Labstep is a fantastic tool to be used in the research and development of cosmetics. Labstep is an online lab protocol organizer. Labstep was created to elevate the frustration of individuals faced while working in the life science laboratories. This program was created to be easy to use and to keep a record of all lab activities. An organized lab will lead to more productive labwork without the headaches of paper records of everything. Labstep is used by leading academic institutions from MIT to Oxford.
This program can be easily used in cosmetic science. Here are some ways to utilize the Labstep program for individuals working in cosmetic development.
1) Formulation Records: Upload product formulation in Labstep as experiments. There is a feature to upload PDF experiments that you may already have. You can create new protocols for formulas as needed. You can run back the experimental protocols as you work. This will eliminate any mistakes and create a record of activity. This feature will also help lab supervisors keep track of their employee's daily work progress. Labstep can also be used for recording raw material processing protocols as well.
2) Research: Labstep is great for cosmetic researchers to test out new formulation and keep a record of previous formulations. The easy to use record system lets you spend more time in the lab actually formulating and less time writing lab reports.
2) Cosmetic Lab Protocols: You can upload all the formulation protocols for different types of formulations like for example; powders, serums or cream emulsions. This system is useful for new employees to quickly learn protocols and formulas.
3) Keep Track of cGMP: Be prepared for an audit. Keep track of cosmetic good manufacturing practices with the timeline and protocol features. This is a great way to have all your online records in one place. There is no need for anyone to worry about audits or government regulation visits. Using the Labstep program will save companies time and money.
Labstep is becoming a very important tool for small cosmetic labs, manufacturers, and beauty brands. The tool is currently free and great for students learning about cosmetic development. The creators of Labstep have stated that in the future, they are working on a section that would allow individuals to place an order for raw materials that they use in formulation and development.