Make Your Own Cosmetic Labels

Stickythings Limited are a major label supplier to the cosmetic & beauty industries across Europe.

Cosmetics Labels

With years of experience, Stickythings Limited can supply your business with high quality cosmetic labels suitable for balms, oils, moisturisers, foundations, lotions, soaps, hand-creams and alike.

Materiels for cosmetic labels

We can offer you many types of materials for your cosmetics. From this page you can order our most popular white or clear vinyl materials suitable for cosmetic containers. We also produce a range of metallic materials and also fluorescents as well as speciality domed labels and frosted etch labels. They can also be used as cosmetic labels.

We can print your cosmetic labels in full colour plus, plus a white under-base ink if being printed onto a clear material. We can also print them in just white ink if thats your desired style.

Container labels

No matter what size or shape your container is we can produce a label to stick onto it. We can custom cut any design you desire using a digital kiss cutting process. All the labels will come on easy peel sheets making it a perfect solution for creating that next batch of products.

With no minimum order we can get you started right away for minimum fuss and costs.

To order your labels, simply fill in the options above and select how to supply your artwork. You can either upload a file or design them directly online using our dedicated label designer.

Try our Free Samples

We advise that if you are not sure of what label material to order, then please use our free sample service. We cannot be held responsible for material that does not work as expected. Whilst we try to be as descriptive as possible on the website there are so many different variables, we simply cannot account for everything.

You can order samples that have our logo on them free of charge, with them you can test adhesive, see material finish and print quality.

Alternatively you can order a minimum order to get a hard copy sample. Our lowest order is just 1 label.

Since 2013, we’ve produced 36,676 orders for clients across all industries, who come back to us time and time again.

With over 20871 happy repeat customers and counting since 2013, you can be sure that you are working with a trustworthy company.

  • Material

    Material Description

    Clear waterproof labels

    Choosing the correct material

    Choosing your material for your cosmetic products can be quite daunting given the amount of options. This is why we setup this page, to help you get a fantastic product.

    You can be assured that the materials we offer will work with your cosmetic packaging and containers. Our permanent adhesive materials will stick most plastics using in the cosmetic industry. The printing will not smudge or scratch (see chemical guidelines below) under normal handling and shipping conditions.

    We can offer you either a clear or white material which can be printed on in full colour. Be sure to make your text in your warning a readable size and that you have the required warnings and symbols in place. We can also offer other materials that will also work as cosmetic labels, so please have a browse of the website if you’re looking for something slightly different.

    Chemical guidance

    Please be advised that some chemicals such as acetone and high content alcohol based products will cause the print on the label to spoil. If you have these types of chemicals in your products or any products that get used along with yours, you will want our laminated labels for that added protection.

  • Adhesives

    Our cosmetic product labels come with a permanent adhesive, suitable to stick to nearly all cosmetic containers.

  • Specifications

    Clear Labels

    Detail Specification
    Face Film Calendered PVC
    Guage 70 micron nominal
    Tensile Strength 50N/25mm MD / 48N/25mm TD
    Elongation at break 180% MD nominal
    Adhesive Permanent clear solvent-based acrylic with UV inhibitors
    Weight 22gsm nominal
    Adhesion
    Adhesion to glass 20 min – 18N/25mm nominal
    24 hour – 20N/25mm nominal
    Perceived tack Medium
    Application temperature +5°C to +60°C
    Service temperature -30°C to +110°C
    External Weathering 5 years
    Fire Rating Class B – BS EN 13501-1:2007. The full classification is ‘B / s2 / d0’
    Chemical Resistance The unprinted film is resistant to mineral oils, fats and fuels, aliphatic solvents, mild acids, salt and alkali for e.g. diesel oil, gasoline, paraffin, hydraulic oil, antifreeze, soap suds, etc.. Please note that some chemicals will effect the inks printed unless you have your labels laminated.
    Regulations REACH and RoHS compliant

    White Labels

    Detail Specification
    Face Film Calendered PVC
    Guage 70 micron nominal
    Tensile Strength 50N/25mm MD / 48N/25mm TD
    Elongation at break 180% MD nominal
    Adhesive Permanent clear solvent-based acrylic with UV inhibitors
    Weight 22gsm nominal
    Adhesion
    Adhesion to glass 20 min – 18N/25mm nominal
    24 hour – 20N/25mm nominal
    Perceived tack Medium
    Application temperature +5°C to +60°C
    Service temperature -30°C to +110°C
    External Weathering 5 years
    Fire Rating Class B – BS EN 13501-1:2007. The full classification is ‘B / s2 / d0’
    Chemical Resistance The unprinted film is resistant to mineral oils, fats and fuels, aliphatic solvents, mild acids, salt and alkali for e.g. diesel oil, gasoline, paraffin, hydraulic oil, antifreeze, soap suds, etc.. Please note that some chemicals will effect the inks printed unless you have your labels laminated.
    Regulations REACH and RoHS compliant
  • Turnaround

    Once you approve the PDF proof we send you via the email address you registered, we’ll aim to print and dispatch your custom cosmetic label order within 3-5 working days, unless otherwise stated on our homepage during busy periods.

