Analysis of cosmetics according to ISO/TR 18818

Industrialists in the field of cosmetics, you wish to analyze your products according to the standard ISO/TR 18818 : Analytical method - Detection and quantitative determination of DEA

What is a cosmetic product?

A cosmetic product is a substance or a mixture put in contact with the superficial parts of the human body.

The purpose of the latter may be to :

  • cleaning
  • perfume
  • modify the appearance
  • protect 
  • maintain in good condition or correct body odor, etc…

Thus, cosmetic products include a wide range of products including creams, makeup, soaps or depilatories.

What is the ISO 18818 standard and why analyze your products according to it?

ISO/TR 18818 is a standard that describes the method for the detection of diethanolamine in cosmetics and raw materials. Diethanolamine is a molecule particularly used in cosmetic products. Indeed, diethanolamine guarantees a sensory and pleasant texture or serves as a replacement for ammonia in “ammonia-free” products.

However, diethanolamine would represent health risks.

Indeed, diethanolamine interacts with nitrites and can develop nitrosamines. These are extremely dangerous and have a highly carcinogenic power.

Thus, a laboratory specialized in the analysis of cosmetics according to ISO/TR 18818 is an essential step in the verification of the conformity of your products.

FILAB supports you in the analysis of your cosmetic products according to ISO/TR 18818

Through our three levels of services: analysis, expertise and R&D support, FILAB assists cosmetics companies in the analysis of their products according to specific standards, in particular ISO/TR 18818. FILAB provides its clients with the know-how and experience of its team, as well as a 2100m² analytical park equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

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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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