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Cosmetics and Toiletries Scheme (COSMETICS)

EPTIS factsheet 143893 | Last revision 2019-12-04 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts143893 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts143893

PT provider
PT provider LGC Standards Proficiency Testing LGC Standards Proficiency Testing
Based in United Kingdom
Language(s)
Remarks
Keywords
Product groups Consumer products
Cosmetics
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Microbiology
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Powder (e.g eye-shadow) Cadmium -
Nickel -
Lead -
Chromium -
Arsenic -
Mercury -
Microbiological parameters -
Staphylococcus aureus Count -
Escherichia coli presence/absence -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa count -
Yeast and Mould count -
Enterobacteriaceae count -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa presence/absence -
Staphylococcus aureus presence/absence -
Aerobic mesophilic bacteria presence/absence -
Aerobic mesophilic bacteria count -
Burkholderia cepacia presence/absence -
Lip gloss Cadmium -
Nickel -
Lead -
Chromium -
Arsenic -
Mercury -
Lipstick Cadmium -
Nickel -
Lead -
Chromium -
Arsenic -
Mercury -
Liquid Staphylococcus aureus Count -
Escherichia coli presence/absence -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa count -
Yeast and Mould count -
Enterobacteriaceae count -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa presence/absence -
Staphylococcus aureus presence/absence -
Aerobic mesophilic bacteria presence/absence -
Aerobic mesophilic bacteria count -
Burkholderia cepacia presence/absence -
pH -
Density -
Viscosity -
Mouthwash Antimony -
Arsenic -
Barium -
Copper -
Fluoride -
Mercury -
Selenium -
Zinc -
Cream and Mascara -NEW 2020 Hydroquinone -
Butylparaben -
Methylparaben -
Propylparaben -
Benzoic acid -
Sorbic acid -
Microbiological parameters -
Staphylococcus aureus Count -
Escherichia coli presence/absence -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa count -
Yeast and Mould count -
Enterobacteriaceae count -
Pseudomonas aeruginosa presence/absence -
Staphylococcus aureus presence/absence -
Aerobic mesophilic bacteria presence/absence -
Aerobic mesophilic bacteria count -
Burkholderia cepacia presence/absence -
Tooth paste Antimony (Sb) -
Arsenic (total) -
Barium (Ba) -
Copper (Cu) -
Fluoride (F-) -
Mercury (Hg) -
Selenium (Se) -
Zinc (Zn) -
Soap (liquid or solid) Chlorides (Cl-) -
Free Caustic alkali (as NaOH) -
Free fatty acids (as oleic acid) -
Insoluble matter in ethanol -
Moisture and volatile matter -
Total fatty matter content -
Powder detergent Water insoluble matter -
pH (1% aqueous solution at 25˚C) -
Moisture and volatile matter -
Anionic-active matter -
Cationic-active matter -
Chlorides (as Cl ) -
Liquid detergent- NEW 2020 Water insoluble matter -
pH (1% aqueous solution at 25˚C) -
Moisture and volatile matter -
Anionic-active matter -
Cationic-active matter -
Chlorides (as Cl ) -
Phosphates (as PO4 3-) - NEW -
Microbial Challenge Test -NEW Microbial enumeration -
% reduction in microbial load -
Log10 reduction in microbial load -
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by UKAS on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043 Please see current application form and scheme description for accredited and non-accredited status of test materials and analytes.

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Depending on samples taken
Regularly operated Yes (4 rounds per annum)
Year of first operation 2011
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
LGC Standards Proficiency Testing
1 Chamberhall Business Park, Chamberhall Green
BL9 0AP Bury, Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax: +44 (0)161 762 2501
Web: https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597 https://www.lgcstandards.com/GB/en/Proficiency-Testing/cat/244597
Mrs Nicola Armstrong
Phone: +44 (0)161 762 2500
Fax:
Email: nicola.armstrong@lgcgroup.com nicola.armstrong@lgcgroup.com
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in United Kingdom, Mr Savvas Xystouris. Mr Savvas Xystouris.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.21