Specialists in the regulatory compliance and microbiological testing of cosmetics and personal care products, we serve a customer base spanning five continents that includes raw material suppliers, finished product manufacturers, and brand owners.
As the UK’s largest 3rd party Responsible Person and offering ISO 9001 and insurance backed regulatory services, we are ideally placed to support your cosmetics testing and compliance needs. We offer a seamless, integrated approach, resulting in products and services getting to market quickly, compliantly, and cost effectively, whilst still ensuring the highest standards of testing.
Our UKAS accredited laboratory (lab reference 4045) provides a range of microbiological and stability testing services including:
• Challenge / Preservative Efficacy Testing (ISO 11930).
• VeganSure, a pioneering testing solution that replaces all animal-derived ingredients with plant based or synthetic alternatives, to assure the safety of a cosmetic product without compromising vegan ethics. Registered with The Vegan Society’s Trademark, it is performed in an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited testing laboratory with separate workflows to avoid cross-contamination.
• We also supply VeganSure dehydrated culture media (DCM) to companies that have in-house laboratories or microbiological testing laboratories. All VeganSure DCM products are validated against traditional media to ensure quality of results and meet the requirements of the UK and EU Cosmetic Regulations.
• Quality Control Testing (Microbial Limits).
• Factory Hygiene Audits.
• Claim Support Testing.
• User Trials.
According to the UK Cosmetic Regulation, the EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009, GMP, and the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), .....
Every product placed on the UK or EU market must be stability tested under “reasonably foreseeable storage conditions” to establish .....
The ‘Preservative Efficacy Test’ or ‘Challenge Test’ is a cornerstone of product safety and is a requirement for most products .....