Lab Certifications

Hi everyone!
I work for a fairly small company that just learned about GMP (Good manufacturing practice) certifications. They were looking at GLP (Good lab practice) certification for our lab. However, from what I can find it seems to be geared more towards pharmacy than cosmetics. I have been reading legal jargon on it for days, and my head is spinning from it. Does anyone have any insight on whether or not an R&D lab in a soap and bath company would need this sort of certification? If not, is there a different certification we should pursue?
Thanks all!


  • We own our own GMP Certified production facility that includes two laboratories. We do a lot of our own in-house quality testing and see no need to have these labs certified.

    What we do is have regular verifications of our lab results done by external, certified labs. For example, our in-house microbiol lab does the testing of our water quality. This week an internationally certified lab came in to do the tests, and we will validate our own results against the certified results from this lab. We do this on a regularly.
    Dr. Mike Thair
    Cofounder & Chief Formulator
    Indochine Natural
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