Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Testing

Cosmetics and Personal Care Products face increasing scrutiny as regulatory requirements evolve and consumer expectations for product performance increase. These industries need a full-service testing laboratory with product-specific technical and monograph expertise offering a customized approach to ensure the safety of your products and secure your position in the marketplace.

Micro Quality Labs, ABC Testing, and Microconsult are now Certified Laboratories. Same locations with expanded services and capabilities. 

Why Test Your Products with Certified Laboratories?

Certified Laboratories’ uses state-of-the-art equipment and validated methods to provide efficient and accurate testing results. We’re known for our first-to-market innovation, fast and flexible service, and personal support from our team of experts. With scientific expertise in FDA regulated and non-regulated testing, we specialize in key attributes including microbiology, chemistry, stability/compatibility studies, preservative effectiveness, product sterility, and more.  When you test your cosmetics and personal care products with Certified Laboratories, you are testing with the experts.

Cosmetic and Personal Care Product Testing Services:


Chemistry Testing:

  • Ion Chromatography
    • Cation
    • Anion
  • Melting Range
  • Saponification Cloud Test
  • Fatty Acids
  • Acid Value
  • Ester Value
  • USP Identification Tests
  • Viscosity
  • FTIR Identification
  • Loss on Drying
  • Residue on Ignition
  • Heavy Metals
  • Limit of Ethyl Acetate and Cyclohexane
  • Limit of Benzene
  • Organic Volatile Impurities
  • Content of Carboxylic Acid
  • Hydroxyl Value
  • Iodine Value
  • Saponification Value
  • Specific Gravity
  • Acidity or Alkalinity
  • Dimethicone
  • Clarity of Solution
  • Color of Solution
  • Bacterial Endotoxins
  • Sterility
  • Water Content
  • Readily Carbonizable Substances
  • Limit of Oxalic Acid
  • Limit of Aluminum
  • pH
  • Calcium
  • Limit of Nitrilotriacetic Acid
  • Refractive Index
  • Loss on Heating
  • Color
  • Chloride
  • Sulfate
  • Limit of Chlorinated
  • Compounds
  • Limit of Diethylene Glycol
  • Congealing Range
    Biochemical Oxygen Dependence
  • Benedict’s Test
  • Brix
  • Water Activity
  • Total Organic Carbons
  • %NaCl
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Conductivity
  • Methanol Precipital Solids
  • Total Solids
  • Platinum Cobalt Color Value
  • Retinyl

Microbiology Testing:

  • Total Aerobic Plate Count
  • Total Yeast and Mold Count
  • Enrichment
  • Kill Rate
  • Preservative Challenge
  • Microbial ID
  • Water Testing
  • Preservative Design
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Aloe Vera Testing
  • Mold Testing
  • Product Safety
  • Preservative Efficacy (PET)

Certifications & Accreditations

Certified Laboratories is a fully compliant cGMP/GLP testing facility following the 21 CFR 111 sub J and ISO 17025 standards.

Burbank, CA

Formerly Micro Quality Labs

    Carrollton, TX

    Formerly Microconsult 

    Tustin, CA

    Formerly ABC Testing

    • ISO 17025:2017

    Our Methods and Equipment 

    Certified Laboratories uses the latest compendial USP and non-USP methods and leading-edge equipment to provide the highest technical precision. When compendial methods are not available our scientific experts design methods unique to your matrices. Certified Laboratories is committed to ensuring integrity of our testing competencies.

    • USP 60
    • USP 61
    • USP 62
    • NIR Spectroscopy (Near Infrared) 
    • FTIR Spectroscopy (Fourier Transform Infrared) 
    • Direct UV 
    • HPTLC (High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography)
    • HPLC – UV, ELSD (Evaporative Light-Scattering Detection), MS 
    • UPLC (Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography) – UV, ELSD, MS 
    • Gas Chromatography
    • PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) 
    • ELISA (Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay) 

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