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Top 10 Organic Cosmetic Manufac­turers (USA & Europe)

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Since you’ve likely landed on this blog post through a Google search like “organic cosmetic manufac­turers,” you’ve already taken the first step right.

However, the array of results and thus potential manufac­turers for your organic cosmetics can quickly become overwhelming. Especially because most cosmetic manufac­turers reveal very little about their offerings, let alone prices and order quantities.

To make your search easier, we’ve done extensive research and compiled a list of what we believe to be the best organic cosmetic manufac­turers.

Following that, you’ll find some helpful tips that you absolutely must consider if you want to have organic cosmetics produced.

RankCompany NameLocation
1SBLC CosmeticsGermany 🇩🇪
2Natural SolterSpain 🇪🇸
3CosBelle Labora­toriesFrance 🇫🇷
4B4U LabsSlovenia 🇸🇮
5The Goodkind Co.USA 🇺🇸
6Pure SourceUSA 🇺🇸
7Major Group ItalyItaly 🇮🇹
8BIOK LabLithuania 🇱🇹
9RainS­hadow LabsUSA 🇺🇸
106BioLogicoItaly 🇮🇹

1. SBLC Cosmetics

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We are a leading manufac­turer for colour cosmetics, skin care and hair care in Europe. As a full-service partner for brands of all sizes, we make launching a new organic cosmetic brand or intro­ducing a organic cosmetic line to an existing brand easy!

For organic cosmetics, we have the lowest minimum order quantity on this list. You can start as low as 1000 units per product.

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2. Natural Solter

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Natural Solter is a laboratory specia­lized in the formu­lation and manufac­turing of natural, eco, bio, organic cosmetics, color cosmetics and makeup products of the highest quality. For most of their products, they can provide certi­fi­cates like NATRUE or Ecocert.

3. CosBelle Labora­tories

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Cosbelle is a cosmetics manufac­turer based in France. They produce a variety of personal care products, including hair, skin, and sun care items. The company focuses on creating both conven­tional and natural/organic formu­la­tions.

The company works closely with the certi­fi­cation body ECOCERT to ensure their organic products meet the COSMOS standard requi­re­ments

4. B4U Labs

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B4U Labs offers over 100 pre-made natural & organic skincare formu­la­tions and packaging options. Their minimum order quantity is just 500 units per product while offering compe­titive pricing. They have GMP, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22716:2007 and ISO 14001:2004

5. The Goodkind Co.

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The Goodkind Co., a GMP and ISO 22716 certified B Corpo­ration, specia­lizes in sustainable manufac­turing of clean and natural personal care products, including deodo­rants and skincare, powered by renewable energy.

They meet various global regula­tions and standards like Ecocert and EWG. They do not produce color cosmetics or OTC products.

But note, with a MOQ of 10,000 units per product is definitely on the higher side.

6. Pure Source

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Pure Source specia­lizes in contract manufac­turing for personal care, beauty care, and OTC products, offering services like custom manufac­turing, private labeling, and reverse formu­lation.

Their range includes body, face, hair care, and various OTC items such as acne and sun care treat­ments. They provide vegan, organic and cruelty-free products.

7. Major Group Italy

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Major Group Italy is an Italian company that specia­lizes in the production of profes­sional hair care and beauty products. They operate an in-house R&D laboratory called Major Lab that develops products, including organic cosmetics. 

8. BIOK Lab

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Bioklab focuses on creating skincare, haircare, and oral care products using plant-based, herbal, and biotech­no­lo­gical active ingre­dients. The company offers private label services, allowing you to develop custo­mized organic and natural cosmetic formu­la­tions and branding.

9. RainS­hadow Labs

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RainS­hadow Labs, an FDA regis­tered and ISO certified facility in Oregon, specia­lizes in organic and vegan personal care products. They provide over 160 organic active ingre­dients.

Their eco-friendly and cruelty-free opera­tions focus on zero waste and high-end organic formulas, meeting Whole Foods Premium Standards with kosher, vegan, and biode­gra­dable materials.

