Microbiological tests

Detection & Count of microorganisms – Cosmetic

Microorganisms in cosmetics may cause spoilage or chemical change in the product which can harm cosmetic, health, beauty, and personal care product consumers. Cosmetics do not need to be sterile, but their preservative system must be able to take care of harmful microbial contamination.

That’s the reason why, it is very important to ensure that the products you produce are free of harmful microorganisms and are safe for consumer use.

Test proposed & Applied standard:

Aerobic Plate Count – ISO 21149

Determines the total number of aerobic bacteria per ml or gram of the cosmetic product. This test gives the total count of bacteria present and does not give you information about pathogenic or non pathogenic bacteria.

Yeast and mold count – ISO 16212

Determines the total number of Yeast and mold per ml or gram of the cosmetic product.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa – ISO 22717

Determines the “presence or absence” of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in you cosmetic product.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common Gram negative, rod-shaped bacteria that can cause disease in plants and animals, including humans. Ubiquitous microorganism with the ability to survive under a variety of environmental conditions.

Staphylococcus aureus – ISO 22718

Determines the “presence or absence” of Staphylococcus aureus in you cosmetic product.

Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram positive, round-shaped bacteria, usual member of the microbiota oft he body and frequently found in the upper respiratory tract and on the skin. it can become an opportunistic pathogen, being a common cause of skin infections including abcesses, respiratory infections such as sinusitis and food poisoning.

Escherichia coli – ISO 21150

Determines the “presence or absence” of Escherichia coli in you cosmetic product.

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative, facultative anaerobic, rod-shaped, coliform baceria that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms (endotherms). Most E. coli strains are harmless, but are occasionally responsible for product recalls.

Candida albicans – ISO 18416

Determines the “presence or absence” of Candida albicans in you cosmetic product.

Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogenic yeast that is a common member of the human gut flora. It can also survive outside the human body. It is detected in the gastrointestinal tract and mouth in 40–60% of healthy adults.