Laboratory analysis of cosmetic packaging

Cosmetics manufacturers are faced with important issues regarding the conformity of their packaging when a new product is put on the market.

The challenges of cosmetic packaging safety

According to the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) 1223/2009, “a cosmetic product made available on the market is safe for human health when used under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use” (Article 3).

Indeed, after the cosmetic product is made, the solution is packaged. And it is at this moment that it is still possible that the content is polluted by the container because of interractions. Therefore, it is essential to verify that the packaging does not contain any relearguable prohibited by the regulation.

Indeed, manufacturers are required to ensure the safety and quality of their cosmetic packaging, in order to avoid the risks of migration, oxidation or failure on their products. Thus, the support of an analysis laboratory allows to bring viable results allowing to evaluate the conformity and the performances of the cosmetic packaging, according to the criteria of a schedule of conditions and the regulatory standards.

Our solutions: provide you with our analytical equipment and the expertise of our engineers for the analysis of your cosmetic packaging

FILAB laboratory has developed numerous skills in chemical analysis in the field of cosmetics. Our laboratory has a state-of-the-art analytical park of more than 2100 m2 and high-level human skills in order to offer its customers services that meet their compliance criteria in the analysis and characterization of cosmetic packaging: glass, plastic, ceramics…

FILAB offers tailor-made services for the analysis of your cosmetic packaging:

Cosmetic packaging analysis

  • Study of the chemical composition of your packaging materials by HSGCMS, HPLC-UV, GCMS, ICP...

  • Analysis of undesirable or interesting substances in your cosmetic packaging: heavy metals, residual solvents, phthalates, bisphenol A...

  • Compatibility study of cosmetic packaging (container/content interaction, extractables and leachables)

  • Characterization of the physical and thermal properties of the packaging by ATG DSC, FTIR...

  • Expertise on non-conformities on your packaging: particles, deposits, degradation of materials, change of color...

  • Process optimization and material selection assistance

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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