Formulation & Product Development

Innovative and cutting edge formulations.

EPC is proud to offer bespoke award-winning formulations across a wide portfolio of products. We will ensure your brand is at the forefront with our innovating and trend leading approach. We offer access to market trends, the latest ingredients and new ideas on new product development. Our laboratory and chemists formulate to the highest standard on the market.

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Bakuchiol
Bakuchiol is an antioxidant derived from the seeds of the babchi plant. It is known to sooth rashes and calm redness. The plant has the ability to boost cell turnover without the same harshness as retinoids are known for. Bakuchiol pairs well with Retinol, Ceramides and Squalane.
Benzoyl Peroxide
One of the most trusted ingredients within the skin industry for treating acne as it is known to reduce inflammation. Benzoyl Peroxide matches well with Salicylic Acid, Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Water-soluble acids that exfoliate the outler layer of the skin, leading to a brighter overall complexion. AHA’s pair well with Salicylic Acid and Glycerin.
Caffeine
Caffeine boosts the circulation in your skin, brightening the skin and decreasing puffiness. The ingredient firms up the skin and reduces the look of fine lines. Caffeine pairs well with Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides.
Ceramides
Ceramides are an essential part of the skin’s barrier. They help protect the skin from environmental factors such as pollution, whilst locking in hydration. Ceramides can also be found in moisturisers and serums, boosting the skin’s natural ingredient.
Cocoa Butter
Deeply hydrating ingredient that brightens the complexion and heals sun damage and visible scarring.
Collagen
Gives the appearance of plumper skin by retaining water and locking in moisture. As a result, this ingredient is a great hydrating factor for those with dry skin.
Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid helps regulate skin cells to allow for plump and moisturized skin. The hydrating ingredient can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. HA pairs well with Vitamin C and Squalane.
Honey
Soothes, softens and moisturizes skin. Honey retains water, constantly rehydrating the skin. The hydrating ingredient helps clear break outs too.
Niacinamide
This trending ingredient is know to reduce inflammation, fine lines and brighten the skin. It is a form of Vitamin B3 and strengthens the skin’s barrier to protect against inflammation and UV damage. Retinol and Salicylic pair well with this ingredient.
Peptides
Peptides help restore the skin, giving it a healthy look and feel. Peptides generate the production of collagen and elastin which firms up the skin. For best results, pair with Squalane, Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol.
Retinol
Retinol is a cult ingredient and for good reason. This ingredient helps soften fine lines, improve texture of the skin, brighten skin and unclogs pores. This ingredient can sometimes be a slow burn but is known to work well with Peptides and Ceramides.
Rosehip Oil
This ingredient is packed with Vitamins, A, B and K. Rosehip oil brightens the skin and reduces hyperpigmentation. The ingredient also increases collagen production, resulting in firmer and more youthful skin.
Salicylic Acid
This ingredient is most commonly found in skincare products that are intended to clear acne. Salicylic can penetrate skin to a deeper level and unclog pores. Salicylic Acid can be found in most cleansers, moisturisers, serums and acne treatments. The ingredient works well with Benzoyl Peroxide and AHA.
Seaweed
Seaweed reduces inflammation and works well for those with acne or rosacea. Seaweed id a natural exfoliant that removes dead skin cells, whilst softening the skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Snow Mushroom
Otherwise known as Tremella, this ingredient hydrates the skin whilst locking in moisture. For best results, pair with AHA and Hyaluronic Acid.
SPF
SPF protects the skin from UV damage and prevents the skin from premature ageing.
Squalane
Squalane is an emollient, typically derived from the Olive Plant. This trending ingredient seals in moisture and helps eczema, acne and psoriasis prone skin. Works best in moisturizing creams or lotions and pairs well with Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol.
Turmeric
Turmeric has the potential to decrease UV damage and clear up acne when applied to the skin. This ingredient can be known to stain skin so it is advised to use in exfoliator or mask form. Vitamin C and Turmeric are often the perfect combination.
Vitamin C
Known to protect the skin from UV damage whilst also soothing lines and aiding with hyperpigmentation. The ingredient activates collagen production and brightens the skin, causing plumper and firmer skin. For best results pair with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E.
Vitamin E
Hydrates, moisturizes, heals and strengthens the skin barrier. It is advised not to use Vitamin E for acne prone or skin sensitive skin. Vitamin C and Vitamin E work well together.
Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil is a great antiseptic, disinfectant and antifungal treatment. That means it gets rid of breakout-causing bacteria so you can enjoy a clearer, less congested complexion. For those reasons, you’ll often find this plant oil in anti-blemish products. It can also help wound healing so it’s worth trying for faster improvement.
Glycerin
Glycerin is a humectant, a type of moisturizing agent that pulls water into the outer layer of your skin from deeper levels of your skin and the air.. In skin care products, glycerin is commonly used with occlusives, another type of moisturizing agent, to trap the moisture it draws into the skin. When applied topically, humectants can attract water from deeper skin layers and from the environment around you. Glycerin also helps slow the evaporation of water from your skin, which is why it’s frequently found in moisturizers and serums, as well as in cleansers which can dry out the skin as they get their job done.
Jojoba Oil
The jojoba plant is a hearty, perennial plant, with the nut of the jojoba plant being made into an oil. It is also a humectant ingredient, which means that it works to attract water to the top layer of the skin, helping to keep the skin hydrated if you’re dealing with inflammatory skin conditions, it’s a star ingredient to ease redness and acne. New breakouts can be a worry with oils but you can rest easy as jojoba won’t clog up your pores.
Lactic Acid
Lactic acid is one of the gentlest alpha hydroxy acids. Like other AHAs, this water-soluble exfoliating ingredient breaks down the proteins that bind skin cells together, therefore increasing cell turnover. The result is smoother, more even-toned, brighter skin with less acne-enabling pore congestion. But it sets itself apart from other acids with its natural moisturizing factor.
Marula Oil
Marula oil praised for its hydration skills, sealing in moisture and boosting the power of other products. it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy, and you won’t end up with clogged pores. It can help stop you producing excess oil for clearer skin.