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Are your product claims accurate? SGS’s product performance testing ensures you make only product claims that are supported by scientific evidence.

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Performance testing enables the functionality, usability, durability and performance of products to be measured, compared and evaluated. These figures can be used to inform the development and fine tuning of existing and new products. With a long history of consumer goods testing we understand the potential weak points of products and can help you to make improvements.

We conduct performance tests against the standards applicable to your market. In addition, we can tailor performance testing services to meet manufacturer or retailer specific requirements.

Supporting product claims and improving the efficiency and quality of your cosmetic and personal care products, performance tests conducted in our laboratories include:

Active ingredients:

  • Vitamin B5, Aloe Vera, etc.

Functional tests on skin care products:

  • Creams: moisturizing, firmness, elasticity, roughness, wrinkles depth/anti-aging (effectiveness against free radicals), etc.
  • Deodorants: antiperspirant product effectiveness (sniff test), etc.
  • Sunscreen:
    • UV-B and UV-A SPF Testing
    • Critical wavelength, photostability
    • Static, water resistant-80, water resistant-40 and extended waterproof

Functional tests on hair care products:

  • Volumizing (shadow method)
  • Anti-dandruff
  • Combability of wet and dry hair
  • Hair color (color fading – mechanical and light)
  • Curling/preserving hair loops
  • Smoothing and rinsing
  • Support for specific hair claims with our in-house beauty salon

Functional ocular tests:

  • Ocular irritation
  • Sting and/or lacrimation tests
  • Tests of eye-area products conducted under the supervision of board-certified consulting ophthalmologists

Specific dermal patch testing:

  • Repeated insult patch test (RIPT)
  • Cumulative irritation test (CIT)
  • Primary dermal irritation test (PDI)
  • Testing conducted by board-certified dermatologists

Specific photobiology testing:

  • Phototoxicity and photoallergy
  • Testing conducted by board-certified dermatologists

In addition to the performance tests in laboratories, we conduct product evaluations via consumer panel and expert grading services.

Our independent, third-party verification of your commitment to quality will build your brand image and boost confidence amongst clients and consumers.