now offering further regulatory services
Occasionally, your products may need further independent testing. We will always let you know if this is the case. If you click on the links below, it will direct you to our affiliate's website, whereby you can purchase the chosen service.
If your products require these tests, the following services are available:
To sell a cosmetic product you must be able to demonstrate its stability. An industry standard way to do this is with a 3 month basic stability test.
This requires four samples of your product in packaging as close to that intended for market. They are stored at Room Temperature, 4°C, 30°C and 40°C over a three month period. During this time samples are inspected to assess potential changes in odour, form and colour with findings provided in a formal report in the recognised format at the end of the testing period.
All products sold within Europe must be registered on the CPNP portal, or Cosmetic
Products Notification Portal. Similarly any product sold in the UK must be registered on the SCPN portal, the Submit Cosmetic Product Notification Portal.
If you sell both in the UK and Europe you will need to register your products on both.
Each product is registered within your account on the relevant portal. This is a one-off process and is simply intended to allow medical professionals to identify the components of your product quickly and easily in the event of a consumer reaction or emergency.
To register a product you will need to provide the quantitative formulation along with images of the product and it’s packaging so it can be visually identified.
Note, if you do not already have an account on either the CPNP or SCPN portal, this can be set up as an additional part of this service.
Wanting your product packaging checked?
A review of your pack copy, up to 6 panels, checking for the presence of required information such as INCI list, registered address, country of origin, weight and shelf life.
A panel is each individual piece of artwork - so for example artwork for a front label, back label and the box into which they are packed would count as three panels.
This also includes checking the suitability of wording or symbolism. This usually applies to ethical or environmental claims which are vastly increasingly in popularity but which must be interpreted accurately and truthfully by consumers.
Efficacy Of Antimicrobial Preservation microbiological testing. (Also known as Challenge Test) Carrying out and reporting.
It involves challenging the product with a range of organisms to measure how quickly it clears them. This simulates the experience the product will have when launched onto the market.
This industry standard test is the gold standard for checking whether your product's preservative is up to the job.
The testing takes around six weeks to complete, and we supply a report that explains in plain language what the results indicate. The report contains the full details of the testing so can be included in your PIF file as evidence that your product is microbially safe.