Microbiological Testing on your skin care products
Give your customers the satisfaction to know that your products are safe.
A team of highly skilled, experience microbiologists have teamed up with us to offer valuable FDA approved, affordable testing.
Who do we provide testing for?
skin care companies
personal care products
of Health, Beauty, Personal Care, Cosmetic Products
today's marketplace, with regulations getting tighter and competition
getting steeper, it is increasingly more important to provide safe, compliant products to customers.
micro-organisms, particularly in cosmetics as in food, may cause
spoilage or a chemical change that could harm your products and
ultimately your customers. Although skin care products do not have to be
completely sterile, their preservative must be able to take care of any
harmful bacteria or contamination.
At our labs, we are committed
to use of organic and natural products on the skin. Combining this with
the balance of natural preservatives, we are committed to providing
information and testing that will aid in this effort.
It is not uncommon for skin care products and cosmetics, items such as eye makeup,
face creams and skin powders, to become contaminated, usually by touch
of individuals who have unclean hands.
What are Methods for Testing Skin Care?
In order to safely test skin care products, we employ the following techniques and testing:
Microbial ID Testing - A common skin care test; Isolating organisms within a product, this test shows exactly what is present.
Antimicrobial Preservative Challenge Test
- evaluates the effectiveness of an antimicrobial preservative. Known
strains of microorganisms can be detected. This test, intervallic in
nature, shows how a product may stop the growth of pathogens such as
staph. This test takes a full 4 to 6 weeks.
Aerobic Plate Count Test or APC
- a total microbial count of aerobic bacteria present. This does not
contain information about pathogenic or non-pathogenic bacteria. Please
allow at least 3 days to a week for this routine test. We recommend this
test be ordered on each batch of skin care produced by your
Yeast and Mold Count Test - This test
determines total yeast/fungi for the skin care product. Please allow 3
days to a week for this routine test. It is recommended along with the
Pathogen Screening Test - This specific test
ensures that harmful bacteria are located, even low amounts. Please
allow a full week to two weeks for detection of pathogenic bacteria.
Salmonella and Total Gram Negative Testing - including pneumoniae, staphylococcus, serratia, enterobacter and others.
Our Labs do not test on animals.
Our labs uses highly qualified lab tests for the skin care industry.