Screening and Quantification For Heavy Metals In Cosmetics Using ED-XRF

Case Study

SPECTRO XEPOS: Achieving beautiful results for cosmetics analysis at L’Oreal

In responding to the ever-increasing demand for natural ingredients, cosmetics scientists face corresponding challenges. Within vegetable raw materials, trace elements — including bioaccumulative or sensitizer metals — may occur in varying concentrations from batch to batch. However, standard tools such as ICP-MS analyzers require sample preparation and measurement times that are impractical for screening large amounts of these ingredients.

Fortunately, the SPECTRO XEPOS HE high-performance spectrometer is equal to the task.

Utilizing the latest improvements in ED-XRF technology, it enables high laboratory throughput and productivity. Users may cut many analysis times from 6 minutes to 60 seconds, or select longer analyses for better precision. It incorporates quantum-leap improvements in excitation, detection, and calculation — which all help yield 3x greater precision, 3x lower limits of detection, and 10x greater sensitivity than previous models. So SPECTRO XEPOS can analyze more elements, and handle wider ranges of sample concentrations. Its redesigned operating software offers exceptional ease of use. And its unique TurboQuant II software tool delivers automatic matrix correction — for built-in trace element accuracy down to 1 ppm or less.

A new case study demonstrates how scientists at L’Oreal are using this exceptional instrument to further their longtime corporate goal: “Beauty for all.” Download the study to discover what attractive results SPECTRO XEPOS might yield in your laboratory.

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