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In line with the continued cosmetic market expansion, the product’s safety and quality is under greater concern. Many countries like USA and EU have established continuous market surveillance authorities to check whether products compliance with the safety requirements and taking corrective actions against unqualified products (e.g. recall or prohibited for sale). Therefore, it is the responsibility for the manufacturers to ensure their products are safe to the consumers.

Below is some information about the testing requirements and test items covering cosmetic products:
Testing Requirements Cover: EU 76/768/EEC USA FDA CFR 21 ASEAN Cosmetic Directive Plus many more For US market - with reference to US FDA CFR 21
Major Testing Items Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA) on the formulation Microbial contamination (USP61) * Preservative effectiveness (USP51) Heavy metal contamination (Hg and Pb) * Ingredient and Package Label Review  * Phthalates (Nail Polish) * Plus Other Functional Tests For EU with reference to EU 76/768/EEC

Major Testing Items Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA) on the formulation    Microbial contamination (EuP/BP) * Efficacy of antimicrobial  preservation (EuP/BP) Heavy metal contamination (Pb, Cd, Hg, As, etc) * Ingredient and Package Label Review * Free Formaldehyde content Hydroquinone Content * Analysis of N-nitrosodialkanolamine (“NDELA”) content * Plus Other Functional Tests * = Recall cases in past 12 months
If you want to know more info, please don’t hesitate to contact our SGS representative!

For Enquiries
Man Mak (Life Science)
t: + 852 2609 9600 (ext 3353)
f: + 852 2603 7577
Man Chan (Hardlines)
t: + 852 2774 7168
f: + 852 2646 0026

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