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Your Solution for Innovative Enumeration

Providing quick microbiological analysis results for cosmetics products, will help you to release safer products faster on the market. With a reduction in time-to-results as well as cutting work time by half, your business can remain financially healthy when using the TEMPO® CHALLENGE TEST. The TEMPO® CHALLENGE TEST increases throughput with increased levels of enumerations, which increases flexibility and shortens the product development cycle.

Product Details

We developed the TEMPO® CHALLENGE TEST with a broad range of cosmetics testing capabilities so you can have the exact enumeration.


Main benefits

  •  Free up time for investigation studies and quickly adapt to seasonal workload peaks
  • Decrease new formulation development time and manage more projects concurrently
  • Neutralization efficiency demonstration: 1 to 4900 CFU/g or ml
  • Enumerate: from 100 CFU/g up to 10E8 CFU/g
  • Less waste and simplified reagent management (long shelf life and space savings)
  • Enumeration traceability, connectivity to LIMS and results exportable to Excel
  • Compatible with all cosmetic categories



  • 21 CFR part 11 compliant
  • ISO  11930 compliant
  • USP <1223> compliant
  • Fast technical training
  • IQ/OQ/PQ validation package available


The TEMPO® CHALLENGE TEST is a microbiological testing solution suitable for all categories of testing on cosmetics products. It is a miniaturized and optimized MPN method (16 tube repetition). A unique enumeration card (3,7 log reading range per card) and single vial of specific culture medium replaces numerous dilution tubes and plates.

With more than 150 products tested, the TEMPO® CHALLENGE TEST is your reliable and robust solution for faster and less labor intensive cosmetics pathogen detection


  • Toiletries: shower gels, shampoos, soaps, antiseptic liquid soaps, deodorants, shaving 
  • Skin care: face masks, massage oils, anti-aging creams, self-tanning, anti-redness, whitening cream, sunscreen, make up removal lotion
  • Make-up: foundation, eye shadow, lip gloss, mascara, glittering gel 
  • Hair styling: conditioners, moisturizers, straighteners 
  • Baby products: titanium cream, cleansing products, skin lotion 
  • Oral care: toothpaste (regular, whitening, freshening) 
  • Depilatories: creams 


TEMPO® Challenge Test Automation


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