The benefits of ISO accreditation for your beauty products

As a beauty brand, you know that gaining the trust and long-term loyalty of customers is incredibly important. To do so, you need to provide products that deliver great results time after time. It’s vital to work with a private label manufacturer who feels the same as you about reaching and maintaining the very highest standards.

The success of cosmetics businesses relies on their ability to produce effective, safe, high-quality, and trusted skincare and haircare products. That’s why Hera Beauty is proud to be ISO 22716 accredited: the internationally recognised standard for cosmetics manufacturing.

What does ISO accreditation entail?

Founded in 1947, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is a non-governmental body that sets the approved criteria across a wide range of industries. Put simply, ISO was created to form a guide for the best way of doing things.

ISO 22716 is known as the benchmark for cosmetics standards, which provides a comprehensive set of guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). It helps businesses identify and mitigate risks associated with producing cosmetics and allows organisations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and safety. 

When you consider every step of your beauty product's journey - from ingredient sourcing, through to production, storage, and distribution - ISO 22716 outlines best practices for all stages. Ultimately, it provides a holistic, whole-company approach to quality management.

We know that beauty brands require the highest quality, ethical and sustainable ingredients sourced for their formulations. ISO 22716 accreditation ensures robust record-keeping for complete product traceability and stringent controls on raw materials and processing environments. All of this helps to safeguard your brand reputation and guarantee batch-to-batch consistency.

 An example of Hera Beauty’s processes

  • Our skilled production team ensures all equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before production begins.
  • Ingredients are weighed and used according to the correct manufacturing method, to ensure consistency across all products.
  • Our materials are stored appropriately in labelled and closed containers or bags to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
  • If any complaints are received, they are centrally recorded and formally investigated to ensure there’s no chance of recurrence.

“By attaining this international standard for good manufacturing practices, it ensures our services are accredited and continually improved upon, so our customers always get the best results,” explains Hera Beauty’s Technical Manager Christopher Puchalka. “We pride ourselves on producing the most effective, safe, and high-quality skincare, haircare, and wellness products.”

For us, accreditation isn't simply about ticking boxes; it's about creating long-lasting partnerships that result in the highest standard of beauty products being produced. We want to make life easier for our brand partners, so by adhering to ISO 22716's requirements we simplify compliance with global cosmetic regulations, which eases access into world markets too.

A team effort

Hera Beauty’s ISO 22716 accreditation has been achieved by our dedicated team of experts who are committed to your success. We know that our team is the heart of our business and integral to all the achievements we’ve made.

“We’re delighted to have had our latest successful audit. ISO 22716 is a rigorous process, involving all business departments,” explains Andrew Kennedy, Hera Beauty's Managing Director. “It was really encouraging to receive very positive feedback from the auditor. I am very proud of the team and their hard work improving our systems and processes.”

Partner with us

ISO 22716 accreditation provides independent verification of our adherence to the highest standards. We know that consumers seek brands that are committed to quality and safety. By choosing Hera Beauty as your manufacturing partner, you’re gaining access to consistently high-performing skincare and haircare products.

With our knowledge and expertise, we're confident in exceeding your expectations and helping propel your brand to success. Want to find out more? Get in touch with us today.