Category: Formulas

If you are using a base formula and adding other ingredients to this you will need to know the composition of the base formula. Ask your supplier or the manufacturer to provide you with this information. They may be only willing to provide percentage ranges for each ingredient in their product, but preferably will give you the exact percentages. For percentage ranges, you can enter these as min. and max. %w/w.

You need to first add the base product as a raw material by selecting ‘New’ in the Raw Materials menu. You can then enter each ingredient directly into the raw material composition, entering either an exact percentage or percentage ranges.  Once you’ve created your base formula as a raw material this will then be available to add to your main product formula from where you can also add the additional ingredients.

If you still require support in creating your first formula, please download the Product Manager Getting Started Guide.

To use the Product Manager it is important that you understand the principle of entering %w/w amounts in your formula composition. This is the industry-standard method for formulation of cosmetic products and the method that is used in the software. However, if you prefer to formulate by weight/volume (even in drops), we have a tool for this. For further information please read the blog article on %w/w concentrations and the Product Manager Getting Started Guide.

Product Manager has a data import wizard, enabling you to easily and accurately import your formulas, as well as an import tool for raw materials, suppliers, customers and manufacturers.

You can upload your formulas in .xls format and all raw materials will be created on-the-fly. If a raw material already exists it will be recognized and mapped to your formula. You can use the preview screen to adjust and verify your data before completing the import.

See the Product Manager User Guide for further support.