Cosmetics and Skincare Texture Measurement
Let us show you a range of possibilities of how to measure the textural properties of cosmetics and skincare products with a texture analyser.
Measure a multitude of textures from raw ingredients to finished product.
The global beauty industry in which the combination of good marketing and product quality must be compelling to gain shelf space, consumer attention and repeat purchase. The quality and appeal of a cosmetic product is decided by factors such as its texture, appearance, odour and performance. Increased attention has been focused on the objective evaluation of cosmetics to improve their performance and to fulfil the requirements in legislation demanding proof of certain product claims.
This information can be obtained by the use of texture analysis, which can play a pivotal role in measuring product conformity and compliance with standards as well as analysing and controlling the desired textural features of any new or existing product for the market.
Analysis of the way in which different types of cosmetics respond to the tests provide the manufacturer with vital information: which combination of ingredients is the ideal for a particular product; which processing methods/times produce the best results; and whether the quality is consistent and stable.
A wide range of COSMETIC AND SKINCARE PRODUCT test methods is built into Exponent Texture Analyser software and will automatically load at the click of a button. We help make your testing quicker to access and the analysis of your product properties already prepared for you.
Typical measurements include: • Hardness • Break Strength • Consistency • Compaction Strength • Container Lid Opening Force • Actuation Force • Friction • Spreadability • Stickiness • Curing Time • Combability • Bending Strength • Sachet Content Removal Force •
As attendees at In-Cosmetics and IFSCC conferences we are sure to be abreast of the requirements of the industry and our customers. When new test solutions are required we go ahead and develop them – the Nail Polish Adhesion Rig is a classic example of one of our Community Registered Designs.
We are totally dedicated to optimising the physical property measurements of your cosmetics. But don’t just take our word for it, read an example of what our customers have to say.
Cosmetics Industry Articles
Here are a few online articles which you may find interesting and useful in understanding the field of texture analysis in cosmetics:
The Pleasure of Texture in Cosmetics – This article presents today’s most striking trends in textures and explains how consumers will influence textures for cosmetics and gives an outlook on the future of cosmetic textures. Read more
Sensory Profiling of Cosmetic Products: Could it be easier? Use of Rheology and Textural Analysis – Certain sensory attributes, used for the description of the product in pick up and rub in phase, could be predicted to some extent by instrumental, i.e. rheological and textural measurements. Therefore, sensory profiling could be simplified and consequently more cost-effective with the employment of instrumental tools. Read more
Predicting sensory texture properties of cosmetic emulsions by physical measurements – In order to be more cost and time efficient, alternative methods have been employed in the characterization of the behavior of skin care products. Rheology and texture analysis are two of the common physical measures in the characterization of physical properties of food products, and they have been applied in cosmetic science to help predict the sensory properties of cosmetic creams and lotions. Read more
Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed.
A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown, although this does not necessarily include the complete range available for the testing of cosmetic and skincare products. Test procedures include: compression, puncture / penetration, tension, fracture / bending, extrusion, cutting / shearing.