Founded in 1978 as a cosmetic pencil manufacturer in North Hollywood, California, Cosmetic Specialties International (CSI™) has a rich history of innovation, product ingenuity and sustainable packaging for the beauty, skincare and personal care industries. At that time, makeup mogul Max Factor awarded CSI its first major contract and by the early 1980s, CSI had produced double-wall jars and other prestige packaging for beauty products sold in department stores and mass market retailers. In 1989, CSI moved to Oxnard, California to expand production of its product lines. Over the next decade, CSI became one of the world’s largest producers of cosmetic pencils and plastic injection-molded packaging for Procter & Gamble and other leading brands earning a global reputation for quality, innovation and service. With 30+ years of experience, CSI provides turn-key packaging services from tooling, engineering, mold-making and prototyping, manufacturing, quality assurance and in-house decorating.
CSI serves some of the world’s largest and most respected cosmetics, hair care, nail care, spa, bath & body, wellness, OTC, natural, and organic brands. Based on well-established expertise in production, materials, colors and decorative processes, CSI has developed many “firsts” in stock and custom packaging. Its highly responsive technical team is able to move innovations quickly through development cycles from concepts and ideas to testing and market acceptance. In addition, highly efficient production methods and long-term relationships with resin providers keep overhead low and pricing competitive.
Today CSI is one of the leading U.S. manufacturer of cosmetic pencils, double-wall jars, caps, liners, dispensing caps, specialty closures, sealing discs and other products in traditional plastics and acrylics, and manufactures more than 200 million parts annually. CSI has set the industry standard for traditional and recycled plastic packaging and as a socially and environmentally conscious company, remains dedicated to conserving natural resources, reducing waste, sourcing eco-friendly resins and improving the quality of life for employees, their families and communities around the globe.