NameCountryServices
1SBLC Cosmetics🇩🇪Private Label, Custom Manufac­turing, Brand Develo­pment, Product Design
2Dynamic Blending🇺🇸Private Label, Custom Manufac­turing, Brand Develo­pment, Product Design
3Garcoa🇺🇸Private Label, Custom Manufac­turing, Brand Develo­pment
4Prime Matters Labs🇺🇸Private Label, Custom Manufac­turing
5Vitelle Labs🇺🇸Private Label, Custom Manufac­turing
6Trilogy Labora­tories🇺🇸Private Label, Custom Manufac­turing
7HSA Cosmetics🇮🇹Private Label
8Bo Inter­na­tional🇮🇳Private Label, Custom Manufac­turing
9Lady Burd🇺🇸Private Label
10Evora Worldwide🇺🇸Custom Manufac­turing
11Elvis Elvin Labs🇺🇸Custom Manufac­turing
12SeaCliff Beauty🇺🇸Custom Manufac­turing
13PakLab🇺🇸 Custom Manufac­turing

1. SBLC Cosmetics

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At SBLC Cosmetics, based in Germany, we produce high-quality cosmetics. Our compre­hensive service includes every­thing you don’t get from most cosmetic manufac­turers.

Prompt and uncom­pli­cated commu­ni­cation with a personal contact, efficient and modern processes for shorter lead times, first-class brand develo­pment and product design, full service for certi­fi­ca­tions and notifi­cation of products as well as door-to-door delivery.

2. Dynamic Blending

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Dynamic Blending is a global cosmetic manufac­turing company that provides innovative manufac­turing solutions, specia­lizing in turnkey contract manufac­turing of cosmetics, personal care, and skincare products among others. Estab­lished in 2015.

3. Garcoa

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Garcoa is a woman-owned private label manufac­turer specia­lizing in personal care. Clients can select from a wide range of formu­la­tions for face and body products. While the company has been around since 1983, Garcoa stands out among skincare manufac­turers for offering modern turnkey solutions that include branding and packaging.

4. Prime Matters Labs

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Prime Matter Labs is a contract manufac­turer with 40 years of experience working with award-winning brands in the world of skin, hair, and body products. Prime Matters Labs is also capable of developing SPF products.

This firm works with brands of all sizes seeking custom develo­pment that ranges from new product formu­lation to “fixes” for subpar products.

Their private label products are starting from 1000+ units and custom develo­pment from 5000+ units.

5. Vitelle Labs

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Vitelle Labs caters to day and resort spas, medical spas, and eco spa markets, with a focus on natural, plant-derived formu­la­tions enhanced with modern cosme­ceu­ticals.

6. Trilogy Labora­tories

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Trilogy Labora­tories specia­lizes in crafting skincare products including anti-aging creams, post-treatment products, and mineral makeup for global clients.

Besides offering their own branded products, they extend custom manufac­turing and a well-rounded private labeling program, assisting with label design and packaging

7. HSA Cosmetics

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HSA Cosmetics is an italien private label skincare manufac­turer known for its own brands like Nouvelle or Silky. 

Their private label products are appre­ciated by profes­sionals and customers around the globe. 

8. Bo Inter­na­tional

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Bo Inter­na­tional is specia­lizes in private label manufac­turing of personal care & skin care products. They are based in India but with an ISO 22716 certi­fi­cation, they uphold stringent quality and safety standards in their manufac­turing practices.

9. Lady Burd

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Lady Burd, founded by Roberta Burd, has been in the cosmetics business for over 50 years. They specialize in private label for a wide range of beauty products, not only skin care.

All of their products are cruelty-free and manufac­tured with Good Manufac­turing Procedure (GMP).

10. Evora Worldwide

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Evora World­wide’s US-based contract manufac­turing and fulfillment facilities adhere to the highest industry standards, being FDA Regis­tered, UL Certified, ISO 22716:2007 Certified, and cGMP Certified. 

They are a good choice for anyone who plans to order larger quantities and wants to stick with skin care only, since they only produce skin care.

