Application technology galenics

From consulting to safety assessment of cosmetic products

Our services for you

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New certified raw materials for your innovative products – also for the high demands of natural cosmetics.

Kosmetische Mittel sind Stoffe oder Gemische, die dazu bestimmt sind, äußerlich mit den verschiedenen Teilen des menschlichen Körpers (Haut, Behaarungssystem, Nägel, Lippen und intime Regionen) oder mit den Zähnen und den Schleimhäuten der Mundhöhle in Berührung zu kommen

Individually tailored formulations on a scientifically proven basis according to European and international guidelines.

Institute Dr. Schrader

From laboratory scale to the pilot plant of the technical centre to the first production approach for safe formulations.

Institute Dr. Schrader

An important instrument of preventive consumer health protection. Safe products for safe use.

Our application technology galenic

Independent galenic application technology for the cosmetics industry has been our task for 50 years. Within the scope of galenics, we develop new, individually tailored formulations for any kind of cosmetics for skin care and hair care – especially also sun protection products as well as natural cosmetics.

Our services include consultation for ingredients and formulations, scale-up of formulations in pilot plants and even safety assessments. Additionally, research projects are carried out in Institut Dr. Schrader Beratungslabor on problems that go beyond day-to-day development work.

In the field of application technology, the "Consulting Galenics" department has been developing new, individually tailored formulations for the cosmetics industry on a scientifically proven basis for 50 years. Our customers include medium-sized companies and trading houses as well as multinational corporations.

In galenics, we develop market-ready formulations for the entire range of cosmetic applications, taking into account the national guidelines as amended.

Our customers receive all services from a single source, from formulation development (galenics), through efficacy and compatibility testing, consumer testing and stability testing, to scale-up using Becomix technology.

Likewise, the task of the "Application Technology Galenics" department is the constant search for new high-performance and well-tolerated raw materials. For new raw materials, we offer application-engineering studies that lead to a suitable application profile in the finished product by establishing dose/efficacy relationships.

We offer sound technical application advice on existing products and series in order to be able to respond promptly to changes in legal requirements or consumer behavior.

Thus, we are able to make recommendations regarding the replacement of critical or no longer available ingredients.

If products do not show the expected results in compatibility or efficacy tests, Institut Dr. Schrader can provide assistance in finding the cause and offer solutions for optimized product performance.

We offer the preparation of safety assessments, taking into account the latest regulatory requirements. Benefit from our more than 50 years of experience and our activities in the fields of research, consulting, testing and analysis.
For many years, we have been preparing safety assessments for all common cosmetics: from shampoo to foot cream.
Our safety assessor is a PhD chemist with many years of experience in the field of cosmetics. The following contents were part of the extensive additional training:

Exposure of cosmetic products / Percutaneous penetration.

Local tolerance, immunology and sensitization

Metabolism, kinetics and structure-activity relationships

Carcinogenesis and mutagenesis

General and systemic toxicology including risk assessment

Reproductive toxicology

Microbiological product safety of cosmetic products

In order to prepare a safety assessment, we require numerous documents. If not all toxicological data are available, we can complete the documentation in individual cases by means of database research.
If product series with similar formulations are involved, inexpensive package solutions can also be offered. For this purpose, a preliminary examination of the formulations may have to be carried out.

Another area of activity of “Application Technology Galenics” involves the internal provision of standardized test references for efficacy and compatibility tests in the skin and hair care sector. Depending on customer-specific questions, these references can be adapted to the product form and the intended advertising message. As a further service, Institut Dr. Schrader offers the refilling including blinding and labeling of cosmetic test samples for consumer tests.

Cosmetics for you

Another focus is the elaboration of sunscreen formulations.

Natural cosmetic product lines are created according to the latest guidelines – also in conformance with natural cosmetic quality labels if so desired.

In addition to the elaboration of products, we also carry out revisions and updates of existing products and series to meet changed legal requirements or changing consumer behavior.

For cosmetic products, we offer the preparation of a safety assessment in accordance with current legal requirements.

By the way: With us, the individually created formulation becomes the property of the customer – and each customer goes to market with a new and unique formulation.

The way to your product

The way to your product

Knowledge - Galenics

Kosmetische Mittel sind Stoffe oder Gemische, die dazu bestimmt sind, äußerlich mit den verschiedenen Teilen des menschlichen Körpers (Haut, Behaarungssystem, Nägel, Lippen und intime Regionen) oder mit den Zähnen und den Schleimhäuten der Mundhöhle in Berührung zu kommen

Definition Cosmetics

“Cosmetic product” means any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth …

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Hair Care

In the area of hair care we develop all types of hair care products such as hair dyes (temporary to permanent), permanent waves preparations, styling products, tonics or shampoos.

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Inhaltsstoffe Kosmetik


High-performance cosmetics are based on high-performance cosmetic raw materials. An important step between research and market launch is extensive testing of the application properties for successful use in skin and hair care products

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Institute Dr. Schrader Sicherheitsbewertung

EU Cosmetic Law

Since the July 11th, 2013 the EU Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 30th, 2009 on cosmetic products is in full force in the member states of the EU and replaces the previous national legislation…

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Your contact person

Dr. Heiko Nerenz

Head of Galenics

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