Cosmetics & Personal Care Products

How Can We Help?

A Trusted Partner To Help Move Your Product to Market

From raw ingredient to final production, we can help with testing solutions and broad industry expertise to help you manage risk - particularly around product quality, safety, and stability. We support your journey throughout the product lifecycle with diverse capabilities in the areas of microbiology, virology, toxicity, and chemistry. Our multidisciplinary team works to help you simplify the buying process and understands your speed-to-market priorities.

Microbac has experience in testing a wide variety of products for the Cosmetic and Personal Care industry:

  • non-woven fabrics (wipes)
  • creams, lotions
  • bath products
  • aromatherapy products
  • eye cosmetics
  • lipstick
  • oils

Critical information and insights derived from our data help you manage risk and make informed decisions at the right time. Microbac Laboratories are GMP/GLP/GCP-compliant, ISO-17025 accredited and FDA-audited and provides support for filing with the FDA's Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP).



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.