Product Code TM 1349
Cosmetics do not need to be sterile but they must be adequately preserved. Microbial contamination to cosmetics is a substantial risk to product quality, regulatory compliance and consumer health. HC Agar Base, formulated by Mead and O?Neill, is used for enumerating moulds in cosmetic products. This medium differs from the traditionally used media for testing cosmetics products by addition of Polysorbate 80 and incubation time of 3 days, rather than 7 days, at 27?C ? 0.5?C to obtain a significant mold count.
for enumeration of molds in cosmetic products supplemented with Polysorbate 80
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