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Portable EDXRF for Quality Assurance of Cosmetics

Physics Department, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Campus Universitário, PR 445, km 380, P.O. Box 10011, Postal code 86057-970, Londrina, Brazil
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Academic Editor: Amparo Salvador-Carreño
Cosmetics 2015, 2(3), 277-285; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics2030277
Received: 25 April 2015 / Revised: 25 July 2015 / Accepted: 11 August 2015 / Published: 18 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Analytical Methods for Quality Control of Cosmetics)
Portable Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence is a viable, cost and time effective analytical technique for qualitative and quantitative evaluation of a wide range of samples. The objective of this study is to present a methodology for quantification of nail polishes, eye shadows, lipsticks and lip gloss using thin film geometry. The samples were applied over thin films, simulating its use on face and nails. It was possible to quantify S, K, Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Br, Rb, Sr, Ba and Bi. The methodology is viable and could be useful to forensic science, quality control on industry of raw materials or final products and supervision by regulatory agencies. View Full-Text
Keywords: X-ray fluorescence; cosmetic; heavy metal X-ray fluorescence; cosmetic; heavy metal
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Melquiades, F.L.; Parreira, P.S.; Endo, L.Y.; Santos, G.D.; Wouk, L.; Filho, O.P. Portable EDXRF for Quality Assurance of Cosmetics. Cosmetics 2015, 2, 277-285. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics2030277

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Melquiades FL, Parreira PS, Endo LY, Santos GD, Wouk L, Filho OP. Portable EDXRF for Quality Assurance of Cosmetics. Cosmetics. 2015; 2(3):277-285. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics2030277

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Melquiades, Fábio L., Paulo S. Parreira, Lucas Y. Endo, Geiele D. Santos, Luana Wouk, and Otávio P. Filho 2015. "Portable EDXRF for Quality Assurance of Cosmetics" Cosmetics 2, no. 3: 277-285. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics2030277

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