Dr Pratt's Cosmetic

Custom made, Private Label and 'Ready to Go' Formulas

About our research team

Formulating Personal Care Products with Dr Pratt's Formulations


Dr Pratt's Cosmetic Formulations works with all people from all over the world, including individual start ups, investment groups, and large brands looking to re-formulate and take their formulas into Global On- Trend and/or go  Natural or Organic. Our team consists of only PhD scientists that formulate and research evidence based science for our clients. We can even help you publish papers in Journals of distinction. We strive to provide a variety of services and a one-stop-shop experience that will take you from your initial concepts to your very first product batch. We understand this is a stressful time but when you take the first steps with us we will show you exactly how easy it is to understand and we are completely transparent. You can be as involved as you want or just let us do the work for you. 

Dr Catherine Pratt ( B. Science HONS I PhD Organic/Analytical Chemistry & Diploma Cosmetic Chemistry at Institute of Personal Care Science (IPCS)


Dr Catherine Pratt is a highly qualified Cosmetic Chemistry Formulator, working in the industry for 30 years. Before becoming a chemical formulator she was a highly renowned, published Research Scientist Fellow and owned a successful cosmetics business.

However,  formulating was her real passion especially formulating novel cosmetic and cosmeceutical product lines, specializing in natural and organic formulations. Natural and organic ingredients do not behave the same way as ingredients in commercial synthetic products seen on your supermarket shelves.

Dr Pratt strives to make every product as good as or better than the synthetic versions.

Organic formulating is very different and mostly a lot harder to obtain the same efficacy as synthetic products. Most clients want organic products to look and behave exactly the same way, so it is a very challenging specialisation to meet the clients expectations. We aim to exceed our clients expectations and so far we have. We believe transparency and communication is the key to a successful natural and organic formulating business.

Dr Felicity Smout ( B.Science, PhD Scholar- Bachelor Veterinary Science (HONS)


Dr Felicity Smout is a highly dedicated Research Scientist that will help you research and achieve your novel formulations using evidence based science. Dr Smout can even organise the writing of a scientific literature review which will give your products more value and justify a higher price point. Dr Smout is also a Veterinarian which gives us a leading edge for formulating pet lines to the highest degree. 

We have a unique way of formulating, however, we know we will formulate state of the art products from individual start ups to high end Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals.

Services - skincare, oral care, sunscreen? 3 easy options

Custom Formulation


The client will receive a written novel theoretical formulation and full written methodology which is 100% owned by the client. You are free to take your formula home!

You can give us a list of ingredients to avoid or to work with.

Communication is key to a successful customized product i.e. by Email, Whats App, Phone Calls etc.

We can do Microbial and Stability Testing in house before manufacture. We can also organise sunscreen tests invivo or invitro.

We also offer pilot studies or upscale lab batches and much more.

Private Label


Private label is slightly different to a full custom formulation in that we will give you a formula that already exists, we can conduct some minor changes to make it yours. You can then fill and package your products in a facility of your choice. Or we can help organize the entire process for you. 

Reverse Engineering

We can now conduct Reverse Engineering for you. You can either let our scientists do the detective work (research) and formulate that cream you have always wanted. Or we can organise GC-MS instrumental analysis for you at an extra cost, but you will have an exact copy of the product.

Formulas Ready To Go!


'Formulas ready to go' means we will discuss what type of product you are looking for, choose a formula or line of formulas and they will be emailed to you. We do not continue to work with you after they are sent.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Email: catherine@drprattscosmeticformulating.com

Dr Pratt's Cosmetic Formulations

Avoca Beach, Sydney Australia

Whats App- +61 423 364 337