Laboratory analysis for cosmetic products

Consistently high quality and safety guarantee the market success of cosmetic products. In addition, there are legal requirements for effectiveness, stability and consumer health protection. WESSLING supports manufacturers with laboratory analysis, expert opinions and process-accompanying consulting.

Cosmetics analysis at WESSLING

Our efficient, accredited laboratories offer customers a versatile analytical spectrum. Together with the expertise of the WESSLING cosmetic experts, this forms a comprehensive service portfolio along the entire production chain of cosmetic products.

It includes both recognised standard analytical methods and specific solutions according to individual customer specifications for chemical, chemical-physical and microbiological investigations.

Future topics such as the testing of nanomaterials, for example micelle analysis, are naturally part of the service portfolio for safety reports in compliance with EU Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009.


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WESSLING: Consulting and expert opinions on cosmetic products

In addition to laboratory analysis, expert services are a central part of our work. The competent advice of the cosmetics experts at WESSLING provide our customers with confidence and reassurance. Our experts are happy to provide you with their experience on labelling or conformity testing, safety assessment and notification as well as marketability certificates. You would like to launch a cosmetic product? Here too, WESSLING is your competent partner.

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OCDE 301F method

What is biodegradation and how does an OECD 301F test work?

Biodegradation (nb. the scientific term is "biodegradability") is defined as the capacity of a molecule to be broken down biologically by living organisms. Read more here.

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Irrespective of whether it is in a jar, tube or bottle, a safety report must be produced for each cosmetic product according to the EU Cosmetics Directive.

New list of allergens for cosmetic products

On July 26, 2023, the European Commission issued Regulation 2023/1545, introducing changes to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, which concerns the labeling of allergenic substances in cosmetic products.

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OCDE 301F method



Are you looking for a laboratory to test the biodegradability of your products? Our French laboratory can help you by advising you and carrying out the tests.

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microplastics in cosmetic products


Microplastics in cosmetics

WESSLING is one of the few laboratories with the necessary know-how and equipment for analysing microplastics, also in cosmetics. Together with partners from industry and science, our team of experts is driving forwards the status of research on microplastics.

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Compostability tests

The development of compostable products is a response to these changes, because it allows waste to be recycled. WESSLING offers laboratory compostability tests to determine whether or not products are suitable for composting.

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 Analytics on nanomaterials in cosmetics

Testing of micelles in the WESSLING laboratories

Nanoanalysis of cosmetics

The use of active ingredient and encapsulation systems in cosmetic products is becoming increasingly important, particularly in skin care products. WESSLING offers a broad range of services in the field of nanoanalysis: this also includes advice and analysis regarding the use of micelles in cosmetic products, e.g. in lotions or facial tonics.

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Seals and certifications

Allow us to advise you if you are planning to have your company certified according to a recognised quality standard or if you want your product to be awarded the WESSLING test seal, for example.

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