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Cosmetics and Personal Care Testing Services

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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Overview

With today’s focus on beauty at an all-time high, personal care and cosmetics is one of the industry’s most competitive markets. You need a way to set your products apart in an ever-changing and extremely crowded marketplace. That’s where we come in.

You can leverage our expertise to differentiate your products, and in turn, elevate your brand. We’ll not only help you meet consumer needs, preferences and expectations — we’ll help you exceed them.

From analyzing the purity and stability of raw ingredients, to helping achieve compliance with regulatory requirements, we provide full-cycle supply chain quality assurance testing for a wide range of products, including cosmetics, hair and skin care, baby products, feminine hygiene and dental care.

Our ability to combine sensory services with physical, microbiological and analytical testing makes UL the personal care and beauty industry’s preferred testing partner.

Our services include:

  • Analytical, microbiological and physical testing
  • Ambient and accelerated shelf-life studies
  • Comparative product evaluations
  • Sensory evaluations and consumer studies
  • Claims substantiation
  • Product/package compatibility
  • Label reviews
  • Regulatory consultation
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations (cGMP) facility audits
  • Supply chain monitoring
  • Cosmetic Product Safety Report
  • Product Information Filing
  • Toxicology Testing
  • Human Safety Assessment and Clinical Research Service

Benefits

Our unique combination of consumer product expertise, state-of-the-art laboratories and customizable quality assurance programs enables us to serve as your one-stop-shop for all things related to the beauty industry. Our breadth of resources gives us the capability to test a wide range of consumer products in a variety of categories, providing you with third-party Verification of their quality, safety and performance.

Why UL

As one of the most trusted and knowledgeable resources in the industry, we can help guide you through the cosmetics and personal care testing process one step at a time. Our deep expertise in this area enables our dedicated team to deliver exceptional, knowledge-based customer service that is unparalleled in the industry. You can trust that we’ll work closely with you to streamline our assurance testing services to make the whole process as smooth and efficient as possible. In the end, you’ll be armed with the information and resources you need to deliver higher-quality, better performing products to market. That’s how we’ll fulfill our mission of helping you build trust and confidence in your brand, and that’s what will set you apart from the competition.

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