Natural cosmetics contract manufacturer

Hi everyone

Does anybody know some reliable contract manufacturers for natural cosmetics that accept small order quanity ( low MOQ). I have my own formulas and raw material suppliers. I just need somebody to do mass production for me cause I always mess up when I do mass production on my own and it costs me a lot both time and money spending on mass production.

I did a few searches on the net but not sure which one is reliable among hundreds of manufacturers out there. So Appreciate it if somebody can share a few contacts for natural cosmetic manufacturers !

Thanks a lot ! 

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  • Could you clarify where you are located in the world?

    the company I am currently working for does natural cosmetic contract manufacturing. We are located in Switzerland delivering worldwide but if you have smaller quantities it is probably not very good to send the product for example from Switzerland to USA or Canada (price efficacy) 

    we for example start with smaller customers around 1000 to 5000 units. 

    Tobias 
    Head of Research and Development 
  • We are located on Penang Island, Malaysia, and do contract manufacturing for local and international brands. We have a GMP Certified production facility, are fully compliant with cosmetic regulations, and do low MOQs.
    Dr. Mike Thair
    Cofounder & Chief Formulator
    Indochine Natural
  • Hi Gordof,
    Sorry, I'm based in the US. Yeah it can be costly to ship them back to the US. May I know if your company help with formulating too ? Cause I want to seek advice in scaling up process as well as in color cosmetics.
    Thanks a lot ! 
  • Hi Mike,

    Are you guys specialized in natural cosmetics sector? As I mainly work with natural ingredients like candelila wax, honey powder, oatmeal protein etc.
    And can you send me your price quote as well as shipping rate from Malaysia to US? Thanks !
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    I outsource manufacturing for clients a great deal. I will tell you in advance some issues you may encounter;
    • Small batch is usually larger than you might imagine. 800-1250 pieces may be the lowest MOQ you can find.
    • When presenting your Formulas, they may ask to see your validations. That would include stability and other testing.
    • Unless it is a single source raw material, your manufacturers will likely want to source from their normal suppliers. Unless you have worked in contract manufacturing, you may not know the major wholesalers. Contract manufacturers generally will not buy from smaller retail/online suppliers. Simply keep your material documentation so that the CM will have specs to compare their sources to.
    These are all issues my clients have dealt with and which have been barriers for my clients.
    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
  • Thank you Microformulation ! Those are exactly my barriers !!
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    You can overcome these barriers to some extent;
    • MOQ's. This is a Business issue and indicative of the priority shift you must have. To succeed you must transition away from the R&D and become a Business person. Alternatively bring in a Business partner. A Cosmetic company succeeds on good Business practices. With that in mind, you should have a budget to support these MOQ's (easier said than done I agree) and a strategy to sell this inventory.
    • Validation. If you feel comfortable with your products, think about sending this testing off to some place like Microconsult in Texas. Maintain the proper documentation for each Raw material (MSDS. Technical Specs) as well.
    • Using your own Sources? I wouldn't even try and confront this. Your CM's procurement department is (no offense) much better at this and they will use wholesale sources. If you maintain spec sheets, they can do this easily. It is only for single source materials (which are likely repacked at your retail site) that you would really want to lock these in.

    All these steps reflect the CM's philosophy and comfort for liability. For example, if your products aren't stable, they will fail in manufacturing and the initial instinct is to blame the manufacturer, although in this case it would be a false assumption. CM's use commercial equipment which may be much different than your equipment. As such the product needs to be scaled up. Unless you are familiar with this equipment, this could be an issue. Just this week a cient sent a CM (whom I consult with) a Formula using directions for mixing using a whisk. Obviously that isn't a process used at a CM.

    Either power through all these issues (not a bad exercise as you will learn a great deal) or use a Technical consultant.
    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
  • GordofGordof Member
    edited August 2021
    hi There 

    Yes, we do although Research and Development for our customers. 

    If you want to get in Contact more Concertly you can Write me an Email. 

    Tobias.recher@frike-group.com

    You can although go on our Hompage and see what we can deliver and if it is interesting for you. 

    FRIKE COSMETIC: FRIKE GROUP // contract manufacturing Switzerland (frike-group.com)


    Tobias 
    Head of Research and Development 
  • Dungngo said:
    Hi Mike,

    Are you guys specialized in natural cosmetics sector? As I mainly work with natural ingredients like candelila wax, honey powder, oatmeal protein etc.
    And can you send me your price quote as well as shipping rate from Malaysia to US? Thanks !

    Yes, we are specialised in natural cosmetics. You can read more on this link:


    I cannot quote until I know more about your formulation, and we agree on MOQ.

    Shipping is dependent on weight and volume. Therefore I cannot quote until we have more detail of product, container type, weight etc, plus destination address and postcode.

    If you would like to progress further, complete our prequalification form found here:



    Dr. Mike Thair
    Cofounder & Chief Formulator
    Indochine Natural
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