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Care from Tip to Toe

The range of cosmetic products on offer in drugstores and perfumeries today is enormous. Critical consumers pay close attention to quality stamps before making purchases. Our product tests inspect cosmetic products for chemical and microbiological safety and double check the list of declared ingredients, maintaining your customer's trust in your products and documenting your own high level of standards when it comes to product quality.

Benefits at a Glance

With an internationally recognized audit seal from TÜV Rheinland you can:

  • Improve your competitive standing on the global market and your security in terms of product liability
  • Offer consumers safe and tested products
  • Boost your customers’ and partners’ confidence in the quality and safety of your products
  • Document your high level of quality standards with evaluation from an internationally renowned auditing institute

Overview of our Services

  • Declaration and labeling assessments and production of content list
  • Safety assessment for cosmetic regulation
  • Documentation check for official monitoring
  • Chemical analyses of cosmetic products, e.g. for preservatives, ingredients, contaminants, and fragrances
  • Purity test of packaging materials according to Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 and check for heavy metals, PAHs and phthalates
  • Ensure the microbiological quality of cosmetic products and conservation strain test
  • Notification in the CPNP database before first launch on the market or imports of cosmetic products
  • Storage stability tests

We Check the following on Your Behalf

  • Haircare products, such as shampoos, conditioners, hairsprays, or gels
  • Decorative cosmetics, such as lipsticks, make-up, nail lacquers, or mascara
  • Personal hygiene products, such as shower gels, bath products, or body lotions
  • Facial care products, such as creams, face masks, or facial scrubs
  • Deodorants
  • Perfumes

Our Test Standards

  • Food, commodities, and feed regulations (Lebensmittel-, Bedarfsgegenstände- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch, or LFGB)
  • German cosmetics directive as implementation of the 76/768/EEC directive
  • New cosmetic regulation 1223/2009 (valid 07/2013)

TÜV Rheinland Infomation about Amendment of the technically avoidable amounts of heavy metals

In its latest statement, the Federal Institute for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit) published the limit values for the technically avoidable amounts of heavy metals, which are listed in the Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products in Annex II as ”List of substances prohibited in cosmetic products”.* These values were determined under consideration of good manufacturing practice (GMP) and feasibility of raw materials choice. The recommendations dated 1985 and 1990 respectively were no longer representing the state-of-the-art. Based on several years of monitoring and the results of more than 1700 samples the following new limit values for technically avoidable heavy metals were laid down.

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