Your questions, our answers...

When creating a range, you must first define your project :

  • What are the objectives?
  • What is the target audience?
  • How many references do I want to produce?
  • Do I have my own formulation?
  • What is my investment?
  • In which countries do I want to distribute my products?

Cosmetic Provence Industry advises and supports you in the realisation of your projects.

The variation in costs will be determined by different criteria:

  • the quantity of production
  • of raw materials
  • the choice of packaging
  • of the certification
  • the carrying out of tests

Each creation is unique. Our marketing team will provide you with the best possible support and advice to bring your creative projects to life.

It is possible to entrust a reference, a range or your entire catalogue to our Cosmétic Provence Industry laboratory.

In order to respond favourably to the various costs (purchase of raw material, production, output of industrial machinery, etc.) the minimum order is 2500 units.

Cosmétic Provence Industry works with various suppliers. We have the possibility to offer different raw materials or to work with your own ingredients. The raw materials are carefully selected and identified to ensure quality production.

Cosmétic Provence Industry adapts to your choices while advising you on the best strategies.

The values we wish to convey through our own range are also subject to strategic choices.

You can choose to produce a certified range. However, only Ecocert is able to deliver the certification.

Cosmétic Provence Industry takes care of all the steps for the Ecocert validation, the choice of materials, the regulatory files, the labelling…

A PIF is a Product Information File. It is in this file that the product’s identity card is established in order to be placed on the market within the EU

It precisely describes, among other things, the elements constituting the safety of the product. This report is essential for any launch of a cosmetic product and includes various conditions for its realisation.

Cosmétic Provence Industry carries out all the necessary steps for the realization of the PIF.

A product can only be placed on the market after various tests have been carried out. Each category has its own compulsory tests. Cosmétic Provence Industry informs you of the tests to be carried out and takes care of these steps.

The most common are:

  • the stability test
  • the compatibility test
  • the challenge-test
  • skin and eye irritation tests
  • Efficiency tests

The formula is packaged in glass bottles (=inert packaging), which are exposed to different conditions:

  • a sample at room temperature (= standard storage conditions), refrigerator, natural light (= if the product is UV-sensitive then opaque packaging is recommended)
  • two hot samples (corresponds to an accelerated product aging study).

The study takes place over 3 months and the room temperature can be extended to 3 years, with well-defined control intervals: D0, D+1, D+7, D+15, M+1, M+2 and M+3.

Several criteria are evaluated during this period: the physical and chemical characteristics of the product: appearance, texture, colour, smell.

The formula is packaged in the desired packaging for the product to be marketed. The procedure is similar to that for stability (exposure conditions and timing of the control points).

The criteria assessed in the case of compatibility are: appearance of the packaging, appearance of the texture, colour and smell of the contents, as well as the restitution of the product.

This test consists of demonstrating the effectiveness of the preservative system present in the formula in order to guarantee minimal microbial growth during the use of the product; thus guaranteeing the quality of the product but also the safety of the consumer.

This test is carried out in accordance with NF EN ISO 11930 : 2019.

For skin irritation tests, patch tests are adapted and conducted according to the customer’s request and the product.

For eye irritation testing, in vitro tests (HET CAM) are performed to assess the potential irritant properties of cosmetic ingredients and formulations.

In its general definition, the effectiveness test consists of validating the effectiveness of the actions announced in the formulation.

There is a wide range of efficacy tests. It will therefore be chosen according to the product created.