Cosmetic Testing

Innovate Phytoceuticals currently offers validated, standardized, Health Canada approved testing for Cosmetics. While we are continually expanding our services, below are some of the immediate services we offer.  

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Analytical Testing


44 Terpenes: α-Pinene, Camphene, β-Pinene, Sabinene, β-Myrcene, Phellandrenes, 3-Carene, α-Terpinene, o-cymene, D-Limonene, Eucalyptol, Ocimenes, Sabinene hydrate, γ-Terpinene, Terpinolene, Fenchone, Linalool, Fenchol exo-, Camphor, Isoborneol, Borneol, dl-Menthol, α-Terpineol, γ-Terpineol, Citronellol, Nerol, Pulegone, Geraniol, Geranyl acetate, α-Cedrene, β-Cedrene, Caryophyllene, cis-β-Farnesene, α-Humulene, Valencene, cis-Nerolidol, trans-Nerolidol, Caryophyllene oxide, Guaiol, Cedrol, β-Eudesmol, α-Bisabolol, Phytol I, Phytol II


Able to test for a variety of pesticides commonly tested for in this product type


Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2 & Ochratoxin A 

Heavy Metals

Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, Lead, Antimony and total Chromium (III & IV)

Residual Solvents

48 Residual Solvents: 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane, 2,3-Dimethylbutane, Triethylamine, Methanol, 3-Methylpentane, Heptane, 2-Methylbutane, n-Hexane, Ethylene glycol, Pentane, 1-Propanol, Toluene, Ethanol, Hexane, 1-Pentanol, Ethyl ether, 2-Butanone, Ethylbenzene, Acetone, Ethyl acetate, m-Xylene, 2,2-Dimethylbutane, Chloroform, p-Xylene, Isopropanol, Cyclohexane, o-Xylene, Acetonitrile, Benzene, Dimethyl sulfoxide, Methylene chloride, Acetic acid, Tridecane, 2-Methylpentane, Iso-Octane, Methyl acetate, tert-Butylmethyl ether, Methylethyl ketone, 1-Butanol, 2-Butanol, 2-Methyl-1-propanol, Isopropyl acetate, 3-Methyl-1-butanol, Isobutyl acetate, Butyl acetate, Propane, Butane & Iso-Butane 

Moisture Content 

Loss on Drying

Foreign Matter

 Evaluation of extraneous materials such as metals, wood or plastic pieces, filth, insect parts

Fatty Acid Analysis

Palmitic acid, Oleic acid, Linoleic acid, γ-Linolenic acid, α-Linolenic acid & Stearic acid 

Vitamin Analysis

Water Soluble Vitamins: Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin), B6 (Pyridoxine HCL), B12 (Cyanocobalamin) & C (ascorbic acid)

Fat Soluble Vitamins: Vitamin A (Palmitate) & Vitamin E (Tocopherol α, β & γ) & Vitamin D3 (Calciferol)

Ingredient Indentificaiton/Quantification

Caffeine, Methyl Salicylate, Menthol, Carsonic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Linalyl Acetate, Linalool Acetate, Lavandulyl Acetate, Camphor, β Caryophyllene, Cis β Ocimene & 4 OL Terpinene 

Other Tests

Total Alkali, Vitamin Activity & Acid Value, Peroxide Testing, pH, Flavonoid Analysis, Total Fatty Acids, Density, Specific Gravity, Viscosity & Solubility

Microbial Testing

Microbial Contaminants

UPS & EUR methods for: Total Yeast & Mould, Total Aerobic Count, Escherichia coli (E. coli), Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., Bile Tolerant Gram Negative (Enterobacterial Count), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Clostridium spp, Listeria spp, Candida spp, Aspergillus spp.

Quality Control & Stability Testing

Shelf Life Testing

Determination of finished product shelf life in either real time or accelerated conditions

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