Cosmetic Testing

Cosmetics are required to be safe to use them by consumers according to the directions of the product. Cosmetic testing in UAE is the only way for the manufacturer or consumer to ensure the safety of a cosmetic product.
The reports suggests that the cosmetic industry is on a boom with a net worth expected to rise to $716.3B by 2025. This extensive use of cosmetics has enforced the brands to ensure their products qualify the tests conducted by cosmetic testing labs subjected to the norms by national and international standards. This is important to sell a cosmetic product and gain the consumer’s trust.
Wimpey Laboratories, UAE is an accredited laboratory with advanced testing capabilities of variety of cosmetic products and certify them according to the national and international standards. Our testing capabilities include

Hair Dyes
  • Heavy metals
  • Catechol
  • Identification Of Hydrogen Peroxide
  • PPD
  • Determination Bandrowski base
  • Resorcinol
  • Ammonia
Hair Care Products – Shampoo, Straightener, Spray, Cream and Oil
  • Nitrosamine
  • Formaldehyde
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Quinine
  • Selenium disulphide as selenium
  • 1,4 Dioxane
  • Salicylic acid (Antidandruff)
  • Methylisothiazolinone (MIT)
  • Peroxide value
  • Acid Value
  • Minoxidil
  • Polymer residues
Mouth Care Products – Toothpaste and Mouthwash
  • Triclosan
  • Alcohol
  • Fluoride
  • The identification and Sodium and Potassium chloride
  • Microbiological Tests
  • Heavy metals
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Chlorhexidine
  • Dioxane
  • Nitrosamine
Lip Care Products – Lip Stick and Lip Balm
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Heavy metals
  • Colors
  • Polymer residues (e.g. carbomer, polyquaterniums, etc.)
Nail Products – Polish and Removers
  • Dibutyl Phthalate
  • Formaldehyde or, Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  • Free sodium and potassium hydroxides
  • Heavy metals
  • Toluene
  • Acetone
  • Colors
Perfume, Alcohol and Aqueous Cleansers on wipes – Personal Hygiene Wipes & Baby Wipes
  • Methanol
  • MIT/CMIT
  • Phthalates
  • Allergens
  • Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
Hand Soaps
  • Formaldehyde or, Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  • 1,4 Dioxane
  • Triclosan
  • Microbiological tests
  • Heavy metals
  • Detection and quantification of Allergens
Talc and other Skin Powders
  • Microbiological Tests
  • Heavy metals
  • Boric acid
  • Asbestoses and/or crystalline silica
  • Polymer residues (e.g. carbomer or some polyquateriums)
Deodorant, Antiperspirant and Alum
  • Paraben
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Triclosan
  • Zirconium, Aluminum and Chlorine (AlClH4)
  • Microbiological tests
  • Heavy metals
  • Nitrosamine
  • Phthalate
  • Determination and quantification of 26 allergens
Depilatories
  • Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Mercaptoacetic Acid (Thioglycollic Acid)
  • Microbiological Tests
  • Sulphide Content
  • Dioxane quantification
Skin Products – Skin Care, Sun Screen, Peeling and Mineral Make Up
  • Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • 1,4 Dioxane
  • Hydroquinone
  • Microbiological Tests
  • Heavy metals
  • pH
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Benzophenone
  • Forbidden UV filters in sunscreens like 3-benzylidene-camphor (3-BC)
  • PABA
  • Lard (Only for cream and Paste)
  • Colors
  • Determination and quantification of residues in polymers (e.g. Meth acrylic acid, Styrene, Ethylene Oxide, Solvents like Benzene etc.)
Eye Products – Eye Makeup and Glue Lashes
  • Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  • Organomercury Derivatives
  • Asbestoses and crystalline silica
  • Microbiological tests
  • Heavy metals
  • Silver Nitrate
  • Sulfur
  • Peroxide value (Rancidity)
  • Colors
  • Nitrosamines
  • Polymer residues (e.g. carbomer, polyquaterniums, etc.)
Henna and Seder
  • Pathogenic microbiological tests
  • Heavy metals
  • Paraphenyldiamine (PPD)
  • Ash
  • Lawsone
Shaving Products – Shave and After-Shave Care
  • Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • 1,4 Dioxane
  • The identification and Nitromethane
  • Microbiological Tests
  • Cyclomethicone D4
  • Allergens
  • Polymer residues (e.g. carbomer or some polyquateriums)
Oud (Agar Wood) and other Perfumes and Fragrance Oils
  • Dipropylene Glycol
  • Detection and quantification of Allergens
  • Phthalates (DEP, DBP, DETP)
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