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Skin Lightening Products: Are They Cosmetics or Drugs?

By October 13, 2017

You won’t like what we found when we tested skin lightening cosmetics that we purchased online.

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How a Contract Research Lab Advanced its Polymer Characterization Capabilities

By January 4, 2017

Realizing the Advantages of Ultra-High-Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) Compared to GPC Intertek is a global provider of quality and safety services designed to help businesses improve products, assets and processes, overcome market constraints and… Read more >

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Detecting Bisphenol A (BPA) in Infant Products with Mass Spec

By December 12, 2016

Developing a Rapid, Routine Method for Extraction and Quantification in Complex Infant Products with UPLC/MS-MS Bisphenol A (BPA) is an additive that is primarily used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. These… Read more >

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Cosmetics Safety Testing: A Path to Data Integrity and Traceability

By August 30, 2016

How could updated CPC regulations potentially impact analytical chemists working in the CPC industry? I don’t think I’m going out on a limb too much if I say that if the regulations are updated, the demand for analytical testing for existing products and for reformulations is going to go up.

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Good Scent. Bad Reaction?

By August 17, 2016

A New Approach for Detecting Fragrance Allergens Have you ever sat next to someone wearing heavy cologne and suddenly noticed that your eyes were watering? Hopefully, you’ve never had that experience, but if you have… Read more >

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Innovation & Safety: Overcoming Two of the Biggest Challenges in Cosmetics Product Development

By August 11, 2016

Over the last couple of years, I have been traveling around the world talking to scientists and business leaders in the Cosmetics and Personal Care (CPC) industry in order to understand their scientific and business… Read more >

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Detecting Counterfeit Cosmetics

By June 22, 2015

Every year the cosmetics industry suffers multi-billion dollar losses due to counterfeit cosmetic products.1 Due to much stricter regulatory controls in Europe and North America, 66% of counterfeit goods come from Asia.2 The risk to… Read more >

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Characterizing Extractables from Packaging Materials

By April 9, 2015

Characterization of packaging in various industries has become more important due to ever-increasing global regulations. The first regulations for plastics used in food packaging and contact materials were established in 1982 in Europe1, which have… Read more >

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Advancing the Characterization and Quality Control of Botanical Extracts with Mass Spectrometry

By January 29, 2015

Bio-Botanica is a leading manufacturer of 500+ quality botanical extracts for the cosmetic, personal care, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical industries. With a continuing focus on innovation, Bio-Botanica has pioneered numerous advancements in the botanical field over its… Read more >

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Analysis of Food Contact Materials

By January 28, 2015

Food Contact Materials (FCMs) cover a variety of materials and articles that come in contact with food during its lifetime, from food manufacturing through to preparation in our own kitchens. Food contact materials can be… Read more >

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