Today is all about Starting a cosmetic business in Nigeria. I know you love cosmetics. Those powders, nail paints, you know that eyes pencil and many more. Have it ever comes to your mind that cosmetic business in Nigeria is very lucrative, and you can even make million(s) in the business.
I can bet you, those cosmetics you use while standing in front of your mirror every day can change your financial life in just a period of time.
You also might have read counting numbers of articles on cosmetics business in Nigeria, but here I want to dig deep and connect you straight to the most valuable market.
Cosmetics business in Nigeria is a one of a lucrative business. It is a non-durable profitable business you can’t afford to miss. You may be thinking of the rate at which it competition is high in the market. But I assure you if you do it right, you will sell yours. Cosmetics are consumed at a higher rate as it is also so competitive. So don’t bother yourself.
This cosmetics business in Nigeria runs from street to street, district to district; and is at the top scale table of people’s preference everywhere.
To add more about this cosmetics business is that, it is very cheap to start and easy to run too. No stress…
Predominantly, I will provide you guide to necessary protocols in establishing and maintaining a cosmetics business in Nigeria. And apart, I will give you your desired information on “how do I start my own cosmetics business” (the question you always search for online) and how do I market my cosmetics business.
As if that is not enough, in this article on cosmetics business in Nigeria, I am ready to give you response to these too, like, cosmetics industries in Nigeria, cosmetics distributors in Nigeria, how to start makeup business in Nigeria, and finally cosmetics business ideas.
Though these are just essential content in this article, I will also be giving answers to all other questions that could generate inside you later.
mind you, this article on cosmetics business in Nigeria does not only target the female (either you are a student or not) but is an article all for one and all for all.
I think giving you materialistic ideas will only limit the way you wish to live your life. It is not like giving you ways on how to live. This that can only be achieved with your cooperation and determination to take a step today.
So if you are ready, let fish…
Cosmetics business in Nigeria
Before the commencement of this article’s target, I will like to drive your attention to this little information about cosmetics, which includes the question:
What is cosmetic/ cosmetics business?
Cosmetic is a set of adorable items like cream, powder, lipstick, and others, that is used to make someone look different or more exotic in appearance.
Skin-care creams, creams, powders, fragrances, lipsticks, fingernail, and ft nail polish, eye and facial makeup, colored contact contacts, hair colors, deodorants, hands sanitizer, baby items, bath oils, bubble baths, bath salts, and so many more, are categories of cosmetics.
While cosmetic business is the trade of these cosmetics items or materials which people purchase for consumption.
Types of cosmetics
We need to know more about what we want to do, at least have ideas of its types and categories. And in this case, I have intended to enumerate some list out for you to know more about this cosmetics business in Nigeria.
This comprises cream, lotion, nail, and other body adorable items. Furthermore, it includes body treatment or skin treatment.
Body spray, fragrances, bathing soap or even hand sterilizer, all fall too under this categories or type.
Powder, lips gloss, eyes lashes are all examples of facial cosmetics. Included here are all items used in maintaining the beauty or treat the face from all sorts of skin diseases.
It is usually classified into two:
The hair extensions
This includes wig and any other hair attachments.
The hair treatment
The hair shampoo, hair cream, and relaxers all are under this.
I am talking of any items you think are good for the head and hair beautification or treatment.
Including bonds, clips and all other butterfly’s design (don’t mind my joke here) on ladies.
This is all I have, for now, so let jump it over…
The uses of cosmetics
I hope with my previous content you would have gotten ideas from this topic cosmetics business in Nigeria. So let me now give you the reason why you should start this business today so that you can also make money on it.
Frankly, you just don’t have the time to seek around for some amount for this business. Just start it small. Begin with 10 thousand or even 5 thousand naira. Gradually and rapidly you will see how it will start to expand, that if you are determined.
Before I forget the reason for this content, now let me give you ways and reasons why people consume and use this product.
1. Looking good:
Look in the world today, you will see gigantic of the people especially the females, agitate to look good and attractive. Not that I am limiting this to the females alone but you know, their cosmetic materials are highly purchased in the market today.
For example, as at the time of writing this article my sister is standing in front of a mirror rubbing her face with powder and others, while my brother is looking out for his body spray.
