Product safety is one of the top concerns of legal authorities, consumers, and producers when it comes to cosmetics. Indeed, producers must ensure that each product sold is safe for consumers. Cosmetic testing determines the reputation of brands and the quality of their products. Customers expect the products they buy to be efficient and match their expectations. The higher the perceived quality, the better the brand’s reputation and revenues will be.
How to make sure that your product is safe?
Product testing varies depending on the product type, statements, and whether or not the product is deemed a medicine. A list of the most common tests to ensure your cosmetic product is safe for consumer usage may be found below.
- Microbiological testing: Customers can bring germs into a product, which, when combined with other chemicals, can alter the product and make it unsafe. Microbiological testing helps producers to evaluate the formulation preservative system for hazardous microorganisms and verify that it is free of them.
- Stability test: A cosmetic product can be altered and become harmful for customers depending on its environmental circumstances. Manufacturers can use the Stability test to guarantee that a product’s function, physical appearance, chemical, and microbiological quality are maintained during its shelf life and use by consumers.
- Toxicological testing: Manufacturers must conduct Safety testing, which includes a Toxicology test, to ensure that the raw ingredients and finished product do not pose any harm to customers. It enables them to assess whether any of the product’s ingredients or mixes pose a risk to customers when utilized. Skin irritation, corrosion, penetration and sensitization, and eye irritation are among the tests used to emphasize the product’s effect when it comes into contact with the skin and eyes.
Plastic testing (packaging): In addition to the product, the packaging must be tested too, particularly when it comes into contact with the completed product. Chemicals have a high tendency for reacting with other chemicals or materials, posing a risk to users. The compatibility test will determine whether there are any corrosive effects between the product formulation and the plastic packaging.
Many other additional tests may be conducted to assure product safety and provide customers with more transparency. Contact Middle East Testing Services LLC if you are looking for laboratories in the UAE that can perform these tests. With years of expertise in the field, we entered the market to provide superior testing services and new and remarkable analytical methods in the UAE. We can also help with Saber registration – a certificate that verifies that a product complies with technical requirements. If you require any further details, contact us.