Q-Lab uses its Q-Sun xenon test chamber for cosmetics testing

Q-Lab is the world leader in light-stability test equipment and test services for the cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries. In the cosmetics industry, products are exposed to artificial light in display cases as well as sunlight through store windows. Colorants are susceptible to photo-degradation in these conditions.

In addition, fading of packaging usually renders a product unfit for sale regardless of the colour stability of the consumable item. Drug substances are often highly reactive to light energy, so it is critical for manufacturers to ensure their products retain their safety and efficacy after light exposure. Don't guess when you can test.

Q-Lab serves customers in a variety of cosmetics segments, including:

  • Protective packaging
  • Cosmetic colorants
  • Retail packaging
  • Sunscreens

For most cosmetics testing, the Q-SUN xenon test chamber is used to simulate sunlight through a window, providing significant acceleration compared to a typical interior exposure. The versatile flat-specimen tray in the Q-SUN tester allows for easy testing of products in a variety of bottles or containers.

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