What types of products do you create?
For a list of the products we can help you create, click here.
Do I own the formula? If not, how can I own my own formula?
Alquemie Group offers free product licensing to our clients for custom formulas only. Under our confidentiality and non-compete clauses, we will not re-create or sell a client’s custom formula to another client during the duration of the contractual agreement between the client and Alquemie Product Development Group. If you still wish to fully own your formula, an Ownership Agreement is available and account representatives should be notified before the R&D Product Development process begins. Please note that this only applies to custom formulas, not our in-house private label formulas.
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What are your prices?
Depending on the cost of the ingredients and complexity of the formula, Alquemie Group’s R&D Fees are typically between $450-$2,500 per private label product. Costs will vary per custom projects and our account representatives can help you throughout the developmental stage to manage your costs and price points.
What are your MOQ’s?
Orders can be as small as a gallon and we are able to fill a minimum of 300 pieces. Price points are reflective of quantity ordered, meaning the more pieces you order there is a price break in savings.
How long does it take to have a finished custom product? What are your lead times?
R&D lead times for client custom samples is two weeks depending on the project and the complexity of the formula. Once the custom product is approved by the client, the custom product must undergo testing through an outside, 3rd party testing facility. This process could take an additional four to twelve weeks. Once this testing is complete, our selected manufacturing team can begin producing and filling your custom product. Private label products do not take as long because they are pre-made, have completed testing and the client purchases private label products as is.
Can I use Alquemie Group’s marketing information and white papers to help sell product?
Marketing materials are copyrighted by Alquemie Group however clients may use our Private Label White Papers as a resource for helping the client understand their product and use as marketing points for the sale of the product. Please note that other clients may be using the same information for their marketing purposes. All images for marketing purposes are subject to copyright by owners and may not be used without permission.
What are White Papers?
White Papers are persuasive, in-depth reports on your product. For marketing purposes, white papers help to educate your audience/consumer base by explaining and promoting your product.
Do you have packaging components available?
Yes. We source packaging components from various suppliers and vendors. Alquemie Group’s packaging components consist of: tubes, bottles, jars, airless containers, compacts, lipstick and lipgloss containers and standard nail polish bottles. If we do not have the containers you are looking for, one of our account representatives will help source the right container to fit your brand.
I'm interested in having my product filled in foil pack samples. Do you offer this option?
Alquemie Group can assist you in having your product filled into foil packs samples. If you need foil packs made, please let our account representatives know and they will provide you with guidelines and additional costs from our selected private label manufacturer.
Do you only formulate with natural/organic ingredients?
Alquemie Group believes in creating sustainable formulas using natural, organic, vegan, kosher and/or synthetic ECOCERT ingredients. We do not use ingredients derived from animal, amphibian, reptilian, fish or insect sources.
Why did my ingredient list change?
Ingredient names have and will change periodically amongst vendors and suppliers. An ingredient name change does not mean that your formula has changed, it simply means the INCI (the scientific name) of the ingredient has changed. Your account representative will inform you of any INCI and/or ingredient changes in your formula.
Distribution and Export
Alquemie Group can help with Domestic and Global Dossiers/Ingredient Listings as well as answer country specific exporting and importing questions.
What documents or licenses do I need to work with Alquemie Group?
Alquemie Group only sells business to business (B2B) therefore we require your tax id #/EIN, a copy of your business license and Business Liability Insurance. For medical professionals, a copy of your Professional Liability Insurance is required. Our account representatives will send you a Client Registration form which requires additional information.