Chemicals distributor IMCD Group has launched its first IMCD Beauty & Personal Care application laboratory in the UK.
The facility will serve cosmetic manufacturers and brands across the UK and Ireland, providing technical support for making personal care formulations.
“Providing a dedicated UK lab will allow us to collaborate even more closely with our partners to develop formulations that keep them ahead of the curve while exploring creative opportunities to capture the beauty a personal care market,” said Paul Hanbury, Managing Director, IMCD UK.
“Our technical experts will boast a library of innovative formulations which are ready to deploy.
“This ability to provide a rapid response will help our customers stay ahead of the curve and deliver from concept to launch in record time.”
Irene Cantos, Business Group Director, IMCD Beauty & Personal Care, added: “The capabilities of this lab will allow us to make tailored formulations for successful cosmetic products, and further expand our global network of beauty experts who work with all our partners to develop and test innovative product prototypes on a more local level.
“The UK laboratory will be of huge benefit to our customers who will gain hands-on experience through marketing and technical seminars to further inspire them and keep up with the growing trend for fast beauty.
“While our principals will have the opportunity to partner with us and run a full range of testing including challenge testing, SPF in vitro testing, stability testing and compatibility testing, in the pursuit of tomorrow’s beauty.”