Personal Care Products for White Label, Private Label, or Custom Formulas
Personal care products are a great choice for all kinds of brands, but you need something that helps you stand out in a crowded, competitive field. Kanary can help you find a China factory that will make exactly what you need, whether it's a high-quality product for private or white label or if you want to make a truly unique personal care product to build a brand around.
Kanary has worked with dozens of businesses that need personal care items, and while their specific needs vary, they all receive safe, high-quality products at excellent prices. We do the legwork of finding and managing suppliers so you can focus on what matters to you most.
Personal Care Product Sourcing: Step-by-Step
Kanary Determines Specific Need
Before Kanary begins looking for a supplier, we make sure that we understand exactly what product you need. This includes specific ingredients, packaging requirements, and whether you need multiple different kinds of products or just one.
Our team also examines if you are creating a new product, or if you plan to pursue a white label or private label strategy.
Personal Care Supplier Search
After we understand what products you need and your branding goals, Kanary begins the supplier search. We start with 20-50 suppliers, many of which are factories we have worked with in the past, and we narrow down the candidates based on their specialty, lead times, perceived quality, pricing, if they have the correct documents and certifications for exporting, and their overall fit for your needs.
Once we have narrowed the candidate field to 3-5 selections, Kanary begins the sampling phase. Our team solicits samples from factories (and manages their delivery), and we work with you to determine if samples meet your expectations of quality. The sampling phase is crucially important, especially for personal care products.
Supplier Vetting and Final Selection
For factories that submit acceptable samples, Kanary begins a thorough vetting process. Our team inspects factories in-person, examines their quality control procedures, and determines if their mass production capabilities are in line with the kind of product you need supplied. After inspection, we consult with you to make your final supplier choice.
Mass Production and Quality Control
Once mass production begins, Kanary takes the lead in managing factories. We follow standard quality control procedures, address production problems as they arise, and make sure that the factory doesn't cut corners on your products.
When your product order is complete, Kanary handles the logistics of shipment. For personal care products, there are several shipping options you may want to consider, and Kanary can handle them all, including:
Words from our clients
I’ve been in this industry for a long time and I was surprised that Kanary was able to help find us machines for a 1/3 of the cost compared with US and European manufacturers. What I really enjoy with Kanary is that they constantly keep me in the loop and get back to me almost instantaneously. What’s also great is that they kept me in the loop with the shipping, customs clearance, delivery, and also arrange travels for engineers from the factory to install our equipment. The quality has been outstanding and I’m in the process of building out a new facility with them.
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I’ve been in the construction industry for over 30 years. We’ve always bought from US distributors. I reached out to Kanary out of curiosity to see if we could find similar construction materials of high quality. I did not think they were going to make much progress and so I was shocked when they found the exact manufacturer that my distributors have been buying from within 2 weeks. They were able to make contact and have the factory send me samples within a week. By connecting directly with the factory, we’re looking at savings of over 30%.
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We’ve done quite a few different packaging projects with Kanary in the past (Child-resistant packaging, glass jars, plastic bags, shipper boxes, etc.). We sent AI files to Kanary, who then worked directly with the factory's design team to make prototypes of the packaging. Our in-house designer is very particular about our designs and Kanary was really flexible and worked with us when our designers wanted to make changes in the packaging development process. They were able to manufacture different prototypes at different price points, which gave us options when making our final decision.
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Personal Care Product manufacturing resources
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Personal Care Product FAQs
There are several challenges to working with China manufacturers to develop skin care products, which is why many businesses seek out the services of a sourcing specialist
, like Kanary, to assist in product creation
. If your business is in a position to work with a China factory without a sourcing specialist, here are a few tips to keep in mind for success:
- Establish clear communication: You need to be able to communicate clearly with your supplier. Since most factory managers in China will speak little to no English, you need to make sure you have someone who is fluent in Mandarin on your staff.
- Provide clear expectations: Your chosen factory needs clear expectations from you. You should be as specific as possible with required ingredients, packaging, and any other details that are required for your product.
- Ask for samples: You should never start mass production with a factory before asking for samples, and this is especially true when developing a novel skin care product. A sample will demonstrate that the factory can follow instructions, are capable of making your product, and if there are any fundamental design issues that need to be resolved.
- Be patient: It may take time to develop and finalize your skin care product, so don't rush the process. Take your time examining samples and listening to factory feedback, and make sure your product is exactly how you want it before you begin mass production.
How much manufacturers spend on packaging of skin care products relies largely on the kind of packaging you want to have. Businesses have a lot of say in how their products are put together, including specific packaging requirements, special containers, or high-end packaging that helps to establish a brand's quality.
There's multiple places you can look to try to find a wholesale makeup seller in China:
- Alibaba: Alibaba is the world's largest B2B platform for suppliers and businesses to connect. Whole makeup sellers can be found there, though knowing how Alibaba works is key to successfully finding a quality supplier.
- Trade company: A trade company acts as a middle-man between suppliers and businesses, and it may provide an opportunity to easily connect with a wholesale supplier. However, businesses should keep in mind that trade companies may charge a higher price than necessary, and may get kickbacks from factories when selling products.
- Online search: There are plenty of wholesalers that can be found with a simple online search. However, businesses should approach with caution and be sure they're following tips to safely buy from China.
Yes! We can help you find a factory that can produce specific ingredients for a skin care product you want to make domestically. We can also help you find ingredient suppliers that can deliver products to assembly suppliers to make your custom skin care product on your behalf.
The difference between private label and white label products
and private label products is somewhat nuanced, so confusion between the terms is common. To be clear, white label and private label are not the same thing, and there are important differences
Private label refers to a generic product that is sold exclusively in a single store. Good examples of this are Equate
brand products or Sam's Choice
brand products, since they are generic brands but sold exclusively at Wal-Mart.
White label refers to generic products that are sold across multiple stores. Generic cereal brands are an example of this, as they often are not exclusive to a single retailer.
You don't have to use a sourcing specialist to buy direct from China
, but you need to be prepared to invest the time and resources into finding a trustworthy personal care product supplier if you plan to go it alone. Make sure to consider everything that goes into product sourcing
before deciding to pursue a China supplier for the first time.
Yes! We partner with EcommOps to provide fulfillment services
directly from China to create a dependable, flexible supply chain. We can also work with you to find full 3PL services
that are the perfect match for the kinds of services you may need.