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Cosmetics Bacteria & Yeasts / Moulds Test Kit (Microbial Test Kit)

This cosmetics test kit contains 1 GNAT MX2 Dipslide Incubator and 20 Cosmetic Dipslides.

£168.13 Tax excluded

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Product specification

Contents of the Cosmetics dip slide test kit

About the Cosmetics dip slide test kit

Our cosmetic dipslides test for total count bacteria and yeasts and moulds. They have Tryptone Soya agar (TSA) on one side and Rose Bengal on the other. These slides are our most popular for testing makeup, lotions etc.

The Tryptone Soya side includes TTC which means that colonies appear as red dots making them easier to count. The Rose Bengal side has colonies that often appear as pink dots making these easy to count also (mould growth may show as fluffy / powdery colonies).

The GNAT MX2 incubator can incubate up to 2 dipslides at a time. It has a pre-set temperature of 30 degrees Celsius and after a short time of stabilisation (15-20 minutes), can be used straightaway.

This kit is at a special price that offers the buyer a significant saving over buying the items separately. This kit is convenient and is suitable for those that want to try the slides without buying a large volume.

Comparison / analysis charts are included.

All items can be purchased separately below. More information on each product can be found by clicking on the below images.

How to use the cosmetics dip slide kit

Step 1 : Open the swab packet

Step 1 : Open the swab packet

Making sure to wear sterile gloves, open the pouch and take out the swab

Surface testing

Step 2 : Collect the sample

The swab end should only come into contact with the sample as to reduce a chance of cross contamination.

Liquid Testing

Step 3 : Streak the sample

Carefully streak the sample onto one side of the dipslide then dispose of the swab.

Swab Testing

Step 4 : Repeat the procedure

Repeat the procedure using a new swab (do not use the same swab) and streak on the Rose Bengal (pink) side.

Incubate the dipslide

Step 5 : Incubate the dipslide

Incubate the dipslide for 24 - 48 hours. Growth will show on the 'total count' side (straw coloured) side within 24-48 hours.

compare dipslide results

Step 6 : Compare results

Compare the dipslide against the comparison chart and record the amount of growth.

Reading the results / Guidelines

TSA Side

Level of infection in liquids/Creams
(CFU/ml)

102

103

104

105

106

107

Approx colonies per agar

2

12

60

200

500

600+

The SCCP's notes of guidance for the testing of cosmetic ingredients and their safety evaluation (8th Revision adapted 11 December 2012 https://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_s_006.pdf)

Category 1: Products specifically intended for children under 3 years, to be used in the eye area and on mucous membranes.

The total viable count for aerobic mesophyllic microorganisms should not exceed 102

     

Category 2: Other products.

For cosmetics classified in Category 2, the total viable count for aerobic mesophyllic microorganisms should not exceed 103        

Example Image

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Level of infection on surfaces
(CFU/cm2)

0.4 2.5 12 40 100 250

Rose Bengal Side

Level of infection in liquids/Creams
(CFU/ml)

102

103

104

105

106

107

Approx yeasts colonies per agar

2

12

60

200

500

600+

Example Image

Yeast dipslide growth Yeast dipslide growth Yeast dipslide growth Yeast dipslide growth Yeast dipslide growth Yeast dipslide growth

Level of yeasts on surfaces
(CFU/cm2)

0.4

2.5

12

40

100

250

Rose Bengal Side

Level of moulds

Light

Medium

Heavy

Example Image

Light mould growth on slide Medium mould growth on slide heavy mould growth on slide

Customer Questions

Q

Hello, I purchase a kit from [external company name removed] & I am having trouble reading the results. I am looking for dip slides for cosmetics mostly herbal creams & lotions plus room sprays/body sprays.
Also I need to able to understand what I am looking as I am finding it hard to understand how to count colonies etc.

A

Many thanks for your enquiry. I'm afraid we are unable to comment on how to read the results of other dipslide brands as they may use a different agar/neutralisers etc.
Our supplied dipslide comparison chart shows the different levels of colony counts (https://dip-slides.com/Dipslide-comparison-chart.pdf) for our dipslides/agars.
Here is a link to our Cosmetic dipslides, which are supplied in packs of 10 (https://dip-slides.com/cosmetic/35-cosmetic-dipslides-box-of-10.html).

Q

Hi, I live in New Zealand if I purchase your Cosmetics Bacteria & Yeasts / Moulds Test Kit will it be able to work here in NZ if I buy an adapter? Also Do you have them in stock ready to ship or what is the approximate time it takes to ship out?

A

Hello, This kit comes with snap-on plug adapters and will work in NZ without any additional purchases. We have these in stock and can ship next working day (average delivery time is 5-7 working days).

Q

Hi, Do you have to use these swabs on a sample for them to work, e.g. dip into a solution/cream, or could you swab them on a contaminated surface and still incubate the bacteria? Hoping to test the surfaces of devices for bacteria.

A

Hello, If you are testing a surface you can either swab the surface (then streak the sample over the agar) or you can gently press the dipslide directly onto the surface.

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