NSF International—a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment—has launched what it says is the first cosmetic verification service that provides consumers assurances of the quality, safety and compliance of cosmetic products. Both cosmetic manufacturers and retailers can obtain NSF International’s cosmetic product verification, which includes regulatory, toxicological and contaminant review testing along with label claim verification and compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), as well as periodic facility audits.
According to NSF, by selecting cosmetic products that have been evaluated against the rigorous criteria of NSF International’s cosmetic product verification, consumers can be confident that products bearing the NSF mark have been tested to meet the quality and safety consumers expect.
“NSF International’s cosmetic product verification service provides manufacturers, brand owners and retailers with a way to demonstrate to consumers that their cosmetic products have been evaluated for safety, tested for harmful contaminants and potential adulterants, and had the label ingredient claims confirmed,” said Casey Coy, manager of Cosmetics and Personal Care Services, NSF International. “The on-package NSF Product Verified mark helps guide consumers to these tested cosmetic products.”
Products verified to NSF International’s cosmetic product verification service will appear in the NSF product listing guide.