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Top 11 Cosmetic Manufac­turers in Italy (2024)

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Italy not only ranks 10th place when it comes to revenue of the cosmetics market (worldwide) with over 2,000 million U.S. dollars;

This country is also known for their top notch cosmetic manufac­turers. Especially when it comes to makeup (color cosmetics), there’s no other country with so many quality cosmetic manufac­turers.

Cosmetic manufac­turers in italy produce for many of the world’s best-selling cosmetic brands.

But because these manufac­turers can be quite hard to find online, we’ll walk you through some of the (in our opinion) best cosmetic manufac­turers in italy. 

1. SBLC Cosmetics

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2. Kosme­tikal

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Kosme­tikal is an Italian cosmetic manufac­turer that offers formu­lation, production, filling, and packaging services for various cosmetic brands. They prioritize innovation, quality, and sustaina­bility, using advanced techno­logies and high-quality ingre­dients. Kosme­tikal holds several certi­fi­ca­tions, including ISO 9001, ISO 22716, and GMP. We’ve checked some samples of them, and their quality was amazing. But minimum order quantities are not specified on their website and vary by products, so it’s important to discuss this with them before placing an order.

3. R&D Color

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R&D Color is an Italian cosmetic manufac­turer that specia­lizes in color cosmetics, such as lipsticks, eyeshadows, and blushes. They offer formu­lation, production, filling, and packaging services. Red Color is committed to creating high-quality, innovative, and safe cosmetic products and holds several certi­fi­ca­tions, including ISO 9001, ISO 22716, and GMP. They have over 30 years of experience in the cosmetic industry and produce small quantities, making them a great choice for small businesses or startups.

4. Silcep

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Silcep, based in Ardea, Italy, has been a key player in third-party cosmetic manufac­turing for over 30 years. They provide a full-service operation from research and develo­pment to final packaging, handling a range of products including skin care, hair care, sun care, and toile­tries. If you are looking for a manufac­turer capable of delivering tailored cosmetic products, including dermo­c­os­metics and various hygiene products, Silcep might be the right choice.

5. Fast Cosmetics

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Fast Cosmetics is an Italian cosmetic manufac­turer that offers a wide range of products, including skincare, haircare, and makeup. They prioritize the use of natural and organic ingre­dients, and their production process is cruelty-free, meaning they do not test on animals. They do both: private label and custom formu­lation.

6. Intercos

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Intercos is a global cosmetic manufac­turer that offers R&D, formu­lation, production, filling, and packaging services for cosmetic products. They specialize in color cosmetics, skincare, and hair care products. Minimum order quantities are not specified on their website, but since they are a big global player in the indsutry, think of 10,000 units or more.

7. M:Plus Cosmetics

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M:Plus Cosmetics is an OEM color cosmetics (makeup) and brush manufac­turer located in Milan. OEM means, they own a production facility and manufacture your products in-house. They are a solid choice for your business, if you are looking for high-end makeup products. 

8. Novaderm

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Novaderm does not have an english version of their website, what makes it a little hard to learn more about their offering.

They offer third-party cosmetics manufac­turing from its lab in Puglia, Italy. They specialize in natural and organic products, boasting formu­la­tions that are up to 98% derived from natural ingre­dients and free from parabens, silicones, mineral oils, and aggressive fragrances. This manufac­turer is a fit for businesses looking to produce small batches of high-quality, environ­men­tally friendly cosmetic product.

9. Pettenon Cosmetics

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Pettenon Cosmetics S.p.A., estab­lished in 1946, focuses on profes­sional hair and skin care products and offers private label services. They operate globally, serving over 118 countries, and are ISO 9001 certified, which indicates adherence to quality management standards.

10. HSA Cosmetics

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HSA Cosmetics is probably your go-to partner, if you’re looking for high quality hair care products made in Italy. But be aware that their minimum order quantity is pretty high with 5000 — 10000 units per product. Besides hair care, they also do skin care as well.

11. Prodotti Cosmetici

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Prodotti Cosmetici is a hidden gem in the cosmetic industry. This is because their website is only available in Italian language and, to be honest, marketing is not on of their strengths. What makes them really unique on this list, is their ability to manufacture cosmetic products starting from just 10–20 units.

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