Friday, July 12, 2013

New Cosmetics and Toiletry Standards for the 2nd Quarter 2013

Document Center Inc. is pleased to announce that the following New Standards on Cosmetics and Toiletries are now available:

  • ASTM E1593, 2013 Edition, Standard Guide for Assessing the Efficacy of Air Care Products in Reducing the Perception of Indoor Malodor
  • BS EN 16342, 2013 Edition, Cosmetics. Analysis of cosmetic products. Quantitative determination of zinc pyrithione, piroctone olamine and climbazole in surfactant containing cosmetic anti-dandruff products
  • BS EN 16343, 2013 Edition, Cosmetics. Analysis of cosmetic products. Determination of 3-iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC) in cosmetic preparations, LC-MS methods
  • ISO 14735, 1st Edition, Cosmetics - Analytical methods - Nitrosamines: Technical guidance document for minimizing and determining N-nitrosamines in cosmetics
  • ISO 11930, 1st Edition Reprint (Corrected), Cosmetics - Microbiology - Evaluation of the antimicrobial protection of a cosmetic product

I have learned over the years that you can never predict what standards people need to use.  We've sold standards to folks from a wide spectrum of industry, including premium cosmetics companies.

One of the things that I find most interesting about these standards is that they are categorized under "Chemicals used in Products."  I like to think that the makeup I use is just natural enhancement of my inherited good looks.  With the long names of the ingredients above, I can see that it is indeed the "Science of Beauty!"

And who knew that air fresheners are really products that reduce the perception of indoor malodor?  (Although having seen those commercials with the blindfolded participants sniffing the air, I guess I should have known!)

No matter what industry you're in or what products you'd like to verify, Document Center has the tools and the expertise to help you out.  Please contact us at (650) 591-7600 or at to learn how we can help you and your organization.