• Evolving regulations around preservatives in personal care items require new formulations and processes
  • To anticipate future regulations, processing that allows for preservative-free products would be optimal

yet2 Strategy and Role:

  • Identified companies with preservative-free products and capabilities
  • Scouted in personal care, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, OTC, food
  • Identified real need is finding partners with capability and desire to do contract filling
  • Advised on prioritizing routes forward


  • yet2 identified four companies’ unknown to the client that could provide the needed capabilities.
  • Sample product obtained from two companies
  • Anonymous interviews completed for capabilities and partnership alignment


  • Rapid identification of potential manufacturing partners and routes through scouting: brief to agreement of routes in six months