Case Studies




Creating an SPF Masterpiece

Sun care expertise where art meets science

Development Development

Objective: Existing client requested a high SPF, all-physical, Zinc Oxide bag-on-valve sunscreen with an elegant finish. Challenges: Large Zinc Oxide particle size (settling), holding high SPF while maintaining an elegant continuous spray pattern and potential white chalky cast left behind from many all-physical sunscreens. Results: After 50 different batch/combination tests and trials to create the perfectly balanced formula, the lab teams were able to deliver the perfect sunscreen that exceeded all expectations to a very happy client…..two weeks early!

Swiss-American employee applying lotion to their hand.


A Simple Tech Transfer

SA experience enables path forward

Development Development

Objective: A large skin care line parted with their existing contract manufacturer and asked Swiss American CDMO to replicate an existing product formulation - a simple tech-transfer. Challenges: Client assumed simple process – Swiss American diligence uncovered: Prior CMO partner did not provide adequate mixing instructions and multiple ingredients had to be eliminated and/or replaced due to non-compliance with regulatory requirements (client was unaware of non-compliance). Results: SA lab teams solved the ingredient issues within 48 hours and complete mixing instructions within 96 hours! Within one week, Swiss American CDMO successfully delivered an exact product replica containing the new compliant ingredients, with no raw material price increases.

Female Swiss-American employee working on the manufacturing line