Cosmetics Manufacturers & Private Label Cosmetic Products
Finding a dependable, trustworthy cosmetics manufacturer for your company can be a difficult challenge. There are so many variables to consider before you make the ultimate big decision, including what kind of product you’d like, how much money you’re willing to invest in developing, and where you intend it to go manufactured. Finding the right manufacturer means you have to get down to the basics – the ingredients, the production facilities, the company’s reputation, and, of course, your budget. A few key factors can make the difference between getting it right and not, so take a look at these common warning signs of bad cosmetics manufacturers before you get on the wrong side of your customers.
The most common complaint about cosmetics companies is that they frequently alter their formulas without clearly announcing this to their customers. This can mean new fragrance or preservatives, or it could mean simply changing the name of an ingredient (such as a chemical called “parabens” that’s commonly used in lotions and moisturizers). If your cosmetic products change the name of an active ingredient or any other component of their formula, you should find out why, because if there’s a potential health hazard from using the ingredient, then it should be altered immediately. The cosmetics manufacturer that doesn’t share their formula with the public is more likely to use something unsafe, but it’s hard to find out just what that is. It might even be illegal to conduct any research on the ingredient’s safety prior to using it, so if you see a strange fragrance or metallic taste in a product and you suspect it might be a harmful substance, keep well away until you do.
A good cosmetics manufacturer is always willing to share whatever scientific information they’re able to collect on their ingredients, so if you come across anything that seems fishy, be sure to send them a request. They should be willing to provide documentation and corroborate the information with the FDA and other agencies. If you have any doubts about the integrity of a privately labeled skin care product, you might consider buying some that has been independently evaluated, rather than using one of their product lines. This way, you can feel confident that you’re using a natural, healthy product without dangerous chemicals. Private label cosmetic products are only made if a cosmetics manufacturer believes in their product enough to put their own personal stamp on it.