Cosmetic testing: over twenty years ofexperience
The adoption of Regulation EC 1223/2009 on cosmetic products has unequivocally established the obligation for companies producing, trading and importing cosmetics across Europe, to perform tolerance and efficacy tests on cosmetic products. As an important support to clinical evaluations, the laboratories may use several instrumental non-invasive methods to evaluate quantitatively and objectively the product effects. Furthermore, the recent digital imaging systems and computerized image analysis development, allow a precise evaluation of cosmetic effects against the main skin aging signs.
COSMETICS: REGULATORY BACKGROUND
Cosmetic testing started in Europe several decades ago, but the current regulatory background makes it even more important for beauty companies to collaborate with specialized laboratories.