And it is not as if I am excluded, because soon I will also be going out to get another perfume for myself. I just finished using one yesterday.
This is to let you know that cosmetics are always wanting in the market and everywhere, especially to make people look good.
Another use of cosmetics includes giving people a different appearance. I choose to use these particular words because it explains my theory eloquently.
The thing is, everybody wants to appear in the society differently I mean, classic. Regardless of every ones’ background but still all want to appear good in the sense that others will have good perceptions toward you.
Must I appear mean because I am poor? No, I don’t have to. This is how most of us feel? Right!
This is where the use of cosmetics now comes in. People will apply cosmetics on themselves to appear classic and not just mean.
Now that you have known what a cosmetic is or even the cosmetics business is, let me now draw your attention back to the subject matter of this article.
Cosmetics business in Nigeria
Here are lists of those questionable contents you would like an answer for:
How can I start my cosmetics business?
Very simple, just like my recently posted article on strategies in promoting a business. I tried to make the point straight that, as long as you have the first instrument of a good business (which is passion and zeal), you are ready to start any business.
But basically, you will also need the guide, which is the experience or knowledge about what you are about to start.
“Ignorance is the murderer of a great idea”. The first two things you need to start this pertinent article on cosmetics business in Nigeria is a good emotion that comprises passion and zeal, and secondly, knowledge and experience.
You can read more about these two in the article Strategies in promoting a business.
Another way depends on your choice and your pocket. Thus, you can choose to start it small or to start it big.
Cosmetics business in Nigeria is a very lucrative and profitable one; one that doesn’t apply too much necessity to its set up.
So, you can choose to start it in a small container, shop, or even inside your room (you just have to package it well). Meanwhile, starting it big is not too bad. It just depends on how much you are willing to sacrifice; and if you know you have the capital, then don’t even think of slowing it down.
Start it now…
Where can I start a cosmetics business?
Like any other and every other lucrative business in Nigeria; you can as well try and get a very good location for this cosmetics business. It will be so helpful to set it around places where the people can easily patronize to get their preferred products.
And don’t forget that good location also determine good sales of a product.
Now listen well, I am not discriminating here, and am not saying that you can’t start it anywhere. As far as I am concern, cosmetics business in Nigeria is always wanting in the market and everywhere else in the country.
So if you don’t have the capacity to start it at a big location, you can always go for it anywhere else you can afford. Most especially for the student. If you are a student this is the best opportunity for you to start making money through the cosmetics business in your school.
And if you also live closer to any campus, this is also your chance to make cool cash from the student. Just design their desire package and start to make them feel you are one of them.
Before you know it, you have arrived at another step to become a million through cosmetics business in Nigeria.
How much do I need to start up my cosmetics business?
Like I said it earlier that there is no amount you can’t use to start up this business in Nigeria. Let me give you little tips.
This is how to go with it if you want to start the cosmetics business in Nigeria with only 5000,
As long as there are different categories of cosmetics sales that can be determined by capital. I will suggest that you should start with facial cosmetics if you have up to 5000 nairas. It is one of the cheapest and fastest growing cosmetics businesses in Nigeria.
With this little amount, you can buy at least the most preferable cosmetics items for people. And start it small. For example, powders, lip gloss paints and so on.
10000, 20000, and 30000 still goes with these items too. Powder, nail vanish, eyes lashes and other facial cosmetics are very lucrative and move faster in the market.
Well so as not to confuse you; if you are ready to start this cosmetics business in Nigeria, you can start with any amount base on the level of your account. I mean what you can afford.
Where can I buy cosmetics product at wholesale?
From the southern part of our country here; I know you all might have heard that the best places to buy materials stuff and others, especially at wholesale are Lagos and Ibadan.
Mostly, people from this side travel to these two places to get what they want, at a cheaper rate of wholesalers. As not to be too subjective, I will say there is no big market around you that doesn’t sell cosmetics at wholesale or retail.
With my findings, I am willing to announce to you that Lagos state is one of the leading markets in Nigeria where cosmetics are bought throughout. And to number, a few markets in Lagos are the…
Trade Fair market along Badagry Expressway
The Mushin market
Balogun market in Lagos Island
The Dosunmu market in Lagos Island.
So now, be confident that your goods are easy to find, buy and even to sell out.
