British Beauty Experts

Creators and manufacturers of outstanding beauty products

About Us

Acheson & Acheson Ltd is a privately owned British company supplying premium beauty products to highly respected international retailers and global brands.

Founded in 1992 by Kenneth and Fiona Acheson, A&A quickly established a reputation for innovation, attention to detail, quality and service. The company remains true to these founding principles today.

Our UK facilities are based over 3 sites located within a few miles of each other on the Wiltshire/Somerset borders.


Our end-to-end service is unique within the beauty industry. Starting with the initial concept, our service continues to product and packaging development, technical innovation, total project management, UK manufacturing, Far East sourcing and ongoing supply chain management.

Concept Design

Our dedicated customer teams collaborate internally and with our clients to develop highly innovative and unique concepts.

Design Studio

As well as packaging and product graphics, our Design Team provides a full creative design and artwork service.

Technical Innovation

Innovative product development is key to our success. We have a world class team of cosmetic scientists based in cutting edge laboratories.

Project Management

Our customer teams champion the development of products and ranges. They have an excellent reputation for fast track and on-time launches via a strict critical path.

Technical Compliance

We have in place a dedicated team who manage all of our compliance activities, led by the Head of Regulatory Compliance who works closely with the CTPA.

UK Manufacturing

Our award-winning 78,000 sqft manufacturing facility located in Frome, Somerset, is a state-of-the-art facility incorporating production facilities, warehousing, laboratories and manufacturing support offices.

Far East Sourcing

Sourcing specialist packaging and product supplies in SE Asia is managed by our longterm, trusted partner in Hong Kong.

Marketing Support

We offer additional marketing support to our clients from consumer research and range building to promotions and sales planning.

Warehouse and Supply Chain Management

We have space for 8,600 pallets at our disposal and an industry-leading system to control stock accounting and movement. Distribution logistics are bespoke to each client.

Our Portfolio

From global premium skincare brands to mass market bath and body brands, our customers all receive the same level of expertise, service and innovation.

We manufacture an extensive product portfolio of formulations that are created in our own laboratories ranging from pioneering science-led premium skincare to professional haircare products, natural spa products that conform to strict eco guidelines, and fragrance-led indulgent ranges that utilise essential oils and luxury ingredients.

  • Facial skin care creams, lotions, serums, oils, balms
  • Body care creams, lotions, milks, butters
  • Perfumes and Eau de Toilette
  • Bath and shower products
  • Shampoos and conditioners
  • Semi-permanent hair colouring products
  • Hair styling products
BRC Consumer Products Certificated
Soil Association • Cosmos Organic Soil Association • Cosmos Natural
Sedex Member
ctpa Member 2018
Marks & Spencer Eco Factory Certification
Personal Care Products Council Member
In Kind Direct