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:

  • Benzene
  • Ammonia
  • Fragrances (F&C)
  • Parabens
  • Triclosan
  • Benzalkonium Chloride
  • Acrylic Acid Polymers
  • Phthalates
  • Formaldehyde Carriers
  • Chlorine Bleach
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • 2-Butoxyethanol
  • Alcohol
  • Optical Brighteners
  • Phosphates

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:

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.

Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.