Where do I start after having an idea for a product?
We would ask that you consider the following about your product to get you started; what’s the concept/purpose of the product? Where is it to be sold? Whether you want to be certified organic, vegan, natural, pseudo natural? What key ingredients you might want in your product? What type of packaging and label, and whether or not you want your product in a unit carton or not?
What are the first steps I need to take in developing my own products with Cosmed?
We ask that you fill in a product brief that gives us a basic overview of your concept, ingredients, packaging (tube, bottle, jar) etc. The brief helps us to create individual products for you, the more information the better. With three cosmetic chemists on board and a team for research and development, we are dedicated to ensuring your idea and concept comes to fruition.
Do you supply packaging or can we supply our own?
We can supply standard types of packaging in the forms of bottles, jars and printed tubes. Alternatively if you have specific packaging that you source yourself we would need to sight this to ensure that it is suitable to our machinery and to your formula before we can supply a quotation. It is important to get know what packaging you want the product to go in as it does determine viscosity. If you wanted a jar it would need to be thick. If a pump, it needs to be thinner. The tubes have certain viscosity parameters also but have a lot more range. Due to our buying power with tubes we can purchase the printed tubes on your behalf. You provide us artwork in the template we provide you. Our tubes are BPA free and are a mixture of HDPE and LDPE.
Do you help in the design of our labels?
Labels and unit cartons are to be designed, sourced and printed by the customer/brand owner. We can supply recommended printing companies when the times comes. We can also provide some templates and relevant industry guidelines to help you with this when required.
What happens after we confirm the formula?
After you are happy with your formula and wanting to proceed, we will provide you with a quote. If then you confirm this quote, contracts are exchanged and a sales confirmation for the total production job is provided. At this stage a 50% deposit is required, and once received in full we will then enter the product into stability (4-6 months, depending on formula) and into our production schedule. This is based on when the item comes out of stability and/or packaging arrival.
What if we have our own formula?
We are happy to manufacture this for you. For this, we require specifications such as stability data, including preservatives tests, certificates of manufacture and ingredient supply details, where required.