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SGS Builds a New State-of-the-Art Cosmetics Testing Facility in Dubai

Cosmetics Personal Care and HouseholdMarch 01, 2022

SGS has recently opened a brand-new multidisciplinary 1,300 m2 Centre of Excellence Testing Facility in Dubai.

The ISO/IEC 17025-accredited, Class 10,000 cleanroom-certified laboratory will focus on analytical testing – physical, chemical and microbial contamination – for cosmetic and personal care products. It boasts a wide range of capabilities, including PCR testing to identify pork and pork derivatives in cosmetic products.

This is necessary to determine whether products can receive halal certification, which is a key focus for cosmetics manufacturers looking to sell their goods throughout the region. Along with cosmetics and personal care products, the Centre of Excellence Testing Facility is also fully equipped to cover all testing parameters for other consumer products, including food and beverages.

By providing testing services in Dubai, cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers will no longer have to send their samples overseas. This will reduce costs, speed up turnaround times and expedite their go-to-market process. What’s more, SGS’s Dubai-based specialists boast the expertise required to ensure that manufacturers stay compliant with the latest regional regulatory mandates.

SGS Dubai is the approved certification body and notified body for the wide matrix of regional statutory and regulatory certifications across consumer product categories. Over 280 full-time technical product experts based locally in Dubai assure an end-to-end service value for the industry, enabling allowing speed to market and consumer safety for products.

This new state-of-the-art cosmetic testing facility demonstrates SGS’s commitment to supporting the region’s cosmetics and personal care sector. Thanks to its industry-leading equipment and experienced staff, the facility can provide robust results alongside rapid turnaround times. The lab currently has 28 full-time professionals, including subject matter experts, analysts, scientists, and research and development personnel. By working with SGS’ experts, cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers can access crucial testing services, stay compliant and bring their products to market more easily.

For more information, please contact:

Anand Nair
Director, Arabian Peninsula Region
Connectivity & Products, Health & Nutrition
t: +971 4 880 93 93

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