5-step guide to becoming a skincare manufacturer

5-step guide to becoming a skincare manufacturer

You want to get started in the cosmetics industry by becoming a cosmetics and skincare manufacturer. Fantastic! Our 5-step guide will help you on your way. Selecting ingredients and developing formulas To create really superb skin and haircare products, you need high quality ingredients. But before you start ordering your raw materials, you need to make a few decisions. Who is your target market (young, 20-30s, 40-50s, mature, babies, men)? What category will you start with (dry skin, oily skin, anti-ageing, brightening, sensitive)? What type of products do you intend on developing (creams,…Read more …
So you want to become a private label cosmetics manufacturer

So you want to become a private label cosmetics manufacturer

You’ve decided to start your own beauty label. In fact, you want to see your brand in specialty shops or chain stores right across the country. Fantastic. But before you start your journey as a private label cosmetics manufacturer, take a step back. Breathe. And get all your beauty products in a row. Identify and establish your niche Start by identify your market niche and develop a good quality product that addresses and solves the problems of that market. If you try to be all things to all people, you may find your…Read more …
Getting started in the cosmetics industry

Getting started in the cosmetics industry

Add value to your business with your own branded cosmetics Have you ever dreamt of seeing your shelves stocked with your own label beauty products? This doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. Regardless of how big or small your company – whether  you run a beauty salon, hairdressing salon, boutique, speciality store, or chain store - there is nothing to stop you getting started in the cosmetics industry and providing clients with your own label beauty products. Start small The best way to get going is to start small. Firstly, decide which…Read more …
Hyperpigmentation | just fade away

Hyperpigmentation | just fade away

Hyperpigmentation, or uneven skin tone, is a harmless condition that affects people of all races and is caused by sun, hormones or injury. Hyperpigmentaion is a condition where patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin. It occurs when excess melanin is produced. Melanin is what gives our hair and skin their color. The melanocytes (pigment cells) of dark skinned people produce more melanin than those of people with fair skin. However, when more melanin is produced than the skin can absorb, the result is mottled or uneven skin tone. Freckles and age spots The sun…Read more …
Glycolic acid | effective skincare treatment

Glycolic acid | effective skincare treatment

Glycolic acid is one of the most researched forms of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and is effective in treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, scarring, pigmentation, and dull or oily skin. Derived from sugar cane, Glycolic Acid (C2H4O3) is colourless, odourless and water soluble. It also has the smallest molecules of all the AHAs, allowing it to penetrate the skin more easily and deeply. How it works Glycolic acid works by dissolving the glue between cells, sloughing away dead skin cells and increasing the production of collagen and elastin. When sebum and other substances that bind…Read more …
Grooming is booming | Millennial style

Grooming is booming | Millennial style

Male grooming is the new black. The image of the tough Aussie male has taken a backseat. Millennial males have forgone the rough diamond for a more polished image, albeit with attitude, that harks back to an earlier era. With hair. Lots of hair. Facial hair. Stylish hair. Millennial males are heading into barbers shops and grooming parlours for a shave, clip and pamper. They’ve got money to burn and a social media image to maintain. Welcome to the new world of male grooming. According to US retail consultants McMillanDoolittle, the Men’s Grooming market has…Read more …