Laboratory for the analysis of sunscreens in cosmetic products

Your needs: analyze the sun filters of your cosmetic products

What are sunscreens?

Sunscreens provide photochemical protection by absorbing the energy of ultraviolet rays to protect the skin. The two types of filters (against UVB & against UVA) are generally combined in a suncare product to guarantee its effectiveness.

Why should you use sunscreens in your cosmetic products? They guarantee the safety of users, the use of sunscreens in cosmetic products is highly regulated.

Annex VI of the Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 sets the positive list of UV filters. 27 UV filters are currently authorized, including 3 filters in nanometric form.

Are you looking for a reliable and reactive laboratory for the quality control of sunscreens in your cosmetic products? Call on FILAB laboratory!

Our solutions: analysis and dosage of solar filters

Techniques for the dosage of sunscreens in cosmetic products

The dosage of sunscreens depends on the nature of their composition. Our analytical park of 2100m² allows us to offer you a plurality of analysis adapted to your cosmetic product:

  • Determination of organic sunscreens by ICP-MS or ICP-MS/MS: in order to go down to very low limits of quantification and to guarantee the precision of the results for the dosage of chemical elements (ethyl hexyl methoxycinnamate, ethyl hexyl triazone, octocrylene, 4-Methylbenzyldene camphor, Butyl Methoxy DiBenzoyl Methane, Tinosorb M, Tinosorb S, benzophenone-3, benzophenone-4, ethyl hexyl samycilate, para aminobenzoic acid PABA, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, homosalate, etc)
  • Determination of inorganic sunscreens by SEM-EDX: for metal oxides such as TiO2 or zinc oxide, which can be analyzed even as nanomaterials using the SEM-EDX technique.

FILAB laboratory can also assist you in the analysis of :

  • Your OTC products by GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP…
  • In vivo and in vito evaluation of your cosmetic products

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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