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  • Cosmetic testing for Solid and Balm Products, needed or not? Just looking for co

    Posted by Kate on February 11, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    Hi, I am am the owner of skin care company currently bringing a moisturizer to market. I had Preservative Challenge and HRIPT testing done for the product. I want to eventually begin to bring my other products to market. I have heard those tests may not be needed necessary for them given they aren’t made with water, but I want to do my due diligence for my customers. If not these tests what is needed?

    The future products are as follows:

    Syndet cleansing bar

    Oil based cleanser with added glycerine

    A scrub formulated w/o oil or water

    Lip balm

    Oil based salve

    Appreciate the insight!

    PhilGeis replied 11 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • gordof

    February 23, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Well, it depends on which country you want to launch your products in.

    In Europe normally you need a Microbiotical Tests en Epicutan test and a Safty Accassment to launch a product. The person responsible for the safety assessment can argue that some test additional are needed or you can skip tests if you have a clear argumentation way. For Non-Water Based Products you don’t need to Perform a Microbiolotcal Study but you need a document in which you state the “way” you don’t need it.

    For Other regions in the World there might be additional or Variating Demands for a Product.

  • mikethair

    February 24, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    We manufacture some similar products and prefer to do the testing. Plus, we retain samples and our QC Manager will continue with various lab tests beyond the use-by-date.

  • PhilGeis

    March 1, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Content testing is important but preservative testing by typivcl protocol is pretty meaningless for such products. You should get a risk assessment for product and production.

  • PhilGeis

    March 3, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Please be aware that anhydrous products can be contaminated. Note recall of an anhydrous eye ointment due to Bacillus cereus contamination.


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