A new online resource from SGS places the safety and efficacy testing of cosmetics and personal care products center stage and looks set to transform the way brands and manufacturers ensure their products are safe and compliant for consumers around the world.

In a competitive market with ever-changing regulatory requirements, this new platform places product safety and efficacy center stage, boosting consumer confidence and business sustainability.

Users will have access to the services they need to ensure products are independently tested, verified and certified at their fingertips. In addition, users can find the technical support services available to demonstrate that products live up to their claims and perform as advertised.

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."

From its laboratories and human panel testing sites across north America, Europe and Asia, SGS provides organizations with access to a global network of specialists.

SGS provides a one-stop shop for product testing from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, staffed by experienced scientists and technicians. Examples of efficacy testing services include:

Skin Care

  • Moisturizing and hydration
  • Anti-aging
  • Make-up
  • Skin tolerance


  • Hair growth studies
  • Salon evaluations
    • Anti-dandruff
    • Scalp irritation
    • Hair color
    • Consumer preference


  • 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 testing

The Regulatory Landscape

To ensure the safety and compliance of products, SGS also delivers a range of regulatory services:

  • SGS Digicomply simplifies the compliance journey with access to the constantly evolving legislation and standards relating to cosmetics and personal care products, transforming compliance information into user-friendly, actionable knowledge
  • Safety Assessments & Documentation Reviews assure product safety and the compliance of product labels

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 www.sgs.com/cosmeticsefficacy

For further information contact:

Hubert Brundu
Consumer and Retail
Global Technical Manager
Cosmetics, Personal Care & Household
t: +33442616491

About SGS

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.