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  • Skincare Testing

    Posted by Kate on February 12, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Hi, I am am the owner of skincare 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!

    munnatsheikh replied 3 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Perry44

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    February 12, 2023 at 11:03 pm

    Perhaps not necessary but if you don’t run them you’ll need some proof that your products are safe. How will you prove it?

    • Kate

      Member
      February 13, 2023 at 10:09 am

      So are you saying that the USP<51>, USP <61> &<62>, HRIPT can all be applied to the solid and non water based products that I listed above? That was my question. If not those test what tests should I be looking at?

  • chemicalmatt

    Member
    February 13, 2023 at 10:45 am

    You may not need to run USP<51> PET testing on those anhydrous products, but HRIPT safety testing will be needed, especially in light of the newest MoCRA statute and 100% needed if you are exporting to UK, EU, China, etc. Even without state-inspired requirements, remember it is the litigators you need to look out for more than the regulators.

    • Kate

      Member
      February 13, 2023 at 11:06 am

      Thank you! That is what I was thinking, just wanted a few more opinions.

  • munnatsheikh

    Member
    February 21, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Hi there! As someone who is also interested in skincare, it’s great to hear about your company and the steps you’re taking to ensure the safety of your products for customers. While I’m not an expert in product testing, I think it’s always better to err on the side of caution and do the necessary testing, even if it may not be required by law.

    • munnatsheikh

      Member
      February 28, 2023 at 2:58 am

      Hi there! As someone who is also interested in skincare, it’s great to hear about your company and the steps you’re taking to ensure the safety of your products for customers. While I’m not an expert in product testing, I think it’s always better to err on the side of caution and do the necessary testing, even if it may not be required by law. It shows that you prioritize the well-being of your customers and their satisfaction with your products. Good luck with bringing your new products to market, and if you’re interested in learning more about the science of skincare, you might want to consider taking a course of basic esthetics https://www.nwcollege.edu/programs/esthetics !