Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological Analysis

Cosmetic products now include products such as make-up materials, deodorants, and perfumes that we use everywhere in our lives. Especially for cosmetic materials that come into direct contact with the skin, the most important point is the microorganism load.
Based on the Guidelines on Microbiological Control of Cosmetic Products, laboratory studies on cosmetic products have become compulsory. Within the scope of the mentioned guide published by the Ministry of Health, cosmetic product manufacturers have to produce in accordance with the Good Manufacturing Practices Guide.
In cosmetic products, first of all, risk analysis should be made by considering the user type, application area, possible changes in cosmetic products and pathogenic characteristics of microorganisms. Microorganisms that should not be found in cosmetic products; Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans and Escherichia coli.

Cosmetic products are evaluated in two separate categories:

Category 1 Products for children under 3 years old, products applied to the eye area, products applied to mucous membranes
Category 2 Other products

Our laboratories serving in many provinces in turkey, "Microbiological Analysis in Cosmetic Products" in accordance with legal regulations and standards relating to Türkak accreditation is carried out.

Aerobic Mesophilic Bacteria Count

We can have an idea about the quality of the products used with aerobic mesophilic bacteria count in cosmetic products. We can comment on the stages such as raw material storage, production and transportation of cosmetic products until they reach the consumer. Aerobic mesophilic bacteria should not be more than 102 - 103 cfu / g for Category 1 and Category 2 products in cosmetic products.

ISO 21149 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Count And Detection of Aerobic Mesophilic Bacteria

Staphylococcus aureus Count

Staphylococcus aureus are microorganisms that adversely affect human health, generally found in the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth and nose, skin of the hands and feet, hair and mustache, and the ear canal. S. aureus can become dangerous if the body's resistance is low, the number of bacteria in the body increases, or if enterotoxins are formed. Staphylococcal enterotoxins are not destroyed in pasteurization temperatures, which are thermostable. The presence of S. aureus in cosmetic products is not acceptable.

ISO 22718 Cosmetics-Microbiology-Staphylococcus aureus Count

Escherichia coli Count

One of the microorganisms that cause disease and should never be found in cosmetic products is coliform bacteria. Escherchia coli is the most known and harmful of coliform bacteria. E.coli mostly lives in the intestines of mammals. Therefore, contamination of food means that the product is somehow contaminated with feces. It shows that the production, storage and transportation conditions of cosmetic products are not suitable for Good Manufacturing Practices.

ISO 21150 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Escherichia coli Count

Candida albicans Count

Candida albicans, a type of fungus, is a microorganism that causes oral and vaginal infections in humans. C. Albicans is a microorganism that should not be found in cosmetic products. If it is found in cosmetic products that come into contact with the skin, it causes fungal infections.

ISO 18416 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Candida albicans Count

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Count

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an abundant microorganism in soil and water. They are pathogenic microorganisms that cause infection in burns and open wounds, especially in cosmetic products that come into contact with the skin. In cosmetic products, it is not accepted to be in Category 1 and Category 2 products.

ISO 22717 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Pseudomonas aeruginosa Count

Mold and Yeast Count

Other types of microorganisms that can be contaminated during production and storage of cosmetic products are molds and yeasts. Molds and yeasts that can sustain their vitality in a wide spectrum are microorganisms that should not be found in cosmetic products. Mold and Yeast Census are the parameters performed as an indicator of whether the products are produced within the scope of good manufacturing practices.

ISO 16212 Cosmetics - Microbiology - Yeast and Mold Count