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Deliver safe and effective products to global markets with our comprehensive and innovative clinical study solutions for cosmetics, personal care and hygiene products.

Meet safety and efficacy requirements for your products with comprehensive and innovative customizable clinical testing solutions.

Clinical study services for cosmetics, personal care and hygiene products

We provide turnkey services and innovative, customizable solutions covering study design, protocol writing, Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission, study execution, advanced image capture and analysis (Primos, Antera, VisioScan, Visia, Colorface, OCT, Raman spectroscopy, etc.), statistical analysis and final report writing. We also offer contract research organization (CRO) services.

Utilizing our global platform, we can conduct clinical studies at multiple locations, using multi-ethnic panels, enabling us to meet the specific populations of your target market.

We provide the following solutions to validate your product’s safety:

  • Repeated Insult Patch Test (RIPT)
  • Repeated Open Patch Test (ROAT)
  • Cumulative Irritation Test (CIT)
  • Primary Dermal Irritation Test (PDI)
  • Safety in use – under the supervision of qualified dermatologists, ophthalmologists, pediatricians, etc.
  • Comedogenicity
  • Phototoxicity and photoallergy
  • Ocular instillation, facial sting and more

We evaluate the full range of product claims and are able to develop specific protocols to support your innovative claims.


  • SPF value according to FDA, ISO, China, Japan, Australia regulations
  • UVAPF value
  • Critical wavelength determination
  • Broad spectrum coverage
  • Water resistance

Skin care:

  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Skin brightening
  • Skin whitening/reduce hyperpigmentation (including melasma)
  • Skin firming
  • Skin barrier repair
  • Hydration
  • Cleansing efficacy
  • Skin microbiome balance/change
  • Anti-blue light
  • Anti-pollution
  • Antioxidant

OTC skin care treatment for (the following skin conditions):

  • Acne
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Eczema
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Psoriasis
  • Wound healing

Hair care:

  • Hair shine and volume improvement
  • Anti-dandruff
  • Reduce scalp irritation
  • Hair growth

Oral care:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Malodor reduction
  • Plaque prevention

Baby care:

  • Suitable and safe for babies
  • Improve diaper rash condition

Color cosmetics:

  • Long lasting
  • Water/sweat/humidity resistant
  • No smear
  • Transfer proof
  • Mask proof
  • Lip plumping
  • Increase lash volume

Why choose SGS?

SGS is recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity. Wherever you operate in the world, we support you during every stage of your product’s development – from raw materials to end product – helping you to deliver safe, effective and compliant products to global markets.

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Level 1, 7 Albert Street,

Auckland Central, 1061,

Auckland, New Zealand