Cosmetics Analysis

Cosmetics on the table

Generally about cosmetics

In our daily lives, everyone uses a certain number of cosmetic products, whether we just want to wash and brush our teeth or we we have gone a step further and want to additionally beautify ourselves. We uses various products, from well-known cosmetic companies or cosmetics of domestic production.
We can often come across cosmetic products that beauty salons or various wellness centers prepare themselves. These products are also subject to controls, regarding both the method of preparation and the conditions in which they are prepared.

Types of cosmetic products

Cosmetic products include: creams, emulsions, lotions, gels and skin oils, face masks, colored bases (liquids, pastes, powders), make-up powders, after-bath powders, hygienic powders, toilet soaps, deodorant soaps, perfumes, eau de toilette and colognes, bath and shower products (salts, foams, oils, gels), depilatories, deodorants and antiperspirants, hair dyes, curling irons, hair straighteners and fixatives, hair conditioners, products for washing hair (lotions, dry shampoos, shampoos), conditioners (lotions, creams, oils), hair styling products (lotions, varnishes), shaving products (creams, foams, lotions), make-up and make-up removal products , products for application on the lips, products for the care of teeth and oral cavity, products for the care and coloring of nails, products for external intimate hygiene, sunscreen products, self-tanning products, whitening products and anti-wrinkle products.

Regarding control of cosmetic products, Regulation EC no. 1223/2009 of November 30th 2009 on cosmetic products has been in use in the Republic of Croatia since 11.07.2013.
A cosmetic product available on the market must be safe for human health when used under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use.
In order to prove that the cosmetic product meets the prescribed conditions, before placing the product on the market, the cosmetic product must be subjected to a safety assessment on the basis of appropriate data, on the basis of which it is necessary to compile a cosmetic product safety report.

Testing the correctness and stability of cosmetic products

In accordance with the requirements of quality production and consumer safety, Laws and Regulations governing this area have been adopted. Starting from the production, import, distribution or application of cosmetic products, it is necessary to take care of their hygiene and safety.
Labosan staff have been devoted to the control and analysis of cosmetic products for more than 15 years. For many years, we have provided support in the production of "ROSAL" cosmetic line as well as the control of cosmetics line "Afrodita" when entering the Croatian market.

Our services relate to:

  • preparation of complete GMP documentation in accordance with HRN EN ISO 22716 - Guidelines for good hygienic practice
  • development of PIF (Product Information File) - complete documentation for placing products on the market, whether it is import or production
  • issuing a report on the safety of the cosmetic product in accordance with Regulation EC 1223/2009 on cosmetic products
  • analysis of cosmetic products in accordance with the latest standards according to the recommendations of the European Association of Cosmetics and Perfumes - COLIPA
  • microbiological analyzes
  • physico-chemical analyzes
  • testing of microbiological and physico-chemical stability of the product
  • sensitivity test - PATCH test
  • preparation of specifications and declarations
  • registration in CPNP (Cosmetic products notification portal) - portal of cosmetic products
  • education and assistance

Cosmetic product safety report

The report consists of data obtained from the manufacturer and data obtained by conducting physico-chemical and microbiological tests on the stability of the cosmetic product.

The report contains the following information:

  1. Product data - quantitative and qualitative composition of a cosmetic product
  2. Data on packaging material, impurities and trace elements
  3. Physico-chemical properties and stability of the cosmetic product
  4. Microbiological quality
  5. Usual and reasonably foreseeable conditions of use
  6. Exposure to a cosmetic product
  7. Exposure to substances
  8. Toxicological profile of the substance
  9. Side effects and serious side effects
  10. Cosmetic product information for declaration

Cosmetic product stability test report

Product stability is determined using physico-chemical and microbiological parameters prescribed by ISO / TR 18811 - Guidelines on the stability testing of cosmetic products.

The report contains the following information:

  1. Information on the cosmetic product being tested
  2. Results of microbiological analysis of cosmetic product
  3. Results of the microbiological Challenge test of the cosmetic product
  4. Physico-chemical properties of the cosmetic product
  5. Results of physico-chemical tests of a cosmetic product
  6. Interpretation of the stated test results
  7. Conclusion on the stability of the cosmetic product

Patch test

Closed epicutaneous - Patch test is a type of test that assesses possible irritating or allergic properties of a cosmetic product, if the product is used on a healthy adult according to the manufacturer's instructions.
The study is performed by applying an epicutal test to a group of 15 healthy volunteers, and the reading of the results is performed after 48 and 72 hours.

The Patch Test Report contains the following information:

  1. Information on the cosmetic product being tested
  2. Selection of test subjects - volunteers
  3. Results of the conducted Patch test
  4. Conclusion


  • HRN EN ISO 11930 Assessment of antimicrobial protection of cosmetic products
  • HRN EN ISO 17516 Cosmetics - Microbiological criteria
  • HRN EN ISO 21149 Cosmetics - Determination and detection of aerobic mesophilic bacteria
  • HRN EN ISO 16212 Cosmetics - Determination of yeasts and molds
  • HRN EN ISO 21150 Cosmetics - Detection of Escherichia coli
  • HRN EN ISO 22718 Cosmetics - Detection of Staphylococcus aureus
  • HRN EN ISO 22717 Cosmetics - Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • HRN EN ISO 18416 Cosmetic - Demonstration of Candida albicans yeast
  • ISO / TR 18811 Guidelines on the stability testing of cosmetic products
  • RU-K-7.2.01-38 Cosmetics - Determination of pH value
  • RU-K-7.2.01-39 Cosmetics - Determination of viscosity
  • RU-K-7.2.01-40 Cosmetics - Determination of density
  • RU-M-7.2-01-42 Cosmetics - Patch test


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