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Tissue induration, also known as skin hardness or firmness, is an important parameter to consider when analyzing cosmetic user trials. It refers to the degree of firmness or stiffness of the skin in response to a product or treatment.
Biocidal testing is most applicable in environments and industries where controlling microbial growth is critical to maintaining health, safety, and the integrity of products and materials. Here is a more detailed explanation of where biocidal testing is most applicable and the types of products it is most relevant for:
BS EN 13727, a crucial European standard, delineates the methodology for assessing the bactericidal action of antiseptic and disinfectant products in medical settings. This test, which simulates practical conditions, is applicable to a broad spectrum of products, such as those for surface disinfection, hand hygiene, and instrument sterilization.
Elasticity and tissue stiffness are crucial parameters when developing cosmetic products, particularly those targeting aging skin. Elasticity refers to the skin’s ability to return to its original state after being stretched or deformed, whereas tissue stiffness indicates the resistance to deformation. An Elasticity Meter is often used in product development to measure these parameters.
Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) is a measure of the quantity of water that evaporates from the skin and passes into the surrounding environment. It is an essential indicator of the skin’s barrier function, and thus plays a critical role in cosmetic product development for several reasons.
Water testing in cosmetic products ensures the safety, quality, performance, and longevity of the products while also safeguarding brand reputation and meeting regulatory standards. It is vitally important that the quality of ingredients is monitored, and in most formulations, the main ingredient is water.
High-resolution imaging allows for detailed visualization, providing objective evidence of skin condition before and after product usage. This imaging technique helps in capturing images that can be used as visual proof of the effectiveness of cosmetic products.
In the field of cosmetic product testing, there are several types of Safety Patch Testing that can be conducted depending on the claims and where you plan to market your products.
Microbiology plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and quality of cosmetic products. Here are some ways in which microbiology impacts the safety and quality of cosmetics:
The significance of 1,4-dioxane and methanol testing in the US cosmetics market is driven by the need to ensure consumer safety, regulatory compliance, increasing consumer awareness, brand reputation, and international market access.
Preservative Efficacy Testing is crucial in cosmetics to safeguard consumer health, extend product shelf life, comply with regulatory requirements, maintain quality standards, and preserve product integrity. It plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of cosmetic products throughout their lifecycle.
MoCRA, comes into effect on December 29, 2023 and signifies a significant revision of the current regulatory framework for cosmetics established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It introduces new provisions for cosmetic products within Chapter VI of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).
SPF testing, or Sun Protection Factor testing, is a type of evaluation performed on sunscreen products to determine their effectiveness in protecting the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. SPF is a numerical value that indicates the degree of protection a sunscreen offers against UVB rays, which are primarily responsible for causing sunburn and contributing to skin cancer.
Yes, it is possible to find asbestos in talc. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that has been used in various industries due to its heat resistance and insulating properties.
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Non-comedogenic studies refer to scientific investigations conducted to determine whether a product has the potential to clog pores and cause acne or other skin issues.
HRIPT stands for Human Repeat Insult Patch Test. It is a type of patch test conducted on human volunteers to evaluate the potential for skin irritation or sensitisation caused by a particular substance.
When you’re thinking mood lighting, candles might be one of the first things that spring to mind. But are they entirely safe? The answer is yes, but only when used correctly.
This regulation prohibits the use of 23 substances in cosmetic products and applies in the EU from 1 March 2022. These substances have been classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic to reproduction by Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1182 (15th ATP to CLP).
The European Commission is reviewing the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 as part of the EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability.
ADSL has for several years followed with interest the development of the new Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulations (CSAR) in China.