How do ingredient-in-adhesive patches work? How do the active ingredients get from the adhesive matrix into you? Your best analogy is that of a snowglobe. Shake a snowglobe up until all the snow is flying around in the globe. Freeze it in that moment. The snow represents your active ingredients, and the water in […]
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Custom manufacturing allows us to work with creative customers on the forefront of product development. We love being involved in new ideas and the next big thing – but there are limits to custom manufacturing. We won’t make patches out of active ingredients that we know won’t work. See article. ACT doesn’t make prescription […]
A certificate of analysis (or CoA) is a document attesting to the exact components of an active ingredient. CoA are usually generated by third-party testing facilities. When we buy ingredients for you, our vendors provide us with CoA on all ingredients, which we can share with you upon request. Why would we ask […]
We are often asked, “do patches work?” The answer is complicated. First – does patch technology work? We know that lidocaine patches work, we know that nicotine patches work. We know that menthol patches work. Therefore, we can extrapolate that patch technology (applying appropriate ingredients with an occlusive barrier and […]
We are often asked to compare monolithic patches and pad patches. The two types of patches have very different features. A monolithic patch has the active ingredient mixed directly with the adhesive. The active ingredients are suspended in the adhesive, and only some of these ingredients touch the skin directly. All of the ingredients […]
Questions about active ingredients are common – the world of topical patches is novel for many of our first-time clients. Here are a few more frequently asked questions: Where do the active ingredients in my patches come from? We source the active ingredients in your patches from all over the […]
What active ingredients can be used in a topical patch? A topical patch can contain many different types of active ingredients. However, a topical patch is not the same thing as an oral supplement, and not everything that can be successfully absorbed through digestion will absorb through the skin. For new customers to […]