$50.00 - Guideline for Industry: The Stability Testing of Cosmetic Products (PDF Download)
$25.00 - Guideline for Industry: The Stability Testing of Cosmetic Products (PDF Download)
The purpose of stability testing is to ensure that the cosmetic product maintains its intended physical, chemical and microbiological quality, as well as functionality and aesthetics when stored under appropriate conditions. Historically, companies have developed their stability testing programs based on practical application and local market conditions. The guideline presented herein supplements both the preceding general document on stability testing prepared jointly between CTFA and Colipa in 2004, and the updated Colipa annex to that general document.
This guideline is intended to provide a resource for manufacturers in the development of a stability testing program. It illustrates the industry’s current thinking on this topic, and identifies a stability data package that is acceptable for marketing. The guideline outlines key stability parameters for cosmetic products, but leaves sufficient flexibility to encompass the variety of different practical situations that may be encountered due to specific scientific considerations and characteristics of the materials being evaluated. Alternative approaches or variations of these guidelines can be used (e.g., where there is scientific justification or to satisfy requirements within a particular jurisdiction) provided the basic intention of the program is maintained.
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