Cosmetic testing


In the EU when it comes to cosmetic products a microbiology test is a must. The only exception are low-risk products. For more information on when a product can be considered as low-risk, you should consult ISO 29621 Guidelines.

Recently SCCS Notes of Guidance 12 edition (SCCS/1647/22) was published and there you can find microbiological limits that need to be fulfilled. Check Table A.9 below where you will see the total count limits & pathogens that need to be absent.

A microbiology test should be performed for every batch.

Table source: SCCS/1647/22

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