Toxicology and Efficacy of Cosmetics - Performance Testing
Apart from product safety, consumers pay more attention on the performance and efficacy of a product when they select and purchase a cosmetic item.
To this end, claims for cosmetic products are regulated by (EC) No. 655/2013 and (EC) No. 1223/2009, where require a product claim to be supported by adequate and verifiable evidence. Any product claims made on a cosmetic product shall follow six criteria, including Legal Compliance, Truthfulness, Evidential Support, Honesty, Fairness, and Informed Decision-Making.
In Hong Kong, Legislation Cap.362 ‘Trade Descriptions Ordinance’ also prohibits false trade descriptions, false, misleading, or incomplete information, false marks and misstatements on goods.
Claim substantiation is now becoming a hot topic within the cosmetic industry and market. With stronger supporting evidence, it can help increase competitiveness and brand’s reputation.
Skin Care and Make-up Products
- Trans-epidermal water loss
- Delipidizing & Relipidizing
- Skin gloss
- Skin Melanin value and hemoglobin value
- Anti-aging (Skin firmness and elasticity)
- Freckle Removing
- Pigment spot analysis
- Make-up durability
Hair Care and Hair coloring Products
- Combing ability
- Curl retention
- Washing resistance
- Hair gloss
- Suppleness – dry and wet combing
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