Cosmetics are generally powder or emulsion based products. Their quality and behavior are influenced by variations in particle size, particle shape, rheology, emulsion stability and composition. Legislation is increasing for the ingredients in cosmetic products, which is specifically related to the safety of the components with respect to their particle size.

Malvern provides a range of easy-to-use particle characterization, chemical identification and rheology systems which can be applied to the study of cosmetics.

Characterizing the physical and chemical properties of cosmetics can help:

  • Optimize the stability and quality of formulations
  • Enhance product and process knowledge
  • Understand and reduce product issues and costs
  • Streamline manufacturing processes
  • Provide regulatory evidence
  • Aid intellectual property protection.

Insitec range

Insitec range

Robust, reliable, real-time particle sizing

More details
Measurement Particle size
Particle size range 0.1µm - 2500µm
Technology Light Scattering, Laser Diffraction
Dispersion type Wet, Dry, Spray, Wet and Dry

Mastersizer range

Mastersizer range

World's most popular particle size analyzers

More details
Measurement Particle size
Particle size range 0.01µm - 3500µm
Technology Light Scattering, Laser Diffraction
Dispersion type Wet, Dry, Wet and Dry

NanoSight range

NanoSight range

Visually track size and count nanoparticles

More details
Measurement Particle concentration, Particle size, Protein aggregation
Particle size range 0.01µm - 1µm
Technology Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis
Dispersion type Wet

OMNISEC

OMNISEC

The world’s most advanced multi-detector GPC/SEC system

More details
Measurement Molecular structure, Molecular size, Molecular weight, Viscosity, Protein aggregation
Molecular weight range 200Da - 10MDa
Minimum sample mass (polystyrene) 100ng
Minimum sample mass (BSA) 100ng
Technology Gel Permeation Chromatography, Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), Light Scattering, Static Light Scattering

Insitec range

Insitec range

Robust, reliable, real-time particle sizing

Mastersizer range

Mastersizer range

World's most popular particle size analyzers

NanoSight range

NanoSight range

Visually track size and count nanoparticles

OMNISEC

OMNISEC

The world’s most advanced multi-detector GPC/SEC system

More details More details More details More details
Measurement Particle size Particle size Particle concentration, Particle size, Protein aggregation Molecular structure, Molecular size, Molecular weight, Viscosity, Protein aggregation
Particle size range 0.1µm - 2500µm 0.01µm - 3500µm 0.01µm - 1µm  
Molecular weight range       200Da - 10MDa
Minimum sample mass (polystyrene)       100ng
Minimum sample mass (BSA)       100ng
Technology Light Scattering, Laser Diffraction Light Scattering, Laser Diffraction Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis Gel Permeation Chromatography, Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), Light Scattering, Static Light Scattering
Dispersion type Wet, Dry, Spray, Wet and Dry Wet, Dry, Wet and Dry Wet