Hi there! I'm Luisa.
I'm the founder of LFCLab (Luisa Fanzani Cosmetics Lab) where we create custom skincare formulations for people who want to start a cosmetic line.
I was born in a small town of Italy called Brescia.
Before I moved to the U.S, I had never thought of starting a business nor known anyone who did it.
Yet, here I am 😉
I had never even imagined of creating a product with a purpose and sell it to people who share your same mission.
Instead, I did everything I was "supposed" to, even though something inside me was making much sense. On my first day of work, I vividly remember thinking "Okay, so am I supposed to this everyday for the next 40/50 years"?
I still graduated from college and was pursuing my PhD in medicinal chemistry while working as a pharmacist.
When I was 28, I left everything I knew and moved to the U.S. With my degree, I found a job in a cosmetic company as a chemist.
I quickly gained new skills and business insights. In a few months, I ended up supervising the bulk production and finally became head chemist for the same company.
I was unsatisfied, though.
Meaningless meetings and working "emergencies" were depleting my energies and motivation. My days looked all the same. I hated not to have a flexible schedule, and not being able to do things MY WAY.
My work ethic was horrible, but somehow it put me on the right path. I started working as a freelancer during working hours for this company. I was creating formulations for people who wanted to start selling beauty products.
Helping people launching their first line gave me the enthusiasm I needed, and the variety of tasks I was looking for.
THE END OF THE STORY
I left the corporate world with no regrets. Today I assist my clients full time AND I sell some of my products. Having clients that succeed in the beauty industry gives me profound satisfaction, even if the products don't bear my name. The same satisfaction that I feel when I have the chance to interact with people and vilify some skincare products that are 100% marketing and 0% efficacy.
When I am not working, I am exercising, reading, taking photos, or answering skincare questions on Quora.
“Do or do not. There's no try.”
My core values
My family and my health are my priority.
Doing the right thing. Even if it means missing a sale or a big project.
Go the extra mile.
Be disciplined. Work hard, live well.
Launch a NEW Line
I will assist you in creating and launching your first cosmetic line. I have successfully formulated different cosmetic products ranging from make-up (liquid lipsticks/lip balms) to skincare (body scrubs, lotions, serums, detergents, masks). I am completely comfortable working with both natural or synthetic ingredients.
Discover my detailed step-by-step process.
GMP, FDA regulations, EU regulations,stability tests, labels and everything in between.
Before you start selling your products, I highly recommend to consult with an expert about different regulations you might not be aware of.
You don't want to receive a warning letter from the FDA!
If you already have a formula but it doesn't perform or it's not stable, we can review it together.
If you're looking for a particular ingredient or trying to change an ingredient, I can help you finding the right solutions.
Ready to export your business to other countries? Let me take care of the paperwork so you can focus on the important stuff.
Exporting cosmetics requires some mandatory documents you cannot possibly prepare all by yourself.
What are people saying about me?
Luisa is awesome she can really can make your vision come true! I will be going through Luisa again for other cosmetics as well. Thank you for making Her Majesty a reality!
I worked with Luisa on a custom formula and was very impressed with her work. Not only did my cream come out flawless; Luisa was incredibly professional. She took my direction and vision, made recommends and created exactly what I was looking for. I could not say enough good things about her. I will definitely be working with her again.
Luisa was extremely professional and paid attention to detail when it came to developing our formula. She was able to create a formula for us that fit our criteria... and... she was able to troubleshoot any problems we encountered along the way. She will help you get a winning formula and goes the extra mile to get it done (Extremely quickly, too!)