11. Elvis Elvin Labs

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Elvis Elvin Labs is a contract manufac­turer specia­lizing in skincare and color cosmetics, especially natural, green, and organic formu­la­tions. 

They are known for aiding small business brands to start their beauty ventures with low minimum batch requi­re­ments.

12. SeaCliff Beauty

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SeaCliff Beauty offers a vast range of skin products that includes acne products, sunscreens, lotions, and anti-aging creams. They also make it possible to create vegan, clean, organic, and plant-based products. This manufac­turer provides packaging solutions for brand like Drunk Elephant.

The reason why this manufac­turer is in 12th spot on this list, is because their minimum order quantity is 25.000 units per SKU. So most likely not the right choice for beginners.

13. PakLab

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PakLab’s team of chemical engineers, chemists, micro­bio­lo­gists, lab techni­cians, packaging specia­lists, and brand experts provides a full range of manufac­turing and creative services. While the company actually makes every­thing from household cleaners to tooth­paste, PakLab offers formu­lation options for creams, lotions, and cosme­ceu­ticals.

Guide

The skincare market is valued at $146 billion.

With experts projecting this market to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% from 2022 to 2031, its value is expected to reach $273 billion within the next decade.

Skin care is on everyone’s mind!

You don’t have to build a lab before you can build a brand.

The fastest and easiest way to launch a skincare product or lineup is to utilize a third-party skin care manufac­turer.

Third-party skin care manufac­turers create nearly all of the products you see for sale today.

In this post, we’ll cover every­thing you need to know about skin care manufac­turing before revealing the top 13 skin care manufac­turers creating products for brands today!

What are Skin Care Manufac­turers

Skin care manufac­turers are cosmetic manufac­turers specia­lized in skin care products.

But what is “Skin care”?

The term “Skin care” refers to practices intended to support skin’s health and integrity. Skin care is also used to enhance a skin’s appearance.

Skin care can also lean into “thera­peutic” territory by providing relief, nourishment, and protection. Even sun protection falls under the umbrella of skin care!

8 Products a Skin Care Manufac­turer Produces

Here’s a look at the top 8 most manufac­tured skin care products:

1. Daily Moistu­rizers

Facial creams help to fortify the skin’s moisture barrier to provide protection against environ­mental factors, oxidation, moisture loss, and bacteria.

Within this category, skincare manufac­turers can produce formu­la­tions that are designed to erase wrinkles, provide SPF protection, or even the skin tone.

2. Day and Night Creams

While day and night creams have similar qualities as daily moistu­rizers, they often feature special nutrients designed to address tired or dry skin.

Most night skin creams feature ingre­dients that promote cell regene­ration to erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Anti-aging Creams

Anti-aging creams often contain intensive formu­la­tions consisting of hyalu­ronic acid, collagen, and other ingre­dients that are recom­mended by derma­to­lo­gists.

4. Facial Scrubs

Facial scrubs are used to gently exfoliate the skin order to activate cell turnover that creates fresh, soft “baby” skin.

As scrubs remove excess skin and oils, they help to unclog pores, fight impurities and stimulate blood circu­lation.

5. Cleansing Gels

Cleansing gels, much like their foam and cream counter­parts, are crafted to purify the skin, yet they stand out due to their light­weight texture and deep-cleaning properties.

Gels clean skin without producing a drying effect in order to set the stage for the appli­cation of other skincare products.

6. Cleansing Foams

Cleansing foams distin­guish themselves with a fluffy, airy texture.

Cleansing foams softens and hydrates skin while removing dead skin cells, sweat, dirt, bacteria, and makeup.

7. Facial Masks

Face masks serve as intensive treatment products designed to deliver concen­trated ingre­dients to the skin.

These masks often feature components that target specific concerns, such as hydration, brigh­tening, or detoxi­fying, providing a potent boost to complement regular skincare routines.

8. Makeup Removers

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These cleansers use emulsions to gently dissolve common cosmetic ingre­dients without the need for the user to “pull” at the skin.

How to Choose the Right Skincare Manufac­turer

The journey to getting a skincare product on the shelves or listed on an online platform begins with the right formu­lation.

For nearly all new brands, that means working with a trusted skincare manufac­turer, since an in-house production is almost impos­sible to start with.

