IFRA laboratory analysis of allergens

Coming from the cosmetic field, you wish to analyze the IFRA allergens in your products

What is an IFRA allergen?

First of all, IFRA is an acronym that designates the International Fragrance Association. It is an organization that carries out several actions including the determination of maximum concentrations at which fragrances can be used in cosmetic products.

Thus, the IFRA allergens are the 26 allergens strictly regulated by the IRFA, including

  • Alpha-amylcinnamic aldehyde
  • Alpha-amylcinnamic alcohol
  • Benzyl alcohol
  • Benzyl Benzoate

Moreover, allergic reactions can manifest themselves in various ways: redness, itching, skin irritation, etc…

Why analyze IFRA allergens?

Allergens are subject to various regulations.

In fact, these regulations oblige manufacturers in the cosmetics industry to analyze their products before they are put on the market. The purpose of this step is to guarantee regulatory compliance and the safety of ingredients and fragrance mixtures.

Thus, it is the responsibility of the cosmetics industry to determine how to apply the IFRA standards in accordance with the laws, regulations and other requirements of the countries in which they operate.  

Therefore, the support of a specialized analytical laboratory is a major asset in the marketing of your products.

FILAB supports you in the analysis of IFRA allergens in your cosmetic products

For more than 30 years, our FILAB laboratory has had the experience and specific analytical equipment to assist companies in the cosmetics sector with IFRA allergen analysis.

In addition, FILAB offers a wide range of analysis services specific to the cosmetics industry:

Our services

  • Analysis of undesirable substances on raw materials and finished products: heavy metals, residual solvents, phthalates, bisphenol A, 1,4 dioxane, nitrosamines, siloxanes D4/D4/D6...

  • Characterization of nanomaterials

  • Packaging analysis: polymers, composites, glass

  • Analyses REACH

  • Determination of preservatives (phenoxyethanol, parabens, chlorphenesin...) by HPLC-UV, HPLC-MSMS and GC-MS

  • Powder analysis: particle size, specific surface, morphology, crystallinity...

  • Dosing of active ingredients: organic and mineral sunscreens, vitamins...

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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