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As oils and fats are a key ingredient in cosmetics, it is vital that producers of cosmetics have an in-depth understanding of their long-term safety and stability.

Life Sciences

An SGS oils and fat analysis conducts tests to inform the early stages of product development or to maintain quality throughout production and beyond.

Our international laboratory network has a global reach but it is able to conduct tests on samples according to standards set out in local pharmacopeia (EP, USP, and JP ) – or to your own standards, if preferred.  

We offer a comprehensive oils and fats analysis or stand-alone analyses of a sample’s: 

  • Color
  • Odor
  • Viscosity
  • Dry extract
  • Density
  • Water content 
  • Acid index 
  • Peroxide index
  • Saponification value
  • Unsaponifiables
  • Sterol fraction
  • Fatty acid composition
  • Solubility in isopropanol

Whether you contract SGS to create and manage a long-term oils and fats analysis program or you call on us during periods of heavy workload, you can be sure that your services will be delivered to the same standards of integrity and quality that we deliver for every client.

Contact our consultants to discuss how you can benefit from over three decades’ experience of conducting laboratory tests for businesses of all sizes.