This guide to selecting a skincare manufac­turer sheds some light on the most important details to focus on in your search.

1. Manufac­turing Type

Before you can move forward with a formu­lation, you have to decide on the manufac­turing type you’re looking for in a skincare manufac­turer.

The three options are:

  • white label
  • private label
  • and custom formu­lation.
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With a white label cosmetics, your brand is placing its label on “generic” products that are also being sold by other brands. While you are able to customize your label, the product itself is not custo­mized in any way.

With a private label cosmetics, a cosmetic manufac­turer allows you to choose formu­lation, packaging, and labeling. However, private-label products aren’t fully custo­mized products because you are basically picking from preset “mix and match” options. This allows you to create a unique product without putting in the time, cost, and research and develo­pment needed to create a product from scratch.

We at SBLC, offer a wide range of private label skin care products. You can choose a unique packaging and even adjust the formula to some degree, without paying extra for develo­pment and testing.

For brands that would like to create 100% proprietary products, custom formu­lation that begins in the lab is necessary. You should consider working with a cosmetic contract manufac­turer.

2. Product Range

It’s important to have your brand vision in mind when selecting a skin care manufac­turer.

While you may be focused on launching a debut product today, there’s a good chance that you may want to expand your cosmetic line down the line.

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By working with a cosmetic manufac­turer that can create a wide range of skin and beauty products (maybe even color cosmetics as well), you can avoid the hassle of migrating opera­tions after you’ve already estab­lished a production relati­onship.

The truth is that many consumers like to stay loyal to a brand once they find a product that works for them. By creating all-in-one skincare lines, brands are able to capture larger market shares.

3. Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) and Unit Price

You need to make sure that a skin care manufac­turer is capable of scaling their production to meet your brand’s needs.

Minimum order quantity refers to the minimum number of units that can be produced in a batch.

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Most skin care manufac­turers require clients to order several thousand units because it’s simply not profi­table to create just a “handful” of each formu­lation.

At SBLC, our partner­ships with suppliers all around the world allow us to set the MOQ at only 1,000 units for many of our products.

Unit price is also important because it directly impacts your retail price. Consider it a red flag if a skin care manufac­turer refuses to provide a written estimate for unit and batch costs.

4. Country of Origin

From a quality-control angle, this is one of the most important questions you can ask a skin care manufac­turer.

Some skincare manufac­turers try to cut costs by creating their products in places with low wages and lenient safety regula­tions.

Unfort­u­nately, this means that some unsuspecting brands end up selling inferior products that don’t meet federal and inter­na­tional regula­tions for ingre­dient safety and production standards.

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What’s more, these products can also simply disap­point customers.

Generally, skin care produced in North America and the European Union (EU) have the highest standards for safety and quality due to strict laws and regula­tions from governing agencies.

It’s also important to ask for samples after you’ve agreed on price per unit and MOQ. You never want to commit to manufac­turing a batch of a cosmetic product you haven’t been able to hold in your own hands!

5. Extra Services

One of the ways to produce a skincare line that’s as profi­table as possible is to leave as much of the work in your skin care manufac­tu­rer’s hands as possible.

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Some skin care manufac­turers like us offer all-inclusive packages that handle formu­lation, bottling, labeling, warehousing, and shipping.

That means that your brand can keep a very small physical footprint!

If you’re starting a new cosmetic brand, working with a skin care manufac­turer offering brand develo­pment could be helpful. This includes design elements like logo design, graphics, typography & color choices.

And it can even include your brand positioning to help you find your brand “position” and niche market audience.

For example, an organic skincare manufac­turer can help you to market your products for the organic market. A product can also be packaged and labeled to appeal to the luxury, mid-tier, or budget markets.

6. Compliance Support

Make sure you’re paying for products that can actually be sold in your geographic target market.

Both brick-and-mortar retailers and online selling platforms have rigorous requi­re­ments for product materials and safety.

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This means that even if you sell your products through a Shopify store, you must ensure compliance with local regula­tions when shipping to any country.

We provide full compliance support with all of the documen­tation necessary to get your products listed and sold by mainstream retailers in any country.