Patch testing helps you assess the tolerability of your cosmetic products and it reveals any potential irritants and allergic effects. The QACS Laboratory dermatological compatibility tests are in line with the guidelines on the use of human volunteers in compatibility testing of finished cosmetic products. These include patch tests and human repeated insult patch tests (HRIPT).
Why patch testing is important
The Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products intended for Consumers (SCCNFP/0068/98) recommends compatibility testing on a number of human volunteers before a product is finally marketed.
Patch testing evaluates the irritation potential of your cosmetics on the skin. It confirms that there are no harmful effects when applying a cosmetic product for the first time to the human skin or mucous membrane.
What we test for
We carry out patch tests and human repeated insult patch tests (HRIPT) based on strict guidelines and protocols, to release your cosmetics to the market faster.
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