Shelf-life determination

Shelf-life determination is assessed using different techniques: Wrinkle surface is measured using a real 3D camera, while skin surface properties are measured using bioengineering techniques. Instrumental evaluations may be associated with clinical/dermatological assessment. Claims Anti ageing/wrinkle efficacy Anti wrinkle effect (after single product application) Improvement of skin smoothness Other techniques Skin moisturizing Skin elasticity Clinical…

Stability test

Stability test: The purpose of stability testing (also according to ICH Guide Lines) of products is to ensure that a new or modified product meets the intended physical, chemical and microbiological quality standards as well as functionality and aesthetics when stored in certain set conditions. These studies can be also used to determine the “Period…

Process control

Process environment and equipment control as a primary tool for risk assesment: production equipment and environment have to be managed and controlled to minimize risks of contamination. According to GMP, risk assessment should cover: air handing system special enviroments cleanliness and sanitary conditions Cleaning validations for equipments and production facilities Air and water quality monitoring…

Quality control methods

Quality control methods: Set-up, validation and transfer of analythycal methods for in-process control and quality control of ingredients, bulk and semifinished products, finished products. ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Medical Devices Nutrition Household Products Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated expert Dr. Vincenzo Nobile can support you Contact…

Chemical Quality control analysis

Chemical Quality control analysis: A wide range of technical competences and expertise, combined with high standard equipments (HPLC, GC-MS, AA etc.), allows analytical testing of active ingredients and/or impurities either by official or taylor made protocols. Preservatives content Sunscreens (Cosmetic) active ingredients titration Regulated ingredients verification Impurities detection and levels/quantification Heavy metals traces Process water…

Quality control analysis

Quality control analysis: In close collaboration with our customers’ Quality Control and Quality Analysis Managers, we are a reliable and certain reference for companies who like to think of us as “their own” testing laboratory, helping to set up and carry on the most appropriate quality control plans for raw materials, bulk, packaging components, finished…

Impurities content

Impurities content efficacy: “EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 specifically requires to evaluate the safety of cosmetic products by assessing the level of impurities: Cosmetic Allergens Heavy metals Acrylamide VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) PHA (Policyclic Haromatic Compounds) Nitrosamine (NDELA) Formaldehyde ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Medical Devices Nutrition Get more info about this…

Packaging compatibility

Packaging compatibility: Compatibility with the packaging is developed independently to stability to avoid confusion between problem of stability of the formula and problem caused by inadequate packaging. To assess the compatibility with the packaging, the cosmetic product is kept for a certain amount of time in controlled conditions, then specific characteristcs are evaluated, such as…

Stability of products

Stability of products: Chemical-physical stability microbiological stability ICH protocols lomg-term and accelerated shelf-life studies ServicesAuditingCertificationConsultingInspectionTests and AnalysisChemical AnalysisEfficacy TestsMicrobiological TestsSafety TestsTraining Markets Cosmetics Medical Devices Nutrition Get more info about this testDiscover how your dedicated experts Dr. Maximilian Orlandi & Dr. Silvia Lancetti can support you Contact us

Challenge test

Challenge test: Efficacy of preservative system is to be used in the overall evaluation of the antimicrobial protection of a cosmetic product. The antimicrobial protection of a product can come from many sources: chemical preservation inherent characteristics of the formulation package design manufacturing process The evaluation of the preservation of a cosmetic formulation is based…