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Compositional Analysis

SGS has decades of experience of assisting clients across the globe with verification of the composition of their cosmetic products.

Our product composition analysis gives you the peace of mind that a comprehensive examination of your products has been carried out and ingredients verified by industry experts – which reduces the possibility of your product being stalled as you launch it locally or transport it to new markets with different regulatory requirements.

Working with samples of your finished product, we validate the dosage of relevant components including:

  • Allergens
  • Preservatives
  • Active ingredients
  • Prohibited substances
  • The solvents ethanol, isopropanol, glycol, acetone, and methanol

Depending on the nature of your product, we can also analyze using the following parameters:

  • Appearance
  • Color
  • Odor
  • Volume, mass and density
  • pH
  • Dry extract
  • Water content
  • Acid and peroxide index
  • Saponification value and unsaponifiables
  • Melting and flash point
  • IR spectrum
  • Sterol fraction
  • Fatty acid composition
  • Chromatographic profile
  • Solubility and insolubility in isopropanol
  • For aerosols:
    • Aerosol flow
    • Propellant type and content
    • Pressure

Our consultants can advise on tests that are relevant to your product. Contact us today to learn how we can help with your product.

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