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Beauty and Personal Care Products

Leverage our consumer product expertise, state-of-the-art laboratories, innovative data solutions and regulatory expertise to differentiate your personal care and cosmetics products.

Demonstrate quality through transparency for beauty and personal care products

When it comes to cosmetics and personal care products, consumers are more concerned with safety, product effectiveness and quality of ingredients used rather than buying based on price. Manufacturers and brands are focused more on advertising their product performance as superior to their competitors rather than competing at pricing level.

Digitization and the coronavirus pandemic have shifted cosmetics and personal care into the online realm, where shoppers have access to an even wider choice of products, including cosmetics, hair and skin care, baby products, feminine hygiene and dental care, for which they can read and share reviews, and can select a variety of delivery options.

Omnichannel in this category has amplified the need for differentiating products by demonstrating quality, safety and sustainability attributes through transparency, in order to build customer loyalty for retailers, while confirming good manufacturing practices for producers supplying retailers.

The complex regulatory landscape for beauty and personal care products also impacts on the industry as regulatory requirements vary from country to country. For example, the European Union requires compliance to EC 1223/2009 for European Union, in North America, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires compliance to 21 CFR Part 700, while in Canada, the industry is regulated based on the Food and Drug Act, the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are under the Cosmetics Directive (ASD).

Manufacturers and retailers need a partner they can trust, who can help them stay up to date with regulatory compliance, demonstrate the quality of goods and support customers with a global network of experts and laboratories to make them successful.

Comprehensive chemical analysis, regulatory and quality assurance testing

Our testing services include analyzing the purity and stability of raw ingredients, helping achieve compliance with regulatory requirements, and measuring consumer acceptability.

Cosmetics and Personal Care Product Testing

We have the capabilities to test a wide range of beauty products all in one place, giving you the tools you need to enhance their quality, consistency and performance and elevate your brand.

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Private label opportunity in beauty and personal care products

Fostered by consumer demand for newer, more innovative product choices and a desire to increase their margins, retailers are increasingly investing in private-label beauty and personal care products. This creates an unprecedented opportunity that extends all the way down the value chain.

UL Solutions has capability to provide a comprehensive compliance and testing approach to set you up for success with your private brand products, fulfilling different needs and regulations.

Private Label Services

UL Solutions’ private label and store brand solutions support innovation while helping you drive differentiation, profitability and consumer satisfaction.

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UL Marketing Claim Verification for the beauty and personal care industry

The UL Verification Mark helps give your customers the confidence and trust they seek in your products. We apply scientific methodologies to verify the truth behind your beauty and personal care products claim, as well as employ comprehensive quality test processes to identify the presence/absence of harmful chemicals. Communicate truth and transparency on your product labels through our UL Marketing Claim Verification program to give your customers greater peace of mind, and make your product stand out from the others in the category.

UL Verified Mark for Consumer Products

We can verify the accuracy of your product’s marketing claims to help you deliver instant credibility in a competitive marketplace.

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CBD in beauty and personal care products

Beauty and personal care products containing CBD are among those products requiring testing for ingredient verification.

Our legal cannabis facility audits take an in-depth look at your facility, equipment and processes to determine compliance with local codes and regulations. Our trusted audits help you strengthen your brand and protect your reputation.

GMP/GPP Audits for Facilities Producing Products Containing Cannabis

Our cannabis facility audits take an in-depth look at your facility, equipment, and processes in order to help ensure compliance with local codes and regulations. Our trusted audits help you strengthen your brand, protect your reputation.

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