How to A Start Cosmetic Products Marketing and Manufacturing company?

You can start Cosmetic products Company in Two ways:

  • Cosmetic Products Marketing Company
  • Cosmetic Products Manufacturing Company
Cosmetic Products Marketing Company:
For Cosmetic Products marketing Company, company have to deal in sales and purchase of cosmetics only. For selling and purchasing of cosmetics, no drug license is required. One can get manufactured his brand name cosmetic products from cosmetic manufactured company. 
Procedure:
Cosmetic Products Manufacturing Company:
Starting cosmetic manufacturing company is easier than pharmaceutical manufacturing company. Not all but cosmetics that don’t fall under medicine/drugs could be manufactured by starting cosmetic manufacturing company.

In this article we will discuss about documents needed, qualification required for authorized person, plant layout, machinery used, area required and much more.


Cosmetics products includes mainly Dusting Powder, Baby Powder, Lip sticks, Eye liner, Face powder, Tooth pastes, Tooth powder, Hair oil, Hair Samphoo, Hair Creams, Skin Creams, Shaving Creams and After shave lotions, Nail polishes, Hair Dyes/lotions/liquids, Liquid soaps, Baby Soaps, Shaving Soaps, Toilet Soap, Bindi, Kum-kum powder, Henna Powder and much more.

Requirements for applying for cosmetic manufacturing:

  • Application at Form no. 31
  • Fees Slip/Challan
  • Blue print and layout of premises
  • Ownership proof or rent agreement in case of rented premises
  • Nature of Business i.e. Proprietorship, partnership or private limited etc along with affidavit accordingly 
  • Qualification certificate of Pharmacist or competent person along with Registration certificate copy under state pharmacy council of concern state
  • Appointment or Joining letter of pharmacist or competent person, in case if any of partner or proprietor is not registered pharmacist under respective state pharmacy council
  • Affidavit of registered pharmacist

After receipt of application, concern authority physically inspect the premises and approve or reject the application on the basis of their inspection. In case of approval, concern department issued license at Form no. 32 for manufacture for sale and distribution of cosmetic products.

Qualification required to be an Registered Pharmacist or Competent person:


Minimum of Diploma in Pharmacy or equivalent examination approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under Pharmacy Act, 1948 and duly registered under state pharmacy council of respective state.

General Requirements for Factory and Plant for Manufacturing of Cosmetics:

Area, Location and Surroundings: Drug and cosmetic act discuss about location and surroundings that is required for the manufacturing of cosmetics. The factory should be situated at sanitary place and clean place. Hygienic conditions should be maintain within premises and out side premises. Premises should be not be used as residence or be interconnected with residence.
Building: Building should be so constructed to facilitate easy production environment under hygienic conditions. It should have adequate space for machinery installation and smooth manufacturing process.

Equipment and Machinery: (Ref: Drug and Cosmetic Act)

A. Powders Section:− 
Face powder, cake make-up, compacts, face packs, masks and rouges, etc.

Equipment:

  • Powder mixer of suitable type provided with a dust collector.
  • Perfume and colour blender.
  • Sifter with sieves of suitable mesh size.
  • Ball mill or suitable grinder
  • Trays and scoops (stainless steel).
  • Filling and sealing equipment provided with dust extractor.
  • For compacts: – (i) a separate mixer, (ii) compact pressing machine.
  • Weighing and measuring devices
  • Storage tanks.

An area of 15 square meters is recommended. The section is to be provided with adequate exhaust fans.

B. Creams, lotions, emulsions, pastes, cleansing milks, shampoos, pomade, brilliantine, shaving creams and hair-oils etc.

  • Mixing and storage tanks of suitable materials.
  • Heating kettle – steam, gas or electrically heated.
  • Suitable agitator.
  • Colloidal mill or homogeniser (wherever necessary).
  • Triple roller mill (wherever necessary).
  • Filling and sealing equipment.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.

An area of 25 square meters is recommended.

C. Nail Polishes and Nail lacquers.

Equipment:
  • A suitable mixer.
  • Storage tanks.
  • Filling machine – hand operated or power driven.
  • Weighing and Measuring devices.

An area of 15 square meters is recommended. The section shall be provided with flameproof exhaust system.
Premises:–The following are the special requirements related to Nail Polishes and Nail Lacquers: –

  • It shall be situated in an industrial area.
  • It shall be separate from other cosmetic-manufacturing areas by metal/brick partition up to ceiling.
  • Floors, walls, ceiling and doors shall be fireproof.
  • Smoking, cooking and dwelling shall not be permitted and no naked flame shall be brought in the premises.
  • All electrical wiring and connections shall be concealed and main electric switch shall be outside the manufacturing area.
  • All equipment, furniture and light fittings in the section shall be flameproof.
  • Fire extinguisher like foam and dry powder and sufficient number of buckets containing sand shall be provided.
  • All doors of the section shall open outwards.

