Safety

USP <62> – Test For Objectionable Microorganisms

The USP <62> Test for Specified Microorganisms, like the USP <61>, is a product safety test from the United States Pharmacopeia. The USP <62> test evaluates a product for the presence or absence of potential pathogens. USP <62> tests are necessary for cosmetic and personal products to determine that any...

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Ocular Irritation Test

The Ocular Irritation Test, much like the Dermal Irritation Test, uses a 3-dimensional model of eye tissue to determine the potential of a cosmetic product or ingredient to cause eye irritation when used by the consumer. Just as some cosmetic products can cause irritation to the skin, they can cause similar effects to the...

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Dermal Sensitization Test

The Dermal Sensitization Test is an in vitro skin model that can assess the potential of virtually any product to cause dermal sensitization, or more specifically, allergic contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), like most allergic responses, develops in two phases and is dependent on the induction of an immune response. The first...

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Dermal (Skin) Irritation Test

The Dermal Irritation Test is a test that is used to evaluate the potential of a product to cause skin irritation when used by the consumer. Some cosmetic products can cause skin irritation by passing through the outer layer of the skin (called the stratum corneum) and enter the layers beneath...

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Dermal and Ocular Corrosion Testing

Dermal Corrosion Dermal corrosion is the production of irreversible scarring usually as a result of corrosive tissue damage following the application of a substance. Dermal corrosion results from skin penetration of a chemical or ingredient causing death to the cells beneath the skin surface. Dermal corrosion differs from dermal irritation in that...

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