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Forbidden / Restricted substances analysis

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 Index:

Allergens

JJ606 - JJ638

Title

Quantification of suspected fragrance allergens in consumer product

Objective

Knowledge of allergen content for raw materials, compliance of labelling for finished products (is mandatory when > 10 ppm for leave-on products and > 100 ppm for rinse-off products)

Schedule

3 weeks - rush TAT

available on request

Standard

EN 16274 or internal method

Quantity

Optimal: 10 g

Minimal: 3 g

Technique

GC-MS

GC-MS TOF

Compound

Amyl Cinnamal (122-40-7), Amylcinnamyl Alcohol (101-85-9),

Benzylalcohol (100-51-6), Benzyl Salicylate (118-58-1), Linalool (78-70-6),

Cinnamyl Alcohol (104-54-1), Cinnamal (104-55-2), Citral (5392-40-5),

Coumarin (91-64-5), Eugenol (97-53-0), Geraniol (106-24-1),

Hydroxycitronellal (107-75-5), Isoeugenol (97-54-1) , Farnesol (4602-84-0),

Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (31906-04-4),

Anise Alcohol (105-13-5), Benzyl Benzoate (120-51-4), Citronellol (106-22-9),

Benzyl Cinnamate (103-41-3) , Hexyl Cinnamal (101-86-0), Limonen

Butylphenyl Methylpropional (80-54-6) , Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (127-51-5),

Methyl 2-Octynoate (111-12-6)

LOQ depends 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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Allergens - Extension

JR0U4

Title

Quantification of even more suspected fragrance allergens in consumer product

Objective

Since the European regulation is evolving, soon 82 substances will be classified as allergens. We are able to quantify 54 substances at the moment, and the rest should be available soon. It is possible to perform each substance one by one

Schedule

3 weeks - rush TAT

available on request

Standard

Internal method

Quantity

Optimal: 10 g

Minimal: 3 g

Technique

GC-MS

GC-MS TOF

Compound

In addition of all the substances in the previous test (see Allergens)

(E) beta Caryophyllène (87-44-5), Ebanol (3-Methyl-5-(2,2,3-Trimethyl-3-cyclopentenyl)pent-4-en-2-ol 67801-20-1), 6-Methylcoumarine (92-48-8), Acetylcedrene (80449-58-7), α-Damascone (43052-87-5), cis-β-Damascone (23726-91-2), δ-Damascone (57378-68-4), α-pinène (80-56-8), β-pinene (127-91-3), α-Santanol (115-71-9), β-Santanol (77-42-9), α-Terpineol (8000-41-7 ), Amyl salicylate (2050-08-0), Benzaldehyde (100-52-7), Camphre (    76-22-2), Carvone (99-49-0), Dimethylbenzyl carbinyl acetate (DMBCA - 151-05-3)), Hexadecanolactone (109-29-5), Galaxolide (Hexamethylindanopyran -                1222-05-5), Majantol (103694-68-4), Menthol (89-78-1), Methylsalicylate (119-36-8), Propylidene phthalide (241-402-8), Damascenone (Rose Ketone-4, 23696-85-7), Salicylaldehyde (90-02-8), Sclareol (515-03-7), Terpineol (98-55-5), Terpinolene (586-62-9), Tetramethyl acetyloctahydronaphthalenes (68155-66-8), trans-Anethole (4180-23-8), Vanilline (121-33-5)

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

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

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY

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Aromatic Hydrocarbons (BTEX)

JJ05Y

Title

Quantification of 6 aromatics in consumer product

Objective

Checking BTEX impurity contents in raw materials and finished products. Benzene is forbidden, and Toluene is only allowed in nail products

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 20 g

Minimal: 5 g

Technique

GC-MS

Compound

Benzene (71-43-2), Ethylbenzene (100-41-4), Styrene (100-42-5),

Toluene (108-88-3), Xylene (m-, p-) (1330-20-7), Xylene (o-) (95-47-6)

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 Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY
  • Eurofins Product Testing Service, Shenzhen, CHINA
  • Eurofins Food and Product Testing K.K, Yokohama, JAPAN

