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Heavy Metal Testing for Cosmetics

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Heavy Metal Testing for Cosmetics

Why Is Heavy Metal Detection in Cosmetics Important?

Heavy metal detection in cosmetics is of paramount importance due to the potentially toxic effects of these elements on human health. These metals can enter cosmetic products from several sources like raw materials, packaging, or equipment used during manufacturing, posing a severe threat to consumers' health. To ensure the safety and efficacy of cosmetic products, heavy metal testing is a crucial part of the quality control process in the cosmetic industry.

At Alfa Chemistry, we are committed to providing our clients with fast and efficient heavy metal testing services with quick turnaround times. We understand the importance of time to our clients, and we strive to deliver accurate results within the shortest time possible.

Our Heavy Metal Testing Services

Alfa Chemistry has a leading analytical testing laboratory that provides a wide range of heavy metal testing services for the cosmetic industry.

  • Heavy Metal Testing Range

Our testing services include the detection and quantification of heavy metals such as tin, arsenic, cadmium, nickel and lead in various cosmetic products. A wide variety of cosmetic matrices can be adapted for testing, including solids, solutions, gels, emulsions, pastes, and more.

In addition to heavy metal elements, there may be other elemental analysis requirements for composition in a sample. Therefore, Alfa Chemistry also provides other elemental analysis services requested by customers, including detection and quantification of trace elements and macro elements in samples.

  • Heavy Metal Testing Technology

Heavy Metal Testing for Cosmetics

We use state-of-the-art analytical techniques such as inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) to provide accurate and reliable results. Another technology that is commonly used for heavy metal testing in cosmetics is X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis. Overall, our state-of-the-art analytical techniques allow us to detect and quantify trace amounts of heavy metals in cosmetic products.

Test Standards for Heavy Metal Testing in Cosmetics

Alfa Chemistry follows all relevant test standards for heavy metal testing to ensure that our testing methods are accurate, reliable, and consistent.

  • ISO 17025: This standard specifies the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories that includes testing of heavy metals in cosmetics.
  • USP<561>: This method provides a procedure for the determination of heavy metals in cosmetics and can be used to test for lead, arsenic, mercury, and cadmium.
  • ISO 21392: 2021: This method describes the measurement of traces of heavy metals in cosmetic finished products using ICP/MS technique.

Why Choose Alfa Chemistry?

Alfa Chemistry offers comprehensive heavy metal testing services to the cosmetic industry, using state-of-the-art analytical techniques and equipment. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable results, ensuring that our clients produce safe and high-quality cosmetic products.

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