Laboratory Testing

  • FDA Surveys Cosmetics for Asbestos
    Between Sept. 28, 2009 to Sept. 27 2010, FDA conducted an exploratory survey of currently marketed cosmetic-grade raw material talc and some cosmetic products containing talc, as from time to time, the agency has received questions about talc's safety and whether it ...More
    March 23, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Evocutis Joins IVTIP for Animal Testing Alternative Technology
    Evocutis—advanced laboratory and clinical evaluations of skin care products—was accepted as a member of the In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform (IVTIP), who promotes R&D efforts focused on alternatives to animal testing and works in an advisory capacity to the European ...More
    March 21, 2012
    Posted in News
  • Evocutis ~ LabSkin™ In Vitro Skin Models
    Evocutis launched LabSkin™, in vitro skin models to support antimicrobial and skin microbe balancing (prebiotic) product claims. ...More
    December 6, 2011
    Posted in News
  • Symrise, Cutech Develop Ex Vivo Skin Model
    Symrise and Cutech jointly developed an ex vivo real skin model that provides conclusive information on the efficacy of, for example, anti-aging products, bridging the gap between in vitro and in vivo testing. ...More
    September 29, 2011
    Posted in News
  • A Regulatory Road Map to Beauty
    Deciphering the demands of legislation can be challenging, specifically the differences between both the EU Cosmetic Directive (76/768/EEC) and the EU Cosmetic Regulation (EC 1223/2009). ...More
    January 12, 2011
    Posted in Articles
  • The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010
    July 21, 2010, marked an important day in cosmetic history. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 (H.R.5786). ...More
    July 26, 2010
    Posted in News
  • Q Laboratories Now ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited
    Q Laboratories, Inc. has achieved ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation from the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for multiple microbiological and analytical chemistry methods. ...More
    June 15, 2010
    Posted in News
  • Modeling Can Improve Your Products' Look—But Maybe Not the Way You Think
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    Today’s cosmetics involve an array of functional additives. These may impact the absorption of actives by skin or extend wear time. How does a company cost effectively optimize these factors to distinguish itself from competitors, expand market share and drive top-line ...More
    February 8, 2010
    Posted in Articles
  • SupplySide West 2009 Breaks Previous Exhibit Hall, Attendance Records
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    Supplyside west 2009 trade show in Las Vegas broke both exhibit hall and attendance records, bucking the current declining trend for most trade shows. Nearly 8,300 industry executives and 1,128 booths from global dietary supplement, food and beverage, and cosmeceutical ...More
    November 17, 2009
    Posted in News
  • Formulation and Product Testing Tips for Developing a Cosmeceutical Product
    Knowing the desired marketing claims, seeking ingredients with scientific substantiation and testing prototypes for safety and efficacy are among the critical steps in the process. ...More
    September 22, 2009
    Posted in Articles
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