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Toiletry products such as shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste, hand wash, have gained increasing concerns from consumers for the ingredients’ safety and stability. They are regulated by different countries’ requirement on quality, safety, stability and labelling aspects. What are the legal and safety requirements of toiletry products of your target markets?

Our Toiletry & Cleansing Products Test Package includes chemical tests on product and packaging, label review, safety assessment and stability test, to help ensure the quality and compliance of your products.

Technical Specification

Common Test Parameters By Market

Europe (EU)

  • Total Heavy Metals Content
  • Microbial Contamination
  • Preservative Efficacy (Challenge Test)
  • 1,4-Dioxane*
  • Free Formaldehyde*
  • N-nitrosodiethanol-amine (NDELA)*
  • Ingredient/ Labelling Review
  • Safety Assessment
  • Heavy Metals in Packaging

United Kingdom (UK)

  • Total Heavy Metals Content
  • Microbial Contamination
  • Preservative Efficacy (Challenge Test)
  • 1,4-Dioxane*
  • Free Formaldehyde*
  • N-nitrosodiethanol-amine (NDELA)*
  • Ingredient/ Labelling Review
  • Safety Assessment
  • Heavy Metals in Packaging

Canada (CA)

  • Total Heavy Metals Content
  • Microbial Contamination
  • Preservative Efficacy (Challenge Test)
  • Ingredient/ Labelling Review
  • Safety Assessment

United States (US)

  • Total Heavy Metals Content
  • Microbial Contamination
  • Preservative Efficacy (Challenge Test)
  • 1,4-Dioxane*
  • Free Formaldehyde*
  • Ingredient/ Labelling Review
  • Safety Assessment

Australia (AU)

  • Total Heavy Metals Content
  • Microbial Contamination
  • Preservative Efficacy (Challenge Test)
  • Ingredient/ Labelling Review
  • Safety Assessment

ASEAN

  • Total Heavy Metals Content
  • Microbial Contamination
  • Preservative Efficacy (Challenge Test)
  • 1,4-Dioxane*
  • Free Formaldehyde*
  • N-nitrosodiethanol-amine (NDELA)*
  • Ingredient/ Labelling Review
  • Safety Assessment
  • Heavy Metals in Packaging

Hong Kong (HK)

Test design is with reference to the requirements from China Safety and Technical Standard for cosmetics. 

  • Total Heavy Metals Content
  • Microbial Contamination
  • 1,4-Dioxane
  • Free Formaldehyde
  • Methanol
Test ParametersTest Descriptions
Total Heavy MetalsDetermine total heavy metals content in cosmetic products per countries’ requirement
Microbiological Contamination

Examine and identify microbial contamination by well-recognized international methods

  • EP Ch.2.6.12 and EP Ch.2.6.13
  • USP <61> and USP <62>
  • ISO 21149, ISO 16212, ISO 22717, ISO 22718, ISO 18416, ISO 21150
Preservative Efficacy (Challenge Test)

Assess the ability of preservative system for inhibiting the growth of micro-organism by well-recognized international methods

  • EuP Ch.5.1.3
  • USP <51>
  • ISO 11930
  • ASEAN ACM 008

1,4-Dioxane

Determine the respective 1,4-Dioxane content in cosmetic products per countries’ requirement
Free FormaldehydeDetermine the respective free formaldehyde content in cosmetic products per countries’ requirement
N-nitrosodiethanol-amine (NDELA)Determine the respective NDELA content in cosmetic products per countries’ requirement
MethanolDetermine the respective Methanol content in cosmetic products
Ingredient ReviewConduct regulatory review on product formulations against the list of prohibition and restriction of cosmetic substances per countries’ requirement
Labelling ReviewConduct review on product label based on specific labelling and marking requirements per country
Safety AssessmentEvaluate cosmetic product to human health under normal and foreseeable use with a Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA) Report or a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) by qualified safety assessors
Heavy Metals in PackagingAnalyze heavy metal contents (Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Chromium VI) in packaging material
Stability with Packaging CompatibilityConduct stability test on formulation and packaging under a specific condition of elevated temperature and relative humidity for 3 months. Study the physical parameters and microbiological content of the product at different timepoints
Product Information FileCollect and prepare documentation of technical information on raw material and finished product
E-NotificationNotify the product through e-portal on behalf of the responsible person of the product
Remarks
  1. Test parameters will be suggested subject to the formulation received.
  2. Test items remarked with * symbol are optional and formulation-dependent. 

*What is SGS QR code service and How does it provide value for you?
SGS QR code service is suitable for products sold in traditional retail shops and e-commerce platforms. This is an authorization to display an SGS QR code on a product that allows quick access to SGS test report on our online platform. This enhances trust building between your products and the consumers by showing the product is tested by a reliable third party and proven to meet certain quality standard. With the display of QR code, you could gain a competitive edge and differentiate your products in the market.

If you apply QR code service, after your product is tested, a dedicated QR code will be generated along with the test report. This QR code can be displayed on the tested product. By scanning the QR code, it will direct your customers to an online platform where the key information and test report could be accessed. Customers can easily access the information through a trusted third party platform by their own mobile device upon product selection. Indicate your interest if you would like to explore this opportunity of using SGS QR code service.

Strengths & benefits


Regulatory Experts
Strong expertise to ensure your product compliance


One-Stop Solution
Fully equipped with compliance testing services


Qualified Safety Assessors
Provide expert evaluations on product formulations and raw materials and opinion on product safety

Order flow

1. Request A Quote

Complete the form to get an initial quote online

2. Confirm Quote

Confirm test and product details to finalize the quote

3. Arrange Payment

Confirm test and product details to finalize the quote

4. Send Sample

Send the sample with the printed form

5. Receive Report

Receive our test report by email

FAQs

You can submit a quote request by completing the form to get an initial quote or reply within 1 working day.

It is not necessary to create an account for a quote request, you can complete the form to submit a quote request to us.

If you place an order as a guest, please check our notifications at your email box. Please remember to check promotional and junk mail box if you can’t find it.

If you place an order as a member, please log in and check the status of your order under “Quote Request” or “Orders”.

Step 1 – Arrange T/T payment through your preferred bank

Step 2 – Send payment receipt to your dedicated specialist in the acknowledgment email

Step 3 – Your payment will be verified within 2 working days

Step 4 – Confirmation email with service details will be sent upon payment verification

You will receive a test application form, sample requirement and delivery details in confirmation email upon successful payment, please complete the form and send the required sample(s) to our competence center in Hong Kong.

Please contact your dedicated specialist to submit your request. It will be reviewed case by case depending on the order process.

No, you can’t cancel and refund the paid order unless there is a quality or service delivery issue.

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