Cosmetic and Personal Care Testing

Microbiological Associates Inc.

Cosmetic, dietary supplements, and personal care products require testing for certain microorganisms which can cause spoilage or chemical changes of the product. For the manufacturer and the packaging companies of the personal care products, it is important to ensure that their products are free of pathogenic microorganisms and are safe for consumer use. Pathogens of concern include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella pneumonia.
With our many years of experience, technical expertise, and an outstanding laboratory staff, we are able to perform routine tests and also assist with determining the effectiveness of the preservative system in personal care and cosmetic products using standardized methods from USP-NF.
Please refer to our certificate for further clarifications on our wide scope of accredited testing. If standard methods are not available to meet your needs, we can partner with you to research, develop, and implement one that will satisfy your quality needs.
The following shows a list of a few of the testing and analyses Microbiological Associates can provide for you:

  • Indicator organism testing which includes:
  •            Total microbial enumeration
  •            Yeast and mold
  •             Enterobacteriacea
  • Microbial identification
  • Antimicrobial effectiveness
  • Microbial limits
  • Enrichment, enumeration and absence of specified microorganisms

We have many more tests to provide for you. Feel free to contact us to speak with one of project managers to personalize your analytical needs.