Made in California

Beauty
Made in California

To our way of thinking, "Made in California" looks great on any label--but especially beauty products.

Capabilities

  • "We're the people our customers trust to keep their customers' trust in them."

    What sets Cosmetix West uniquely apart is ground-breaking R&D conducted by world-class chemists who are as creative as they are exacting.  Our formulations, which are found in dozens of name-brand beauty products and fragrances, reflect a keen understanding of our clients' individual marketing goals and financial considerations.

    Above all, Cosmetix West is dedicated to providing quality at a level that redefines value.

    Cosmetix West provides Stability Testing, Compatibility Testing and Micro Testing.

    Cosmetix West is a full-service Certified GMP, USDA Organic and NOP lab.

    • Personal Care
    • Bath and Body
    • Skincare
    • Fragrance
    • Home Fragrance
    • Hair Care
    • Spa
    • Household
  • FRAGRANCE
    EAU DE PARFUM
    EAU DE TOILETTE
    VIAL SAMPLES
    ROLL ON OIL
    SOLID PERFUME
    DIFFUSERS
    BODY MIST

    SKINCARE
    CLEANSERS
    CREAMS
    SERUMS
    OVERNIGHT TREATMENTS
    SCRUBS
    LOTIONS
    MASKS
    EXFOLIATING TREATMENTS
    PEEL
    TONERS
    SHAVING CREAMS/LOTIONS
    MUD TREATMENTS

    HAIR CARE
    SHAMPOO
    CONDITIONER
    LEAVE-ON TREATMENTS
    STYLING PRODUCTS
    NON-AEROSOL SPRAYS
    COLOR TREATMENTS

    BATH & BODY
    CREAMS
    LOTIONS
    BUTTERS
    SCRUBS
    CLEANSERS
    BUBBLE BATH
    MASSAGE OIL
    DRY OIL
    SHAVING PRODUCTS
    MUD TREATMENTS

    COLOR COSMETICS
    LIP GLOSS
    LIP BALM (HOT POUR)
    LIQUID FOUNDATION

    SPECIALIZED CATEGORIES
    BABY/CHILDREN'S
    MEN'S SKINCARE
    NAIL ANCILLARIES

    SPECIALIZED PLATFORMS
    ANTI-AGING
    NATURAL/ORGANIC
    BOTANICAL INFUSED
    INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
    WHITENING

  • Cosmetix West's full range of compounding and manufacturing capabilities is made possible by an extensive array of automatic liquid filling lines suitable for Body Cream, Lotion, Salt & Sugar Scrubs, Body Butter, Shampoo, Conditioner, Fragrance, Home Fragrance, Body Spritz and much, much more. Please check our categories section for a full list.

    Because Cosmetix West provides all services in-house and on-site, with continuous executive supervision, we offer the kind of superior quality control that is as rare as it is appreciated. What we've built our business on is the knowledge that our doing it right means invaluable cost savings for the client.

    • Alcohol Filling
    • Vial Filling
    • Cello Wrapping
    • Hot Pour Filling
    • Induction Sealing
    • Cello Wrapping
    • State of the art DI Water with 24 hr. UV circulation
    • Cold process mixing tanks in sizes from 1,500 to 3,000 gallons
    • On-site alcohol/fragrance maceration
    • Fully equipped laboratory for in-house microbiological control, quality control and extensive R&D
    • High speed filling lines packaging creams, lotions, liquids
  • Equipment

    • WS Packaging 3 position labeler capable of placing front, back and bottom in one pass
    • 2 wrap label machines
    • 6 jacketed 316 stainless steel kettles ranging in size from 35 Gallons to 850 Gallons with triple agitation
    • 3 multi-station Liquid Vacuum Fillers that provide consistent, controlled fill levels
      1. 4 head volumetric piston filler with in-line auto capper
      2. Simplex single head piston fillers
      3. 6 head Accutek Muilti-Pinch volumetric liquid fillers
    • Bivans Auto Cartoner
    • 3 Automate in-line Induction Sealers
    • 3 Marden Edwards in-line Cello Wrapping Machines
    • Pumps
    • State of the art DI Water with 24 hr. UV circulation
    • Cold process mixing tanks in sizes from 1,500 to 3,000 gallons
    • Emulsifiers

 

Services

  • Cosmetix West's experienced product-development team works collaboratively with our customers throughout the entire development cycle—from product formulation and/or fragrance development, to component and packaging sourcing. Cosmetics West has contributed to countless National Brand success stories in Prestige Retail, Mass Retail, Home Shopping, and Natural/Green Retail. We provide everything that our customers may require to reach their goals.

