28.03.2019 - Kosmetik

Chemical residues in cosmetic products and tattoo inks

Chemical residues in cosmetic products and tattoo inks repeatedly lead to non-commercial products and recalls from the market. Also this week, the following recalls were reported in the RAPEX system (European Union Rapid Alert System):

  • prohibited preservatives
  • unlisted dyestuffs
  • increased nickel content (contact allergens)
  • increased amounts of formaldehyde (possible skin and eye irritations)

All these products do not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 (EU Cosmetics Regulation) and may not be placed on the market within the EU.

Before placing them on the market, ensure the quality of your products and the raw materials you use and have them checked regularly for possible contaminants.

The BAV Institut and its Tentamus laboratory partners will carry out the corresponding tests for you. The test parameters are defined product-specifically.

In addition to chemical residue analysis and the determination of the content of active substances, we carry out microbiological tests for you in accordance with DIN EN ISO 17516. Labelling testing is also part of our portfolio.

Talk to us, we will be glad to help you!