Mérieux NutriSciences - Personal care and Cosmetics

Do you need to test the efficacy and safety of your cosmetic product?

Thanks to the high level of skills, development and control along the whole cosmetic chain, Mérieux NutriSciences offers a complete range of efficacy and safety studies, sensory tests and consumer research to guarantee the claim truthfulness and product’s compatibility and compliance with national and international standards.

Our services include:

  • in vivo and in vitro efficacy and safety studies
  • Claim substantiation support 
  • Sensory sciences
  • Microbiological quality control
  • Physical and chemical quality control
  • Stability and Period After Opening (PAO)
  • Studies on packaging
  • Focus on OTC and Sustainable Beauty
  • Skin microbiome

Studies are performed according to international Guidelines and acknowledged quality standards (GLP/GMP, ISO 17025).

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Merieux NutriSciences - Catalogo cosmetico

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All our Tests and Services

 Full range of scientific tests to support your safety evaluations.

Clinical evaluations in order to demonstrate the efficacy of your product.

Wide range of chemical and physical analyses of cosmetic products in accordance with ICH guidelines.

Characterization and quantification of microorganisms in final cosmetic and personal care products, in intermediate products and for the control of manufacturing environments. We conduct tests to assess the efficiency of antimicrobial preservation agents, as well as sterility and bioburden tests.

To ensure that your products meet quality standards when stored under proper conditions, a safety and stability assessment is required. Mérieux NutriSciences provides a full complement of customizable analytical methods in order to respond to customer requirements on a case-by-case basis. 

OTC (over-the-counter) medicines are safe and effective drugs used by the general public without prior recourse to a healthcare professional. OTCs must be manufactured and controlled in accordance with cGMP requirements for pharmaceuticals for human consumption. 

Mérieux NutriSciences can help with cGMP compliance in relation to the following:

  • Method development and validation
  • Quality control
  • Stability testing

Human skin is a complex ecosystem with various micro-environmental conditions and skin microbial communities, and it is the home to millions of bacteria, fungi and viruses which compose the skin microbiota.
Skin microbiota is extremely important to the skin health and it plays an essential role in skin protection against external infectious or toxic substances.

Discover more about our services for the Skin Microbiome


Thanks to its attention to these issues, Mérieux NutriSciences is able to offer a service dedicated to the cosmetic industry: it does not only concern the finished product, but also the packaging.


Consumer’s satisfaction and the “Wow effect”

One of the fundamental ingredients to make a product successful is customer’s satisfaction; however, how can their needs be anticipated? Sensory analysis and market research are a sound support in this field.

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