Cosmetics testing services
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The microbiological quality of cosmetics needs to be assessed to ensure that products retain their quality for the declared shelf life period without succumbing to microbial growth. Our testing options include stability & compatibility testing, microbiological analyses by European Pharmacopoeia standards, and challenge tests to evaluate the preservation efficacy of cosmetic preservatives.
Chemical tests are needed to ensure that the composition of a cosmetic product complies with relevant regulations, such as the EU Cosmetics Regulation. Cosmetics must not contain prohibited substances, including certain PFAS and PAH compounds, heavy metals, nitrosamines, and phthalates. To market products as “allergen-free”, it must also be demonstrated that they do not contain known allergenic fragrance components.
Dermatological tests, such as patch tests, are used to evaluate the reactions that a cosmetic product may induce when applied to the skin. Testing is performed on a group of human volunteers under the supervision of a dermatologist. In addition to evidencing the claim “dermatologically tested”, patch tests can be used to evaluate the product’s suitability for different skin types.
Testing to support additional product claims
Regulation (EU) 655/2013 sets the framework for product claims that can be used to market cosmetics within the Union. The key principle is that all claims must be demonstrably true and based on solid evidence. Often, the evidence consists of results from use tests, where a group of volunteers is exposed to the product and subsequently surveyed and observed by a specialist.
Measurlabs offers cosmetics use tests for supporting a number of product claims, including the following:
Moisturizes the skin
Restores the function of the skin barrier
Does not sting the eyes
The number of volunteers and their skin types can be chosen to evaluate the product's suitability for different target groups. Please get in touch with our experts to discuss the options.