Phytocontrol is strengthening its analytical expertise for the cosmetics industry with a new analysis on the 26 allergens regulated in cosmetic products.
Almost all of these products contain fragrances or fragrance compounds, which can cause allergic reactions in sensitive people to skin contact and lead to dermatosis, eczema or asthma attacks. These allergens may be present, without external addition, in perfumes, essential oils and their derivatives.
According to EC Regulation 1223/2009 Annex III, 26 allergens are regulated. These substances must be labelled when their concentration is greater than 0.001% (10 ppm) in leave-on products and 0.01% (100 ppm) in rinse-off products. The placing on the market in the European Union of cosmetic products containing the 3 allergens Atranol, Chloroatranol and HICC will be prohibited from 23 August 2019 and the availability of cosmetic products containing them will be prohibited from 23 August 2021.
The Phytocontrol laboratory is able to analyse and quantify the 26 allergens regulated in cosmetic products by LC-MS/MS or GC-MS/MS. This fast (routine 3-5 days) and reliable analysis method confirms Phytocontrol's expertise in the cosmetics sector. The Laboratory offers a first-class analytical service for allergens, pesticides and other contaminants in cosmetic products: perfumes, essential oils, creams, shower gel, soap, liniment, make-up remover, etc.
Do not hesitate to contact your regional Phytocontrol office for any technical, pricing or regulatory questions.