Latest news reports and consumer magazines have reported on the influx of cosmetic products from other countries that may exhibit toxic metals. Lead testing in cosmetics has become increasingly necessary.

Common Sample Types

Finished Products with APIs
Raw Materials
Nail Polishes

Elements Commonly Analyzed

Heavy Metals
Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Chromium, Antimony, Barium, Selenium

Active Ingredients
Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Aluminum, Zirconium

We Can Assist You In Testing For These Regulations

Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
Sections from the FDA to regulate the safety of food, drugs, and cosmetics

California Proposition 65
The State requires that no person in the course of doing business shall introduce any CA resident to a chemical known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving a clear and reasonable warning. A list of those substances and their safe harbor levels is provided annually by the state.

Specialists in Working with difficult Cosmetic Matrices

  • Micas
  • Talcs

See the article published previously by Ian Milnes and Matt Linsey, discussing testing of cosmetics and personal care products:
Milnes Linsey Article