It's whats inside that counts.

Natural and botanical extracts and effective active ingredients are at the heart of what we do. You won't find any animal tested or animal derived ingredients here either.

Developing your ideas together.

Whether you're dreaming up an innovatinve new product, looking for a fuss-free white labelling solution, or in need of a manufacturing partner, we're with you every step of the way.

Contract Manufacturing as it should be.

We're making it easier to bring your ideas to life with services and solutions tailored to meet your needs.

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Who We Are

Welcome to Alchem Labs, an award-winning sustainable cosmetics manufacturer.

After several years in the Cosmetic Manufacturing Industry, we became aware of a gap for a Research, Development and Manufacturing facility in the Cosmetic Manufacturing arena, focusing on the smaller client who would like their own Private Label product, but cannot afford the exorbitant fees charged by large manufacturing concerns, nor the large minimum order quantities.

Because we are geared specifically to serve SMMEs, we have the flexibility to
manufacture minimum batches of as little as 5kg up to 250kg allowing you to avoid excess stock and a hefty price tag.

We understand that your needs are as unique as your business, and strive to meet those specific needs with high quality, workable solutions. We take a very hands-on approach with each new project, taking the time to personally interact with you, and allowing you direct access to our Chief Cosmetic Chemist.

What truly sets us apart is our formulations. We don’t believe in using ingredients that are harmful to the skin, ingredients that are derived from animals, or ingredients that have been tested on animals. All of our products are scientifically formulated using botanical extracts and high-quality ingredients, with some formulations being between 98% and 99.4% natural, of which 64% of ingredients are organic and eco-cert.

As a halaal-certified manufacturing concern, we are also able to manufacture
products that meet the specific needs of the Islamic community.

Quality Control is paramount to our success. We believe that quality and ethical values are extremely important and ensure that our laboratory, manufacturing, and production areas adhere to a strict set of standards and operational protocols.

Research & Development

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Our Chief Cosmetic Chemist has over 30 years of experience developing products, from technologically advanced Derma-Cosmeceutical skincare products for all skin types and concerns to luxurious spa and hospitality products, and exquisite personal care products. We develop word-class formulations and will develop a bespoke product or range that caters specifically to your needs and requests.

Alchem Labs' Research & Development service includes chemical research, formulation development, sample creation, and stability testing. Once signed-off, you will be the proud owner of your very own product formulation and will hold the Intellectual Property rights to use it.

We offer Research & Development services for serums, creams, lotions, masks, sunscreen, exfoliating products, cleansers, toners, basic hair care, balms, body butter, bath and shower products, oils, and more.

Our core values in terms of Research and Development are:

Innovation and creative excellence
Product performance
Client satisfaction

White Label Products

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Should you wish to offer products under your own brand name, but not wish to go through the lengthy and costly Research and Development process of formulating your own products, Alchem Labs is able to offer you products from our White Label range.

The Alchem Labs White Label range is formulated and manufactured according to the same high standards and quality of ingredients that we offer to our Research and Development clients and is available in a 5kg MOQ. Bulk is kept on hand, allowing for shorter lead-times, and product samples are available to test before purchasing.

All of our products are 98.7% natural, 64% of our ingredients, both functional and active, are organic and the products are made using plant-based ingredients.


We have an extensive functional cosmeceutical skincare range with high-end active products containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Vitamins, Hyaluronic acid, Niacinamide, a host of botanical actives, peptides, and more. The following products are available: Cleansers, toners, exfoliators, moisturisers, oil and gel serums, masks, and sunscreen.


We offer luxury aromatherapy based spa type products which include a facial range, body care products, bath products, and amenities. The following products are available: Body balms, massage oils, hand and body lotions, bath and shower gels, body scrubs, body butters, bath crystals, bath milk, foam bath, room and linen spray, and sleep spray.

We are able to fill, label, and box all of the above products according to your specifications, either in bulk or in packaging of your choice. Please note that we do not supply packaging, labels, or boxes.

Manufacturing & Production

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Our laboratory is committed to keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and ingredients in the cosmetic industry and we stock over 150 high-quality plant-based ingredients in our library.

We have the flexibility to manufacture small batches of 5kg per product, up to 250kg per product, and currently manufacture the following products:


Gel, oil and balm cleansers, toners, exfoliators, gel and oil serums, cream, clay and powdered masks, moisturisers, sunscreens, tonics and sprays, and specialised professional salon treatment products.


