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CSR Cosmetic Solutions: A Success Story of its own!

With 250 staff, the Canadian company CSR Cosmetic Solutions located in Toronto in a 130,000 square foot facility is capable of supplying the entire palette of makeup products and boasts specialties such as emulsion based products, powders and lipsticks. Let’s look back on this unique success story with Alyssa Lindsey Ceto, Director of Sales & Innovation, who leads the award winning trend driven Innovation Division.

Alyssa Lindsey Ceto, CSR Cosmetic Solutions

Alyssa Lindsey Ceto, CSR Cosmetic Solutions

Premium Beauty News - When was CSR created?

Alyssa Lindsey Ceto - CSR came into existence when current owner Steve Blanchet and three other partners purchased Kolmar Canada from OSG in 2008. Subsequent to that Steve bought out his partners in 2011. Today CSR Cosmetic Solutions is a proven industry leader in formulating, manufacturing and filling of innovative color cosmetics, skin care and personal care products. Steve Blanchet the President and Owner of CSR is committed to offering customers the highest level of service in both innovation and contract manufacturing.

Premium Beauty News - What are the strong points of CSR?

Alyssa Lindsey Ceto - We believe in relationships. We build partnerships with our customers and bringing them the best personalized service in the industry. We are in an exciting time for innovation in the industry. CSR specializes in keeping ahead of the curve by providing clients with the latest in market trends, active ingredients, turnkey options, as well as an extensive library of stock formulations.

CSR boasts a 130,000 square foot facility located directly north of Toronto, Canada. We support our customers with custom tailored supply chain management, compounding and batching solutions that meet the dynamic needs in today’s market. Our Manufacturing capabilities include: Creams & Lotions, All Color Cosmetics, OTC and Topical Pharmaceutical products, Alcohol based Liquids and Gels, Medicated and Cosmetic powders, Emulsions, Hot Fills and Fragrances.

Our focus on consistency, performance and reliability in the context of strict GMP guidelines makes us the right choice for North American and international companies looking for a complete range of product innovation, manufacturing and filling solutions.

Premium Beauty News - The word “innovation” has a definite meaning to you?

Alyssa Lindsey Ceto - We take the term “innovation” to heart by offering a potent combination of product development and quality assurance capabilities. We take the initiative on challenging development projects and bringing the concepts to life. CSR is the leading expert in new product development, with a proven track record of creating top-selling innovative and on-trend formulations. We specialize in keeping ahead of the curve by providing our customers with the latest in market trends, active ingredients, shade direction, as well as offering an extensive library of stock formulations to complement their current product portfolio.

Premium Beauty News - Full service is also part of your everyday work?

Alyssa Lindsey Ceto - Whether the customer is looking to direct sourcing spend or requires complete supply chain management support, CSR has the sourcing expertise and strategic partnerships in place to provide them with the most cost effective supply chain solution (raw material & specialty chemical sourcing, domestic and international packaging component sourcing, flexible and cost effective purchasing options).

We simplify the supply chain and eliminate the need for double handling by offering a comprehensive range of secondary packaging options in-house (wrap Around and front & back labeling, shrink labeling, shrink sleeving & banding, blister Packaging, induction sealing, laser and jet coding, cartoning, kitting).

We are strictly GMP compliant and hold executive membership and board membership in the CCTFA, Canadian Toiletry and Fragrance Association, an industry leading association on regulatory compliance for cosmetic and personal care products in both North America and Europe.

We ensure that the products of our customer meet regulatory compliance standards around the world. All formulations we develop use approved preservative systems and are rigorously tested for stability. Registration/Licenses (drug Registration, FDA Establishment License and Labeler Code, health Canada Drug Establishment License, NHP (Natural Health Products) License, Excise License for Alcohol-Based Products).

Premium Beauty News - What novel products have you developed in recent months and what are the main industrial investments planned for next year?

Alyssa Lindsey Ceto - The top product that we are most excited about is our Luminous Eye Shadow, which can be offered in the airtight Beautilock™ component or glass. The formula has a unique texture, payoff and long wear capability is a completely new offering to the eye category. We have created a lot of buzz with this product! Our Eye Base & Tints are a fantastic combination of our eye base primer and gorgeous pigments. This product provides proven anti-aging ingredients and beautiful shades that can be worn alone or layered with any cream, liquid and powder eye shadows. They provide a beautiful canvas and improve wear time for any shadow. We are a constant “go to” manufacturer for beautiful emulsion and serum based products, as well. We have recently invested in new silicone lipstick equipment for our growing lipstick business. We have created formulas that are ahead of the innovation curve to compliment the new equipment and look forward to presenting these new formulas in 2016.

Interview by Jean-Yves Bourgeois

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