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.
Patch test for normal and sensitive skins
In vivo SPF test – Solar
EFFICACY STUDIES UNDER DERMATOLOGICAL, OPHTHALMOLOGICAL, GYNAECOLOGICAL, DENTAL SUPERVISION
Efficacy of the skin’s protective barrier function
Sebum regulating efficacy
Skin pH-maintaining 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
High pressure homegeniser
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
Z potential. Isoelectric Point | Treatment Simulation Curves | Durability
Effectiveness of hair straightening
REGULATORY AND LEGAL CONSULTANCY
Preparation of the safety assessment
Validation of the cosmetic product information file
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
COSMETEC: RESEARCH INTO NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF SYNTHETIC POLYMERS IN THE COSMETICS SECTOR
Aimed at the substitution of synthetic polymers used in the cosmetics industry, through the development of natural nanofibre veils and natural encapsulated systems.
For a product to be considered “sustainable”, certain requirements must be met, ranging from the raw materials and manufacturing processes to the production chain.
The UNE 149002 standard establishes the criteria and requirements that identify which products are biodegradable and disintegrable and therefore, can be disposed of or not in the toilet