SAXOCON are able to provide support with the screening and selection of appropriate packaging and delivery materials during product development and throughout life-cycle management. From evaluation of material properties, characteristics and chemical constituents, we can identify undesirable materials and select those with the most appropriate compatibility and functionality for the overall design and development of the cosmetic product.
Where relevant, SAXOCON can initiate and monitor the outsourcing of extractable or leachable studies, in order to adequately address the potential for interaction between the packaging and the cosmetic product or the migration of substances form/to the packaging material. We maintain close relationships with competent analytical laboratories that specialise in material sciences and the conduct of extractable and leachable studies. We are able to provide recommendations on the test methods and analytical techniques employed and review the protocols and reports relevant for the evaluation of packaging materials and the overall safety evaluation of the finished product.
Subsequently, we provide toxicological risk assessments to evaluate and qualify any relevant compounds resulting from extractable/leachable studies to which consumers may be exposed.