    To learn more about our product development process, please contact Cosmetix West today.

     
    • Product budgets
    • Quality standards
    • Market and Trend Intelligence
    • Sourcing
    • Ingredient deck requirements
    • Regulatory
    • Compatibility
    • Stability
    • Design
    • Cost Analysis
    • Finished Product testing
  • Turnkey Business

    Cosmetix West prides itself on offering full Turnkey services: sourcing, purchasing, formulation, manufacturing, assembly. By delivering these services, Cosmetix West allows our customers the luxury of focussing their attention, and their spend, on marketing and sales instead of sourcing, purchasing and QC.

    What’s most important to all of us is that our customers have at least one part of their supply chain that they never have to worry about.

    To learn more about our turnkey business, please contact Cosmetix West today.

  • Private Label

    Private label brands continue to flourish as more retailers discover that fragrances are a high-turn, high-margin product category that increases both badge value and basket size. Cosmetix West will not only help you build your brand, we will differentiate your private label products from competitors'.

    To learn more about our private label product development process, please contact Cosmetix West today.

Contact Us


2305 Utah Avenue
El Segundo, California 90245 USA

Tel: 310.726.3080

Email: info@cosmetixwest.com

About Cosmetix West

  • I founded Cosmetix West after a professional lifetime in the beauty industry trying to find suppliers who did business the way I would’ve done it if I had run their companies. As it turned out, suppliers capable of meeting my standards didn’t exist. Which of course presented me with a golden opportunity. There was a hole in the market for a cosmetics contract manufacturer willing and able to focus obsessively on quality as the prime directive.

    Not only was I willing to do that.  I couldn’t—and can’t—do business any other way.  Same for the people I chose to work with me. So from day one, Cosmetix West filled that hole in the market. No wonder we so quickly became one of the West Coast’s finest fragrance and personal-care contract manufacturers.

    Quality set Cosmetix West apart. Quality formulation.  Quality products.  Quality control.  Quality process.  Quality people. And concierge-level service. Our motto is Good enough isn’t.  No one on this extraordinarily dedicated team would ever think to utter the words "good enough."

    Anyone who has ever worked in manufacturing understands that the unforeseen is always to be expected. What separates Cosmetix West from the pack is how well we deal with those challenges and implement solutions that best serve our customers.

    What’s most important to all of us at Cosmetix West is that our customers have at least one part of their supply chain that they never have to worry about coming through for them.  That’s why our manufacturing facilities, formulation and quality-control labs, and executive and sales offices reside under a single roof. Everything is done on-site and in-house.

    Cosmetix West’s first products were fragrances, gels, and body lotions for a large retail chain. Soon other established brands either moved their business to Cosmetix West or asked us create their products. Eventually we were formulating and manufacturing an array of personal-care products second to none, with additional expertise in fine fragrance.

    All of them require scientific sophistication and state-of-the-art facilities. Each has its own challenges and unique requirements. And all have to be verified at every step of the elaborate process.

    At Cosmetix West, some of the most creative and exacting chemists anywhere scrupulously ensure that these complicated formulas are adhered to down to the last molecule; and that the production process yields 100 percent consistency from batch to batch to batch.

    Anything less than perfection is unacceptable. Whether we’re replicating already-established formulas or devising groundbreaking new ones, our job is to do what we do better than anyone else could do it.

    In 2010, we opened our newest manufacturing facility in El Segundo, California. At 30,000-plus square feet, our production capacity is now 300 percent of the original plant. That additional space allowed us also to enlarge our formulation lab, as well as our compounding and filling operations.

