Formulation Services

Custom Formulation Development

Rooted in our clean + active philosophy, Actera’s dedicated formulation services team partners with brand founders & product developers to create bespoke formulations.

We offer a development approach that balances vast expertise in naturals, textures, and clean beauty with next-gen actives for skin & hair efficacy.

Clients receive full ownership of the finished custom formula. Our team can provide tech transfer support to the contract manufacturer selected for launch.

Preservative Strategy & Testing

Actera’s experts have led the two decade transition from harsher biocidal preservatives to the more gentle, natural preservatives typical of clean beauty today.
Many contract manufacturing organizations lack the full range of options and techniques for effectively preserving formulations to both US and European standards.
Brands employ Actera to design effective preservation strategies and testing. Actera’s specially designed protocol meets US and EU standards (PCPC and EP). It allows for rapid turn-around, innovation and optimized launch plan.

Clean Beauty Communications

Actera helps brands be transparent. We translate science & sourcing detail into powerful product features and brand equity. The consumer is smarter and more selective than ever, which is why brand communication and education is key.
That’s where Actera comes in. Our PhD scientists and botanical experts turn their knowledge into accessible knowledge. We help ensure that your consumer feels connected, reassured, and better informed.

Custom Sustainable Sourcing

Hero ingredients lose their hero status if they are not virtuous. Actera uses our wide global network — with personal, human connection — to ensure brands have access to a wide range of fair trade and sustainably sourced botanicals, where those who are growing or harvesting are getting their rightful share of the benefits.
Brands can employ Actera to custom source hero ingredients with virtuous stories to share with their customers.

Learn how Actera can elevate your brand.

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