Creating a new product line from scratch consumes extensive resources, especially time and money. If you don’t mind wasting those, you can stop reading.
So, you’re still with us! Conceptualizing, formulating, testing, manufacturing, and packaging a product or a collection of products takes a lot of time. And we didn’t even mention branding, packaging, and marketing. The time between early-stage research and development to finally shipping your winning product can easily take a year or even more. Thankfully, Tropical Labs offers a more cost-effective and time-saving way to get your products finished: Private Label.
What Is Private Label?
Private Label is a contract manufacturing method wherein the manufacturer (that’s us) takes care of every stage of product development, from formulation and testing to manufacturing and packaging. In a Private Label partnership, the customer (that’s you) only has to select from our library of stock formulas and available packaging. The finished product is ready with your branding. These stock formulas have already been tested, which can take months as well as many dollars. And … these formulas are proven to be commercially viable. They can be in consumers hands with minimal lead time.
While it may sound like a plug-and-play approach, this method is much more than merely slapping your labels on Tropical Labs products. When you choose to Private Label with us, you will be selling high-quality products cost-effectively. For instance, this method enables skincare companies to launch products without the costs of high-tech laboratory setups or teams of scientists and formulators. This process saves money in the long term.
Another option using the overall advantages of the Private Label concept is Ready To Go. This process takes the base/stock formulations that Tropical has already developed, which we then send through the R&D Department for some “tweaking.” This tweaking allows our customers to add their favorite ingredient or set of ingredients. The benefit is a much faster and lower cost way to get a (partially) custom product.
The disadvantages of Ready To Go compared to Private Label are:
1. You can select your own packaging: Packaging compatibility and stability testing are recommended. This can take three months for a two-year expiration.
2. Longer lead time.
3. Expenses of R&D bench time, testing and compliance costs.
Advantages of Having a Private Label Skincare Product Line
Having a Private Label manufacturing contract is very convenient for skincare companies for many reasons. Some of the notable benefits include:
High Speed to Market: Speed to market or STM refers to the rate at which a business can establish its market presence. By quickly entering the market, the company is better positioned to gain a significant competitive advantage by attracting a broader customer base. For skincare brands, STM is crucial in creating a foothold with the target market. Since new and up-and-coming brands are constantly entering the scene, it is essential to always be ahead of the curve, ready to capitalize on emerging trends.
Stability Testing Guarantee: Choosing private skincare products from Tropical Labs means you get a product line already perfected by our R&D team. This means you don’t have to worry about whether your products meet the physical, chemical, and microbiological standards. Stability testing ensures the functionality and aesthetics of your product when stored under appropriate conditions. We also address other regulation processes — such as patch and preservative effectiveness tests.
Packaging Compatibility Test Assurance: Another already completed test of your skincare products taken care of by Tropical Labs is compatibility of formulation and packaging. Due to corrosive effects, some packaging simply doesn’t work with some formulations. We address this concern as part of our process.
Tried and True Product Formulas: After all the testing, you can be confident that the formula of your skincare product or line is of the highest possible quality. Tropical Labs devotes significant resources to R&D to help ensure the products you source from us can be ready within a very little lead time.
Low-Cost Manufacturing: Choosing Private Label is a more cost-effective path because you avoid formulating fees and other expenses that come with a product entirely from scratch. You simply pay the per unit cost. Then, set a competitive price with the confidence you are offering a high quality product or product line.
Partner With Tropical Labs for Your New Skincare Line!
In short, Tropical Labs makes it easy for you to grow your product line! Our Private Label option allows you to choose from a library of pre-made formulas that are ready to go. With our support, you don’t have to spend time on development and stability testing to introduce your product to the market.
Our Private Label products include face care, hair care, body care, organic oils, plant-based products, men’s care, and other stock formulas for outdoor care, pet care, home care, and nutraceuticals.
Tropical Labs’ stock formulas are far from generic! We keep tabs on what’s new in the industry and formulate products using only the highest-quality ingredients. When efficiency, affordability, and speed-to-market matter to you, Private Label with Tropical Labs is the clear choice!
Contact us today and tell us more about what you’re looking for and how you want to launch it!