10. 6BioLogico

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6Biologico is an Italian manufac­turer of natural and organic cosmetic products. Their formu­la­tions comply with European regula­tions and utilize natural, locally-sourced ingre­dients, avoiding synthetic additives. They offer over 500 ready-made natural and organic cosmetic formu­la­tions.

Also you can start as little as 150 units per private label product

Guide

What are Organic Cosmetic Manufac­turers?

There isn’t a single, universal definition of “organic” in the context of cosmetic products and manufac­turers. Unlike vegan cosmetics, organic is not a fixed term and leaves plenty of room for inter­pre­tation.

Therefore standards can vary signi­fi­cantly from one manufac­turer to another and from one country to another. Basically, any cosmetic manufac­turer can claim their products are organic. 

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To provide reassu­rance to consumers and companies, there are a number of third-party certi­fiers for organic cosmetics.

Common certi­fi­ca­tions come from organiza­tions like the EWG, ECOCERT, and COSMOS-standard, among others.

However, these certi­fi­ca­tions share common principles, such as:

  • Source of Ingre­dients: The majority of the ingre­dients should be of natural origin and organic farming, which avoids the use of artificial chemicals and GMOs.
  • Processing: The methods used for processing organic cosmetics should be clean and environ­men­tally friendly.
  • Packaging: Packaging should be sustainable and minimize waste.
  • No Harmful Chemicals: Organic products typically do not contain harmful synthetic chemicals like parabens, sulfates, and phtha­lates, which are often found in conven­tional cosmetics.

Note that “the majority of ingre­dients” is still very vague. While it basically means that more than just >50% of ingre­dients should be organic, most consumers think of 90% or more being organic when they think of organic products.

Organic vs. Natural Cosmetic Manufac­turers

The distinction between “organic” and “natural” cosmetics is signi­ficant yet often misun­derstood.

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Natural Cosmetic Manufac­turers

“Natural” refers to products that are derived from natural sources without synthetic additives, but this term doesn’t specify how the ingre­dients are sourced or processed. 

Organic Cosmetic Manufac­turers

On the other hand, “organic” products not only must originate from natural sources but also adhere to stringent regula­tions regarding farming and processing methods.

Organic ingre­dients must be grown without synthetic pesti­cides, chemical ferti­lizers, or geneti­cally modified organisms (GMOs), and processed without artificial chemicals, ensuring a minimal environ­mental impact. 

Therefore, while all organic products are natural, not all natural products are organic. 

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MOQ of Organic Cosmetic Manufac­turers

The minimum order quantities (MOQ) for most organic cosmetic products do not differ signi­fi­cantly from those for “normal” cosmetic products.

There are two types of private label cosmetics and custom develo­pment.

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1. Pre-Produced Private Label Organic Cosmetics (White Label)

There are two types of private label cosmetics.

The first are pre-produced products, mostly available in very low order quantities <500.

You will have a hard time finding organic products of this type.

2. Pre-Formu­lated Private Label Organic Cosmetics

The second one are pre-formu­lated (but not pre-produced!) products made for you.

They usually start at around >1000 units.

This is what you should look out for when trying to start “small”.

For colored cosmetics (makeup), it is quite common to use existing formu­la­tions. This allows multiple brands to sell the same organic lipstick in different packaging, for example.

Opting for such an existing formu­lation can save you time and money compared to developing a new one.

3. Custom Formu­lated Organic Cosmetics

For a custom formu­lation, the MOQ ranges from 1000–5000 units. Skin Care is on the lower end, while most makeup products are on the upper end of this range.

We’ve found that many skin care manufac­turers advertise hundreds of private label formu­la­tions but hesitate when you ask for a catalogue  (especially when it comes to organic products).

You’ll soon find out that most organic skin care manufac­turers cannot hold up to their marketing claims.

For a custom formu­lation you should plan with a one time fee between €500 and €4,000 just for the develo­pment.

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