Quantum provides a suite of analytical services in support of formulation and product development, manufacturing and vendor qualification for the cosmetics industry. We conduct a wide range of  chemical and physical tests on cosmetics  and their raw materials. These tests help manufacturers, importers and retailers evaluate the quality and safety of cosmetic of finished products and their ingredients.  Our scientists routinely perform testing employing USP/NF, FCC, CTFA, SCC, AOCS and other compendial analyses. Where no compendial methods are available, we employ our own in-house validated methods as well as client supplied procedures.  All work performed by us is carried out under our formal QA program in our FDA registered, cGMP and GLP compliant laboratories.

In addition to providing quality control testing services, our laboratory can provide custom chemical testing of new and existing products. We can test samples for known or suspected carcinogens, skin irritants and other compounds of regulatory concern.  Quantum can also perform more specialized procedures or undertake complex studies using a variety of analytical techniques including GC, HPLC, IC, LC/MS, GC/MS, AAS, ICP, FT-IR and UV-Vis.

Sunscreen & Sun Tan Product Testing

Quantum carries out the complete chemical testing of raw material and the finished product for sunscreens.All raw materials, excipients and sunscreen actives are analyzed according to their respective USP compendial monographs.

Analysis for active of over-the-counter sunscreen finished products  are performed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Our laboratories are capable of analyzing multiple  sunscreen actives in finished products employing our fully validated in-house methods. For the inorganic sunscreens titanium dioxide and zinc oxide analysis is performed using fully validated methods which employ closed vessel microwave digestion followed by analysis employing either AAS or ICP-OES.