Cosmetic products are, as a rule, intended for external use.
This group of products comprises differently compounded individual articles such as foam bath and shower washes, toothpastes and mouthwashes, lotions and creams, sunscreens, and decorative cosmetics such as lipsticks and eyeliners but also more or less strongly scented products such as perfumes, toilette waters, and aftershaves.
We test products with regard to e. g. value-constituting and legally regulated ingredients, pollutants, and solvents such as
- allergenic fragrances
- plasticisers (e. g. diethyl phthalate, dibutyl phthalate)
- preservatives (e. g. isothiazolinone, formaldehyde)
- solvents (e. g. aromatic, aliphatic and chlorinated fluorocarbons)