The guideline is divided into three parts. The first part is an overview of the main contents. The second part provides the composition of test method. The third part details the microbiological limit test procedures, including sample pretreatment, principles for preparation of test fluids, etc. The key contents of the guideline are as follows:
Define the terms used in cosmetic microbiological testing;
Explain the purpose of the testing and preventive measures;
Provide examples of test methods;
Develop microbiological limit testing methods for cosmetic ingredients.