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The number of beauty products on the market is positively mind-boggling. For those in the beauty biz, this means loads of competition. For the average consumer, it means choice overload. The advent of private label skin care allows spas, salons and the average gal to create their own skin-care lines. Imagine having lotions, cleansers and toners in your favorite scents, tailor-made to fit your skin type. Don't just daydream about your own private-label, skin-care line, get the dirty details on how the process works.
Private-label skin care doesn't mean you're whipping up your own formulas. There's no science involved, at least on your end. The process of creating your own skin care line is made oh-so-easy thanks to private-label suppliers. These are the people who whip the formulas for you. You can pick a trusted formula that's already gone through product testing, tweak an existing formula to fit your needs, or work with the supplier to come up with something brand new.
If you're a salon or spa owner, or just a gal with an entrepreneurial spirit, starting a private-label, skin-care line lets you cater directly to your customer's needs. From skin type to scent, you can create products that directly address client's demands. Ultimately, this gives the gal with an independent business a leg up on bigger beauty lines. With private label, you have the ability to offer skin-care products that are made of natural and botanical ingredients -- something that's harder to find in a drugstore brand. This allows you to offer products catered towards allergies or skin sensitivities. For salon and spa owners, it's also a great marketing tool. Ladies who find a beauty product they love are always going to tell their friends, which could ultimately boost your business.
Don't just jump blindly into the private skin-care game. If you're branching out from an already established business, know your customer and what they're looking for. They're you're target audience, the secret to your line being a success is in their hands. If you're starting out on your own, figure out your niche. Are you creating a line for all skin types? Or just catering to those with specific needs, like oily skin, anti-aging or organic beauty junkies? After you've picked the direction of your product line it's time to choose a supplier. Shop around. Not every supplier is going to fit the bill. There are science-based companies, organic companies and those that offer a little of both. There are also companies that can help you with packaging and marketing. This perk can save you loads of time and maybe prevent a headache or two.
Avoid the "F" Word
Failure -- a word any entrepreneur cringes at the mere thought of. Don't let your private-label, skin-care line sink. Be realistic about your goals. If you're a singleton starting a business, don't create more product than you can sell. Otherwise, you'll end up swimming in a sea of unused lotions and cleansers. If you're a salon or spa owner branching out, incorporate your product into services already offered at your business. This reinforces how necessary your product is for your customer's continual beauty routine. Also, create products you believe in that are sold in eye-catching packaging. Just coming up with something vague on the spur of the moment, probably isn't going to sell. But being really specific about who you're catering towards and creating a product you believe in, could have you on the path to success.