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SGS Opens Its First Northern Chinese Cosmetic Testing Facility in Qingdao

We are delighted to announce that our new clinical facility in Qingdao, Shandong Province, is now open and ready to meet the growing demand for cosmetic testing in the region.

The facility will allow our experts to help many more customers keep up with recent changes to Chinese cosmetics testing regulations and test products more rigorously.

The unique climate of northern China – combining cold and dry winters with hot and humid summers – means that skin often reacts differently to cosmetic products. As our first cosmetics testing facility in northern China, the Qingdao facility will allow our teams to more thoroughly test products in the northern climate, ensuring that they are both safe and effective for users from northern China.

The facility is already equipped to perform several CMA (China Inspection Body and Laboratory Mandatory Approval) accredited test items:

  • Dermal patch
  • Safety-in-use
  • Moisturizing efficacy
  • pH
  • Mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium
  • Dioxane
  • Methanol
  • Microbiology tests, including aerobic bacterial count, thermotolerant coliform bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, mold and yeast, and Escherichia coli

The Qingdao facility is able to support customers with performance and clinical tests for a number of product claims:

  • Anti-acne
  • Nourishing
  • Repair
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Firming
  • Skin-soothing
  • Oil control
  • Anti-hair breakage
  • Dandruff reduction
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

This is our fifth facility in mainland China, and we look forward to continuing to help customers from across the region secure their brands through access to rigorous, accurate cosmetic testing. 

For further information, please contact:

Joy Xu
Laboratory Manager
+86 532 6899 9212

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