Mérieux NutriSciences - Tests on cosmetic safety

Health must not be jeopardized by beauty

Consumer safety is of utmost importance for the whole cosmetic supply chain. Companies are constantly committed to ensure that their products are safe according to Cosmetic Regulation (EC) no. 1223/2009: it aims at guaranteeing the safety of the final consumer, and for this reason, each product must be evaluated before it is placed on the market.

 

As required by the Regulation, in vitro toxicity and in vivo safety tests are a fundamental tool to evaluate safety and skin tolerability of a cosmetic product.

Our laboratories are at your disposal to help you evaluating the compatibility of the cosmetic product to guarantee consumers its safe application. We offer a complete range of scientific studies to support the assessments on safety through in vitro toxicity tests and in vivo clinical studies to gather the essential data of the Integrated Testing Strategy (ITS).

The ITS identifies and classifies the risk of skin sensitization caused by a certain substance or compound.

IN VITRO TESTS
- Skin irritation and corrosion
- Eye irritation
- Skin sensitization
- Phototoxicity
- Cytotoxicity
- Genotoxicity

IN VIVO TESTS
- Patch test
- Ophthalmological test

 

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Our most common tests and services

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

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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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