Determination of heavy metals according to ISO 21392:2021

What does ISO 21392:2021 say?

ISO 21392:2021 “Cosmetics – Methods of analysis – Measurement of trace metallic elements by ICP-MS in finished cosmetic products” provides a method for the determination of trace metallic elements in finished cosmetic products. 

This analytical method deals only with chromium, cobalt, nickel, arsenic, cadmium, antimony and lead but it can be applied to other heavy metals. 

It is the technique of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), after digestion under pressure of the sample, which is used.

How FILAB supports you in the determination of heavy metals according to ISO 21392:2021

FILAB laboratory offers you its expertise and its state-of-the-art analytical equipment (ICP-MS, ICP-AES, mercury analyzer/amalgamator) for the elemental analysis of heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, nickel, antimony…) according to the ISO 21392:2021 standard 

Since October 2015, the FILAB laboratory has also been COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited for the determination of trace metals in finished cosmetic products. 

The FILAB laboratory also provides the following services 

  • Determination of hazardous substances: heavy metals, nitrosamines, bisphenol A, phthalates,…
  • Determination of sunscreens and preservatives
  • Characterization of nanomaterials
  • Development of customized assay methods by LC-UVMS, GCMS, ICP, CLI… 
  • Problem solving: deposition, color change, odor problems… 
  • REACH analysis 

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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