COSMETICS

COSMETICS AND BEAUTY AIDS TESTING

Our laboratory offers the following cosmetic analysis and testing services:

(1) Chemical analysis and deformulation of all components to obtain list of ingredients for the label. Includes skin creams, skin cleaners, moisturizers, lipstick,
sun-blocks, sun-screens, deodorants, shampoos, hair
products, personal products, feminine products, etc.
(2) Special analyses for trace minerals including
USP heavy metals to meet FDA requirements.
(3) Analysis and identification of dyes and pigments to
meet FDA requirements.
(4) Consulting regarding product label claims and FDA
requirements.
(5) Microbiological analysis of bacteria and mold to
meet FDA requirements.
(6) Determination of SPF values (in vitro and in vivo)
(7) Determination of skin irritation, 20-50 subjects.
(8) Determination of skin irritation, Draze rabbit tests.
(9) Reformulation including improvement of formulas
and addition of preservatives, stabilizers, etc.
(10) Formulation and creation of new cosmetic products.
(11) Deformulation of cosmetic products,
(12) Shelf-life determinations by accelerated aging tests.
For example, 30 days storage at 75% RH and 40 deg.C.

 

FORMULATION, FORMULATION
AND REFORMULATION OF COSMETICS

 

Our laboratory offers the following cosmetic services:

* Deformulation of all types of cosmetics and health/
beauty aids (HBA’s).
* Formulation of all types of cosmetics and HBA’s.
* Reformulation of existing cosmetics and HBA’s.

Also we offer these and many other cosmetic analyses:

* Complete chemical analysis to assay purity and
certify compliance with FDA requirements.
(Techniques include wet chemistry, titration, HPLC,
GC/FID, GC/MS, UV/VIS, EDS, IC, NMR, AAS,
TLC and FTIR).
* Quality control based on manufacturer’s and other
Specifications.
* Sterility testing.
* Microbiological analysis of bacteria
and mold for FDA compliance.
* Analysis for heavy metals.
* Analysis for FDA permitted colorants.
* Determine physical properties.
* Determine stability, shelf-life, expiration date.
* Determine skin irritation.
* Determine SPF values.