The uniqueness and ambition of COSMETIC Factory is to make the highest level of expertise accessible and available worldwide. Several Artificial Intelligences (AI), as real experts but available 24/7, help the user to control, improve and finally, simplify his work.
FORMULA Check, the AI for whom regulatory compliance holds no secrets
Throughout product development, formulators must follow a marketing brief. As specialists in new product development, formulators can only have limited knowledge of the regulatory complexity of each country where the products are sold. Why does this ingredient turn the formula into an OTC? Why does this combination and concentration become prohibited? Why can’t such claims apply when it comes to formulas? etc.
Formulators cannot always answer these questions without the help of specialists (regulatory, toxicologists), and this time-consuming back and forth can considerably extend the creation delays, increase costs and limit innovation.
At the creation phase, formulators have two options: seek help from experts at any time and wait for their verdict, or to move forward in the hope that in the end, when a formula seems sufficient and is accepted by marketing, the regulatory and toxicological evaluations. This often results in a lot of frustration!
FORMULA Check AI provides the answer to this problem and revolutionizes the concept of compliance. Thanks to its scientific and original approach, formulators can call on FORMULA Check at any time during the formulation process.
FORMULA Check is an omniscient expert that knows the most important regulations, the toxicological and ecotoxicological properties of substances and ingredients, understands claims, and has an absolute memory. At any given moment, it not only tells you that a formula contains regulated ingredients, but the actual compliance status related to the target market, and takes into account all the factors that influence the compliance. More than that, it provides you with suggestions on how to achieve compliance.
In the end, this AI will also scan your entire portfolio and instantly tell you, for each product, its compliance level according to the different markets. No human expert can match this level of performance.
An AI to predict the results of challenge tests
Test challenges are a key issue for a formula to be accepted from a regulatory point of view. Each new test may involve different factors: different concentration levels, use of new raw materials, use of new ingredients, new production methods (heat, PH...). These factors can potentially alter the microbial stability of a formula. Ultimately, each change implies the launch of a new test! It is obviously unrealistic, not only because of the costs but also because of the time needed to complete the project.
In partnership with a major cosmetic company, EcoMundo has developed a Hybrid AI that combines ISO 11930 regulatory knowledge, chemical knowledge and Machine Learning.
The expert system integrates the premise of the ISO 11930 standard, while Machine Learning will produce the reasoning based on the correlations established between the sample of thousands of formulas and their associated challenge test results. Therefore, the hybrid system allows formulators to gain a probability of passing the test and to understand the scientific and regulatory reasons that led to this result. The system also provides suggestions for possible improvements, making this solution a useful and reliable tool for formulation assistance and optimization.
This AI will be extended to the selection of natural active ingredients, color prediction, prediction of other regulatory test results as well as the prediction of activity and physicochemical properties of chemical molecules based on their structure, to support innovative R&D projects.
The SaaS PLM4.0 COSMETIC Factory software capitalizes on different AIs to verify the regulatory, environmental and export compliance of a cosmetic product. It also allows accelerated and secured decision making in the formulation and marketing process with the AI EcoMARKET. Currently, EcoMundo is working on environmental and societal impact calculation modules, as well as compliance calculations for the various global labels. More information to come soon.