Assorted cosmetics for testing

Our testing expertise goes a long way in supporting formulators and manufacturers develop safe and effective cosmetics and personal care products. Our laboratory conducts testing for cosmetics, sunscreen, personal care actives, IPA & ethanol-based hand sanitizer and OTC Topical Antimicrobial Drug Products (21 CFR).

Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

Cosmetic and personal skin care products can be a complex combination of ingredients and measurements. Whether you are a consumer or cosmetics manufacturer, it’s important to confirm the safety of your products. Untested cosmetics are a serious issue and can cause illnesses from contaminated raw materials or final products that may contain hazardous chemicals and heavy metals, product preservatives or harmful microorganisms.

Product Ranges

Cosmetics Hair Care
Personal Care Toiletries
Baby Care Fragrances
Skin/Body Care Beauty Care

Product Types

Sprays Butters
Oils Pastes
Lotions Ointments
Creams Sticks
Gels

Hand Sanitizers

Our testing services verify your products are compliant with the following safety and quality standards for Canada and USA:

  • Canada: Health Canada – Antiseptic Skin Cleansers Monograph
  • US: OTC Topical Antimicrobial Drug Products (21 CFR)
  • United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

Raw Materials and Formulation Testing

We test the raw material components used in sanitizers and disinfectants to verify ingredients and screen for impurities to ensure the products are safe for use.

Ethanol Alcohol Testing:

Gas chromatography testing for ethanol purity, including ethanol content (up to 98.8%), methanol content, and other impurities.

Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) Testing:

Testing is offered to standards such as United States Pharmacopoeia (USP), Federal Chemical Codex (FCC) testing and using in-house methods.

Assay and Impurity Testing:

Assay and impurity test for major components of alcohol-based hand sanitizers which includes volatile alcohols such as ethanol, methanol, n-propanol and iso-propanol using Gas Chromatography (GC) Analysis.

Efficacy Testing:

To demonstrate that the products are effective in the inactivation or removal of bacterial microorganisms from hands.

Finished Product Testing

  • Finished product testing of hand sanitizers to meet third party verification of applicable Industry and Regulatory Standards
  • Percentage of IPA in finished product
  • Percentage of ethanol in finished product
  • Chemical characterization of packaging

Analytical Testing Services

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Regular Service for routine sample turnaround time is 7- 10 business days.
Rush Service available for 5 day and 2 day turnaround at additional rates.

Request Services

Regular Service for routine sample turnaround time is 7- 10 business days. Rush Service available for 5 day and 2 day turnaround at additional rates.