Safe bacteria, yeast and mold levels


What is a safe/acceptable level of bacteria, yeast/mold in skin care products?  I have seen some numbers around 500 CFU/g.  Is this correct?  Thank you in advance!


  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    That is extremely high! I am not sure of the background, but our testing lab uses >10cfu/ml as their threshold for a micro failure. Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
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