Cosmetic and Personal Care Product Testing

Our microbial and analytical laboratories are well suited to testing a wide variety of cosmetic and personal care products. Our services include impurity investigation, raw ingredient testing, microbial contaminant testing, and many more.

The FDA has Guidelines and Recommendation of the type of testing that manufactures should have performed on their products.

Beauty Products

Preservative Challenge Test - USP 51

This method is used to asses the efficacy of a preservative used in cosmetics, personal care products and drug products. The test utilizes a total of 5 challenge microorganisms, three bacteria and two fungi. These microorganisms are inoculated into the tested product and evaluated at specific time points. 

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Our Microbiological lab can test for the FDA's recommended microbial test panel for cosmetics and personal car products. 

  • Aerobic Plate Count (APC)

  • Yeast and Mold

  • Escherichia coli

  • Total Coliforms

  • Candida albicans

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Staphylococcus aureus

  • Total Bile-tolerant Gram-negative Bacterial Plate Count / Enterobacteriaceae 


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Whether you need to confirm the concentration of an active ingredient, assess purity of your raw material or identify any potential chemical impurities, we can help. Our analytical department is fully equipped with the latest technology and instrumentation to get your product tested and on the market. 

Chemical Analysis

Heavy Metals 

We can screen for commonly analyzed elements to meet regulatory requirements of cosmetics and personal care products including: 

  • Arsenic (As)

  • Cadmium (Cd)

  • Lead (Pb)

  • Mercury (Hg)

  • Tin (Sn)

  • Copper (Cu)

  • Zinc (Zn)

  • Others

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Hemp-Based Products

​To ensure proper product labeling of cannabinoid and product profile.

  • Potency

  • Terpenes

  • Residual Pesticides

  • Residual Solvents

  • Mycotoxins

Additional Services Recommended

Added recommendations package for skincare and topicals to ensure safety for consumers.

  • Water Activity

  • pH

Microbial Contamination