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

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
  • Anti-aging
  • Make-up
  • Skin tolerance

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Haircare efficacy testing

  • Hair growth studies
  • Salon evaluations

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    1. Anti-dandruff
    2. Scalp irritation
    3. Hair color
    4. Consumer preference

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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

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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

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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.

Learn more at

For further information, please contact:

Hubert Brundu

Global Technical Manager

Cosmetics, Personal Care
& Household, SGS Consumer and Retail



About 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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