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Bisphenol A

1T3BP / JR0Y8

Title

Quantification of Bisphenol A in consumer product

Objective

Checking Bisphenol A impurity contents in raw materials and finished products

Bisphenol A is forbidden regarding Cosmetic regulation

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 10 g

Minimal: 5 g

Technique

HPLC/UV or LC-MS&GC-MS

Compound

Bisphenol A (80-05-7) - LOD = 0.3 ppm - LOD may vary depending on the matrix

GC-MS/MS, LOQ 0,05 mg/kg depends on the matrix

Accreditation

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Production laboratory

  • Eurofins Product Testing A/S, Galten, DENMARK
  • Eurofins Sofia GmbH, Berlin, GERMANY
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY
  • Eurofins Product Testing Service, Shenzhen, CHINA
  • Eurofins Food and Product Testing K.K, Yokohama, JAPAN

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Dioxane

JJ0HL

Title

Quantification of 1,4-Dioxane in consumer product

Objective

Checking Dioxane impurity contents in raw materials and finished products. Dioxane is forbidden regarding Cosmetic regulation

Schedule

3 weeks - rush TAT

available on request

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 50 g

Minimal: 10 g

Technique

HC-GC-MS

Compound

1-4 Dioxane (123-91-1) - LOQ = 0.5 ppm - 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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Free Formaldehyde

1T0MQ

Title

Free formaldehyde (quantitative) - DNPH

Objective

Checking formaldehyde impurity content in raw materials and finished products (forbidden), especially when the product contains a formol donor (up to 0.05%)

Schedule

3 weeks- rush TAT

available on request

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 30 g

Minimal: 10 g

Technique

HPLC-UV

Compound

Formaldehyde (50-00-0) - Min LOQ = 0.1 ppm - LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

/

Production laboratory

  • External partner of Eurofins Group, via ATS and CPT
  • Eurofins Food and Product Testing K.K, Yokohama, JAPAN

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Heavy Metals

 

FIN1C /// FINOS – FIN1B 6 FINOV – FIN62 – FIN1P

FIN0W - FIN0T - FIN0Z - FIN1S

Title

Qualification of heavy metals in cosmetics product

Objective

Checking Heavy Metals impurity contents in raw materials and finished products. All of these metals are forbidden regarding Cosmetic regulation

Schedule

3 weeks- rush TAT

available on request

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 5 g per product

Minimal: 0.5 g per product

Technique

Digestion (Microwave) - ICP-MS

Compound

LOQ = 0.01 ppm: Cadmium (7440-43-9), Mercury (7439-97-6)

LOQ = 0.1 ppm: Lead (7439-92-1), Arsenic (7440-38-2), Antimony (7440-36-0), Nickel (7440-02-0), Chromium (7440-47-3), Cobalt (7440-48-4)

LOQ = 1 ppm: Selenium (7782-49-2)

LOQ may vary depending on the matrix or the laboratory

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
  • Eurofins Food and Product Testing K.K, Yokohama, JAPAN
  • Eurofins Bel/Novamann s.r.o., Nové Zámky, SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Isothiazolinone

JR012

Title

Detection and quantification of 4 Thiazolinones in cosmetic products

Objective

Checking that MCI/MI ratio is 3:1 and that total content is less than 0.0015% (for finished products)

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 20 g

Minimal: 10 g

Technique

LC-DAD or LC-MS

Compound

Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI: 2682-20-4)

Methylisothiazolinone (MI: 26172-55-4)

Benzoisothiazolinone (BI: 2634-33-5)

Octylisothiazolinone (OI: 26530-20-1)

LOQ = 1ppm - 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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Nitrosamines

JR0DW - JR09Q

Title

Quantification of volatiles nitrosamines and NDELA

Objective

Checking that total content in finished product is less than 10 ppb

Schedule

3 weeks- rush TAT

available on request

Standard

Internal Method according to ISO methods

Quantity

Nitrosamines:

Opt. 40 g - Min 20 g

NDELA:

Opt. 200 mg - Min 50 mg

Technique

Nitrosamines: GC-MS/MS or GC-MS

NDELA: LC-MS-MS

Compound

N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA           : 55-18-5), N-Nitrosopiperidine (NPIP:100-75-4),

