How does Exponent support you in all aspects of your product lifecycle for personal care and cosmetics?
The cosmetic industry has used natural and synthetic polymers in personal care products since the 1800s. Exponent's multidisciplinary teams work to provide our clients with research and support throughout the entire product lifecycle — from ingredient selection, formulation, and manufacturing to product performance, distribution, recall, replacement, and recycling.
We test to ensure all ingredients meet the strictest safety standards, are compounded for safety, and are properly labeled with ingredient lists and compound information. If disputes or claims do arise, we can provide testing support services and expert witness testimony.
How does our multidisciplinary approach benefit you?
Our multidisciplinary teams are composed of chemists, polymer specialists, materials engineers, regulatory experts, and health and environmental scientists who assist in the testing, verification, and validation of synthetic and natural ingredients and help you ensure safety, navigate regulatory requirements, and validate claims before they are used for marketing a product.
Today, many consumers demonstrate a stronger preference for natural, organic, and sustainable materials in products like makeup, deodorant, soaps, and shampoo — each product must be validated and properly labeled for marketing and labeling purposes.
We are globally distributed and can deploy to evaluate a client's manufacturing processes. We identify formula substitutions, assess product lifecycle needs, and consult on the disposal of materials as well as meeting and exceeding regulatory safety standards.
Capabilities and Services
Our multidisciplinary experts are uniquely positioned and experienced to provide essential insights for ingredients within cosmetic and personal care products, including hydrogels, emulsions and dispersions, and formulated products.
Our Capabilities Are Unparalelled
With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.
Polymer Science Consulting Services
Scientific insights for products containing polymers, fiberglass, resins, plastics, or other composite materials.
Polymers Used for Construction Materials
Gain insights into the polymers and materials used in all types of construction projects.
Polymers Used for Food & Beverage Packaging
Create safer, compliant, and high-performing food and beverage products.
Polymers Expertise for Consumer Products
Rigorous testing and analysis of polymers in consumer products.
Materials Used in Medical Devices, Implants & Surgical Tools
Expert evaluation of the materials used in medical devices, implants, and surgical tools.
Polymers & Materials Used for Consumer Electronics
Select, optimize, and test polymers and materials used in consumer electronics.
Polymers & Plastics in Automotive & Recreational Vehicles
Evaluate the strength and performance of polymers in automotive and recreational vehicles and marine applications.
Polymeric Materials Used in the Oil and Gas Industry
Optimize the performance of polymer materials used in oil and gas.
Batteries & Energy Storage
Supercharge performance, reliability, and safety across all stages of the battery and energy storage product lifecycle.
Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.
Senior Managing Scientist