About Safety testing of cosmetic ingredients and products
Safety testing of cosmetic ingredients and products is extremely important for consumers and for brand owners. Among many important reasons, the two important reasons to have the safety testing for cosmetic products and ingredients are to prevent themselves from unintentionally damaging their brand image and to prevent themselves from lawsuits.
Having your cosmetic ingredients and products safety tested can prevent brand owners and manufacturers from unintentionally damaging their brand images. If safety testing is done before the product is launched into the market, the manufacturers can be assured that their product is safe for consumers. In contrast, if the product is not safety tested and the safety issues arise from consumers after the product is already widely distributed in the market, it will then be difficult for the brand owners to collect the products back. Besides, the bad reviews about the brand then would already be widespread in the market through word of mouth. It is difficult to build a good brand image, but it could be damaged in a blink if the owners are not well prepared.
The use of unsafe cosmetic products could lead to very serious skin and health problems which consequently could end up in a lawsuit from either consumers or the government. As cosmetic products may contain natural ingredients, chemical based ingredients or mixers, it could cause allergy or skin irritation such as redness, rashes, itching, blisters, burning or even worse when in contact with human skin. Face and eye’s areas are the most vulnerable parts to allergy and irritation. In some cases, it could lead to even worse skin conditions such as skin corrosion or skin cancer after a certain period of time. Therefore, manufacturers and brand owners should take a serious consideration to conduct safety testing for their consumers’ safety in order for them to avoid lawsuits that could cost a huge amount of their fortune.