Vegan Cosmetic Challenge Testing

Isca Cosmetic Testing have partnered with The Vegan Society™ to certify several microbiological test methods. Existing micro test protocols require the use of culture media and auxiliaries that contain animal by-products. Our new methods replace these substances with vegan alternatives, which have been validated to ensure equal performance. Isca’s vegan certified methods include Preservative Efficacy Tests (PET), such as EP / USP challenge tests, and Total Viable Counts.

  • Certified Vegan Test Methods

    Vegan Society approved:

    • European Pharmacopoeia (EP)
    • United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)
    • ISO 11930
    • Total Viable Count (TVC)
  • Vegan EP Challenge test

    Our Vegan EP PET test is conducted using only Vegan friendly materials.

    Our test method and laboratory reagents have all been assessed and approved by the Vegan Society.

Vegan PET Testing

Vegan Society approved Preservative Efficacy Testing (PET) conducted to the European Pharmacopoeia, US Pharmacopeia or ISO 11930 standard

  • EP, USP or ISO standard PET test?

    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 organizations 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.

    Choosing the right test and certification standard can help ensure that your product is safe and effective, and that it complies with local regulations and standards.