Founded in 2007, Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories has rapidly become the industry’s preferred formulation laboratory.

Our core focus is the development of high performance, technologically advanced and highly marketable formulas and product concepts. We strive to set new standards in the beauty industry with innovative products that become award-winning best sellers in personal care and pharmaceutical markets. Benchmark’s full service boutique laboratory offers customized, personalized service and fast response time. Our team consists of dedicated cosmetic chemists with a combined experience of almost 100 years in personal care formulations. Together with our expert partners, we offer expertise at every stage of the product development process including product conceptualization, regulatory compliance, claim substantiation, raw material feasibility analyses, package sourcing, technology transfer, and quality assurance. Our stringent product development process ensures that formulas meet every objective to exceed clients’ expectations.

Our mission is to partner with clients worldwide and become their beauty realization catalyst through custom concept development and creation of cutting-edge, benchmark-setting and first-to-market beauty formulations.

Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories provides a wide range of services tailored to meet the specific needs and timeframes of our clients.


Concept Development
Formulation Design
Formula Optimization and Problem Solving
In-house Instrumentation to evaluate product performance
Accelerated Stability Testing
Safety/Efficacy Testing Coordination
Claims Substantiation Testing Coordination
Global Regulatory Review
Manufacturing Sourcing and Packaging Sourcing
Technology Transfer and Technology Licensing
Quality Control
Evaluation of New Ingredients and Technologies
Trend-Spotting and Concept-to-Launch Services through Strategic Partnerships with Marketing/Graphic Design/Branding Agencies




Benchmark’s focus on innovation and efficacy ensure that your products will stand out in the marketplace.

We take pride in the accomplishments that have contributed to our success:

• Creation of new product categories and category best-sellers
• Formulation of award-winning products
• Creation of products that command top notch dollars
• Development of trend-setting formulations
• Identification of unprecedented, first-to-market concepts
• IP development in partnership with the world’s leading beauty companies

Our clients range from small start-up brands to Fortune 500 companies. While the names of our clients are kept confidential, Benchmark has been a part of the following developments:

• Novel skin and hair care products for several Fortune 200 corporations
• Multi-SKU skin and hair care products for the world’s three largest direct-selling companies
• High-performance physician-dispensed skin care products
• Cutting-edge skin care products utilizing breakthrough ingredients from the biotechnology industry
• Fashion-forward hair care/styling products for the salon industry’s most recognized hair care brands
• Aesthetically-pleasing pharmaceutical products for the medical and healthcare markets
• Award winning skin care lines sold through direct-response channels or QVC and HSN


Benchmark is your trusted partner for formulation development

Contact Us

Benchmark’s fully equipped, state-of-the-art R&D facility is based in Irvine, California.

17536 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA  92614
T:  (949) 387 – 1222
F:  (949) 387 – 1112