DIN EN ISO 11930:2012-07
Title (german): Kosmetische Mittel - Mikrobiologie - Bewertung des antimikrobiellen Schutzes eines kosmetischen Produktes (ISO 11930:2012); Deutsche Fassung EN ISO 11930:2012
Title (english): Cosmetics - Microbiology - Evaluation of the antimicrobial protection of a cosmetic product (ISO 11930:2012); German version EN ISO 11930:2012
Document type: Standard
Publication date: 2012-07
This standard is to be used in the overall evaluation of the antimicrobial protection of a cosmetic product. The antimicrobial protection of a product can come from many sources, for example, chemical preservation, inherent characteristics of the formulation, package design or manufacturing process. This standard defines a series of steps to be taken when assessing the overall antimicrobial protection of a cosmetic product. A reference method for a preservation efficacy test (challenge test) along with evaluation criteria is also described in this standard. This standard has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 217 "Cosmetics", in collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 392 "Cosmetics".