The advantages of the CE.way e-shop for cosmetic tests

30-mar-2022

Cosmetic Testing Lab, launched in 2020, makes the testing process as easy as possible

Cosmetic Testing Lab is an online store for ordering cosmetic product tests, a first on the market.

Launched by CW.way in 2020, the service aims to overhaul the traditional B2B communication process, which is extremely time-consuming for both the customer and the supplier.

Cosmetic Testing Lab allows a fully automated purchase process, functioning as a standard online store with a list and description of the services offered as well as prices.

The current scope of services covers:

  • Stability and compatibility test;
  • challenge test;
  • Microbiological specification test;
  • patch testing;
  • Heavy metal test;
  • CPSR (the only service that is not actually a test).

For most testing services, you can choose between different versions. For example, for the stability and compatibility test, you can choose between an accelerated test and a real-time stability test, as well as the parameters you want to include in the stability test.

For the challenge test (preservative efficacy test), you have the choice between the following test protocols: USP51, Japanese Pharmacopoeia, European Pharmacopoeia, ISO 11930:2019.

Once you have chosen the test you need, you are asked to fill in the name of your product and, if ordering the stability and compatibility test, its packaging volume.

Based on this, the number of samples needed to perform the test is calculated.

One important feature, which makes the whole process even easier (and cheaper), is that Cosmetic Testing Lab orders and pays for the pickup of your samples from your address.

Therefore, when entering billing details and a pickup location, the user also has the option to choose when they want the samples picked up.

The last step is to pay for the ordered tests via a credit card and to prepare the product samples so that the courier can pick them up.

The samples are then sent to the testing lab, and once they arrive, Cosmetic Testing Lab notifies the customer via email when testing begins and when each test ends.

A major advantage is that there is no more guessing when testing is complete. As soon as the samples arrive at the laboratory, you are informed by e-mail of the date on which you can expect the results.

The CPSR process

CPSR has a slightly different process, as it is not a test and therefore no product sample is required.

To order a CPSR, you need to provide certain information about your company and some information and testing about your product, such as usage details, packaging, label, formula, stability test, provocation (if applicable), the chemical and microbiological specifications of the product, etc.

Once these are provided, the Cosmetic Testing Lab Safety Assessor reviews the documentation, and unless clarification or additional documentation is needed, you can expect to receive the CPSR for your product within a few days.

Cosmetic Testing Lab can be used by cosmetic manufacturers all over the world, not just those in Europe.

It is particularly useful for SMEs who do not have the time to go through the whole process of finding the testing laboratory, negotiating prices and having to organize shipments of samples to the chosen laboratory.

If the user is not sure which tests they need, there are detailed descriptions of the tests offered on the Cosmetic Testing Lab website, with the option to email Cosmetic Testing Lab or use the chatbot, which, based on a series of questions about your products, tells you which testing services you would need.

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Cosmetic Testing Lab is part of the CE.way Regulatory Consultants group, a company that has been providing regulatory consulting and testing services for cosmetics for over a decade, and testing is performed in an ISO 9001 certified facility in Europe.

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