Our quality assurance services help clients optimize health and beauty products in a global market driven by competition. From scientific analyses to sensory testing, our experts develop product solutions and full-cycle quality and safety programs. For more than 50 years, we’ve helped our clients protect product quality, consistency and innovation to enhance their performance.

The benefits of working with UL

Through our global network of state-of-the-art testing labs, we provide analytical, microbiological, physical, shelf-life and performance testing capabilities for a wide range of product categories:

  • Cosmetics
  • Hair and skin care
  • Baby products
  • Feminine hygiene
  • Wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Fragrance
  • Lip balm
  • Oral care
  • Sunscreen
  • Tools and brushes
  • Bags and organizers

From testing the purity and stability of raw ingredients and finished goods, to helping ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, to measuring consumer acceptability, UL’s Consumer and Retail Service solutions provide full-cycle supply chain quality assurance. Our services to the personal care and beauty products industry include:

  • Ambient and accelerated shelf-life and stability testing
  • Analytical, microbiological and physical testing
  • Foreign matter identification
  • Preservative effectiveness testing
  • Product/package compatibility
  • Claims substantiation
  • Comparative product evaluations
  • Sensory evaluations and consumer testing
  • Label reviews
  • Manufacturing audits
  • Regulatory consultation

UL also performs pre-market regulatory and feature evaluations, design qualification testing and corrective action analysis to identify areas for improvement and to avoid product failures and possible recalls. Through sensory evaluations and consumer studies, we provide vital comparisons of consumer-perceived attributes that can advise performance enhancements or launch new products.

Our product evaluation programs are based on European Pharmacopoeia; United States Pharmacopeia; U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (now the Personal Care Products Council).

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