CASE STUDY | Determination of Formaldehyde and Acetaldehyde in Cosmetics

Analytical Strategies to Support Cosmetic Safety Assessment

The safety of cosmetics is critical with the responsibility for lies with industry stakeholders. Formaldehyde and acetaldehyde are both substance of concern following their addition to Annex II – the list of prohibited substances as specified by Regulation (EU) 2019/831. In this case study, Marion Poncet, Deputy Head of Chromatography at our Centre of Excellence for cosmetics analysis, introduces the regulatory context and accurate and sensitive analytical strategies for determination of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde to ensure the quality and safety of cosmetics.

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