N-Nitrosodipropylamine (NDPA: 621-64-7), N-Nitrosomorpholine (NMOR: 59-89-2),

N-Nitrosodibutylamine (NDBA          : 924-16-3), N-Nitrosopyrrolidine (NPYR: 930-55-2),

N-Nitrosomethylethylamine (NMEA: 10595-95-6),

N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA: 62-75-9)

LOQ = 4 ppb - LOQ may vary depending on the matrix

N-Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA: 1116-54-7)

LOQ = 10 ppb - 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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PAH

1T2UH

Title

Quantification of 25 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons listed in VO (EG) 1223/2009, EPA, Reach, EFSA

Objective

Checking PAH impurity contents in raw materials and finished products

Forbidden PAH are the following: Anthracene, Benzo(a)anthracene, Chrysene, Benzo(b)fluoranthene, Benzo(e)pyrene, Benzo(a)pyrene, Benzo-(j)-fluoranthene, Benzo(k)fluoranthene, Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: -

Minimal: -

Technique

GC-MS

Compound

Acenaphtene (83-32-9), Acenaphthylene (208-96-8) Anthracene (120-12-7), Benzo(a)anthracene (56-55-3), Benzo(a)pyrene (50-32-8), Benzo(b)fluoranthene (205-99-2), Benzo(c)fluorene (205-12-9), Benzo(ghi)Perylene (191-24-2), Benzo-(j/k)-fluoranthene (205-82-3 / 207-08-9), Chrysene (218-01-9), Cyclopenta(c,d)pyrene (27208-37-3), Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene (53-70-3), Dibenzo(a,e/a,h/a,i/a,l)pyrene (192-65-4...), Fluoranthene (206-44-0), Fluorene (86-73-7), Indeno-(1,2,3-cd)-pyrene (193-39-5), Naphtalene (91-20-3), Phenanthrene (85-01-8), Pyrene (129-00-0), 5-Methylchrysene (3697-24-3), Benzo(e)pyrene (192-97-2)

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

Accreditation

/

Production laboratory

  • External partner of Eurofins Group, GERMANY via ATS, CPT
  • Eurofins Product Testing Service, Shenzhen, CHINA                                

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Parabens

JR0KA

Title

Qualification of 9 Parabens in consumer product

Objective

Quantification of residues between 0.5 mg/kg and 20 mg/kg

Schedule

3 weeks - rush TAT

available on request

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 20 g

Minimal: 10 g

Technique

LC-MS

Compound

Methyl paraben (99-76-3), Ethyl paraben (120-47-8), Propyl paraben (94-13-3),

Iso-propyl paraben (4191-73-5), Butyl paraben (94-26-8),

Iso-Butyl Paraben (4247-02-3), Pentyl Paraben (6521-29-5),

Phenyl Paraben (17696-62-7), Benzyl paraben (94-18-8)

LOQ = 0.5 ppm - 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 Bel/Novamann s.r.o., Nové Zámky, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
  • Eurofins Product Testing Service, Shenzhen, CHINA

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Pesticides

Title

Quantification of pesticides (Organochloride, Organophosphorus, PCB, Organonitrogen, etc.)

Objective

Checking pesticides impurity contents in raw materials and finished products

Schedule

3 weeks - rush TAT

available on request

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 50 g

Minimal: 20 g

Technique

Depending on the pesticide(s)

Compound

Pesticides (more than 1000 compounds to test, on demand)

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

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

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins Dr. Specht & Partner Laboratorien GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY
  • Eurofins Sofia GmbH, Berlin, GERMANY

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Phthalates

JR0GJ

Title

Quantification of 12 Phthalates (8 are forbidden in Cosmetic Regulation)

Objective

Checking phthalates impurity contents in raw materials and finished products Forbidden phthalates are: DBP, DEHP, BBP, DIPP, DPEM, DPP, DnPP, DiBP

