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The trends and challenges in testing for active ingredients and cosmetics products

By Anne Charpentier

Euro Cosmetics March 2023
Also available in our March 2023 Issue

It is usually admitted that the Cosmetics Regulations worldwide lay down a general rule according to which cosmetic products placed on the market must be safe for human health and offer the performance of their promised claims as long as they are used under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use.
Since the 90’s the testing services dedicated to the Beauty market are in the center of the product development from the really first R&D project initiation, the formulation, the regulatory affairs and finally the scientific communication around the safety and the performance of the active ingredients or finished products.
A multitude of drivers influence the evolution of the testing field: technology perspectives, environment … Today we focus on two of them:


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