A GLOBAL SERVICE
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
Detection of Fungi
Detection of Staphylococcus aureus
Detection of Escherichia coli
Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Detection of Candida albicans
Detection of Burkholderia cepacea
Challenge test (Effectiveness of the preservative) (ISO 11930:2019)
The “challenge test” or preservative efficacy test, 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
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
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
The impact of microplastics in the current cosmetic industry: what global regulatory initiatives should be implemented to improve the environment.
Cosmetotextiles, an approach to their functionalities and the business opportunities they represent
More than a hundred professionals from the cosmetics sector attended the meeting under the theme “Sustainable cosmetics: a trend or social conscience?”