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Cosmetic Testing

Preservative efficacy testing for cosmetics.

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European Pharmacopoeia

This Preservative Efficacy Test (PET) or cosmetic challenge test, is essential for assessing the safety of cosmetic products susceptible to spoiling, such as those which require preservation or that contain water. The European Pharmacopoeia test method is commonly used for products sold in the European Union and United Kingdom but is recognised worldwide.

United States Pharmacopeia

The USP 51 Antimicrobial Effectiveness Test or Cosmetic challenge test, is essential for assessing the safety of water based cosmetic products. It is most commonly used for products sold in the United States, but is recognised worldwide.

ISO 11930

ISO 11930 is the most recent test standard, specifically designed with cosmetic products in mind. This Antimicrobial Effectiveness Test (AET) also known as Preservative Efficacy Test (PET) has less stringent pass criteria than the pharmacopeia standards.

Safety Assessment (CPSR)

EU Regulation No 1223/2009 and Product Safety and Metrology Regulations 2019 require producers to conduct a Cosmetic Product Safety Review (CPSR) for products placed on the market in the EU and UK. ISCA Cosmetic Testing and our partners can help ensure that obtaining the required certification is a simple and smooth process.

If you require PET testing along with CPSR then you are in good hands.

EU Regulation No 1223/2009 and Product Safety and Metrology Regulations 2019 require producers to conduct a cosmetic safety report (CPSR) for products placed on the market in the EU and UK.

ISCA Cosmetic Testing and our partners can help ensure that obtaining the required certification is a simple and smooth process.

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