Cosmetics

As a partner to the cosmetics industry, we offer expert support in the evaluation of raw materials, semi-finished products, end products and various contact materials. From decorative cosmetics to medical cosmetics, natural cosmetics and personal hygiene products.

Our Services

Technical Expertise, Marketability and Declaration

LVA can draw on a seasoned team of experts for the assessment of products and confirmation of their marketability.

Focus areas:

  • Assessments, appraisals, layout checks and translations for over 40 countries.
  • Documents such as health certificates can also be issued on request.
  • Review of labels and designs according to cosmetics legislation.
  • Verification of claims according to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 (Health Claims).

We are also delighted to advise companies on matters of cosmetics law and provide conceptual support – from correct labelling to advertising claims.

 

Laboratory Analysis

Cosmetics and personal hygiene products are governed by clearly defined specifications in regard to their marketability and effect claims. Manufacturers of cosmetic products must on all accounts guarantee the safety of their products. This is a task in which you can rely on the know-how of our laboratory experts.

Services comprise:

  • Microbiological testing (by our GMP-certified laboratory)
  • Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria
  • Pathogenic germs (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans)
  • Escherichia coli
  • Yeasts and moulds
  • Preservation efficacy test according to ISO 11930

Chemical-physical analyses

  • Preservatives
  • Colourings
  • Vitamins
  • Chrome, nickel
  • Fragrance allergens
  • Peroxide value, acid value
  • Physical parameters (density, viscosity, etc.)
  • Flash point
  • Undesirable substances (MOSH/MOAH, etc.)

Packaging materials testing
Packaging fulfils its purpose if it offers a product the best possible protection from external influences and does not adversely affect the contents. Material testing provides certainty.

 

Consultancy

Consultancy focus areas:

  • Advice and conceptual support on matters of cosmetics law, from labelling to advertising claims
  • Issues of innovation and cosmetics technology
  • Review and implementation of HACCP concepts, hygiene, etc.
  • Support for start-ups in matters of cosmetics law
  • Advice and expertise on packaging for cosmetics and hygiene products

Any questions? We are happy to help.

Ing.<sup>in</sup> Kathrin Hangelmann

Ing.in Kathrin Hangelmann

Business Development