Our Product Development Criteria
Sophisticated Procedures and Protocols
It is of utmost importance that SkinPhD products introduced to the public are groundbreaking in their formulation, effective, safe, and adhere to standards set by the cosmetic industry and other various governing bodies. We have:
- Agreements and membership with CTFA, COSCHEM, SASOL CHEMCITY
- High quality, GMP and quality systems
- Attendance on a regular basis at International conferences and seminars on cosmetic science
- Access to global researchers and developers of raw material
We only purchase raw materials from approved suppliers and only accept receipt of raw materials when they are accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis from the relevant manufacturer. Raw materials are thoroughly researched to ensure compliance with all the expectations of the specific product to be developed.
Stability testing is performed on all formulations to guarantee the products are of the highest quality. The products are placed in accelerated testing conditions which include temperatures of 4˚C and 40˚C respectively as well as room temperature for 3 months. The products are tested against a control for appearance, color, odor, pH and viscosity. All tests results are recorded and analyzed according to set specifications.
Specific test panels are performed to test the product performance and efficacy. Candidates are screened and then selected to take part in the test panels. Results are recorded whereafter a comprehensive report indicates whether the product is approved. After final approval, the product is subjected to product/packaging compatibility testing. This will ensure the product is compatible with the packaging material and closure type.
Other tests include SPF testing, sensitivity testing, irritancy testing, claim substantiation and efficacy testing. These tests are carried through by accredited testing facilities and certificates are issued for every test performed.