These tests verify a product‘s intended purpose by quantifying its effects on the skin of human subjects. Efficacy testing is crucial to scientifically substantiating product claims with state-of-the-art measurement techniques.
HRIPT (Human Repeat Insult Patch Test) Testing
This test determines the potential for irritation, sensitization and allergic contact of the product. It also confirms that repeated applications of the cosmetic product under maximized conditions do not induce delayed contact allergy reactions.
Preservative Efficacy Testing
The efficacy of the antimicrobial activity of the preservative in a formulation is tested by challenging the formulation with known bacteria, yeast and fungi.
These tests determine the shelf life of products and demonstrate how product quality varies with time and with different environmental factors, such as temperature and humidity. Product attributes such as color, phase separation, odor, extrusion, weight loss, pH, viscosity, density and microbial quality are tested over time.
Batch Quality Testing
Defined parameters (e.g., pH, viscosity, density, color, etc) are measured for each production batch to ensure consistency and functionality.
Our patented PreservX® system not only preserves our water-based formulations while supporting the microbiome, but also enhances skin hydration and barrier function. PreservX® is based on biotech-manufactured ferments and organic acids, not fossil fuels, to reduce carbon footprint:
Source: Fermentation of Lactobacillus bacteria
Action: Broad-spectrum anti-microbial
Skin benefits: Promotes a balanced skin microbiome
Source: Lactobacillus Fermentation of Coconuts
Action: Antifungal, Antibacterial & Antiviral
Skin Benefits: Helps reduce water loss and softens
Source: fermented corn
Action: Adjuvant (booster) for other 3 components
Skin Benefits: Reduces water loss and softens
Edible Organic Acids
Source: Potassium Sorbate and/or Sodium Benzoate
Action: Protects from yeast and molds
Skin Benefits: Very mild to minimize irritation
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