Storage:
All explosive solvents and ingredients shall be stored in metal cupboards or in a separate enclosed area.
Manufacture:
Manufacture of lacquer shall not be undertaken unless the above conditions are complied with.
Workers shall be asked to wear shoes with rubber soles in the section.
Other requirements:
No objection certificate from the local Fire Brigade Authorities shall be furnished.

D. Lipsticks and Lip-gloss, etc.
Equipment

  • Vertical mixer.
  • Jacketted kettle – steam, gas or electrically heated.
  • Mixing vessel (stainless steel).
  • Triple roller mill/Ball mill.
  • Moulds with refrigeration facility.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.

An area of 15 square meters is recommended.

E. Depilatories:
Equipment:

  • Mixing tanks.
  • Mixer
  • Triple roller mill or homogeniser (where necessary).
  • Filling and sealing equipment.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.
  • Moulds (where necessary).

An area of 10 square meters is recommended.

F. Preparations used for Eyes: – 
Such preparations shall be manufactured under strict hygienic conditions to ensure that these are safe for use.

1. Eyebrows, Eyelashes, Eyeliners, etc.
Equipment:

  • Mixing tanks.
  • A suitable mixer.
  • Homogeniser (where necessary)
  • Filling and sealing equipment.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.

An area of 10 square meters is recommended.

2. Kajal and Surma
Equipment:

  • Base sterilizer.
  • Powder sterilizer (dry heat oven).
  • Stainless steel tanks.
  • A suitable Mixer.
  • Stainless steel sieves.
  • Filling and sealing arrangements.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.
  • Homogeniser (where necessary).
  • Pestle and Mortar (for Surma).

An area of 10 square meters with a separate area of 5 square meters for base sterilization is recommended.

Other requirements for Eyebrows, Eyelashes, Eyeliners, Kajal and Surma etc.

  • False ceiling shall be provided wherever required.
  • Manufacturing area shall be made fly proof. An airlock or an aircurtain shall be provided.
  • Base used for Kajal shall be sterilized by heating the base at 150 degree C for required time in a separate enclosed area.
  • The vegetable carbon black powder shall be sterilized in a drying oven at 120 degree C for required time.
  • All utensils used for manufacture shall be of stainless steel and shall be washed with detergent water, antiseptic liquid and again with distilled water.
  • Containers employed for ‘Kajal’ shall be cleaned properly with bactericidal solution and dried.
  • Workers shall put on clean overalls and use hand gloves wherever necessary.

G. Aerosol:-
Equipment: –

  • Air-compressor (wherever necessary).
  • Mixing tanks.
  • Suitable propellant filling and crimping equipments.
  • Liquid filling unit.
  • Leak testing equipment.
  • Fire extinguisher (wherever necessary)
  • Suitable filtration equipment.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.

An area of 15 square meters is recommended.
Other requirements: –
No objection certificate from the Local Fire Brigade Authorities shall be furnished.

H. Alcoholic Fragrance Solutions.
Equipment: –

  • Mixing tanks with stirrer
  • Filtering equipment.
  • Filling and sealing equipment.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.

An area of 15 square meters is recommended.

I. Hair Dyes:
Equipment:

  • Stainless steel tanks.
  • Mixer.
  • Filling Unit.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.
  • Masks, gloves and goggles.

An area of 15 square meters with proper exhaust is recommended.

J. Tooth powders and toothpastes, etc.:
1. Tooth-powder in General.
Equipment:

  • Weighing and measuring devices.
  • Dry mixer (powder blender).
  • Stainless steel sieves.
  • Powder filling and sealing equipments.

An area of 15 square meters with proper exhaust is recommended.

2. Toothpastes.
Equipment:

  • Weighing and measuring devices.
  • Kettle – steam, gas or electrically heated (where necessary).
  • Planetary mixer with de-aerator system.
  • Stainless steel tanks.
  • Tube filling equipment.
  • Crimping machine.

An additional area of 15 square meters with proper exhaust is recommended.

3. Tooth-powder (Black)
Equipment:

  • Weighing and measuring devices.
  • Dry mixer powder blender.
  • Stainless steel sieves.
  • Powder filling arrangements.

An area of 15 square meters with proper exhaust is recommended. Areas for manufacturing “Black” and “White” tooth powders should be separate.

K. Toilet Soaps:
Equipment: –

  • Kettles/pans for saponification.
  • Boiler or any other suitable heating arrangement.
  • Suitable stirring arrangement.
  • Storage tanks or trays.
  • Driers.
  • Amalgamator/chipping machine.
  • Mixer.
  • Triple roller mill.
  • Granulator.
  • Plodder.
  • Cutter.
  • Pressing, stamping and embossing machine.
  • Weighing and measuring devices.

A minimum area of 100 square meters is recommended for the small-scale manufacture of toilet soaps.

The areas recommended above are for basic manufacturing of different categories of cosmetics. In addition to that separate adequate space for storage of raw materials, finished products, packing materials shall be provided in factory premises.

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