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MakingCosmetics Inc. was founded in 1997. It specializes in cosmetic ingredients for making personal care products and color cosmetics.

Core Focus:

We are proud to be one of the very first companies in the US that has established itself as a leading retail supplier of cosmetic ingredients for businesses and individuals.

Quality and Certification:

MakingCosmetics Inc. is a FDA-registered, ISO certified, and OTC-licensed cGMP/FDA facility.

Services and Offerings:

We offer a wide range of cosmetic ingredients, raw materials and tools for manufacturing personal care products and color cosmetics. We also offer formulating services and provide a wealth of information including formulas, videos, newsletters, resources, and articles.

Team, Foundation and Future:

We are an exclusive internet-based mail order business delivering goods worldwide to more than 150 countries. Our customers include cosmetic manufacturers, laboratories, universities, spas, pharmacies, medical doctors, beauty studios, hair & nail studios, and individuals interested in producing their own cosmetics and personal care products.
We are a team of dedicated professionals with various backgrounds including formulators, chemists, cosmetologists, medical doctors, and customer service specialists. Our goal is to provide exclusively high-quality products along with an outstanding customer service.

Company Timeline
1997 Karin Bombeli, a cosmetic formulator from Switzerland, establishes Somerset Cosmetic Company in Bellevue, Washington, as the first company in the USA offering cosmetic ingredients in small quantities to the public with the goal that everybody can make his/her own professional personal care products at home. Products are sold online at At the same time, Karin publishes her first book 'Modern & Healthy Body Care' showing to a broader audience on how personal care products can be made on your own.
2001 The company launches a new website under the domain Karin Bombeli publishes her second book 'Recipes for Color Cosmetics' on how to make your own color cosmetics including lipsticks, mascara, foundations, eye shadow and more.
2006 The company moves to a new larger facility in Issaquah, Washington.
2008 Due to its rapid growth and expansion of its product catalog the company moves again to a larger facility in Issaquah, Washington. Dr Thomas Bombeli MD is joining the company.
2011 Somerset Cosmetic Company, LLC changes its name and legal structure and becomes MakingCosmetics Inc.
2012 The rapid growth continues, and the company moves to a new, much larger facility in Snoqualmie, Washington. At the same time, the company establishes cGMP quality standards, registers with the FDA and sells Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.
2015 The company expands its product catalog further and now offers more than 1,000 cosmetic ingredients.
2016 MakingCosmetics Inc. becomes a USDA Organic Handler certified by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Meanwhile, Karin Bombeli publishes her 7th recipe book.
2017 Based on its commitment to quality, MakingCosmetics Inc. becomes ISO 22716 certified by the NSF. MakingCosmetics Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary.
2018 The company moves to a brand new 22,000sf facility in Redmond, Washington.

Commitment to Quality
Quality is part of our everyday routine; it is part of our culture, the way we work, and why we take pride in what we do. Our dedication to quality is reinforced by our commitment to operate strictly under cGMP quality standards (current Good Manufacturing Practice), a standard adopted by the FDA. This standard includes all internal and external processes and procedures, from the selection of suppliers to the delivery of goods to customers.

Commitment to Natural and Organic Products
We are committed to providing you as many raw materials as possible derived from truly natural, GMO-free or certified organic sources allowing you to create pure natural products that are commercially not available.

Commitment to Cruelty-Free Products
We pledge to be cruelty free. We believe that animals should not suffer and die to test cosmetics or cosmetic ingredients. We therefore avoid doing business with companies that make animals suffer for their products or supporting corporations that abuse animals. See our Declaration of Cruelty-Free Policy

Commitment to Organic Products
We are committed to offering you only pure organic ingredients that are certified. For that reason, our business has been USDA-certified by the WSDA Organic Food Program (Washington State Department of Agriculture)