"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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Duties: Research, develop, formulate creative cosmetic products, and improve existing products. Research new raw materials, understand their mechanism on the skin and their mode of action. Create new, innovative formulations, and reformulate and enhance existing products following new trends such as paraben free, sulfate free, or organic natural formulations for the company's fine fragrances, bath and body care, hair care, and other consumer products in the company's range of products. Manage stability studies, analysis and troubleshoot formulations. Prepare and test laboratory batches of formulas and personal care ingredients according to formulation guidelines, and create specifications for each formula. Conduct stability testing, including troubleshooting unstable formula, heat sensitivity, freeze sensitivity, UV light sensitivity, cosmetic development process, policies, and regulations. Conduct compatibility testing, claim substantiation and label claims. Produce and re-produce formula and prototypes, including scaling up and scaling down, and reverse engineering formulas based on ingredients lists. Perform CTFA research and define specifications within regulatory requirements, including research of regional and global regulatory requirements. Understand MSDS and COA documentation, and cGMP. Apply current pharmacopeia of Europe, America and Japan. Apply in-depth knowledge of available raw materials, pigments, emulsions, surfactant bases, powders and meet with the respective suppliers producing these materials. Create innovative products, keep abreast with public trends and market influences, and work closely with QC, QA & compounding department to ensure our customers' expectations and needs are met. Ensure that formulas meet expected performance, safety and regulatory requirements so that they can be produced in manufacturing. Provide accurate research documentation of experiments and evaluation/analysis of data from experiments and communicate and present experimental results and other research topics to supervisor and team. Write critical protocols, reports and briefing documents and communicating with the process engineering department, compounding department and quality control. Prepare standards for production.
Requirements: Master’s Degree or foreign equivalent degree in Chemistry or related field plus One (1) year of experience in the job offered or related occupation.
Special Skills: Must have experience working in laboratory to develop products in personal care, skincare, hair care, and cosmetics products; utilizing emulsion and surfactants technologies; creating formulas using new raw materials and textures; conducting stability and compatibility testing; and applying knowledge of GLPs (good laboratory practices), and using viscometers, pH meters, pycnometer, homogenizer, high shear mixers, refractive index, and hotplates.
Send resume to VP, R&D, 2305 Utah Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245. Must refer to Job Code: CRDCW
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
Cosmetix West, one of the country’s leading contract manufacturers of beauty products and fragrances for famous-name brands, announced today that its facilities have been granted ISO 22716 certification in recognition of having achieved the highest European standards for excellence in manufacturing.
Ron Chavers remembers the moment 15 years ago that he decided to found Cosmetix West, which has since become a leading contract manufacturer of fragrances, beauty and personal care products.
Cosmetix West, one of the country`s leading contract manufacturers of beauty products and fragrances for famous-name brands, announced today the completion of its financing and small-business banking agreement with Wells Fargo Bank.
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