Testing for Traces and Impurities
We test for traces and impurities in line with Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. This is the main regulatory framework for finished cosmetic products placed on the EU market. It strengthens the safety of cosmetic products and streamlines testing processes.
What are traces and impurities
They are the non-intended presence of a small quantity of a prohibited substance, which is technically unavoidable in good manufacturing practice. The presence of traces and impurities is permitted provided that such presence is in conformity with product safety.
Which substances are prohibited
Prohibited substances are listed in Annexes II and III of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009.
Which substances are allowed
Allowed substances are listed in Annexes IV, V and VI of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009.
The sample quantity you provide must be 10-50g.
You must also provide documentation listing your:
- exact product name
- company name
- contact details (address, phone, fax, email)
- tax number
How much does testing for impurities cost?
Fill in our contact form to request our price list and find out how our QACS Laboratory team can help you.