The manufacture of cosmetics - Starting your own business of cosmetics made at home is easy and highly profitable

Can you sell homemade cosmetics outlets to the general public and retail? This is one of the most common questions from me during my 25 years or more of the manufacture of cosmetics. The answer, in almost all countries, is yes. Certainly seems a lot of confusion on this issue - fueled in part, I believe, by the desire of global conglomerates to maintain control of this multibillion dollar industry.

Many countries adopt the position of the U.S. FDA, so let's take a look at what the FDA has to say on the subject of making homemade cosmetics for sale at retail. Homemade cosmetics need not be tested by the FDA - or any other authority, for that matter. However, there are some rules to be observed.

1. The cosmetic product must be properly labeled, and follow the labeling rules. Essentially, this means declaring the ingredients in descending order of use, amount of product contained in the packaging and safety precautions known.

2. The cosmetic product must not contain any ingredients banned. If you are using professional formulations for the manufacture of cosmetics, this is no problem.

3. The cosmetic product must be free of pathogens. Again, if you are using professional formula, you will not have difficulties in complying with this regulation.

The benefits of cosmetics that have been made professionally, is that you will be able to produce high quality products of a size equal to or even better than the leading manufacturers of cosmetics. How can your homemade cosmetics better than the leading brands?

While it is true that high-quality cosmetic products are usually high grade, effective ingredients, cosmetics companies operating in manufacturing very high levels of profitability - 1000% or even much higher. Because the most effective ingredients are also the most expensive, in order to maximize profits, leading cosmetic companies that are using these substances at the lowest possible rate.

Making your own cosmetics house allows you to use the same ingredients - but in much higher proportion. This means you can produce higher quality and efficiency. If you have your own business the manufacture of cosmetics, which can cause color cosmetics, skin and hair care, body and bath products and toiletries, that is quickly developing a loyal clientele. And you will be able to make the same profits as the cosmetics companies great.

You can even start a cosmetics business to other retailers - beauty salons, spas, etc - and the package of products especially for them with his own label. Manufacture of private brands is becoming increasingly popular.

Making homemade cosmetics for sale is a highly profitable business and easy to handle, and there are many ways to sell products and develop markets. Because of the large conglomerates are concentrated in major retailers, the mainstream, there are literally thousands of small, untapped markets, hungry - some contracts for the supply of these means can bring a six-figure income.

In summary, the FDA does not review or approve cosmetic products or cosmetic ingredients before they are sold to the public. The agency only acts against cosmetic products found to cause damage after being launched on the market.

If you are using your kitchen tested recipes, this could be a problem if a client suffered an allergy. In addition, cosmetics without preservatives and mold can grow bacteria and cause skin reactions

In the U.S., you do not need FDA approval to start a cosmetics business. In most other countries, this is the case. If you are interested in joining the highly profitable and prestigious world of cosmetics, my best advice is to buy high-quality formulations and make according to manufacturing instructions. This way you can be sure he will be in compliance with FDA regulations.

Sam Stein is a retired chemical engineer from Australia. He is the founder of AustraLab Australia, a unique business concept, which reveals the secrets behind the chemical and cosmetics.