Company Profile

Located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Urist Cosmetics Inc. was founded in 1948 by the late Dr. Harold Urist, Ph.D. (a doctor of chemistry).

Now headed by Robert Urist (photo), son of the founder, Urist Cosmetics is in its sixtieth year and second generation.

Robert Urist became involved full time in the family business in 1978, after graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in biochemistry. For the first five years, Robert worked as a chemist gaining valuable formulation and production experience. Robert became vice-president of marketing in 1983 and president in 1999. Robert now focuses on marketing, export development, and new product ideas. He brings to the company a wealth of combined marketing and cosmetic chemistry knowledge.

Urist Cosmetics produces hundreds of products for a wide variety of customers. Products include hair and skin care products for internet marketing companies, direct marketing companies, medical and cosmetic skin care centers, beauty salons, spas, health food stores, and specialty scalp clinics. Urist also manufactures topical non-prescription creams and ointments for pharmacies and hospitals.

Products manufactured by Urist are shipped all over the world including the U.S., Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and Canada.

Company Focus

The private label skin care product division of Urist Cosmetics was developed out of customer need for high quality, naturally-based skin care products produced in smaller batch runs.

Research and Development

Urist Cosmetics prides itself in keeping up to date with the newest ingredients and latest consumer trends. To do this, Urist Cosmetics attends cosmetic conferences, trade shows, subscribes to trade magazines and, most importantly, listens to their customers!

The focus of product development is to create advanced products using naturally derived ingredients.

Filling and Packaging

Urist Cosmetics specializes in runs of 750 units to 10,000 units of products packaged in bottles or jars. Higher production runs are also handled with ease. Minimum orders are usually 250 units of stock products and about 750 to 1200 units of custom made products.

Package Design

Stock products come packaged in stock unlabelled containers. Label templates are available for the stock products in the stock containers. Urist can design the label based on the template or customer can arrange design of their own label.

Custom products may be packaged in any container of the customer’s choosing. Urist can recommend a number of excellent container suppliers, box manufacturers, printers, and silk screeners.


Products are shipped anywhere in the world. Because of the North American Free Trade Agreement, there are no duties or taxes for product shipped to the U.S. Our experienced shipping department has contacts with major land, sea, and air carriers. We ‘shop around’ to get the best rates and service.