SGS launches new website to smooth the path to cosmetic and personal care product testing

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has launched an online resource which places the safety and efficacy testing of cosmetics and personal care products center stage.

In a competitive market, with ever-changing regulatory requirements, this new resource showcases the range of services available to manufacturers and brand owners to ensure safe and compliant skincare, haircare and sunscreen products for consumers all over the world.

Global cosmetic and personal care brands and manufacturers will have access to the services they need to ensure products are independently tested, verified and certified, as well as those which can prove that products live up to claims and perform as advertised.

As a testing partner, SGS provides organizations with easy access to a global network of specialists, within laboratories and human panel testing sites across north America, Europe and Asia.

Pierre-Yves Dupont, VP Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, SGS said: “We understand the challenges faced by this fast-moving sector. Manufacturers and brands need not only to meet the requirements of an increasingly complex regulatory landscape, but also to meet the expectations of consumers. Yet, we see this as an opportunity for brands to stand out from the competition, increase brand loyalty and grow their business. A product is trusted because it’s tested.”

SGS offers a one-stop shop for product testing from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, staffed by experienced scientists and technicians deliver services including:

Skin care efficacy testing
• Moisturizing and hydration
• Anti-aging
• Make-up
• Skin tolerance

Haircare efficacy testing
• Hair growth studies
• Salon evaluations
o Anti-dandruff
o Scalp irritation
o Hair color
o Consumer preference

Sunscreen efficacy testing
• In-vivo SPF and UVAPF – US FDA and ISO
• In-vitro UVA Critical Wavelength/Broad Spectrum Testing
• Outdoor swimming and exercise induced sweat studies
• Water resistance testing

Navigating the Regulatory Landscape
In the ever-changing global landscape, SGS delivers a range of regulatory services to ensure the safety and compliance of products:

• SGS Digicomply simplifies the compliance journey with access to the constantly evolving legislation and standards relating to cosmetics and personal care products. It transforms compliance information into user-friendly actionable knowledge
• Safety Assessments & Documentation Reviews assure product safety and the compliance of product labels

SGS Cosmetics & Personal Care Product Services
As an independent partner and the world leader in inspection, testing and certification services we offer innovative solutions to verify the safety, efficacy and quality of your cosmetics and personal care products.

With our global network of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories and human panel testing sites covering all major markets, we have the capabilities in place to help you successfully access international markets and add value to your brand.

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For further information, please contact:

Hubert Brundu
Global Technical Manager
Cosmetics, Personal Care & Household, SGS Consumer and Retail

About SGS
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.