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Testing Services

Microbiology/Antimicrobial Properties

A major facet of quality control in cosmetics is testing for bacteria, yeast and mold, and pathogens, including: S. aureus, Salmonella, E. coli, P. aeruginosa, Clostridia, and C. albicans.  USP methods, the same as for pharmaceutical products, are used to test the raw materials and/or the finished product for microbial contamination.

Microbiology services

  • Preservative efficacy (challenge) testing; USP<51>Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing
  • Plate Counts
  • Pathogens
  • Identification
  • Environmental monitoring


  • Bench and clinical studies with demographically diverse subject pools and internal IRB


Raw material qualification for purity of ingredients using a variety of compendial methods including: USP/NF, JP, EP, CTFA, AOAC, FCC, ACS, and ASTM.