About Colin's Cosmetic Consultancy
Welcome to CCC's online presence. It is partly a store, and partly a showcase for what we do.
Where We Are
We are based in rural West Sussex and the business revolves around a busy development lab where we develop products.
Who We Are
I'm a cosmetic and pharmaceutical formulator with over thirty years experience, and there's another cosmetic formulator on the team who has been doing it for nearly as long. So we have been around a while and have seen a lot.
My last 9 as an employee were spent managing a lab and a team for a company who had a fairly wide portfolio of products all of which they had manufactured for them by contract manufacturers. The business model was basically to hold all the intellectual property - branding etc, the technical knowhow - formulations and PIF files and logistical support - supplier names and contacts.
This enabled them to deftly switch production up and down depending on how well a particular concept worked, working with whatever contractors were appropriate for a particular requirement.
What We Do
I've been building a team to offer this kind of service to third parties. So basically we have a lab where products can be worked up. We have in-house knowledge of regulations and retailer requirements. And we have contacts with contractors so we can source and liaise directly to make sure your product gets made when you want it and how you want it. We are in the process of creating a small scale filling capability aimed at filling in the gaps that bigger contractors are reluctant to fill.
How We Work
So we do a lot more than just formulating. It is very much like having your own technical department. We provide regulatory support - there's always paperwork to be done - and troubleshoot clients problems with their products and their issues with their customers. We also plan to do short run manufacturing, filling and assembling. This was originally intended to be mainly for marketing trials and evaluations, but it has proved a popular service for other purposes as well.
Basically we provide everything the cosmetic industry entrepreneur is likely to need at that crucial phase when the product concept needs to be turned into an actual saleable product.