Natural Private Label Companies

Hi,

What a great forum.  I am excited to participate.

I have 2 questions.

Does anyone know an organic private label color cosmetic company I can work with?

Does anyone know a natural private label color cosmetic company I can work with?

I am seeking companies that have stock color cosmetics that I can put my private label on.  I am not seeking natural private label companies that offer all mineral cosmetics.  

Thank you for your help.

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  • I have the same problem with you my friend.
    Starting a new production line...
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    Just as a point of information (for the US, at least) - there are very few "natural" colorants approved by the FDA. To my knowledge (and I've looked extensively) NONE of these colorants are available as "certified organically grown". 

    Given the level of colorants needed for color cosmetics, together with the regulations for organic certification, there is just no way to formulate a "certified organic" color cosmetic that's legal for sale in the US.

    Also, even if you could somehow twist a color cosmetic formula to meet the lowest level of organic certification ("contains organic ingredients"), the cost of using only certified organic raw materials and the other regulations would at least double, and probably triple, the cost of your finished product. 

    Most people don't realize what it means to make a "certified organic" product. (Or that they will be sued aggressively if they use the word "organic" on their package without being certified).
    To meet the lowest level of organic certification ("contains organic ingredients"), 70% of your ingredients must be certified organic themselves. The organic certifiers will require you to have your formula pre-approved by them before you are allowed to begin manufacturing. Once approved, no changes can be made in ingredients, percentages, or suppliers without having to re-submit the formula for approval (which costs money every time).

    Tracing the process back, that means that the plants used to make the initial ingredients must be grown organically (without pesticides and most fertilizers). They must be harvested and kept separate from non-organically grown plants. Then, they need to be processed in a factory that is certified to prepare organic products, and still kept completely separate from products made with non-organically grown plants and/or products made synthetically. Packaging the finished ingredient(s) must meet the same rules of segregation.

    Then, these certified organic raw materials get shipped to the cosmetic manufacturer, who must also be certified to prepare organic products.  They must still be kept completely separate from any raw materials made with non-organically grown plants and/or made synthetically, preferably in a separate warehouse section. While the product is being made, careful documentation is required to prove that only allowed materials are being used. Packaging the finished cosmetic must be done without contaminating the finished product with any other formulation.

    As I hope you can tell, this is a major pain in the butt for cosmetic manufacturers and raw material manufacturers, and they charge high prices. Be real careful of how much you will be able to charge for your "certified organic" cosmetics - they won't perform any better than non-organic products, and there's a limited group of people who will pay premium prices just to have "certified organic" on the label.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • Bob,

    Thank you much for your explanation it was very helpful.   Would you happen to know a natural private label company with stock formulas that are not all mineral that I could contact for a natural color cosmetic line?


  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    First, you are going to need to define what "natural" means to you.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    You might try this company.


    I don't know if they do color cosmetics but I talked to the owner and they do "natural" cosmetic products.
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