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Allantoine

FIN1A - CH004

Title

Quantification of allantoine in cosmetics product

Objective

Checking allantoine as an active ingredient in raw materials and finished products

Schedule

3 weeks

 

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 20 g

Minimal: 10 g

Technique

LC-UV

Compound

Allantoine (97-59-6)

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

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Production laboratory

  • Eurofins ATS, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY

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Aluminium (in deodorant)

FIN03

Title

Determination of aluminium as an active ingredient in deodorant-products

Objective

Quantification of aluminium salts in antiperspirants (calculation is done based on aluminium content)

Check of “free of aluminium” claim

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 10 g

Minimal: 5 g

Technique

F-AAS

Compound

Aluminium (7429-90-5)

LOQ = 0.05% (w/w) - LOQ may vary depending on the matrix

Accreditation

DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 D-PL-14435-01-00

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY
  • Eurofins Product Testing Service, Shenzhen, CHINA

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Ethanol

FN5C - CH004

Title

Determination of ethanol in consumer product

Objective

Quantification of ethanol. Check of “free of ethanol” claim

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 20 g

Minimal: 10 g

Technique

GC-FID

Compound

Ethanol (64-17-5)

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

ISO 17025

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins ATS, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY
  • Eurofins Bel/Novamann s.r.o., Nové Zámky, SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Glycerol

FIN5E - CH580 - CH958

Title

Quantification of Glycerol in cosmetics product

Objective

Checking glycerol as an active ingredient in raw materials and finished products

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 20 g

Minimal: 10 g

Technique

GC-FID

IC-PAD

Compound

Glycerol (56-81-5)

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

ISO 17025

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins ATS, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY
  • Eurofins Bel/Novamann s.r.o., Nové Zámky, SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Fluoride (in oral hygiene)

JJ0HL - CH064

Title

Quantification of fluorine in toothpaste, mouth wash and dental solution

Objective

Checking fluorine as an active ingredient in oral hygiene product

Total concentration in Fluorine ions must be below 0.15% regarding cosmetic regulation

Schedule

3 weeks - rush TAT

available on request

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 10 g /30 g

Minimal: 2 g / 10 g

Technique

IC-EC / GC-MS

Compound

Fluorine (7782-41-4), Sodium fluorure (7681-49-4)

Sodium monofluorophosphate (10163-15-2)

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

ISO 17025

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins ATS, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY
  • Eurofins Bel/Novamann s.r.o., Nové Zámky, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
  • Eurofins Product Testing Service, Shenzhen, CHINA

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Niacinamide

FN2K - CH784

Title

Quantification of Niacinamide (Vitamin PP) in consumer product

Objective

Checking Niacinamide as an active ingredient in raw materials and finished products

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: -

Minimal: -

Technique

LC-UV

Compound

Niacinamide (98-92-0)

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

ISO 17025

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins ATS, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY

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Panthenol

FIN06 - CH181

Title

Quantification of panthenol (Provitamin B5) in consumer product

Objective

Checking panthenol as an active ingredient in raw materials and finished products

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 20 g

Minimal: 5 g

Technique

LC-UV

Compound

Panthenol (81-13-0)

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

ISO 17025

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins ATS, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY

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Urea

RTP58 - CH05Q

Title

Quantification of urea in consumer product

Objective

Checking urea as an active ingredient in raw materials and finished products

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: -

Minimal: -

Technique

LC-DAD

Compound

Urea (57-13-6)

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

/

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins ATS, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY (Only for Urea raw material)
  • Institut Dr. Rothe, Dortmund, GERMANY (For finished products)

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Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)

JR0LX + FIN2L

Title

Quantification of TiO2 as a UV-filter in sun protection products

Objective

Checking that the product complies with the UV filter regulatory limit (25%)

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 5 g

Minimal: 0.5 g

Technique

KHSO4-fusion, AAS 

Compound

Titanium Oxide (13463-67-7)

LOQ = 0.1% (w/w) - LOQ may vary depending on the matrix

Accreditation

DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 D-PL-14435-01-00

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins Pharma Quality Control (ACE), Les Ulis, FRANCE
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY

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Zinc Oxide (ZnO)

FIN1C +  FIN0X or FI001

Title

Quantification of Zinc in order to quantify Zinc Oxide as UV-filter in sun protection products

Objective

Checking that the product complies with the UV filter regulatory limit (25%)

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 5 g

Minimal: 0.5 g

Technique

Digestion (Microwave) - ICP-MS

Compound

Zinc (7440-66-6)

LOQ = 1 ppm - LOQ may vary depending on the matrix

Accreditation

DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 D-PL-14435-01-00

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins Pharma Quality Control (ACE), Les Ulis, FRANCE
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY

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Chemical UV Filters

FIN0G - CH582 - CHF58 - CH0A2 - CH585

CH583 - CH02G - CH02F

Title

Quantification of one or more of the Chemical UV filters listed below in solar products

Other UV filters tests are also available

Objective

Checking that the product complies with the UV filter regulatory limit

Each filter has its own test and own regulatory limit (Shown below)

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 50 g

Minimal: 20 g

Technique

LC-UV or LC-MS

Compound

Parsol MCX (Ethylhexyl/octyl methoxycinnamate: 5466-77-3): 10%

Tinosorb S (Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine : 187393-00-6): 10%

Uvasorb HEB (Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone: 154702-15-5): 10 %

Eusolex 232/ Ensulizole (Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid: 27503-81-7): 8% (acid)

Ethyl Hexyl Salicylate (118-60-5): 5%

Octyl triazone (Ethylhexyl triazone: 88122-99-0): 5%

Parsol 1789 (Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane/Avobenzone: 70356-09-1): 5%

Octyl Salicylate (118-60-5): 5%

Homosalate (Trimethylcyclohexyl 2-hydroxybenzoate): 118-56-9) : 10%

Octocrylene (6197-30-4): 10 % (acid)

Oxybenzone (131-57-7): 10%

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

ISO 17025

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins ATS, Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE
  • Eurofins Pharma Quality Control (ACE), Les Ulis, France
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY
  • Eurofins Product Testing Service, Shenzhen, CHINA
  • Eurofins Experchem Laboratories Inc., Ontario, CANADA

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