Examples of eligible R&D activities
- Creating or developing new products or processes
- Testing products in line with health and safety regulations and strict UK legislation
- Developing complex formulae for products or mixing ingredients that have not been combined before
- Sourcing new ingredients
- Improving cost efficiency and quality of products
- Reducing carbon footprint and developing processes and products to become more energy efficient and reduce wastage
Case Study: Fragrance Innovators
£67K in R&D tax credits have been awarded to a company based in Somerset who supply wholly natural, botanical based face, body and hair products to a client base of therapists, spas and more. The leading 100% natural fragrance UK innovator also produce bespoke cosmetic based product ranges for white label through developing cutting-edge bio-technology science based solutions and progressive formulations.
Research is vital for sourcing many new or unusual ingredients and development is needed to ensure
they meet all relevant safety requirements. Virtually every project involve high levels of unique formulae developments which require substantial levels of research and trialling to take from concept stage through to reliable, repeatable production.