SGS Helps Cosmetics Manufacturers Ensure Compliance with Dedicated Digicomply Service

has launched a dedicated service to help manufacturers and suppliers of
cosmetics, personal care and household products remain compliant in a fast-changing
regulatory environment. SGS Digicomply for Cosmetics, Personal Care and
Household Products quickly and efficiently delivers granular information
on changes to markets and regulatory requirements relating to products,
ingredients, and formulations.

The cosmetics industry is afflicted by two primary changing factors.
Firstly, shifting consumer demand is calling for more skincare products and beauty
products that are generally cleaner and more eco-friendly. Secondly, these
products are some of the most regulated in the world and those requirements can
change quickly in response to new scientific data.

If a product is found to be non-compliant, it can result in a costly and
damaging recall. For example, the European Union reported in Q4 of 2019 a 30% increase
in notifications for unsafe cosmetic, personal care and household products, in
comparison to Q3. Of the 30 products recalled, twelve of them were skin
whitening products, with 93% relating to chemical risks. In Q4, the US
reported seven dangerous products, the same figure as Q3, mostly relating to baby

Currently there is no global cosmetic legislation, despite calls for
convergence. Manufacturers must ensure their products comply with the
individual requirements for each market in which they operate. Changes in
regulations can relate to a variety of criteria, including the product, the
market, the ingredients, and the formulation.

This can make it difficult to navigate market changes. Manufacturers
need to constantly be horizontally scanning the legislative landscape for intelligence
on changes that may impact their products. They need to monitor a wide variety
of respected sources, looking for information that is relevant to each aspect
of their product(s) – formulation, ingredients, markets, and so on. If they
fail in this task, they may be required to perform a costly recall.

If the manufacturer successfully remains informed on regulatory changes
and is able to implement updates as required, they will not only benefit from their
products remaining compliant, with a reduction in recall risk, but also it will
help them to optimize production, reduce costs, and minimize the time to market
for their products.

SGS Digicomply allows businesses to outsource this requirement to a
trusted, globally recognized service provider in a cost-effective manner.

SGS Digicomply for Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household

SGS’s solution offers quickly and efficient monitoring of regulatory requirements
for manufacturers and brand suppliers. It delivers peace of mind in
fast-changing legislative landscape, ensuring compliance and allowing
businesses to achieve cost reductions and production optimization. Learn more
about SGS Digicomply for Cosmetics, Personal Care,
and Household

For more information, please contact:

Nicola Colombo







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.

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