By Ken Edwards

Published in: Cosmetics & Toiletries

Published on: January 3, 2019

Opening Paragraphs: Routine stability testing provides cosmetic manufacturers with critical data about their products’ safety and shelf life and can help you align your products with the FDA’s cosmetic stability testing guidelines. Although the US food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not yet require cosmetic manufacturers to conduct stability testing on products before commercially marketing them, we consider it a good manufacturing practice.

The information gained from stability testing can be useful to companies both externally and internally, creating successful ANDAs (abbreviated new drug applications) and informing product development, material procurement/management, and lifecycle management. This page provides an overview of the basics manufacturers should consider when developing a stability testing protocol for cosmetic products.

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