period after opening
Cosmetic & Personal Care
William J. Neumann

An Overview of the Period After Opening & Cosmetic Shelf Life

Determining a product’s “period after opening” leads to the generation of valuable information and a better understanding of the overall experience that will be derived by the consumer. The inclusion of physical, microbiological and chemical testing can ensure consumer satisfaction and support the longevity of your brand. Here, we answer

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Specialty Chemicals
CPT Labs

Free of Phthalates Testing Overview

What are phthalates and what are they used for? Phthalates are a family of chemical compounds that are used in many industrial applications but primarily as an additive in nearly all types of plastic and vinyl to improve their durability, transparency and flexibility. Due to the myriad uses of plastics

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Cosmetic & Personal Care
Dr. Michael Caswell

A Guide to Institutional Review Boards

Since the origin of CPT nearly a half-century ago, consumer well-being and high standards for integrity have been our guiding principles. Indeed, our fundamental purpose is to conduct relevant trials that provide accurate data in support of our clients’ efforts to market products that truly improve lives. And that, we

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Cosmetic & Personal Care
Dr. Michael Caswell

A Guide to Teeth Lightening Studies

Teeth whitening products are entering the market at a rapid clip, and it’s a competitive market. Consumers, believing that whiter teeth will improve their social and professional impressions along with their self-esteem, are looking for products that are effective, affordable and easy to use. At CPT, we can support your

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Best Practices
Steve Nitka, V.P. In-Vitro Technology

Safety Assessment Through In-Vitro Dermatological Testing

The market success of personal care goods like cosmetics, skin care, and hair care products balances on manufacturers’ ability to prove both safety and efficacy of product formulations. As such, using credible and scientifically sound dermatological testing methods to prove both consumer safety and product efficacy are paramount.  Moreover, the

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cosmetics safety
Cosmetic & Personal Care
Craig Weiss

CPT℠ Labs Feature in ICMAD Interview on Cosmetics Safety

In a recent interview with Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), the President of the Consumer Product Testing Co. (CPTSM), Craig Weiss, spoke out on cosmetic product safety and product testing as a whole. If anyone knows this industry, it’s Craig. His father first started CPTSM in 1975. From a young age,

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Trends
Craig Weiss

Cosmetic Safety in Today’s Marketplace

Personal care and beauty products are manufactured using a selection of approximately 10,500 unique chemical ingredients, so it’s imperative that products are properly tested before reaching the marketplace. As stated on the EWG’s Cosmetics Database, the average person uses nine products daily and in some cases, women were applying 15

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