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Study of counterfeits in the cosmetics industry
Industrialists of the cosmetic field you wish to analyze counterfeit products
What is a counterfeit?
Counterfeiting refers to the partial or total imitation of a product or a chemical formulation.
In the context of the cosmetics industry, it refers to a deception aimed at creating confusion between the characteristics of the original product (packaging, container, formulation…) and the counterfeit product (chemical formulation, raw material…).
Why and how to analyze a counterfeit?
Counterfeiting represents a real risk for the consumer, who may be subject to allergies and adverse effects.
An uncontrolled cosmetic product can be dangerous for the skin and cause an allergy more or less consequent. Indeed, the original cosmetic products cannot be put on the market before passing specific toxicity tests, allowing to reach an expected quality for the product.
In order to evaluate the conformity of a product with its labeling, the support of an analytical laboratory will make it possible to seek out fraudulent or harmful substances, to quantify them and to establish a complete assessment concluding or not the veracity of the product.
FILAB performs a complete analytical investigation on your products through the study of its chemical composition
With its advanced and diversified analytical resources, the FILAB laboratory analyzes the conformity of your industrial products, looking for counterfeit elements, to prove or not the counterfeit.
Each suspected counterfeit item is subjected to various types of examination by our teams of experts:
Trace analysis of harmful substances
Identification of unauthorized organic compounds
Study of container/content interactions and migration phenomena
Surface analysis of the product by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
Chemical composition analysis by chromatography (GCMS or LCMSMS)
The positive aspects of FILAB
A highly qualified team
Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests
A complete analytical park of 2100m²