Throughout the course of the project ‘’New products with reduced environmental impact in the area of green industry innovation by JSC MADARA Cosmetics’’ new products are being developed and tested. Based on instructions provided by us, the research institute SINTEF prepared and shipped the initial prototypes for a gel base. During the evaluation process of the first prototypes, various adjustments were made and passed on for modification. We are currently awaiting the new, revised samples to continue the development.
4 new product prototypes for sensitive skin were developed and tested in audience tests in Latvia and Finland. The tests identified areas for improvement, and an adjustment plan is currently being implemented. To ensure that the new products comply with the requirements of the Finnish Asthma and Allergy Association, the development process follows a strict set of procedures. Product packaging concepts are currently under development.
For the development of powders, various raw materials were carefully researched in order to select the most suitable ones. The first formula recipes have also been developed, as well as the technological process for manufacturing. Laboratory samples are currently being prepared and tested to achieve the desired product formula. The grinder mill required for the creation of powders has already been received, while the powder press has undergone an acceptance test at the equipment manufacturer. Other equipment mentioned in the project has also been contracted and is currently under development.
SINTEF's role in the project will be the preparation and characterization of natural and modified marine biopolymers, that will be used to enhance properties of cosmetic formulations and replace synthetic and/or non-sustainable ingredients.