Allergen screening testing for cosmetics and personal care products supporting the development of safe beauty and personal care products

Our experts provides an allergen screening service for perfume and fragrances employing recognized analytical test methods such as using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). Recently, our experts at our Center of Excellence for Cosmetics Testing, LaCoMeD, announced a unique 58 allergen screening service using an advanced GC-MS/MS approach to identify and quantify 58 volatile compounds suspected to be allergens in fragrances and raw materials used in cosmetic products. This method supports industry's efforts to comply with the new European regulation 2023/1545 published in July 2023 and enables analysis of up to 58 chemically defined allergens from the EU allergen list. Learn more here.

Supporting your safe cosmetic development
An allergic reaction to a cosmetic or to the topical application of other chemical substances and formulations onto the skin can manifest as an obvious inflammatory response. Contact allergens tend to be low molecular weight and are capable of forming covalent bonds with carrier proteins in the skin. Although the majority of potential allergens in personal care or cosmetic products have a low intrinsic potential for sensitisation, there are some important exceptions which mean that robust screening of allergens is key to a successful product launch. 

Bringing quality and safety to life, our team aim to help you too lower the risk of producing products which have potential to induce an adverse response. Our Total Quality Assurance expertise includes regulatory assurance, laboratory testing and robust clinical testing. We design testing programs or clinical investigations exactly to help you meet the needs of regulatory compliance and accelerate the development of your safe and differentiated products.

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