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  • We’ll See You in November

    Posted on September 21st, 2011 ElsomResearch No comments

    Elsom Research is not taking orders of any kind during our October 2011 break. We will be back in operation November 5, 2011. We look forward to sending you more great skincare then!

  • This is a Great Time to Re-Order!

    Posted on September 11th, 2011 ElsomResearch No comments

    Elsom Research is planning a much-needed company-wide hiatus for the entire month of October 2011. In the past, as announced in this blog, our Web sites have had some outages but we were always busy here, taking retail orders by other means, formulating and manufacturing custom batches, and generally keeping our equipment, minds, and schedule fully occupied. However, some things just can’t be accomplished while maintaining business as usual; as we prepare to begin 2012 as our 15th year in business, we’ve decided to shut down completely for a few weeks.

    We will accept orders through September 20, 2011; before we begin our October break, we will ship all orders received by that deadline. After that, we will be unavailable until November 5, 2011, when we we will re-activate New Equilibrium Skincare (for retail sales) and The Formulator (for custom micro-batch formulation) and resume our consulting, formulation, and manufacturing processes for custom and private-label batches.

    If you are just about to run out of your favorite skincare or scalpcare cosmeceuticals, right now is the perfect time to order a little more. By the time that order starts to run low in November, we’ll be back and ready to ship your next order with our usual promptness, attention to detail, and innovative touches.

    When we come back from this break, we’ll have renewed energy and great ideas, ready to turn into amazing cosmeceuticals for you. Watch this blog for those announcements!

  • Temporary Outage for Retail Skincare and Custom Microbatch Formulation Sites

    Posted on December 24th, 2010 ElsomResearch No comments

    Both Elsom Research shopping sites, new-equilibrium-skincare.com and the-formulator.com, are currently unavailable. We are working to restore normal operation as soon as possible. Meanwhile, if you know what you would like to order, please contact us and we will be happy to send you a Google Checkout invoice by email.

    As usual, we are ready to ship your orders for stock retail products or to begin planning your custom formulation immediately; only our shopping sites are taking a break, and we’ll make sure that break is as short as possible.

    Thank you for your patience.

  • New Payment Option for Retail and Custom Micro-Batch Cosmeceuticals

    Posted on August 28th, 2009 ElsomResearch No comments

    When we can find a way to do it, we always like to support our shoppers’ personal preferences. That’s very much what www.the-formulator.com is all about: if you like your skincare to have a certain aroma, to use a specific oil or vitamin, or to include your favorite active ingredients, we’re happy to listen to your description of the skincare of your dreams, and even happier to manufacture it for you. Maybe that particular combination is not what anyone else would choose, but with The Formulator from Elsom Research your unique preferences are not a problem.

    Beyond the skincare and cosmeceuticals we make, there is also room for choice and preference in the process of placing and paying for an order. For example, we have some shoppers who would rather mail us a check than use a credit card; that’s always been fine with us, and it still is.

    Most of our shoppers choose to pay online by credit card; since 2007, the method we have offered for this has been Google Checkout, which securely processes MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express payments. Some shoppers, though, have asked for a way to pay us by credit card without relying on Google’s services; we are now happy to provide that option through the services of Paymate, an Australia-based company which securely processes MasterCard, Visa, and Discover payments in 57 countries.

    This is an additional option: you are still welcome to pay online via Google Checkout or to pay offline by mailing us a check or money order.

    Our Shopping Help page includes illustrated explanations of the checkout process, which is the same for our retail cosmeceuticals and our custom micro-batch formulations. In general, after you have placed the items you wish to purchase in your shopping cart, look at the lower right of the shopping cart page and choose one of the checkout options:

    • click to pay online through Google Checkout, which can process MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
    • click  to choose from two sub-options:
      • pay online through Paymate, which can process MasterCard, Visa, and Discover
      • pay offline by mailing us a check or money order.

    This also gives us two ways, through Google Checkout or through Paymate, of sending an online invoice for large orders, non-retail items, and special processing. It’s always good to have choices!

    We hope this new payment method will be convenient for many shoppers; in our testing, it has been very easy and fast to use, but of course the best test is for shoppers to try it. Please contact us with your questions, comments and feedback about this or any aspect of Elsom Research products and projects.

  • Searching within Elsom Research

    Posted on January 9th, 2008 ElsomResearch No comments

    Elsom Research manages a BUNCH of websites! The ones we think you might be interested in in are listed on the right side of the main blog page, under the heading “Blogroll“. Most of our sites have internal search tools (see the “Search” button on the upper right of the main blog page), so you can easily search an entire site for a word or phrase you hope appears somewhere within the site. What hasn’t been so easy is to search multiple sites: maybe you read something in a forum posting, or maybe it was a Journal of Topical Formulations article, or maybe it was announced in this weblog or explained on a product information page at the main Elsom Research site, and all you know is that it’s out there somewhere and you’d like to see it again.

    To make it easier to find information without searching each site separately, we have used Google Custom Search to configure an Elsom Research Search Engine. We’ve placed a Google Gadget giving access to our custom search engine on several pages already: it’s available at the main Elsom Research FAQ, on our Shopping Help page, in the header of every page in our cosmeceuticals shop, and here:




    If it works well (please let us know what you think!), we’ll sprinkle it more widely around our collection of websites so we’ll all have an easier time finding the good information we know is out there.

  • The Latest News from Elsom Research

    Posted on September 23rd, 2007 ElsomResearch No comments

    Beginning September 23, 2007, this is the news and announcements page (web log) for Elsom Research products and projects. Only brief announcements will be posted here; longer essays and presentations will continue to be provided in the Journal of Topical Formulations, and interactive discussion is still available through the Topical Formulations Forum.