Cosmetic Testing and Analysis Services

Cosmetic testing at VNTEST

What is cosmetic testing?

Cosmetic testing involves conducting experiments on the safety parameters of each ingredient, supporting substance, and supplement used in the production process. The primary goal of cosmetic testing is to ensure that these products comply with international standards for safety and quality regulations. Through the testing process, the product quality can be assessed, protecting the rights and health of consumers.

Why is cosmetic testing necessary?

Conducting cosmetic testing is extremely important to ensure that cosmetic products meet safety, quality, and efficacy standards.

  • Evaluating the quality of cosmetics, enhancing credibility, and quickly building brand trust for product consumers.
  • Testing the components in cosmetics and determining the safety of the product for consumers.
  • Identifying flaws in the cosmetics production process to rectify shortcomings, timely adjusting product quality to meet higher standards.
  • This is one of the crucial activities for periodic product testing and monitoring.

Testing criteria for cosmetic products

Sensory criteria: Sensory criteria involve aspects such as appearance, color, and scent that can be perceived by human senses.

These sensory criteria fall under the category of quality criteria for cosmetics product and are not legally required for testing. However, businesses may conduct tests to obtain an overall assessment of their products.

Heavy metal criteria:

  • Determination of Lead content
  • Determination of Arsenic content
  • Determination of Mercury content

Microbiological criteria:

  • Determination of Total viable microorganisms count
  • Detection of Candida albicans
  • Detection of Staphylococcus aureus
  • Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Among them, the group of heavy metal criteria and microbiological criteria are mandatory testing criteria according to regulations to assess the safety level of the product, ensuring it does not pose harm to consumers.

Additionally, cosmetics need to control pH, assess skin irritation, and ensure they do not contain prohibited substances (such as Corticoids, hydroquinone…), and do not exceed the concentration limits of certain substances as regulated in the ASEAN agreement.

Testing Process for Cosmetic Samples at VNTEST Institute

Step 1: Identify the testing criteria.

Step 2: Contact for quotation and detailed consultation.

Step 3: Sign the contract, provide necessary documents for testing, and send the samples to VNTEST.

Step 4: Conduct sample testing.

Step 5: Provide the testing result report to the customer.

Testing Competence of VNTEST Institute for Quality Testing and Inspection

  • VNTEST Institute operates in the field of testing, meeting legal requirements, and is recognized as compliant with ISO/IEC 17025 standards.
  • Test results have international value, bearing marks of international recognition in the field of ILAC-MRA testing (ILAC is the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation)

Certificate of VNTEST

VNTEST Institute is ISO 17025 accredited

  • VNTEST Institute has invested in the most advanced equipment systems to ensure the reliability and accuracy of testing results.

Cosmetic testing at VNTEST

Form of cosmetic testing result report at VNTEST Institute:

Form of cosmetic testing result report at VNTEST Institute

Contact with us

Headquarters in Hanoi: 7 Alley 168/21 Nguyen Xien Street, Ha Dinh Ward, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi City.

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Branch in Ho Chi Minh City: 4th Floor, 232/1/33 Binh Loi Street, Ward 13, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Hotline: 0965.338.523