Mecmesin solutions for testing in cosmetics and personal care.

Test product formulation for objective texture analysis as well as the performance of applicators, dispensers and packaging.

Texture

In much the same way as food is analysed for its texture characteristics, the performance and quality of cosmetics can also be objectively tested. Data obtained from products, being subjectively tested as meeting the right customer expectations for 'touch-and-feel', can be measured using a computerised mechanical force testing system. Having quantified the results with a force tester this can then be applied to product formulation and subsequently to routine quality-control testing. This removes the subjective element when testing and delivers reliable, accurate and repeatable results.

Applicator strength

One feature of many cosmetics is their integration with packaging so that the packaging also acts as a dispenser. This can be a twist delivery, as for lipsticks, or a pull-off cap for a lip tint, or an applicator brush as for mascara, or a roll-on for antiperspirant. The consumer experience of the cosmetic product is inextricably linked with the applicator so it is vital that the quality of the applicator meets expectations.

By using a Mecmesin system you can benefit from its universal functionality to test both the texture characteristics of the cosmetic and the performance of the applicator.

 

Mecmesin force and torque testing systems are in extensive use within the cosmetics and personal care industry, helping leading brand manufacturers and their sub-contractors to produce consistent top-quality products.   

 

Some of our customers

Featured case studies

Standards

Featured or equivalent test standards for Mecmesin solutions in this section

Nail Varnish Closure Removal Torque

Case study
The Mecmesin system has helped us deliver a better product to our customers with less breakages and leaks. The Tornado is used every 2 hours to ensure the torque of the nail varnish caps are within working range.

Gregorio Suarez, Quality Control and Production Manager
Barry M Cosmetics Ltd.

nail varnish closure removal torque

Torque testing beauty product closures

Case study
"Mecmesin's Tornado testers are very easy to use. Even people who had no experience in this area found them simple to operate. We achieved very reliable results and found that the Tornadoes were easily adapted to test many different bottles and pots. The machines produced printed paper results or a digital file and we found this was a very easy way of keeping opening torque records. They are a very useful instrument for packaging."

Zachos Elias, Quality Control
Korres Natural Products S.A.

Cosmetics jar ready for release torque checking on a Tornado manual torque tester

Nail Varnish Closure Removal Torque

The Mecmesin system has helped us deliver a better product to our customers with less breakages and leaks. The Tornado is used every 2 hours to ensure the torque of the nail varnish caps are within working range.

Gregorio Suarez, Quality Control and Production Manager
Barry M Cosmetics Ltd.

Case study
nail varnish closure removal torque
The Mecmesin system has helped us deliver a better product to our customers with less breakages and leaks. The Tornado is used every 2 hours to ensure the torque of the nail varnish caps are within working range.

Gregorio Suarez, Quality Control and Production Manager
Barry M Cosmetics Ltd.

Case study
Lipstick break test equipment test stand gauge and custom fixture

Torque testing beauty product closures

"Mecmesin's Tornado testers are very easy to use. Even people who had no experience in this area found them simple to operate. We achieved very reliable results and found that the Tornadoes were easily adapted to test many different bottles and pots. The machines produced printed paper results or a digital file and we found this was a very easy way of keeping opening torque records. They are a very useful instrument for packaging."

Zachos Elias, Quality Control
Korres Natural Products S.A.

Case study
Cosmetics jar ready for release torque checking on a Tornado manual torque tester

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