Rapid tests

Cosmetics and bodycare.

MCS Diagnostics supplies and develops premium rapid tests, test kits and detection solutions for cosmetics. We have been the pioneer and international partner for the cosmetics and body care products industry since 1997. As a result, we understand the challenges and risks that may be involved in your business and its various processes, and help you find the best approach. In this way, our high-quality solutions contribute to a safe and efficient processing process and end product. Take a look at our products and contact us for more information.

The challenges of the cosmetics industry

As a cosmetics company, you not only have a great responsibility, but are also continually faced with new challenges, e.g., related to the shrinking margin of health risks for products, but also as a result of changing consumer trends and new, harmful bacteria in products.

In addition, there is no official method to date for the microbiological control of cosmetics. However, international organizations such as the ISO strive to harmonize and establish reproducible control parameters to ensure the reliability of test results by means of its standards.

Criteria for the approval/ rejection of cosmetic products

Here, there is a set of ISO standards to establish risk assessments of contamination, and approval/rejection criteria of cosmetics to become the standard in cosmetic products.

The batch approval/rejection criteria according to ISO 17516:2016 are:

MicroorganismsChildren under 3 years of age,
products used in eyes, mucous membranes
Other products
Aerobic mesophilic bacteria
(yeast and fungi are also detectable)
≤ 100 cfu g/ml≤ 1.000 cfu g/ml
Escherichia coliAbsence per 1 g/mlAbsence per 1 g/ml
Pseudomonas aeruginosaAbsence per 1 g/mlAbsence per 1 g/ml
Staphylococcus aureusAbsence per 1 g/mlAbsence per 1 g/ml
Candida albicansAbsence per 1 g/mlAbsence per 1 g/ml

A watertight testing policy is indispensable

More than ever, the well-known statement “measuring is knowing” applies here. As a manufacturer of cosmetics or body care products, a watertight testing policy for your products is therefore indispensable. Consistent microbiological testing of cosmetic products is crucial for consumer safety, and thus also for the quality of your products and your company’s image. After all, a recall not only costs a lot of money, but also damages your reputation within the market.

Save time up to 50% with our microbial tests

MCS Diagnostics offers advanced yet easy-to-use tests to detect microbial contamination in a timely manner. And a big advantage for you as a producer: with our innovative CertaBlue line, you get results significantly faster. For example, a test using traditional media often takes 3 to 5 days. With the CertaBlue line, we reduce this time to just 1 to 2 days. Thus, you gain a lot of time in the testing process and make your production process
not only safer, but also more efficient.

Test fast!

Test fast!

Together we can find the best solution for your company

MCS Diagnostics is more than just a supplier. As a family business, personal service comes first, and our specialists continuously work together with you to offer you the best solution. We do not just supply you with a product, but also work together with you to find the best application within your food and beverage production processes. A proven method in which our ISO 9001 certification guarantees extra quality assurance .

Ready for the future of the cosmetics industry

Thanks to our own logistics center, we deliver the desired products quickly to your location. We also work closely with companies in the cosmetics industry to develop new products in our in-house laboratory. As a result, we understand the challenges within your organization and create products that are ready for tomorrow’s challenges.

Curious about the best solutions for your cosmetics or body care products? Check out our rapid testing and detection solutions for your company and contact us for more information.

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MCS Diagnostics – Family Business and pioneer of microbial rapid tests & detection techniques

Food and care products without harmful micro-organisms may sound self-evident, but behind the scenes this requires reliable testing and the right expertise. MCS Diagnostics offers this expertise, along with premium solutions towards a safe and efficient production process. We are the international partner for companies in the dairy, food, cosmetics, clinical and veterinary sectors —but we are more than a supplier.

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