The production process of cosmetics in Ausmetics include 15 steps. We adopt an effective GMPC quality assurance system to monitor and manage the warehousing, R&D, production and delivery through the ERP system.
Cosmetics Production Line
With clients’ needs fully considered, emulsification of raw materials will be carried out according to the cosmetics production plan. After that, the important process of filling and packaging will follow. The execution of this process will determine the final quality of products. Therefore, for many big manufacturing factories, including Ausmetics, special attention is paid to ensure this process works well. Repeated inspection would be carried out by the production department leader. Continuous monitoring will make sure our products stand the test.
Raw materials/packaging materials warehousing
This step refers to the inspection and disassembly of raw materials and packages. Before the actual filling, the packaging materials must be strictly inspected; this includes inspections on the appearance, sealing, and other key features. The packaging materials will enter the next step of production only when they pass strict testing. If the materials don’t meet any of the criteria, they will be returned to the supplier until qualified ones are supplied.
Bottle washing process:
①Hose/plastic bottle: dust removal using air gun, along with ozone disinfection
②Glass bottle: fist cleaning with water, followed by disinfection with alcohol
Raw material measurement:
Accurately measure the amount of raw material used in the formula, through our automatic control program.
-Storage pot, mixing pot
-Vacuum pot: used to make high-viscosity emulsions without air bubbles, such as creams and ointments.
-Liquid washing pot: used to make liquid detergents such as shower gel, shampoo, and makeup remover.
Semi-finished product inspection:
The semi-finished products are tested for microorganisms at a setting time of 48 hours, and the semi-finished products are tested for molds at a setting time of 72 hours.
After the material is emulsified, it must go through strict physical and chemical inspection. Only after it is qualified is it allowed to be out of the pot, and then moving on to sampling and testing; without passing the inspection, the materials will go back to emulsification following our procedures. Once all inspections are done, the semi-finished products can go to the next step of cosmetics processing, which is filling.
Packaging and the materials will be double-checked before filling. Since they have gone through the previous technical tests, inspection will be done by labor at this stage, making sure the materials are in good consistency. In addition, the net content will be confirmed. Sample inspection will be conducted to ensure the variance is less than 5%. This is to avoid the situation where the actual volume doesn’t match the labelling, which will cause negative impact on the consumer end. Further, product cleanliness is strictly monitored. In Ausmetics, sample inspections are carried out every 30 minutes, including inspections on the clean operation of workers and on-site hygiene. Inspection staff are constantly working hard to make sure any problem found is rectified immediately.
After filling, the products will then enter the sealing process. Bottle caps need to be screwed tightly. Workers will make sure bottle screws are clean and check whether the screws are tight enough and that there is no leakage.
Microbiological inspection for finished product:
Inspect the finished products comprehensively. If any problem found, staff will deal with faulty products according to the “Product Control Procedure”. If products pass the tests, films would be applied and heat processed.
The code is usually sprayed on the outer packaging of products, and sometimes may also be sprayed on the labels in the inner packaging. Checks will be undertaken to ensure the coding is correct, and the writing is clear and presentable.
Products now are ready to go into carton boxes. When packing the products into boxes, staff need to check whether the text of the colored boxes is printed correctly, and whether the appearance is up to standard, as well as whether the hose and manuals are in the right place. If the boxes don’t match the labelling of the products, staff will promptly notify the suppliers to rectify it.
After putting the products to boxes, we can now buckle the lids of the boxes, with special attention to avoid products being placed upside-down or missing units.
Seams on the front is to be avoided at this step. The wrapping films are expected to be firm, flat, and without any cracks. When shrinking the film, we make sure the machine temperature is moderate to prevent over- and under-heating.
After the previous steps, the boxes can be packed into cartons. It is necessary to confirm that the outer carton information and identification is correct and there is no missing units of products.
Final inspection of finished products:
A comprehensive inspection of the products will take place, including that of the appearance and display. Unqualified products must be recalled, regardless of the complication. All products must have undergone strict inspections before they can be put into storage.
Our OEM cosmetics products are finally finished and can be put into storage in batches. At this point, the production process is complete.
The above cosmetics production process demonstrates that only by paying attention to details in early stages can we prevent problems later on. The more careful inspections are done in the previous steps, the more effective the entire process can be. This will ensure that products can be delivered most promptly. As a cosmetic producers the production philosophy that Ausmetics adopts is: attention to details. Careful attention to every detail can ensure that product quality is guaranteed and production efficiency improved. This can reduce unnecessary time and material waste. That’s how Ausmetics manages to produce high-quality skincare products for clients who want their cosmetics products to be produced efficiently and economically.