Flashpoint Testing for Cosmetics

Flashpoint Testing Services for Cosmetics, including perfumes, essential oils, nail polishes and more.

For cosmetics, a flashpoint test determines the lowest temperature at which a cosmetics product or material emits enough vapor to form, with ambient air, a volatile gas mixture which could ignite if exposed to an ignition source, such as flames, sparks or heat. Intertek tests cosmetic products, components and raw materials to help ensure product safety and regulatory compliance. Perfumes, essential oils and dies scented cosmetics fall under the category of cosmetic products which flashpoints should be controlled.

European flashpoint regulations differentiate products by:

  • Extremely flammable: flash point below 0 ° C and boiling point <35 ° C
  • Flammable: flash point below 21 ° C and boiling point above 35 ° C
  • Flammable: flash point between 21 ° C and 55 ° C

Specialized laboratories within Intertek offer a wide range of analytical services supporting the cosmetics industry, including point measurement flashpoint using different methods and international standards. Intertek supports cosmetics and retail clients across the world with an extensive range of testing, inspection, safety assessments, and regulatory consulting services.


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