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Formulation Labs

We provide ingredients such as emulsifiers, emollients and solubilizers for innovative cosmetic product development

Genuine natural cosmetics are the result of collaboration



We have readily available formulation guides to aid cosmetic development

Product Innovations

Product Innovations

Multifunctional bases for faster new product development



Rest assured that our products are rigorously tested

Technical help

Technical help

As well as FAQs and some useful technical articles, we’re available to help with your technical questions.

How we work with formulation labs


Initial Discovery

We'll begin by asking a range of questions to scope out your project. Understand the ambitions and the challenges you might face and evaluate if you have the best ingredient for your project.


Building the Brief

Our internal teams will get together to build some options that meet the criteria of your original brief. We’ll present these options back to you and your team and take any necessary feedback to tweak the project. 



We’ll find the best solution to meet your needs and sample ingredients either directly or through our recommended commercial partners.


Final Preparations 

Once we’ve established the best route for the project, we’ll work with you to ensure the smooth delivery of ingredients and any relevant documentation is accessible for your product application development.

Got a question?

We have listed some of our most common questions we receive from those in the cosmetic industry. If there is something else you’d like to know, please contact us and a member of the Stephenson team would be more than happy to assist.

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We need to get as much information as possible to understand your requirements. If you're looking for large volumes of a product, then it's likely that we'll work directly together, but in some instances, we'll team you up with one of our global distribution partners. This simply enables you to get the products you need when you need them.

The easiest way to start this process is by filling out a contact form. If you meet specific criteria, you'll be referred to one of our distributors, or we'll ask you a few more questions, and members of the team will be in touch. If you have any questions, you can always reply to the email you'll be sent once you fill in the contact form, and a member of the team will be happy to help.

Sampling is an important part of any project, and we want to make sure we're getting it right for you. By filling out a contact form we can get a better understanding of your project and can recommend the right solution for you. For smaller projects, we recommend customers procure smaller quantities from our network of distribution partners, for large scale projects we may be able to offer samples directly.

We have a number of resources available on our website including trend guides and product innovation, you can find these in the knowledge centre. Direct customers also have access to a resource library that contains product videos, imagery, technical documents and other relevant product news/information.

Our team is on hand, ready to help with any specific questions. You can contact us by filling out our contact form here. For general information and product information, you can find a number of frequently asked questions via our FAQs on each product page.

Want to know more?

To speak to a member of the Stephenson team, please complete the form opposite and we’ll get in touch.

Alternatively you can speak to our sales team using the details below:


+44 113 205 0900

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