The cosmetic and personal care industry is composed of manufacturers of various cosmetic and personal care products. These cosmetic and personal care items may be comprised of skin or sun lotions, as well as different forms of make-up, hair products, perfumes, oral care products, and shaving preparations. Assisting companies with personnel care ingredient compliance solutions is a key cornerstone of Labtopia’s business.

The personal care ingredients industry is under unique pressures to meet increasing regulatory requirements all the while supplying products to a wide variety of different industries. Labtopia’s founders understand the pressures of the personal care ingredient manufacture and have the background in specialty chemical manufacturing and quality assurance to implement pharmaceutical excipient quality systems that meet the requirements of the personal care industry without placing unnecessary burden on the manufacturer.

Industry Expertise

Labtopia’s key services for the personal care ingredients industry includes:

  • IPEC GMP Gap Assessments
  • IPEC GMP Audits
  • Development of IPEC GMP Quality Systems
  • Independent Third-Party GMP Audits
  • Preparation for Third-Party Certification (IPEA, USP-Verified)
  • IPEC GMP Training

Labtopia stays abreast of current pharmaceutical ingredient compliance requirements through membership in the International Pharmaceutical Excipient Council of the Americas (IPEC-Americas). In addition, Labtopia has provided global pharmaceutical excipient audits conducted against IPEC GMP guidelines to Univar since 2007. Labtopia’s auditors have been instrumental in developing the Univar excipient audit library based the IPEC:PQG audit guide. More information about Univar’s excipient library and the independent, third-party excipient audits can be found by visiting the Univar website.

Consulting Solutions

In addition, Labtopia provides standard professional services for pharmaceutical GMP compliance such as:

  • Regulatory Consulting Services
  • Technical Writing Services
    • Process Validation Protocols
    • Software Validation Protocols
    • Quality Systems Procedures
    • Operations Procedures
  • Training
    • Good Manufacturing Practices
    • GMP Laboratory Fundamentals

Comprehensive Support

Additionally, Labtopia is able to provide comprehensive technical and scientific support within the personal care ingredients industry.

  • Labtopia Staffing provides staffing and recruiting services for engineers, laboratory and quality personnel.
  • Laboratory Informatix provides informatics services for planning, development and implementation of quality related databases, such as LIMS, customer complaint systems, training systems and corrective and preventive action systems.
  • Labtopia Training provides a full slate of training courses designed for management and technical personnel.