Certified B Corporation
Certifying as a B Corporation goes beyond product. B Corp Certification is the only certification that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance. The B Impact Assessment evaluates how your company’s operations and business model impact your workers, community, environment, and customers.
Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP)
Requires that the responsible persons and, under certain circumstances, the distributors of cosmetic products submit some information about the products they place or make available on the European market through the CPNP.
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.
HET-CAM test (hen's egg-chorioallantoic membrane test) is a test used to determine the irritation potential of substances and is an alternative test to the Draize Rabbit Eye Test. In the test, incubated hen's eggs are opened carefully on day 9 and the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) is exposed.
Microbiology testing services help minimize the risk of potential damage by microbes and to ensure the microbiology quality of your products is maintained. While many are harmless, some can cause severe illness or contaminate sterile environments. Microbial testing is necessary and required by many industries worldwide, where human health is at risk of being adversely affected by biological pathogens, disease-causing bacteria, and other toxins.
Sensitive Skin Patch Test
A patch test is a simple way of checking whether your skin will react to new products such as cosmetics, soaps, moisturizers or topical medications. Patch testing is a common way to check for a variety of allergies.
Diagnostic tests are indicated when the cause of a skin lesion or disease is not obvious from history and physical examination alone. These include Patch testing, Biopsy, Scrapings, Examination by Wood light, Tzanck testing, Diascopy
A challenge test is a procedure in which a product is challenged by exposure to specified types of bacteria and fungi to determine whether it is adequately preserved. Assessment of preservative efficacy is needed over the intended shelf-life of that product. Test organisms should be representative of those likely to occur as contaminants during use and should consist of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, mould and yeast. In-house factory isolates obtained as a result of contamination of earlier batches of a product may also be included.
The goal of stability testing is to demonstrate “how the quality of a product substance or product varies with time under the influence of a variety of environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity and light.” To support a stability study, analytical methods using HPLC, LC/MS and GC are used to test for degradation products apart from tests to determine the sterility of the substance and whether the container or packaging of the final commercial product is compromised.