• When working within the cosmetic industry you need to ensure you keep up with the trends as they are changing constantly. To keep up with this ever-changing industry we must ensure that our testing also fits the new vision of personal care products.

    Over the last couple of years vegan cosmetics have drastically increased and we are more conscious of the materials and ingredients used in our products that end up on out skin. Therefore, we want to ensure that our testing is also reflecting this.

  • Brands that sell vegan cosmetics want to ensure that their product as well as the test methods used to Preservative Efficacy Test (PET) is vegan-friendly.

    Unfortunately, our traditional challenge test methods require the use of media and other consumables that contain animal by-product. Our new methods replace these animal by-products with vegan friendly alternatives that have been validated to ensure equal performance to the traditional test methods. 

Vegan challenge testing

Vegan EP testing

This Vegan version of the EP Preservative Efficacy Test (PET) or cosmetic challenge test, is essential for assessing the safety of cosmetic products susceptible to spoiling, such as those which require preservation or that contain water. This test method uses vegan alternatives to the traditional test methods which has also been certified by The Vegan Society.

According to the EU Cosmetic Products Regulation, for these cosmetic products it is a legal requirement to include the results of a challenge test in the Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) before they can be sold.

The European Pharmacopoeia test method is commonly used for products sold in the European Union and United Kingdom but is recognised worldwide. 

Certificate of Registration

To view our copy of The Vegan Society 'Certificate of Registration' for ISCA, please download below.

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  • When selling cosmetic products, it is crucial to comply with the regulatory requirements of the country in which the product is being sold. For cosmetics, the quality and safety standards are typically determined by one of three major standards: the European Pharmacopoeia (EP), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), or the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

    Each of these organisations sets different standards for product testing and quality control, so it is important to choose the appropriate standard for the country in which you are selling your product. For example, if you are selling your product in Europe, you may need to comply with EP standards, while products sold in the US may need to meet USP standards.

    We can offer Vegan Society certified version of the EP, USP and ISO 11930 challenge test methods.