces both waterless and zero-waste trends. With two natural alternatives to synthetic emollients: Meadowfoam Seed Oil XPR imparts rich moisture to hair, and Daikon Seed Extract increases hair strength and shine. Plant-based, natural surfactants create a nice lather while gently cleansing hair.

A Complete Library of Inspirations

Feeling inspired? We invite you to explore our complete Guide Formulations Library for even more inspiration and to accelerate the development of your next commercial product in 2022 and beyond.

Happy Formulating!

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