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Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household

Cosmetic, personal and household product services from SGS – comply with market requirements and achieve full market access.

Safety and quality are vital for the manufacture of personal care products such as cosmetics, hair and skin care products and toiletries. End consumers are increasingly demanding proof of quality, compliance and efficacy from raw materials to finished products.

Major markets have strengthened their regulations as some cosmetic products are scientifically complex or pose a higher potential risk to consumer health. Manufacturers and retailers of personal care products, committed to substantiating the safety of products before they are placed on the market, must be up-to-date with the current and upcoming legislation applicable to their products.

Household care products such as cleaning products and detergents are subject to the same close scrutiny. Our experts will help you demonstrate that your materials and products are compliant to market requirements, enabling you to trade all over the world with confidence.

Armed with extensive expertise in home and personal care products worldwide, we offer a comprehensive range of testing services including:

  • Determination of ingredients
  • Chemical testing and analysis
  • Physical characteristics
  • Microbiology testing
  • Stability
  • Migration
  • Performance testing (lab tests, consumer panels)
  • Toxicology testing/Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA)
  • Ecotoxicology and biodegradability testing
  • Packaging testing

Along with testing, we offer additional added value solutions to help manufacturers, importers and retailers know the applicable requirements, check the safety, quality, performance of their products throughout the supply chain and protect their brand:

  • Technical assistance (e.g. review of labeling)
  • Audits (e.g. GMP audits, HACCP audits, social/factory/environmental audits)
  • Inspections
  • Certification programs
  • Sustainability services (e.g. ecodesign, carbon footprint)

Our experts are available all over the world and our advanced laboratory facilities around the clock. Find out more.

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Cosmetics, Personal/Household CareLeafletSafety, quality and sustainability solutions for the cosmetics, personal care and household care industryMost people use cosmetic, personal and household care products every day. In a crowded and competitive sector, partner with SGS to deliver quality, ...


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