GSO EN 16956:2021

Gulf Standard   ACTIVE

Cosmetics - Analytical methods - HPLC/UV method for the identification and assay of hydroquinone, ethers of hydroquinone and corticosteroids in skin whitening cosmetic products

This European Standard specifies a HPLC/UV method for the identification and quantification of hydroquinone, 3 ethers of hydroquinone and 4 corticosteroids most frequently found in illegally sold skin whitening cosmetic products: clobetasol propionate, betamethasone dipropionate, fluocinonide and fluocinolone acetonide. This standard also gives HPLC/UV methods for the identification of 38 corticosteroids that may be found in skin whitening cosmetic products (see Annex D). This standard is not dedicated to artificial nail products or soaps.
Adoption without modification
EN 16956:2017
01 July 2021



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