Personal Care Products Texture Measurement

Let us show you a range of possibilities of how to measure the textural properties of personal care products with a texture analyser.


Measure a multitude of textures from raw ingredients to finished product.

Personal care products must be nothing short of perfect in today’s competitive market. To maintain their share of consumers, leading brands must ensure consistent quality and excellent new properties in any novel products released. Additionally, the performance of personal care packaging is critical to both the quality and safety of products, but is also a vital factor in user-friendliness. An enormous range of properties can be measured from the hardness and stickiness of soap and deodorants to cream spreadability or the force to peel back lids, actuate a hairspray or remove the contents of a sachet or tube. Of more recent interest is the friction of a body cream between two sheets of artificial skin, suggesting that sensory properties and product feel are very much part of a product’s appeal and success.

A wide range of PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT test methods is built into Exponent Texture Analyser software and will automatically load at the click of a button. We help make your testing quicker to access and the analysis of your product properties already prepared for you.

Typical measurements include: • Consistency • Adhesive Strength • Hardness • Foam Stability • Friction • Actuation Force • Sachet / Tube Content Removal Force • Spreadability •

Keeping abreast of the test requirements of the industry and our customers is extremely important to us. Over the years we’ve worked with top scientists and companies in the field to develop such fixtures as the cream spreadability rig. When the test solution didn’t exist we went ahead and developed it – the Sachet/Tube Extrusion rig is a classic example of one of our own developments whilst the Acoustic Envelope Detector collects the all important audible characteristics of a bath bomb.

No one knows more about the physical property measurement of personal care products – but don’t just take our word for it, read an example of what our customers have to say.


Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed. 

A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown, although this does not necessarily include the complete range available for the testing of personal care products. Test procedures include: compression, puncture / penetration, tension, fracture / bending, extrusion, cutting / shearing.





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