​​Facing growing demand for cosmetics product claim substantiation in China, SGS has opened a new cosmetics clinical site in Xiamen​, China.

Why has demand risen?

The increased demand for cosmetics product testing is a direct result of China's new Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation. These measures, which have been issued by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), came into effect on May 1, 2021.

The recently introduced 'Guideline for Cosmetic Efficacy Claim Evaluation' has set new standards for product safety and efficacy testing claims. Now, all cosmetics manufacturers – whether they are looking to sell 'general' or 'special' products – must be able to prove their products' efficacy.

SGS Xiamen's Capabilities

Our new Xiamen site will focus on tests seeking to validate anti-acne, nourishing, repairing, anti-wrinkle, oil control, skin firmness, moisturization, and hydration claims. We aim to further expand our scope of product solutions in the near future.

This new clinical site, which features state-of-the-art technology, provides our clients with robust, data-driven evidence to support their claims. We offer faster turnaround times that reduce unnecessary delays and reduce friction in our clients' go-to-market strategy, thereby increasing overall supply chain efficiency.

State-of-the-art Technology

We have invested heavily to equip the Xiamen facility with the latest, most cutting-edge technologies. It boasts an impressive array of testing instruments and imaging systems to support skin care product claims.

A One-stop-shop for Cosmetics Product Claim Substantiation

Product claim substantiation is never easy – especially when you have to grapple with new regulations. By working with our new facility in Xiamen, you can focus on your core business while we provide you with rapid, 100% accurate data to support your products' claims.

Support safety and efficacy claims and gain critical insights into what consumers think about your products thanks to our nationwide network of over 20,000 consumer panelists. This network, combined with our offices, laboratories and clinical testing sites in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xiamen, ensures that you can keep a finger on the pulse of China's large – and ever-expanding – consumer market.

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Wu
Senior Marketing Officer
t: +86 (0) 21 6107 8344

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