Analytical Testing for ConsumerProduct Manufacturersa complete guide to testing you need for householdproducts and personal care items, and what you canexpect when partnering with Impact Analytical
Consumer Product Testing RegulationsThe FDA does not require pre-market approval for personal care items, but moderatelyregulates these items through the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) andthe Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. The FD&C Act prohibits the marketing ofadulterated products or misbranded cosmetics. Violations of the Act involving productcomposition – whether they result from ingredients, contaminants, processing, packaging,or shipping are subject to regulatory action.The EPA and several other domestic organizations can regulate cleaning products as well.
Consumer Product TestingAnalytical testing for household products, personal care items and cosmetic products is anessential component of a company’s development process. Testing can be completed tosupport pre-market analysis and production:Pre-Market Analysis:• R&D Support• Method Development and Validation• Material Characterization• Stability and Shelf Life Studies• Raw Material Characterization• Deformulation/Reverse Engineering• Impurity IdentificationProduction Support• Raw Material Characterization• Problem Solving• QA/QC Testing
Choose Your Partner Lab WiselyAs a consumer product manufacturer, it’s important to partner with a lab that has experiencecharacterizing consumer products and understands the needs of the industry. A qualityprogram is also essential.Why Impact Analytical?We have over 20 years experience working with personal care items and householdproducts. This means we have experience analyzing surfactants, thickeners, wettingagents, and other ingredients unique to consumer products. We are ISO 9001:2008 certifiedand provide testing on a variety of products:• Detergents• Household and Bathroom Cleaners• Wipes and Scouring Pads• Cosmetics• Face and Hair Care• Fragrances• Lotions and Creams
Working Partnering with UsAt Impact Analytical, you don’t just work with us, but you are a partner of ours. We are anextension of your company. We consult with you to understand your exact needs and delivercompliant results on-time.What to ExpectIt all starts with a detailed conversation with your team to understand your project testingrequirements. Our analysts are available to consult in the very beginning stages and areaccessible throughout your entire project. You will be assigned a lead analytical expert whocan answer questions and keep you updated on the status of your project.After initial discussions, we will provide you with a detailed and competitive quote that isspecific to your testing needs.
My ImpactWhen you submit samples you will receive your own secure My Impact account. My Impactis our customer-only website that allows you to:• Monitor your project through our laboratories• Easily track the progress of sample testing• Gain access to all of your past samples, projects and reports at any time
Detailed ReportingWe don’t just give you raw data. Ever. Our reports are detailed, specific, and provide youwith clear answers to the problem being solved. Our reports won’t leave you asking morequestions but will provide you with the data you need to support your product throughmanufacturing and QC stages. All reports include the following:• Detailed Summary – summarizes the testing objective and results• Experimental Conditions – we provide the details of how we prepared your samples, how we ran the analyses and the conditions we used to test your materials.• Results and Discussion – results are described in detail and contain expert review by our technical team. Results include all chromatograms and instrumental data• Tables and Figures – tables and charts are used to simplify findings and provide details of the results that were obtained• Quality Signatures – all reports are reviewed by our full –time quality department. When testing under cGMP or GLP, all quality aspects are documented and detailed in the report.
Comments fro Past Customers• “(I) Received a call from the project person to discuss the results prior to the report being issued to see if anything else would be needed to complete the project to our satisfaction. All the reports I have received from the lab have been thoughtful, complete and thorough” – Global personal care and cosmetic manufacturer• “(I) have paid more at another lab and results took 3X longer to receive.” – Global family product manufacturer• “We requested a “rush” project. There was no problem for IA with this very fast turnaround time. Overall, we had great communication with Impact Analytical. We were very pleased with IA as a testing lab.” – a consumer product design firm
Contact UsCall 855.IA.SOLVE (427.6583) to speak with one of our expertsContact Us OnlineRequest a QuoteLearn more at www.ImpactAnalytical.com/ConsumerProducts