Organizing Your Cosmetics Ingredients Samples
This is me opening a package of ingredients samples:
Plant-based alternatives to silicone!
Super cool new emulsifiers!
And ThenPictured above: me after I've finished dancing around in happy abandon over receiving ingredients samples.
The tedious part starts.
Excuse me. Not tedious.
Getting to know new ingredients is never tedious.
This was a rather generous-sized collection of ingredients, so I will admit it was a teensy weensy bit laborious.
If you want to peek over my shoulder as I get busy cataloging ingredients, then gather the following when you receive your next shipment of samples:
- Ingredient info
- Pens and other favorite writing implements
- Ingredients and formulating notebooks
The Cataloguing Process
I find it super helpful to study not only the necessary lab-related info from the manufacturer but also the sales-y stuff with claims and promises, then make note of vital bits of information about each ingredient on a sticky label and attach said info directly to product sample.
I also note stuff into a notebook – usually most of the sales-y info and my own impressions/thoughts/ideas for products.
Does one need several notebooks and lots of space when doing this?
Does one need discipline and patience when doing this?
Does one feel not only informed but proud as a peacock when one is finished?
I'm glad I made me do it.