During the manufacturing process, cosmetics need to be chemically analysed to ensure conformance to product specification and safety as well as cost-effective manufacture.
In many cosmetic products there are only a few key elements which need to be analysed and identified and, due to its simplicity and ease of use, analysis using X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) is increasingly applied.
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis for the cosmetics industry
There are numerous benefits associated with analysing cosmetics using XRF; minimal or no sample preparation, rapid non-destructive analysis, ease of use, operation by production staff, no potentially dangerous chemicals, ppm to high % concentration range, covering the periodic table range from Sodium to Uranium.
Typical applications for the cosmetics industry include determination of Zinc and Sulfur.