About Creative Cosmetic Developments

Welcome to Creative Developments. The source for professional technical assistance for cosmetic formulation, manufacturing and legislative issues.

Please browse our website; it contains information about our company and our services.

There are reprints of technical articles written for cosmetic magazines and presentations made at various scientific conferences to be found in the papers & presentations section.

Patent Abstracts are a miscellaneous collection of abstracts of cosmetic-related patents that I have created over the last fifteen years  and may be searched by keyword.

Creativity Software is a windows based software solution the primary function of which is to assist individuals or teams in the in the development of new Cosmetic products.



Articles & Presentations

John is Editorial Scientific Advisor to SPC magazine. He writes regular articles for SPC featuring the latest innovations in ingredients for the cosmetic industry. He is a free-lance journalist and has had articles published in Manufacturing Chemist, Inside Cosmetics, Chemistry in Britain and Cosmetics & Toiletries.


Patent Abstracts

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Patent abstracts 2009-2012

Patent abstracts 2013-2016




naturesway-3A handbook of skin care, this book describes common skin types and disorders and suggests cosmetic means of alleviating these problems. Salon treatments including "Nature's Way" products, and eye, body, sun protection and galvanic therapy preparations are discussed. This book contains an extensive section on aromatherapy and gives the principal constituents of various essential oils and their recognised action. All "Nature's Way" products are discussed, their ingredients disclosed, and the use of such materials in skin care is covered in detail.

When published a revue wrote: The essential guide to trends in cosmetics & toiletries formulation. In one handy volume you will find all the latest developments and commentary on cosmetic ingredients and formulary trends--including preservation techniques-- plus the added value of regulatory information on permitted ingredients in the form of 'easy read' tables. The handbook also includes numerous formulations-- most of which have never been previously published-- covering all sectors of cosmetics & toiletries production.



Every project is different so before starting I study the client’s requirements and produce a timetable and quotation and suggest stage payments where appropriate.



Disclaimer: the information on this web site was believed to be accurate at the time of its creation and compilation but users are urged to satisfy themselves as to its current validity, especially where it may be affected by changing legislation. Articles and presentations are dated and users are advised that the information given is that which was available at the date shown.

Creative Cosmetic Developments and John Woodruff make no representations or warranties, express or implied, that the contents of the website are suitable for any purpose; nor that the implementation of such contents will not infringe any third party patents, copyrights, trademarks or other rights.

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Cosmetics Business - Online personal care information resource


CTPA - the UK cosmetic trade association


Course in Cosmetic Science


PCPC - US Personal Care Products Council


COLIPA - European personal care trade association


In-Cosmetics - Global annual trade exhibition



Worldwide federation dedicated to international cooperation in cosmetic science


SPC - Trade magazine for the personal care industry


SCS - UK society for those involved with cosmetic science.


Creativity Software Formulation Software


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