4 Jan 2005
Cosmetics &Accessories(HKTDC Enterprise, Vol 01,2005)
According to managing director Kevin Leung, Masters Bodycare Products Ltd is the only Hong Kong manufacturer of cosmetics. "We make the full range of powder, lipstick, eye shadow and blusher in all fashionable shades," he says.
"We have professional chemists at our factory on the Chinese mainland to create products on the advice of international make-up experts, and we supply these to some famous names."
Established in 1976, the company also makes bath lotions and body creams. "Our products are approved by the FDA in the US and by the EC for use in Europe. We have ISO 9001 certification and the GMPC (Good Manufacturing Practice for Cosmetics) award," adds Leung.
"We produce some one million complete make-up sets each month at our 150,000-square-foot, 700-worker factory in Dongguan on the Chinese mainland. These products sell throughout North America, Europe and Asia."
Minimum order size is 5,000 sets and delivery is promised 45 days after confirmation of order. FOB Hong Kong unit prices are US$0.25-0.30 for single items and US$5-6 for gift sets.
Winning Cosmetic Gifts & Products Ltd offers a wide range of mirrors, compacts, lipstick holders, manicure sets and brushes and combs.
"Nothing is more essential to the application of make-up than a mirror," says merchandiser Alan Tong. "We make some of the highest quality mirrors available, while our compacts are beautifully designed and frequently sold by some famous names."
The company also supplies full sets of cosmetic brushes in attractive cases, and combs and brushes in gift sets. "Our competitive prices make us popular with many international companies," adds Tong.
"We employ 200 highly skilled workers in our factory in Dongguan, which has a floor area of 3,000 square metres and produces 50,000 sets a month," he says.
Minimum order size is 5,000 items, while delivery is guaranteed within 35 days of order confirmation. Major markets are Europe, the US, Japan, Australia and South America. FOB Hong Kong unit prices range from US$0.50-2.00.
Every woman knows how important it is to have a supply of good cosmetic pads and cotton buds when applying make-up, and Goodwill Industrial Co makes a large share of the world's supply.
"We have established a reputation for quality and our business is growing annually," says export director Larry Chan. "Our expectations are high for the coming year since we will soon sign a major contract with a famous Australian company."
The firm's cotton buds, cotton balls and cosmetic pads, both round and rectangular, come in boxes. Monthly production fills 10 FEUs of cotton buds, 15 FEUs of cotton balls and 15 FEUs of cosmetic pads. A minimum order is one TEU for delivery in 25-30 days.
"We use pure cotton fibre sourced from the US and Thailand for all our products. Our factories in Shenzhen and Shunde on the mainland cover an area of 5,000 square metres and employ 150 workers. Our major markets are Europe, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines and Australia," says Chan.
FOB Hong Kong unit prices range from US$0.20 for boxes of cotton balls, US$0.25-0.30 for cotton tips and US$0.10 per pack for cosmetic pads.
Towelling cleansing mittens and pads, protective hair bands and jackets are also useful make-up tools and all are made by Aquila Mfg Ltd, established in 2001.
"We make the towelling in alternative materials, either cotton or microfibre," says account executive Shirley Kam. "Microfibre costs more, but it is lighter and dries much more quickly and many customers prefer it."
Kam says the firm's hi-tech, ultra-fine microfibre has a thickness of 1/100th of a human hair and cleansing pads made from this material will remove all pollutants and dead skin particles from the face.
"They are unrivalled as make-up removers," she claims. "The microfibre is manufactured by us from 70% polyester and 30% polyamide, while the towelling cleansing pads do the same job but with a softer texture."
Aquila supplies several famous international companies and also markets using its Aquila brand. "All raw materials are sourced on the mainland, and monthly production is 80,000-100,000 tonnes."
"We use the latest hi-tech equipment and employ 130 workers at our mainland factory that has a floor area of 8,000 square metres," says Kam.
Minimum order size is 1,200-6,000 pieces with delivery within 60 days of order confirmation, while FOB Hong Kong prices are obtainable on request.
No question about it, Hong Kong manufacturers delight in making it easier to look beautiful.
WRITTEN BY WINSOME LANE
Face Art Industrial Ltd
Masters Bodycare Products Ltd
Winning Cosmetic Gifts & Products Ltd