Cosmetics & Personal Care Product Safety & Efficacy Testing

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Helping substantiate your cosmetics, personal care, and sunscreen product claims.

What do your customers look for when choosing a new product:

- Safety?
- Efficacy?
- Value for money?

Understanding your product, the competition, and consumer opinion, will give you the valuable insights you need to successfully position your products in a crowded marketplace.

Independent and innovative we understand the challenges you and your company face. Our global network of specialists, based at laboratories and human panel testing sites in North America, Europe and Asia, provide innovative turnkey and tailormade solutions for claim substantiation and product evaluation.

Gaining competitive advantage through transparent safety and efficacy testing.

Skincare Efficacy Testing

Prove your products live up to your claims with our comprehensive skincare efficacy testing solutions.

From make-up to moisturizers, SGS is your independent testing partner for the verification of safety and efficacy, helping you improve the quality and marketability of your skincare products. Whatever the purpose of your product, we have a dedicated solution to help, including specialized claims and for specific skin conditions such as anti-pollution, antioxidant, suitable for sensitive skin, non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, reduces skin oiliness, etc.

Here are just a few examples of our innovative solutions.

Skin Moisturization

Moisturization & Hydration

Determine the effects of your product on human skin hydration.

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AntiWrinkle Efficacy

Anti Aging Efficacy

Advanced methodologies to measure & evaluate performance on skin conditions.

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Ensure your makeup performs as advertised.

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Skin Tolerance

Discover the SGS Dermatologically Tested: Skincare Tolerance mark.

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To provide the best solutions we adopt & deploy the latest technology.

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Haircare Efficacy Testing

Comprehensive hair product testing solutions, utilizing the latest assessment techniques and technologies using laboratory testing and consumer panels. Whether your product is designed for use by professionals or directly by consumers, our studies accurately replicate real-life conditions to provide you with accurate high-quality results.

Haircare testing solutions include:

  • Hair Growth Studies
  • Salon Evaluations
  • Anti-Dandruff
  • Scalp Irritation
  • Hair Color
  • Consumer Preference
Hair Lab Testing

Laboratory Testing

Prove a haircare product delivers on its claims.

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Salon Evaluations

Salon Evaluations

Real-life recreated to test product efficacy.

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Hair Growth Efficacy Studies

Test the efficacy of your hair growth product using a panel of subjects with hair loss/thinning.

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Sunscreen Efficacy Testing

Demonstrate your sunscreens conform to Sunscreen Protection Factor (SPF) claims.

Whether exercising, swimming, gardening or relaxing, your sunscreen must provide the protection you advertise. Verify your product’s ability to protect human skin against the harmful effects of solar UV rays using our SPF determination services.

Testing solutions include:

  • In-vivo SPF and UVA — US FDA and ISO
  • In-vitro UVA Critical Wavelength/Broad Spectrum Testing
  • Outdoor swimming and exercise-induced sweat studies
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SPF Determination

Verify your product’s SPF value.

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Water Resistance Testing

Verify your product’s SPF value after water immersion.

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With a global network of laboratory and human panel testing sites, we are the world’s leading safety and efficacy testing service provider for the cosmetics and personal care industry.

Why SGS?

As an independent partner, and the world leader in inspection, testing and certification services, we offer turnkey and innovative solutions to help you 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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