The distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients has opened its first application laboratory for beauty and personal care products in the United Kingdom. The new facility will serve cosmetic manufacturers and brands across the UK and Ireland, providing technical support to create a variety of innovative 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 & 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. IMCD UK is a global leader in the Beauty & Personal Care industry, with deep routed connections with chemists, marketing departments and brand owners. These relationships help us to break down the chemistry of raw materials and ensure science used in end-products are understandable and easy to market,” added Hanbury.
The laboratory is part of IMCD Beauty & Personal Care’s global network of application laboratories.
“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,” commented Irene Cantos, Business Group Director, IMCD Beauty & Personal Care.