Cosmetic Testing Companies in the European Union

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Cosmetic Testing Companies in the European Union

Before a cosmetic product is placed in the EU market, a safety assessment of the cosmetic product must be conducted and a cosmetic product safety report drafted.

Some cosmetics testing companies can help in performing the necessary testing to verify that your product doesn’t contain banned substances – and compiling the documents needed to create the cosmetic product safety report.

In this article, we list companies that claim to have lab testing facilities in the EU and provide testing services for cosmetic products according to the provisions in the Cosmetic Products Regulation.


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SGS

SGS has a presence in many countries, including various EU member states, and boasts a total of 2,600 offices and laboratories worldwide.

They offer testing services for cosmetic products. Here are some examples of the tests that they can perform:

  • Composition
  • Physical/chemical characteristics
  • Stability

By employing regulatory experts, SGS can offer the following services relating to cosmetics:

To complete the cosmetic product safety report, SGS provides safety assessors needed to evaluate the safety assessment of the cosmetic product.

Capabilities

  • Cosmetics testing: Yes
  • Safety assessor: Yes
  • Cosmetic product safety report: Yes

HQ Address: 1 Place des Alpes P.O. Box 2152, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland

Intertek

Intertek has a presence in over a hundred countries, including several countries in the EU. Their cosmetic testing services include some the following:

  • Microbiology testing
  • Stability testing
  • Challenge testing

Intertek can assist in the creation of the consumer product safety report as they employ experts that can perform a gap analysis and guide the clients through necessary tests, analytical or clinical, to ensure the safety of the cosmetic product.

Capabilities

  • Cosmetics testing: Yes
  • Safety assessor: Not mentioned
  • Cosmetic product safety report: Yes

HQ Address: 33 Cavendish Square, London, UK

TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland is one of the oldest lab testing houses and has a presence in many jurisdictions worldwide, including the EU.

The company offers cosmetic testing services, including the following tests:

  • Chemical and microbiological testing
  • Storage stability testing
  • Challenge testing

Their experts can also examine cosmetic products for chemical and microbiological harmlessness and check the labelling of the products.

Capabilities

  • Cosmetics testing: Yes
  • Safety assessor: Not mentioned (however they mention that they can provide a safety assessment)
  • Cosmetic product safety report: Not mentioned

HQ Address: 30519 Hannover, Germany

Eurofins

Eurofins operates a network of cosmetics lab testing facilities, 24 clinical and 12 analytical facilities, spread out in various countries. This network also includes lab in the European Union.

According to its website, Eurofins offers the following tests for cosmetics:

  • Microbiological testing
  • Stability testing
  • Preservation challenge testing

It can also help in the preparation of a complete cosmetic product safety report as the company can provide a safety assessor to assist with the evaluation of the cosmetic product. Eurofins has experts that can perform label checks, as a safety assessor is needed to determine the appropriate labelling for the cosmetic product.

Capabilities

  • Cosmetics testing: Yes
  • Safety assessor: Yes
  • Cosmetic product safety report: Yes

HQ Address: Luxembourg, 23 Val Fleuri

Cosmetic Testing Lab

This company is part of the CE.way Regulatory Consultants Group and is located in the EU.

They offer the following cosmetic testing services, among others, via their E-shop for those looking to place their cosmetic products in the EU:

  • Stability and compatibility testing
  • Microbiological specification testing
  • Patch testing
  • Challenge testing

Their services include the complete creation of the cosmetic product safety report. To complete the report, the company provides a safety assessor to evaluate the cosmetic product.

Capabilities

  • Cosmetics testing: Yes
  • Safety assessor: Yes
  • Cosmetic product safety report: Yes

HQ Address: CTL d.o.o., Trg Maršala Tita 13, 5220 Tolmin, Slovenia

Luamed

Luamed is a private laboratory providing testing and regulatory consulting services. They offer cosmetic testing services, including the following tests:

  • Microbiology testing
  • Stability testing
  • Challenge testing

Their regulatory experts can assist in the compilation of the product information file, which includes documents such as the consumer product safety report, via the help of a safety assessor provided by the company.

Their experts can also review the labelling information provided with the cosmetic product.

Capabilities

  • Cosmetics testing: Yes
  • Safety assessor: Yes
  • Cosmetic product safety report: Yes

HQ Address: Rafolče 59b, 1225 Lukovica, Slovenia

CPSR-EU Experts Ltd.

This company provides testing and regulatory counselling services, and is located in the EU.

Their cosmetic testing services include the following tests:

  • Microbiological testing
  • Challenge testing
  • Dermal irritation test

To assist in the creation of the cosmetic product safety report, they provide a safety assessor to evaluate the cosmetic product. They also offer proof of qualification for their safety assessor on their site.

Additionally, they provide counselling services concerning cosmetic labelling.

Capabilities

  • Cosmetics testing: Yes
  • Safety assessor: Yes
  • Cosmetic product safety report: Yes

HQ Address: Beskydská 1301/2, 79001 Jeseník, Czech Republic

QACSLab

QACS is a lab testing company in Greece that provides the following testing services required for the preparation of the cosmetic product safety report:

  • Challenge tests
  • Patch tests
  • Stability testing

QACS can also help you to prepare cosmetic product safety report. Additionally, their team can perform label reviews for the cosmetic product.

Capabilities

  • Cosmetics testing: Yes
  • Safety assessor: Not mentioned
  • Cosmetic product safety report: Yes

HQ Address: Antigonis 1 Metamorfosi 144 51, Greece

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    Sources: Our articles are written in part based on publicly available information, and our own practical experience relating to product compliance. These are some of the primary sources we use:

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