How do you check the expiry date of different cosmetics? What types of tests should be conducted, and what storage conditions should be used? How do you interpret the results?
Did you know:
- There are effective ways to speed up stability testing and enter the market faster with relative confidence about the stability of your products
- Different types of cosmetics will require different types of tests to be conducted
- Some accelerated testing conditions can cause ‘false failures’ – failures to stability testing that may never happen under real time conditions
In this video, Belinda provides an overview of the type of stability testing that should be conducted on different types of cosmetics, and when you would use each. She also explains how you can fast track stability testing conditions and how confident this can enable you to be about the resulting shelf life. She also highlights when false failures may occur and what to watch out for.
Watch this video to get an overview of how to conduct stability testing to check and confirm the expiry dates or shelf life of your cosmetic products.
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9 Responses to “Cosmetic Expiry Date – Shelf Life – Stability Testing”
Hi Belinda, MW Natural Products is a Canadian Company that produces a broad range of products. Our strongest line is a natural hard bar soap selling into more than 300 retail stores. We just launched a liquid soap that was developed with the help of a local chemist. We are having stability issues and I am wondering if you can direct me to an appropriate source to assist us.
Thank you so much for this video. It provides a great overview and a clear understanding of the subject. I received it in perfect timing since we are about to start testing for our products for international distribution. Thank you again!
Thank you, and happy formulating!
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Great video, thank you for sharing the content.
Thank you! Happy formulating!
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