    Custom automated equipment has tripled our liquid-filling capacity, and our new automatic lines benefit from in-line crimp and capping capabilities and state-of-the-art batch coders. Several automatic Marden Edwards cello wrap lines enable us to provide the world’s most exclusive designer products with the ultimate packaging finish.

    Cosmetix West is happily located in Southern California, which is not only a principal hub for the beauty industry but also increasingly important for its proximity to the Pacific Rim.  With most Asian-sourced components entering this country at the Port of Los Angeles, just a couple of miles from here, we’re perfectly positioned in the global supply chain to do what we do better than anyone else while also cutting costs for our customers all across the country.

    Literally everything at Cosmetix West comes back to our goal of absolute excellence. So even as we continue to expand our lines and products, we never forget that our success has been built on living up to our reputation for quality in every aspect of our business. And that, I can promise you, will never change.

    Ron Chavers, CEO

  • The mission of Cosmetix West is to surpass our clients’ highest expectations every single day by providing concierge-level customer service, perfection-level formulation and quality control, obsession-level concern for their satisfaction and success, and fanatical devotion to on-time order deliveries—all under a single roof.

  • I founded Cosmetix West after a professional lifetime in the beauty industry trying to find suppliers who did business the way I would’ve done it if I had run their companies.

    As it turned out, suppliers capable of meeting my standards didn’t exist. But that presented me with a golden opportunity. There was, I realized, a hole in the market for a cosmetics contract manufacturer willing and able to focus obsessively on quality as the prime directive.

    Not only was I willing to do that.  I couldn’t—and can’t—do business any other way.  So from day one, Cosmetix West filled that hole perfectly.  And it still does.

    Quality is what sets Cosmetix West apart: Quality formulation.  Quality products.  Quality control.  Quality process.  Quality personnel.

    Our first products were fragrances, gels, and body lotions for a large retail chain. The quality of the work spoke for itself, and soon other established labels either moved their business to Cosmetix West or decided to get into the business with us as their suppliers. Eventually we began formulating and manufacturing an array of products second to none, with an additional expertise in parfums, colognes, and scents.

    The concierge-level of service we provide explains why Cosmetix West quickly became one of the West Coast’s largest fragrance and personal-care contract manufacturers.

    Our motto is Good enough isn’t.  Cosmetix West is the place where there's no such thing as “good enough” and no one will ever utter those words. What’s most important to all of us is that our customers have at least one part of their supply chain that they never have to worry about coming through for them. 

    In 2010, we opened our second manufacturing facility in El Segundo, California. At 20,000-plus square feet, the new production floor offers twice the space of the original plant. It allowed us to enlarge our formulation lab, as well as our compounding and filling operations.

    TurboFil equipped the facility with custom equipment that tripled our liquid-filling capacity, while all automatic lines benefited from in-line crimp and capping capabilities and state-of-the-art Videojet batch coders. Several automatic Marden Edwards cello wrap lines enable us to fill and ship the world’s most exclusive designer fragrances.

    Even as we continue to expand our lines and products, we recognize that our success has been built on living up to our reputation for quality in every aspect of our business. That will never change. So as impressive as our history is, I’m confident that our future is even brighter. –Ron Chavers, CEO

  • Welcome to Cosmetix West, which I'm pleased to say I founded nearly 20 years ago. I'm proud of what we do, how we do it, and of all the people I work with—customers and employees alike.

    It's an honor to know that Cosmetix West has earned the trust of so many of the biggest names in the healthcare and beauty industry. They put their faith in us to manufacture products that millions of people use to become healthier and more beautiful. In short, we're the people our customers trust to keep their customers' trust in them.

    Our motto is "Good enough isn't." That is, we refuse to accept anything less than our customers' hundred-percent satisfaction. If something's not right, we do whatever it takes to make it right. Believe me, everyone here is aware of how much is at stake when we open the doors every morning. Which is what makes our work so rewarding. We’re succeeding not just for ourselves; we’re succeeding for everyone whose success depends on ours.

    I hope you'll feel free to explore this website and become more familiar with Cosmetix West. And of course contact us with any questions.

    Thanks for visiting.

    - Ron Chavers, CEO

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