Cosmetics are an essential part of our daily lives. They help us look and feel our best, boosting our confidence. However, the safety and quality of cosmetics are equally important.
Here is a little trivia for you- In the 19th century, many cosmetic products contained poisonous substances such as lead and arsenic. These substances were eventually banned due to their harmful effects on human health.Did you know?
To ensure the safety & quality of cosmetic products and ward off any harmful effects, the cosmetics industry is subject to regulations and standards. These regulations vary from country to country, but some of the most common regulations that exist are the European Union Cosmetic Regulation, United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA), International Standards Organisation (ISO), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Guidelines & THE REACH Regulations.
Testing cosmetic products according to these regulations is a vital step in ensuring that cosmetic products are safe, effective, and meet the required standards. Let us look at some of the common tests that your beloved cosmetics go through before they are launched in the market for consumption.
- Stability Testing: Ensuring that the product remains safe and effective under different storage conditions and does not degrade over time.
- Microbiological Testing: Analyzing the product for microbial contaminants such as bacteria, yeast, and mold.
- Safety Testing: Assessing the product’s toxicity and its potential to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
- Performance Testing: Ensuring that the product performs as claimed, such as providing the desired level of coverage or moisturization.
The cosmetics industry is constantly evolving. Testing services play an important role for manufacturers and cosmetics brands who market these products claiming their product to have certain benefits.
FARE Labs has been supporting leading cosmetics brands in the country by being a testing service provider, giving out accurate and reliable results, and helping people lead beautiful yet safe lives. We provide chemical, microbiological, and physical testing for products ranging from body lotions, sunscreens, lip balms, lipsticks, essential oils, sprays, and face creams to soaps, shampoos, detergents & deodorants.
If you are a brand, a beauty start-up looking to become a hot shot in the market, or even a cosmetics geek looking for the best products for yourself, we’d love to hear from you!
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