CSP106 - Formulation II: Advanced Concepts

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Subject Title
Formulation II: Advanced Concepts

Subject Description
Many product formulations are not simple two-phase chemical systems; additives such as preservatives and actives necessitate more complex formulation methodologies that require stabilization strategies.  Encapsulation techniques, sensory modification and scale-up in emollients and cleansers for hair and skin will be investigated.  Emphasis will be placed on stabilizing products and adjusting formulations for different dispensing systems. Pilot plants and scale-up strategies will also be examined.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Cosmetic Science Ontario Graduate Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


  1. Apply formulation strategies to incorporate active ingredients into a base product.
  2. Adjust a product formulation to achieve specific sensory and claims characteristics.
  3. Relate rheology and shear concepts to production challenges related to scale-up in the manufacturing environment.
  4. Discuss the implications of finished product dispensing techniques on product formulation.

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