As new product formulations in the cosmetics industry continue to be introduced very quickly, one of the biggest challenges manufacturers face is keeping up with current consumer trends while proving to government regulating bodies that product claims are substantiated with robust testing.
For cosmetics manufacturers, thorough testing not only of finished products but also the ingredients must become the priority. NJ Labs has the ability to perform Chemistry and Microbiological tests for cosmetics with a specialization in ingredient testing including: Vitamins: A, C, E, Panthenol, Alpha Hydroxy Acids: citric acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, Humectants: glycerine, lecithin, Silicones: Dimethicone/Cyclomethicone, Sunscreen agents: titanium dioxide, Bleaching Agents: hydroquinone, Antioxidants: butylated hydroxy toluene (BHT), Preservatives: Parabens, benzoyl peroxide, Emollients: Cetyl alcohol, Steryl alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Cetearyl alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Castor Oil, Avocado Oil.
We also test Water, Caffeine and are in the process of obtaining laboratory instruments for Fire Point testing of cosmetic products. Learn more about the specific testing we offer by clicking on the Testing Services link.
Dairy and Food Testing
Our legacy in Dairy & Food testing dates to 1936, when our founder pioneered the development of the first Quality Control methodologies ever used in Dairy & Food testing. QC methodologies need to keep experimental error to a minimum while promoting reproducibility to a maximum.
Fast forward to today. Dairy products are rapidly changing as consumers are becoming more focused upon probiotics, protein consumption and products containing less sugar. These are the new drivers because dairy is one of the best vehicles for carrying probiotics into the human body. New Dairy products are also being touted as “high protein” due to their functionality as a health ingredient and because they contain all the essential amino acids.
Such new products require even more sophisticated protein and amino acid identification analysis methods. And as Dairy products are beginning to crossover into the Nutraceutical category, having experience with nutraceutical formulations also helps.
Another key emerging issue is with respect to Foods being labeled as “Organic”. Traditionally, Dairy & Food testing has been microbiology-related process testing during production. However, “Organic” foods present new challenges because they require pesticide/herbicide residue and other types of chemistry testing. NJ Labs has the microbiology and chemistry testing expertise along with the Quality Control methodologies to help prevent mistakes and minimize error in Dairy & Food testing.
Learn more about specific testing we offer by clicking on the Testing Services link.