Cosmetics Testing

Analysis of Cosmetic Products: Quality and Safety of Cosmetics

Microbiological Tests

Our service portfolio for microbiological cosmetic product testing includes:

  • Microbiological status and tests for microbiological purity: aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, yeasts and moulds
  • Pathogenic germs: E Coli, staphylococcus aureus, pseudomonas aeruginosa, etc.
  • Microbiological testing of raw materials and process waters

Chemical and Physical Tests

Chemical-Physical Tests for Cosmetic Products

In the field of chemical and physical testing we can provide you with:

  • Analyses of cosmetics for mineral oils
  • Contaminants: 1,4-dioxane, ethylene oxide, solvents, nitro musk compounds, nitrosamines, phthalates, heavy metals, pesticides, PAHs
  • Fat values (acid value, peroxide value, etc.)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Oxidation stability (rancidity test)
  • Physical values, such as density, PH value, viscosity, a-value, etc.
  • Preservatives
  • Testing of cosmetic active agents
  • Vitamins (e.g. panthenol, tocopherol, retinol)

Analysis of Packaging Materials of Cosmetics

  • Specific analyses, for instance for formaldehyde, phthalates, heavy metals, specific plastics additives
  • Tests for contaminants in packaging materials:
    • Plasticisers, such as phthalates
    • Nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates
    • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
    • Heavy metals like arsenic, lead, cadmium, antimony, nickel, mercury, etc.

Further Investigation

Dermatology Tests and Further Investigations

Besides microbiological and chemical-physical testing, we also offer a number of additional analyses for your products and raw materials.

Services in the field of dermatological tests and other analyses for cosmetic products:

  • Determination of sun protection factor
  • Stability and efficacy tests
  • Audits with regard to compliance with GMP guidelines
  • Industrial hygiene: hygiene controls, microbial air measuring, surface and personnel control, on site hygiene training courses

Who we are

Spectralab Analytical Services is a privately owned independent analytical testing laboratory located in Nairobi.  Our main laboratory is situated along Dar es Salaam Road, Industrial Area. +Readmore...

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Office: 2nd Flr, ABC Bank Building, Dar es Salaam Rd.
Tel: +254 020 655 1177, 020 240 8111, 0775 502 222

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