Cosmetic   Cosmetic


Heavy metals in cosmetic industry is becoming a major problem with the definition and the further application of new rules. Antellis is providing to cosmetic industry his own knowledge of geologic and mineral matrices used as pigments or filters. For raw material sourcing or quality control of semi-finish or finish products such as lipsticks, foundation creams or lotions, antellis proposes:

  • Semi-quantitative screenings of periodic classification of elements (screening of 50 elements).
  • Identification and quantitation of heavy metals.
  • Identification and quantitation of rare earth elements.
  • Development and validations of methods according to ISO and pharmacopeias  guidelines.

Some examples of performed analyses :

  • Quantitation of heavy metals (As, Pb, Ni, Co, Cr, Sn, Zn) and rare earth elements (La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Eu) in raw materials (ocres, micas,..).
  • Quantitation of As, Cd, Hg, Pb, Ni, Cr, Cu in vegetable extracts.
  • Quantitation of As, Cr, Ni, Co, Pb, Hg in lipsticks and foundation cream.
  • Quantitation of As, Pb, Al, Fe, Ni, Cr in lotions.