Vanessa Lecomte, Formulation & filling manager, Jackel

Vanessa Lecomte, Formulation & filling manager, Jackel

Premium Beauty News - Jackel has significantly improved its full service offer. The scope of your business now goes far beyond packaging.

Vanessa Lecomte - Our formulation and packaging activity began in 2002 with our first plant, JV Cosmetics located in the area of Guangdong (Southern China). It was dedicated to makeup.

In 2007, we moved the factory to Zhangmutou, still in southern China, to broaden our activity to the formulation of skin care products and packaging of OTC products and perfume.

Until September 2008, this activity was primarily developed on the U.S. market - less reluctant to Made in China labels - thanks to the impulse given by our client Elizabeth Arden, who relied on us for the production of a large number of blockbusters and promotional references.

In September 2008, we opened ourselves to the European market in particular by improving the quality of our formulations. The outcome is that today we have a catalogue of about forty classic and mineral formulations.

Premium Beauty News - What is your offer in the universe of makeup?

Vanessa Lecomte - A wide array of formulations "by Jackel".

On the one hand, the classics: lipsticks, gloss, mascara, eyeliners, eye shadows (cream, mousse and powder), concealers, illuminators, foundation, complexion correctors, blush, cooked blush, bronzing powders, loose powders, pressed powders and eyebrow powders.

On the other hand, the minerals: lipsticks, gloss, eye shadow, blush, loose powders (face and cheeks), and pressed powders.

Premium Beauty News - What is the size of your production tool?

Vanessa Lecomte - A plant of 22 000 sqm for 300 employees with a building dedicated to makeup and care and another building dedicated to perfume packaging.

The factory is certified cGMP, GMPC as well as ISO 9001 and has a laboratory dedicated to formulation and another one for chemical and microbiological testing.

It allows us great flexibility in production of quantities, ranging from small to large series.

In France, we are working with a expert in toxicology for the set up of the cosmetic files and we have a partnership agreement with a French laboratory, to propose Made in France formulations that we then pack in China.

Premium Beauty News - Can you name some products illustrating you full service offer?

Vanessa Lecomte - Among many others: Paco by Paco Rabanne, a miniature coffret by Calvin Klein, Viva la Juicy (solid perfume) by Juicy Couture, Lipsticks from Jean d’Estrées’ mineral Collection, Infinite Bronze by Lancaster, set boxes for bath products for NEXT and PUPA, etc...

Premium Beauty News - Eventually, how would you summarize the benefits of Jackel’s full service offer?

Vanessa Lecomte - For each project, we provide a single interlocutor. The optimization of costs and scheduling in formulation and packaging. A competitive service. And the benefice of a relay supplier for the growing Chinese market.