Analysis of residual monomers for the cosmetics industry

You wish to perform a residual monomer analysis

Residual monomers in cosmetics in a few words

First of all, a monomer is a chemical molecule of small size and low molecular weight. It is composed of one or more functions that can bind to other organic molecules during the polymerization reaction. Thus, a polymer is composed of several monomers. Of natural origin (rubber, cellulose, starch, leather, silk, wool …) or synthetic (PEG, PVOH, Acrylate / Acrylamide copolymer …), polymers bring new properties to cosmetics.

Indeed, polymers fulfill functions such as

  • film-forming agents,
  • thickeners,
  • emulsifiers,
  • emollients and many others.

Moreover, polymers are present in different types of products: shampoos, creams, hygiene or protection products.

Why perform a residual monomer analysis in your cosmetic products?

Depending on the monomers used during polymerization, the characteristics of a polymer can change greatly.

In addition, some monomers are toxic and many monomers promote early or accelerated degradation of the polymer.

Therefore, the analysis of residual monomers in your cosmetic products is an essential step to ensure quality and compliance.

FILAB supports you in your needs for residual monomer analysis in your cosmetic products

Through our three levels of services: analysis, expertise and R&D support, FILAB assists cosmetics companies in the analysis of residual monomers in the laboratory. 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.

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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