    We send out all orders via DPD so that you can rest assured your delivery is on time. On the day of your delivery you will receive a text notification to your mobile phone and also an email that will notify you of your 1 hour delivery window.

    This is without doubt the best tracking service that we have ever used. We also ship worldwide, the cost of your international delivery will be calculated at the checkout.

  • Delivery

    We dispatch all UK mainland orders on a next-day delivery service from the moment they have been produced. If you supply us with an email and mobile number, our courier will try to email you and send a text message with the appropriate pre-delivery notification data.

  • Legislation for cosmetic labels

    Labelling your cosmetic products correctly is very important. There are European guides for what needs to appear on your labels that you should refer to. We have listed the most common kind of label requirements to help you produce your labels.

    If you’re selling cosmetics to the public then you should make yourself aware of the laws. When selling on a commercial basis ignorance of the law is simply not accepted.

    Labelling Requirements

    Ingredients

    All of your products will fall under the same category that requires a descriptive label of the contents included within. The label must not be able to fall off, so permanently stuck to your cosmetic containers and it should be easy to read for all. Putting tiny 3pt text is not acceptable.

    Your label should include the following data:

    • List of ingredients
    • Name and address of manufacturer or supplier
    • Date of minimum durability (“best before date”) or a “Period After Opening” (PAO)
    • Warning statements and precautionary advice
    • Batch number or lot code
    • Product function (when appropriate if use is not obvious)
    • The amount of contents (weight or volume)

    First off, there should be a heading marked “Ingredients”. The ingredients of the cosmetic product should be included on the outer packaging, but if there is no outer packaging it should appear on the main container.

    The ingredients should be in an ordered fashion, with the top title ingredients being listed first. Ingredients should be listed in order of weight, with concentrations less than 1% in any order after the main ingredients.

    You’ll need to clarify the correct terminology for the ingredients, many chemicals share similar names and there needs to be a uniformity between brands.

    The INCI (International Nomenclature for Cosmetics) lists the correct terminology on their website. This uniform content means that users don’t get confused and keeps ingredients easy to identify.

    If you are producing certain cosmetics with ingredients such as “parfum or aroma” then you do not need to list the various individual ingredients for the perfume or flavour.

    Ingredients colouring agents, shown by “CI” followed by it’s number can be listed at the bottom, beneath the other ingredients.

    Products that come in multiple shades, must show the “+/-” symbol or the words “may contain” before the list of colours.

    Ingredients of a nano proportion must include “(nano)” after the ingredient.

    Name and Address

    The name and address of the manufacturer or supplier is required on the primary container, plus it’s also required on any outer product packaging. This must include the country details if the country of origin is outside the EEA.

    Product Durability

    Any product in the cosmetic industry should include the usable lifespan of the product. This is either a best before date or a period after opening.

    For the period after opening there is a specific logo that you can place on your labels that is internationally recognisable.

    If the product has a lifespan of less than 30 months from the date of manufacturer, you must include a “best before” date or a “POA (Period after opening)” logo and date.

    The POS logo is far more common as cosmetics generally last for a long time on the shelf unopened.

    Date Markings

    The date is defined is when the product no longer provides its intended function or no longer meets the safety requirements of the cosmetic regulations.

    You can format the best before date in a few different ways. It’s often abbreviated to save on space. “Exp, Best Before End, BBE” are common references to the date. You can also use the Egg timer logo with the date beneath in Month/Year format.

    PAO (Period after opening)

    Once the product has been opened by the consumer for the first time, the product will have a certain usable shelf life before it’s unsafe to use or loses its useable properties.

    To display this timeline, you use the ‘open pot’ logo with the months noted in the middle of the logo, on the pot. The number should be followed by “M” that defines months.

    Warnings and Advice

    Some products need special instructions and warnings. These might be messages about how to store or dispose of the product, or about the ingredients. Warnings such as “avoid eye contact” might be used on some cosmetics.

    Batch Numbers

    To keep a track on the history of a product a batch number is essential. This will usually reflect a date, department or other tracking based information. You should be able to track the batch by the number and have all the product history to hand.

    Net Weight or Volume

    This figure should reflect the weight or volume at the time of packaging. If you’re selling in the UK and Europe, you’ll need to include grams or millilitres. Other markets vary so make sure you check on your selling countries standards.

    The EU requires the “e” icon followed by the weight or volume. “e” stands for Estimated which should be done in accordance with the average system of measures used in the EU.

    Some items do not need the symbol, such as free items and samples less than 5g or 5ml.

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