Herrco Cosmetics specialise in the product development and innovation of natural beauty products backing up creative formulations with professional manufacturing facilities.

Steadily accumulating industry experience since 1988, over recent years natural cosmetics manufacturer Herrco Cosmetics has rapidly become the one to watch in market-leading product innovation for natural, botanical and organic personal care.

Steadily accumulating industry experience since 1988, over recent years natural cosmetics manufacturer Herrco Cosmetics has rapidly become the one to watch in market-leading product innovation for natural, botanical and organic personal care.

The bespoke cosmetics development manufacturer has been quietly creating some of the most well-known natural cosmetic products in the UK for two decades, being the formulation brains behind many award-winning ranges. Producing a spectrum of cosmetics spanning face and body skin care, bath products, aromatherapy and hair care, as well as more niche markets such as organic baby care, Sun Protection and perfumes, Herrco is a thriving values-based family business who intrinsically grasp that the demand for natural and botanically-based products not only has a long history, but a bright future.

Considered within the industry as a centre of excellence for product development and innovation, the company philosophy is firmly rooted in creating formulations that can compete with, and even outperform, products from the non-natural sector.

Boasting clients from all over the world, existing and start-up, Herrco’s highly skilled New Product Development team help in all areas from packaging sourcing, to bespoke branding through their in-house design creatives. In recognition of burgeoning green credentials within the natural beauty sector, the NPD team can work to tight briefs; whether it be ethical, or environmental, such as sourcing Forest Sustainability Certified or Carbon-Neutral Packaging.

The product development team at Herrco Cosmetics.

Many of the raw materials that Herrco Cosmetics use are sourced exclusively through Soil Association and Ecocert accredited channels; and highly successful Ecocert inspections three years running have ensured Herrco is able to market and manufacture fullycertified product ranges for the organics market.

In addition to creative development, the fully-equipped laboratory assures rigorous quality control, conducting microbiology, stability, and safety assessments during the formulation process as standard, and will ensure product efficacy is legally substantiated where claims such as Sun Protection Factor or ‘notears’ are a central tenet to the product’s performance and marketing.

Award-winning
Herrco’s attention to detail and valued portfolio has seen them become the proud developers behind several finalists and winners in this year’s Beauty Insider’s Choice CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) awards, known informally as the ‘Beauty Oscars’, and have also had products win awards and finalist-nominations in the Green Beauty Bible Awards and Natural Health Awards.

Proudly remaining a progressive valuesbased family business whilst catering to an everincreasing international audience, their success in the last three years has been meteoric with their turnover quadrupling as the demand for organic products has surged. This growing recognition coupled with a really strong growing export sector has led the directors to invest in the future growth of the company with production set to step up by 60% in 2012.

One unique factor critical to their success, is their flexibility and capability to meet clients’ production needs. As production currently sits, the company manufactures bespoke formulations for brands, boutiques, exquisite spas and high volume multi-nationals, such as supermarkets and national health-shop chains. Numbers vary from small runs of a few hundred to multiple hundreds of thousands meaning a capacity to cater for all clients whatever their size.

Herrco’s skilled and varied portfolio means that they are able to demonstrate a great deal of creativity and clever formulating in working to client-specific briefs. Being able to offer the full gamut of turn-around, including organic accreditation, is now an integral part of Herrco’s company ethos. Whatever your goal for your natural beauty line, Herrco Cosmetics can help you realise it.

CompanyHerrco Cosmetics
www.herrco.co.uk
emailderek@herrco.co.uk
Tel01986 874149
No. of staff60
Turnover £6m plus
Key personnel Derek Herrmann;
Technical Director,
Tracy Taylor;
New Projects Manager

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