Also test your cosmetics for perishability or other factors

Not all cosmetics products are created equal. Some spoil earlier than others, for instance. We can check this with a stability test.

For cosmetics products containing water, it’s also required to do a so-called challenge test. This checks perishability after opening.

SkinConsult Testing products & GMP:

  • Own laboratory for perishability tests
  • Extensive partner network for other tests and GMP
  • Quick advice on what is/isn't necessary

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Our process


Selecting tests

Depending on the type of cosmetics you produce or sell, you can check perishability with challenge and stability tests. Inform us of your cosmetics portfolio, and we'll decide which tests are necessary, together.


Sending products

Now, we'll check whether your products can be tested in our own lab, or whether we need to work with a third party. In the latter case, we'll have to ship the products to them.


Testing & delivery

We perform the challenge and/or stability tests. As soon as we have the results, we deliver those to you, if necessary, we'll add them to the PIF.

Find out how long it takes before your cosmetics perish

As safe as your cosmetics might be, at some point they’ll perish. With challenge or stability tests, you make sure you know exactly how long it takes before this happens. This keeps your end users safe and up-to-date.

We help you get your GMP certificate

Is your cosmetics manufacturing process well organised? If so, you can have this process checked according to the standards of the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification. We’d love to introduce you to expert third parties who do this for you.

Keep your products on the shelves and your end users safe

Your cosmetics are recalled, too, when they turn out to be unsafe. Except when you work with SkinConsult, of course.

Any questions on your side?

How long does it take, on average, to bring a product to market safely?

This depends on the amount of product information available already. This is why we divide projects into week-long sprints, to be booked in flexibly.

On average, it takes 4 week-long sprints to bring a product to market safely. The biggest bottleneck is whether shelf life has been tested yet; a shelf life test can take 2-4 months.

I was visited by the authorities and my products aren't compliant. What now?

Don’t panic, you won’t be the first. Our team of experts is ready to help you get back on track.

For disapproved products like these we have a special fast-track services to a) find out what the problem is, b) come up with a step-by-step plan to solve the problem and c) actually fixing the problem.

We can also help you communicatie with the authorities, so you’re not going up against them alone.

Why would I have my cosmetics products tested in the first place?

As Responsible Person you are legally obliged to sell safe products. You can prove your products are save by doing a safety assessment.

This safety assessment needs to be done according to industry standards, so the authorities can check it easily.

Which legislation applies to my cosmetics products?

The basic legislation is the Cosmetic Regulation. This is a European legislation that applies to all cosmetics in Europe, called EC 1223/2009.

The second important piece of legislation is the Cosmetics Claim Regulation EC 655/2013, which states what cosmetic claims may look like.

In addition to these two laws, there are also a number of other legislations that may (in)directly apply, such as the Aerosols Directive 75/324/EEC for cosmetics sold in aerosol cans.