Hand and body lotions, body butters, body oils, bath oils, massage oils, bath milks, bath salts, foam bath, bath and shower gels, body balms, body scrubs,  cuticle oils, creams and exfoliators, hand washes, gel, and liquid sanitizers, sleep sprays, and room and linen sprays.

We are able to fill, label, and box all of the above products according to your specifications, either in bulk or in packaging of your choice. Please note that we do not supply packaging, labels, or boxes.

What Makes Us Different?

Direct Access to the Chief Cosmetic Chemist

We believe in keeping you a part of the process. Have questions? Speak to the people who can answer them!

Minimum Product Batches From 5kg

We cater to the needs of small to medium enterprises, helping to turn your ideas into a reality without the large quantities and hefty price tag.

More Flexibility

We understand that your needs are as unique as your business. We strive to accommodate those needs and find solutions that meet your specific guidelines and constraints.

Halal Certified Facility

We are able to formulate and manufacture for the specific needs of Islam.

99.4% Natural Ingredient Formulations

We also own formulations for both skincare and lifestyle products that are between 98% – 99.4% natural.

Ongoing Support

We offer optional additional services such as product training and training manuals for therapists and salons within the skincare industry.

Our Awards

Sustainable Cosmetics Manufacturer of the Year South Africa
Best Female-Owned Vegan Cosmetic Manufacturing Company South Africa
Best Emerging Eco-Friendly Cosmetics Manufacturer South Africa
Best Sustainable Cosmetic Manufacturer South Africa
Pioneer Award for Halal Skincare Products

What Our Clients Say

Richard Burgess

As a small start-up skincare brand we looked to a lot of cosmetic manufacturers to assist with manufacturing but in the end we elected to work with Alchem Labs based on their expertise and very personal touch. Elize has played a pivotal role in assisting us with developing our new product line and has guided us throughout the pre-manufacturing process, from ingredient selection to packaging and lot more. Elize is much more than a manufacturer, she is a true business partner and always available to share her expertise

Sean Ingles

The Grootbos Bloom Spa was looking for a bespoke, paraben free, locally produced cosmetic range to compliment the international products used in the salons. Situated in a fynbos reserve, we were keen to use elements of our botanicals in the products. We were introduced to Elize and the Alchem Labs products. From the onset, we were so impressed with Elize’s willingness to create our own bespoke range. Following a full assessment by Elize, the advice and recommendations she gave us not only on the products themselves but on our entire treatment offering were so valuable. We tested a variety of fragrances that suited our fynbos environment and were thrilled with the quality of the final product. We use a wide range of Elize’s products, and our guests have been so impressed by them too.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Alchem Lab products to anyone wanting an environmentally conscious product.


Wow wow wow. These products are perfect in every way. I got quite emotional! Thank you so much, you are truly an industry superstar! I'm completely in love with the products!

Mathew Le Roux

Excellent customer service! Very responsive, informative and a pleasure to do business with!

Lizel Harris

Always a pleasure dealing with Kim, Aziza-elize, Morne and Za-za! Great service and quality products!

Your Private Label Specialists

Contact us with your Cosmetic Manufacturing needs today!

Products We Manufacture

skincare products

Skincare Products

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Aromatherapy products

Scrubs – mechanical and enzymatic

Massage creams

Massage oils

Facial Peeling Systems

Spa Products

Spa Products

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Peel-off wraps

Sugar/ salt scrubs

Enzymatic scrubs





Manicure products

Pedicure products

Pedicure Peels

body care products

Lifestyle Products

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Bath and Showers gels

Foam Bath

Bath Milk

Bath Oil

Body Scrubs



Body Créme

Body Lotion

Body Butter

Hand & Foot products

Bath Crystals


Hospitality Amenities

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Body Wash

Foam Bath



2-in-1 Shampoo & conditioner

Hand & Body Lotion

Consumables (soaps, shower caps, vanity kits, sewing kits, laundry bags)

sanitizing products

Sanitizing Products

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Hand Sanitizer

Antiseptic Hand Wash

Sanitizing Hand Cream

Sanitizing Spray

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Get In Touch

Ready to take the next step towards making your products a reality? Get in touch using the contact information below.


Tel: 023 230 0210

Service Enquiries

General Enquiries

Physical Address

1434 Waterkant Street
Western Cape
South Africa

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