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Testing at Five Locations in the DACH Region

SGS proderm has been a part of SGS, the world's leading company in testing, inspection, and certification, since July 2022. Within the SGS Group, we are aligned with the Cosmetics & Hygiene business unit, which includes SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS. Our collaboration between SGS proderm Consumer Care and SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS in cosmetic-dermatological testing has grown stronger, offering complementary services and a comprehensive service portfolio. We conduct studies and tests at five different locations in the DACH region.

Focus on Product Performance & Claim Support

The partnership between SGS proderm Consumer Care and SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS is dedicated to conducting tests that assess the performance of cosmetic products. Leveraging various in vitro and in vivo methods, as well as biophysical procedures, we thoroughly evaluate the entire range of cosmetic products, substantiating product effects and supporting claims. Our collaboration offers distinct advantages, including:

  • Expanded range of tests for performance studies and claim support
  • Increased number of active study participants from 4,000+ to 7,500+ contacts
  • Enhanced ability to recruit multi-ethnic panels
  • Improved flexibility through shared resources such as facilities and technical equipment
  • Increased responsiveness to short-notice conduct requests

The network services at a glance

In addition to performance and claim support, several other aspects require attention on the journey to market approval. As your one-stop full-service partner, we offer tailored solutions, including:

  • Chemical analysis
  • Physical properties
  • Microbiological tests
  • Stability tests
  • Clinical trials and home-in-use studies to investigate efficacy & substantiate advertising claims
  • Regulatory testing for marketability
  • Physical product performance testing
  • Toxicological testing & toxicological risk assessment
  • Ecotoxicological testing and biodegradability testing
  • Packaging testing
  • Audits and certifications

For a comprehensive list of our network services, please refer to our overview document.

Locations in Germany and Austria

Our Cosmetics & Hygiene testing facilities are strategically located across Hamburg (two locations), Elmshorn, and Taunusstein in Germany, as well as Wöhrl in Austria.

About the SGS group

SGS is the world's leading company in inspection, testing, verification and certification. Founded in 1878, SGS, headquartered in Geneva Switzerland, with more than 96,000 employees and an international network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories, sets globally recognized standards for quality and integrity. In Germany, the SGS Group has been active since 1920 and has a nationwide presence with around 4,000 employees at more than 50 locations. It also includes SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH and SGS Institut Fresenius GmbH. Together, we are working to create a better, safer and more connected world

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