Element’s end-to-end product testing and development services support the entire product development life cycle for over the counter (OTC), personal care, home, and beauty products. Control contaminants, substances of concern, and harmful chemicals, ensuring consumer products meet both European and US guidelines.
Cost effective projects are tailored to meet your specific needs. Our in-depth understanding of evolving industry trends and changing regulations allows us to meet the needs of our customers.
Test consumer products for prohibited and restricted substances
We offer routine testing of consumer products for common contaminants, including:
- Fragrances (F&C)
- Benzalkonium Chloride
- Acrylic Acid Polymers
- Formaldehyde Carriers
- Chlorine Bleach
- Optical Brighteners
Start the conversation about screening and testing of products for substances on the prohibited substances list and/or materials that can be used only in specified circumstances.
Manufacturers of personal care products can learn what steps to take to make sure products are safe and what can be done if a product is found to have benzene at unsafe levels in this article, Top 5 Things Manufacturers Need to Know About Benzene Contamination.
OTC, cosmeceutical and personal care product development and testing services
Expedite speed-to-market and ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of your OTC topical products, cosmeceuticals, home, beauty, and personal care products with Element’s comprehensive product development and testing services. Services include:
- Compendial and monograph testing
- Method verification
- Method development, validation, optimization and transfer
- Stability programs and shelf-life studies
- Contaminant identification
- Raw material selection and verification
- Failure analysis
- Deformulation and product reverse engineering
- Product innovation, formulation and process development
- Product reformulation
- Scale-up and manufacturing support
- Product performance testing
- Packaging selection and compatibility testing
- Cosmeceutical safety testing
- Cosmeceutical product screening (emulsifiers, preservatives, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrances, impurities and contaminants)
- Intellectual property and litigation support
- Colloidal oatmeal method development, validation, and testing
The Element advantage
Control harmful contaminants in consumer products and achieve your goals with Element’s fully customizable, comprehensive programs. Assays and methods are tailored to address the regulatory and industry expectations of your end-market, securing your competitive advantage in the OTC, cosmeceutical and personal care product space. Element’s team of engaged scientific and industry experts have the expertise, know-how and state-of-the-art technology to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
With decades of experience in generic drug testing and bioequivalency, our dedicated scientists are uniquely qualified to formulate improved, novel, national brand equivalent (NBE), and/or over the counter products. This includes dermatological and medicated topical treatments, lotions and creams, and OTC personal care products, such as sunscreens.
To learn more about Element’s over the counter, home, cosmeceutical, beauty and personal product development as well as our consumer product prohibited and restricted substances testing services, contact us today.
ICH, USP, EP, BP and JP monograph tests of raw material, drug substance/product, starting material, cell banks, vectors, bulk harvest and control cells.
Pharmaceutical Stability Storage and Testing
Element offers advanced pharmaceutical stability testing and ICH storage services to ensure the maintenance of product quality, safety and efficiency throughout the shelf life.
Element's leading product development labs have a track record of success innovating, optimizing and formulating products for various industries and applications.
Element’s expert chemists have successfully reverse engineered hundreds of formulations for a huge array of products and provided detailed information on the identity and quantity of ingredients.