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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

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Marianne Brandt

Division Manager
SGS proderm

"The network provides two significant opportunities. Firstly, it allows cosmetics manufacturers to efficiently address all the requirements for market entry of their products through a single service partner, which is immensely valuable. Secondly, the various locations within the network have the flexibility to cater to different customer needs. This includes aspects such as consultation, study budget, and documentation, among others."

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Dr. Dörte Segger

Lab & Customer Service Manager Dermatological Studies

"In my opinion, our customers primarily benefit from the close proximity of our locations in the Hamburg area. This proximity enables us to access a larger pool of test subjects with specific methods and allows us to share methods and equipment among our locations. Moreover, the extensive dermatological expertise within our network is highly valuable. We are well-equipped to tackle any challenges in study implementation and research, providing suitable solutions tailored to our customers' needs."

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Dr. Ines Sellami

Lab Manager and Customer Service Consultant - Hair and Skin Care

"Combining our performance and claim support studies at the Taunusstein location with the services provided by other locations in our network results in an expanded and comprehensive service portfolio. As a result, we are well-equipped to meet the diverse needs and requirements of our clients more effectively. Our clients can now benefit from advantages such as a wider selection of study locations, reduced lead times, and the ability to tailor the study's quality level to their specific needs. These are just a few examples of the benefits we offer to our valued clients."

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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