Viscosity Testing for Skincare and Cosmetics
Viscosity Testing is performed to maintain the quality of the every batch of your skincare and cosmetics product. The evaluation can identify any unexpected changes that may occur in product’s batch within the manufacturing process.
This type of testing helps to ensure the texture and feeling of the bulk have the same values as reference sample. The evaluation of the product is confirmed, when the viscosity level is the same as reference sample.
We offer Viscosity Testing and other clinical trials services for Cosmetic manufacturers, Brand owners and Retailers in Thailand.
Why Need to Measure Viscosity of Skincare?
Measuring viscosity is an important part of quality control in the cosmetics industry. Viscosity should be considered when planning the feel and flow of skincare and cosmetic products.
Tracking the viscosity value on a skincare and cosmetics gives manufacturers the possibility to know the behavior of their product in its future life-cycle. For example, if a hand cream does not have the proper viscosity, it can either be too hard to pump out from the tube, or it would pump out too much.
Additionally, viscosity measurement needed to ensure the product is of consistent quality and remains stable for every product’s batch.
Viscosity Measuring Tools
There are various means by which to conduct viscosity testing at a cosmetic production facility. The most popular testing tool in the industry is a mechanical viscometer. The different types of viscometer required to use for each cosmetics type consider the fluids’s properties and intended viscosity value.
Oil- and water- based skincare compounds basically tested with u-tube (glass capillary) or vertical falling ball viscometers. A u-tube viscometer measures the viscosity of the product by applying gravity as the driving force. The vertical falling-ball viscometer can be utilized for Newtonian liquid or gas, and based on the principle’s of Newtonian physics, the ball passing through the cosmetic compound.
Some other types of cosmetic compounds, such as elastic soaps have to be tested with rotational viscometers. The tool measures viscosity of the liquid as a measure of the torque required to move an object through the cosmetic compound.
For most types of cosmetic compounds, a rheometer used at the development stage, as it offer more data on how the compound’s elasticity and viscosity will react under a broad range of conditions, including pressure and heat.
Our laboratory has the most advanced and accurate viscosity measuring equipment to provide you the best quality and future success of your products on the market.