Cosmetics Control

The laboratory is identified as an "official laboratory" in the EUROPEAN UNION (COSMETIC PRODUCTS) REGULATIONS 2013. Microbiological examination of cosmetic products is carried out for official control purposes under the regulation. The laboratory continues to expand the range of microbiological parameters available.

Current Parameters:

Aerobic   mesophilic bacteria (Enumeration)

Yeast   and mould (Enumeration)

Pseudomonas   aeruginosa   (Detection)

Staphylococcus   aureus   (Detection)

Escherichia coli (Detection)

Candida albicans (Detection)

Results are assessed against the microbiological guidelines contained in the most recent edition of the guidance notes for testing of cosmetic ingredients produced by the EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS).

The competent authority for regulation of cosmetics in Ireland is the

Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) . The HPRA produce a range of guidance documents which can be found at:

Private Customers: The laboratory is currently unable to provide a cosmetics analysis service to private customers.

Last updated 05/03/2021