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Radiocarbon analysis of cosmetics

Friday 9 February 2024

Test the naturalness of your active ingredients, excipients and finished products using radiocarbon analysis with CIRAM laboratories. Carbon 14 and stable isotopes can be used to detect adulteration, authenticate a biobased product or determine botanical provenance or origin.

Specialists in carbon-14 (or radiocarbon) analysis, CIRAM laboratories comply with all current standards to deliver results that comply with regulations.

Laboratoires CIRAM analyze all cosmetic products to study their biobased content, whether in active ingredients, excipients or finished products.

Using radiocarbon (or carbon-14) analysis, we measure the proportion of natural versus synthetic components. With CIRAM’s measurements and subject to a pMC of 100, you can stamp your products 100% natural. Discover the different methods of cosmetics analysis with CIRAM laboratories.

Radiocarbon analysis, for in-depth analysis of cosmetics

Radiocarbon analysis is based on the activity of the isotope 14 of carbon. Knowing that carbon 14 decays over time, and that it has completely disappeared after around 60,0000 years, we can consider that oil and other fossil materials no longer contain carbon 14; they contain only old” carbon, unlike biomass which has a full carbon 14 reservoir and therefore contains only “modern” carbon.