by Javier Miró

COSMETICS TESTING AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY

AITEX, has more than 35 years experience in applied chemistry, and is equipped with advanced infrastructures, laboratory equipment and experimental research plants for the analysis and testing of cosmetic products.

We offer a complete service to the cosmetics industry in all of the main areas of activity: laboratories for the characterisation, quality control and certification of products according to international norms and standards; applied research projects, innovation and product development with added value; in vivo and in vitro testing, international legislative support, technical, legislative and scientific advice and specialised technical training.

 

At AITEX we have experience, know-how and a massive R&D potential that enables us to rapidly and seamlessly implement tailor-made solutions and services for the cosmetics industry.

ANALYSIS AND TESTING OF COSMETICS

MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING IN COSMETICS

Detection of mesophilic aerobes (ISO 21149:2017)
Detection of Fungi (ISO 16212:2017)
Detection of Staphylococcus aureus (ISO 22718:2016)
Detection of Escherichia coli (ISO 21150:2016)
Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ISO 22717:2016)
Detection of Candida albicans (ISO 18416:2017)
Detection of Burkholderia cepacea (proprietory method)

 

Challenge test (Effectiveness of the preservative) (ISO 11930:2019)

The “challenge test” or preservative efficacy test, under UNE-EN ISO 11930:2019, aims to determine the preservative efficacy of a formula to prevent contamination by microorganisms during normal and predictable use.

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL TESTING IN COSMETICS

Detection of water activity (ISO 29621:2017)
Flushable products (UNE 149002:2019)
Detection of Heavy Metals
Detection of ODP
Detection of Substances
Detection of Stabilities and package-product compatibility
Detection of pH, viscosity, density, etc.
Capillary strength. Number or heading, tensile strength, elongation, fracture and toughness.

 

BIOCOMPATIBILITY TESTING

Patch test for normal and sensitive skins
Open test
Het-Cam test
HRIPT test
In vivo SPF test – Solar

EFFICACY STUDIES UNDER DERMATOLOGICAL, OPHTHALMOLOGICAL, GYNAECOLOGICAL, DENTAL SUPERVISION

Moisturising efficacy
Firming efficacy
Elasticity effectiveness
Efficacy of the skin’s protective barrier function
Sebum regulating efficacy
Skin pH-maintaining efficacy
Regenerative efficacy
Bleaching efficacy
Depigmenting efficacy

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DEVELOPMENT OF R&D PROJECTS

R&D PROJECTS IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS

Encapsulation for the protection and controlled release of assets
Minispray Dryer
Nanospray Dryer
Fluid Bed
High pressure homegeniser
Lipid extruder
Co extrusion


Customised formulation of cosmetic products
Electrofabrication of nanofibre veils
Study of natural ingredients as an alternative to raw materials
Cosmetotextile product development

DESIGN OF CUSTOMISED USER TESTS

Objective efficacy studies under dermatological control and/or measurement with skin analysers
Subjective effectiveness studies
Consumer satisfaction studies
Tasting panel

 

CAPILLARY

Z potential. Isoelectric Point | Treatment Simulation Curves | Durability
Electron photomicroscopy
Effectiveness of hair straightening

 

REGULATORY AND LEGAL CONSULTANCY

Preparation of the safety assessment
Validation of the cosmetic product information file

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Life cycle analysis
Water footprint calculation and reduction
Carbon footprint calculation and reduction
Biodegradability of packaging and wipes

 

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE ON COSMETICS

COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATIVE ADVICE

AITEX provides advice on current obligatory legislation for the marketing of cosmetic products in Spain.  We provide an advisory service on all areas of action, quality control and certification according to international norms and standards and on undertaking applied research, innovation and new product development projects.

EXPORT GUIDELINES FOR COSMETIC PRODUCTS

AITEX can draw up a la carte export guides, for Spanish companies wishing to export their cosmetics to other countries.  We offer user guides that help companies gain an in-depth understanding of the chosen country, what information must be provided, where the documentation must be

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