ISCA Cosmetic Testing has launched a website with its latest microbial testing offers to help get personal care products on the market.
The British company has partnered with The Vegan Society to certify several microbiological test methods.
Existing micro-test protocols require the use of culture media and auxiliaries that contain animal byproducts.
ISCA’s new methods replace these substances with vegan alternatives, which have been validated to ensure equal performance.
ISCA’s vegan-certified methods include preservative efficacy tests (PET), such as EP/USP challenge tests, and TCVs (total viable counts).
“In order to sell your product in Europe, you require to hold a Product Information File (PIF) which contains information and data related to the cosmetic product including its safety, efficacy, and regulatory compliance,” a company spokeswoman said.
“This documentation is mandatory in order to comply with the European Union’s Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009. The PIF contains the product formulation, manufacturing process, packaging, labelling, and stability testing data,” she added.
“As well as the microbiological report (challenge test) and toxicological report (CPSR). With ISCA’s service package offers you will be able to purchase your very own starter pack which includes a preservative efficacy test as well as a stability test.”