• Basic sample: A unit taken from a batch offered for sale.

  • Total sample: The sum of all the basic samples having the same batch number.

  • Laboratory sample: A representative fraction of the total sample that is to be analyzed in the individual laboratories.

  • Test portion: A representative portion of the laboratory sample that is required for one analysis.

  • Containers: The article that contains the product and is in continuous direct contact with it. 

Sampling Procedure 

  • Cosmetic product shall be sampled in their original containers and forwarded to theanalytical laboratory unopened.

  • For cosmetic products which are placed on the market in bulk or retailed in acontainer different from the original manufacturer’s pack, appropriate instructionsfor sampling at the point of use or sale should be issued.

  • The number of basic samples required for the preparation of the laboratory sampleshall be determined by the analytical method and the number of analyses to beperformed by each laboratory.

Storage Of Samples

  • Basic sample must be stored in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructionsappearing on the label if any.

  • Unless other conditions are specified, laboratory samples shall be stored in the dark at between 10 and 25 °C.

  • Basic samples must not be opened until the analysis is about to begin.

Specific Analysis:

  • Lard Detection & Analysis.

  • Volatile Constituents ByGc/Ms.

  • Free Sodium And Potassium Hydroxides

  • Oxalic Acid And Its Alkaline Salts In Hair-Care Products.

  • Chloroform In Toothpaste.

  • 4-Hydroxybenzenesulphonic Acid.

  • Persulphates, Bromates And Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Oxidation Colorants In Hair Dyes

  • Nitrite

  • Free Formaldehyde.

  • Resorcinol In Shampoos And Hair Lotions.

  • Methanol In Relation To Ethanol.

  • Dichloromethane And 1,1,1-Trichloroethane.

  • Quinolin-8-Ol AndBis (8-Hydroxyquinolinium) Sulphate.

  • Mercaptoacetic Acid In Hair-Waving, Hair-Straightening And Depilatory Products.

  • Tosylchloramide Sodium (Inn) (Chloramine-T).

  • Total Fluorine In Dental Creams.

  • Organomercury Compounds For Eye Products.

  • Alkali And Alkaline Earth Sulphides.

  • Quinine In Shampoo And Hair Lotions.

  • Inorganic SulphitesAnd Hydrogen Sulphites.

  • Chlorates Of The Alkali Metals In Toothpastes

  • Sodium Iodate.

  • Silver Nitrate In Cosmetic Products.

  • Selenium Disulphide In Anti-Dandruff Shampoos.

  • Soluble Barium And Strontium In Pigments In The Form Of Salts Or Lakes.

  • Soluble Strontium.

  • Benzyl Alcohol In Cosmetic Products.

  • Zirconium, AluminiumAnd Chlorine In Non-Aerosol Antiperspirants.

  • Hexamidine, Dibromohexamidine, Dibromopropamidine And Chlorhexidine.

  • Benzoic Acid, 4-Hydroxybenzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Salicylic Acid And Propionic Acid.

  • Hydroquinone, Hydroquinone Monomethylether, Hydroquinone MonoethyletherAnd Hydroquinone Monobenzylether.

  • 2-Phenoxy-Ethanol, 1-Phenoxypropan-2-Ol, Methyl, Ethyl, Propyl, Butyl And Benzyl 4-Hydroxybenzoate.

Elemental Analysis 

  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Potassium

  • Sodium

  • Magnesium

  • Manganese

  • Copper

  • Iron

  • Zinc

  • etc.                                    

Heavy Metals Analysis

  • Cobalt

  • Antimony

  • Aluminum

  • Arsenic

  • Cadmium

  • Lead

  • Mercury

  • Molybdenum

  • Nickel

  • etc.

Microbiological Tests:

  • Total Plate Count

  • Yeast and Mold Count

  • Yeast and Mold Identification

  • Staphylococcus aureus

  • Escherichia coli

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Candida albicans

  • Challenge Test

  • etc.