I hope with this answer I have been able to provide you with the clue to your request on where you can buy cosmetics product at wholesale. Now I believe you know what is next to do.
Let move to the next junction…
How can I start to import cosmetics?
Well, the importation tactic is only encouraging, when there is a worthy capital. To begin with, I will like to explain importation.
Importation is the process of wholesale exchange from a far distance, majorly, from one country to another.
This process is also applicable to the cosmetics business in Nigeria. There are counting countries that you can start to import it from; and with the help of the internet today, you can easily import goods anywhere you desire.
China is said to be the cosmetics most exporting country. Here, I will recommend “Alibaba” as one of the companies with the largest form of exportation business.
And if also you have any relatives outside the country, you can easily reach them to negotiate with them. Or start your cosmetics importation business online through this list:
Alibaba (like I mentioned before)
Click on the title to visit the site now…
You can also read: how to start an Importation business within Nigeria
How can I market my cosmetics business?
Here I will like to give you the list of the market type you can use:
So simple and primitive, all you need here is just the skills to confuse and convinced the people about what you can offer them. I mean the type of product you sell.
Apart from the normal market; your environment or location is your first market. Including everywhere you go. Just tell people around and show them samples.
The reason why I called it unlimited is that under this system you will have no permanent side to market your products. You can go from one office to another or one campus to another, all based on your choice.
This act surely persuades the people to always take an action every day (that if you also have a good personality). It is a very good marketing strategy if you know how to handle it well.
This is the type where you engage in the day to day marketing. This is the normal marketing strategies where you move closer to the commercial market.
You can buy a space in one big market or any of those markets around you and start to distribute your cosmetics product there to different people.
Another market apart from the normal market is the online marketing platform. In this platform comes the plan to advertise and promote your cosmetics business in Nigeria to a wider range of audiences.
You can start with posting your cosmetics business banner On every of your status on social media. All you need is get a graphic designer to design a banner for you.
To ease this, I will give you the lists of some site you can advertise or sell your products (just click on them to visit the site directly):
For now, these are the little list I could provide you.
So, just click it…
List of cosmetics distributors in Nigeria
Fine! I think this is what you have been expecting; now let go straight to the list of cosmetics distributors in Nigeria. But before that let me also remind you that, the article you are reading is all about cosmetics business in Nigeria, so be my guest further.
For the list of cosmetics distributors, here are our findings:
A. Kuddy Cosmetics International Limited Cosmetics store Apongbon
B. Cosmetic Square Cosmetics store · Lagos
C. Taries Beauty Lounge Cosmetics store · Lagos
D. Cosmetics Closet Shopping mall in Ibadan, Nigeria
Address: Suite 16, Honeymix Plaza, 21 Awolowo Ave, old Bodija, Ibadan
Phone: 0802 222 4723
Cosmetics industries in Nigeria
Here are the lists of cosmetics industries in Nigeria. I will only give you a few of their list but below you will find a referral link that will direct you to where you can have more information about them.
Here are the lists…
1. Beneks Manufacturing Nigeria Limited.
4B Dupe Otegbola Street, Opposite Navy Barracks, Alakija Bus Stop, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria
Contacts: +234 803 334 7763, +234 703 488 8723
2. Doyin Industries Limited.
4 Agbagbon close, off Ologun Agbaje, Adeola Odeku St, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contacts: +234 1 2621911, +234 17758786
3. Starline Nigeria Limited.
152, Azikwe Road, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
Contacts: +234 803 495 2107, +234 803 770 5272
4. VIP Industries Ltd Products.
34 Idowu Oshifodunrin Street Ire- Akari Estate, Isolo, Lagos Nigeria
Contacts: +234 806 641 2983, +234 803 304 0929
5. Zan Cosmetic Industries Limited.
KM 2.5 Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Alaoji Aba, Abia State Nigeria
Contact: +234 803 722 9223
I don’t know if truly you are determined to start this cosmetics business in Nigeria now, and if you still doubt it here is what I will give you. A man the said, “you don’t have to be a common man” which means you don’t just sit down and procrastinate on an idea that you only think about but instead you take the risk in life and watch the outcome.
Remember you don’t have anybody to support you; you only get yourself, so push that spirit today and start something that will make you a prominent man. Thanks for taking your time to read this article.
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