Schedule

3 weeks - rush TAT

available on request

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 109 g

Minimal: 2 g

Technique

GC-MS

Compound

Di-butyl phthalate (DBP: 84-74-2), Bis-2-ethylhexyl Phthalate (DEHP: 117-81-7),

Benzyl butyle phthalate (BBP: 85-68-7), Diisopentyl phthalate (DIPP: 605-50-5),

Bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate (DPEM: 117-82-8), Bisethyl phthalate (DEP: 84-66-2),

Bismethyl phthalate (DMP: 131-11-3), Diisobutyl phthalate (DiBP: 84-69-5),

N-pentyl-isopentyl ester phthalic acid (DPP: 84777-06-0),

Biscyclohexyl ester phthalic acid (DCHP: 84-61-7),

Bis-n-pentyl ester phthalic Ac. (DnPP: 117-82-8),

Bis-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP: 117-84-0)

LOQ = 3 ppm - LOQ may vary depending on the matrix

Accreditation

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

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins Sofia GmbH, Berlin, GERMANY
  • Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH, Hamburg, GERMANY
  • Eurofins Product Testing Service, Shenzhen, CHINA
  • Eurofins Food and Product Testing K.K, Yokohama, JAPAN

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Preservatives

JR0AA

Title

Quantification of 13 Preservatives (Including 9 Parabens) in consumer product

Objective

Quantification of added preservatives in finished products. For “free of paraben” claim, please see test JR0KA above

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 20 g

Minimal: 10 g

Technique

LC-UV

Compound

Methyl paraben (99-76-3), Ethyl paraben (120-47-8) - LOQ = 15 ppm

Pentyl Paraben (6521-29-5), Benzyl paraben (94-18-8),

Phenyl Paraben (17696-62-7), Propyl paraben (94-13-3),

Iso-propyl paraben (4191-73-5),

Butyl paraben (94-26-8), Iso-Butyl Paraben (4247-02-3)

LOQ = 20 ppm

Potassium Sorbate (24634-61-5), Sodium Benzoate (532-32-1)

LOQ = 100 ppm

Phenoxyethanol (122-99-6) - LOQ = 40 ppm

Dehydroacetic Acid             (520-45-6) - LOQ = 50 ppm

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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Solvent Residues

JR0C9

Title

Quantification of solvent residues in cosmetics

Objective

Checking solvent residues contents in raw materials and finished products

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 20 g

Minimal: 10 g

Technique

GC-FID

Compound

Methanol (67-56-1), Ethanol (64-17-5), Aceton (67-64-1), Residual Hexan

Propanol-2 (67-63-0), Methylethylcetone (78-93-3), Ethyl acetate (141-78-6),

Isobutanol (78-83-1), THF (109-99-9), Cyclohexane (110-82-7),

Benzene (71-43-2), Isopropyl acetate (108-21-4), N-Heptane (142-82-5),

Butanol (71-36-3), Propyl acetate (109-60-4), Toluene (108-88-3),

Methyl iso-butyl-cetone (MIBK) (108-10-1), Sum m+p-Xylene , Xylene (o-) (95-47-6),

Isobutyl Acetate (110-19-), Butyle Acetate (123-86-4), Ethylbenzene (100-41-4),

Cyclohexanone (108-94-1) - Other solvents can be added on demand

LOQ = 10 ppm - 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 Bel/Novamann s.r.o., Nové Zámky, SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Substances of Very High Concern

1T38B

Title

Quantification of 168 SVHC in cosmetics

Objective

Checking 168 SVHC contents in raw materials and finished products, regarding REACH

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: -

Minimal: -

Technique

ICP-OES, LC-UV, LC-MS, GC-MS

GC-ECD, IC

Compound

Compounds in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

/

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins Product Testing Service, Hangzhou, CHINA
  • Eurofins Product Testing Service, Shenzhen, CHINA

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Sulfate

Title

Quantification of sulfate in cosmetics

Objective

Checking sulfate contents in raw materials and finished products

Schedule

3 weeks

Standard

Internal Method

Quantity

Optimal: 20 g

Minimal: 10 g

Technique

IC

Compound

Sulfate compounds

LOQ depends on the matrix

Accreditation

/

Production laboratory

  • Eurofins Experchem Laboratories Inc., Ontario, CANADA

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