The West of South Difference

We formulate according to the official regulations and guidelines in the European Pharmacopeia, Ecocert, USDA, and under the US FDA OTC monographs. Using pure ingredients certified by the USDA Organic Program, USP, and Ecocert, we apply advanced formulating techniques with state of the art equipment to develop highly effective skincare formulas.

Formulating Services

Our chemists and microbiologists are experts in both cosmetic and pharmaceutical formulation with a focus on formulas that revive dry and sensitive skin. Our founder is a voted-in chemist in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (#36225), the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the American Society for Microbiology.
If you are requesting new product formulation, product re-formulation, or a new preservative system for an existing product, please write to us at kate.noonan@westofsouth.com. Changing preservatives from parabens and formaldehyde releasing compounds is something we strongly recommend because parabens induce a DNA lesion called 8-OHdG and formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen. Many Ecocert preservatives outperform parabens in Preservative Efficacy Testing (PET) and have an outstanding safety profile.

A Note From Our Founder

I started West of South to help formulate and reformulate products for sensitive and acne prone skin. Many acne Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) have poor solubility and require more advanced formulating techniques combined with vehicle ingredients that do not irritate skin or exacerbate acne. If you are in need of product formulation for more complex or even simple cosmetic and OTC formulas, do not hesitate to reach out to us.