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Cosmetics & Toiletries (COSMETICS)

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  • UKAS accredited proficiency testing scheme
  • The LGC COSMETICS proficiency testing scheme is intended for chemists and microbiologists performing product and ingredient testing in the beauty and personal care products industries
  • Cosmetics have been in use for thousands of years, and the potential for harm to the wearer has been present ever since the use of toxic chemicals such as lead sulfite (galena) as an eye make-up by the ancient Egyptians.
  • Manufacturers have a duty to ensure that potentially harmful products are not placed on the market. Products must undergo chemical, microbiological and physical testing to ensure safety, quality and legislative requirements are met.
  • If a laboratory performs these analyses, participation in the LGC COSMETICS scheme can provide confidence that results are meaningful, accurate and will allow for comparison to peers.
  • Scheme operates from April to March


Round dates


Despatch date

Reporting deadline

CS03429 Apr 201924 May 2019
CS03519 Aug 201913 Sep 2019
CS03618 Nov 201913 Dec 2019
CS03710 Feb 202006 Mar 2020

Chemistry 10  products available
Microbiology 7  products available


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