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Comparatively Speaking: Ten Cosmetic Formula Types
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Posted: September 15, 2009
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Aerosols are more of a packaging product form than a specific formulation type. An aerosol can actually be created from almost any cosmetic formulation with the right can, propellant and nozzle set-up. Aerosols are any cosmetic delivered from a pressurized can. They are composed of a concentrate and a propellant. The formula in the can is created similar to any other cosmetic and the can is filled with this formula. The can is sealed and pressurized using the appropriate propellant. Recent volatile organic compound regulations have reduced the use of aerosols in cosmetic products.