PRLog - March 19, 2012 - Scientific substantiation of efficacy claims of cosmetic products is required by national and international authorities. SGS recently launched a laboratory in Germany dedicated to measuring important parameters associated with skin-care products, such as skin moisturizing (Corneometer®)
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Worldwide, consumer organizations and the cosmetics industry make sure that their products are safe (skin compatible) and effective (they actually provide the declared/labeled function). Claims of product efficacy such as “anti-aging”
Many of these tests and studies call for strictly controlled conditions of temperature and humidity both before (acclimatization period) and during measurements. That is why the new SGS test lab is climate controlled with narrow tolerances of 22 ± 1°C and 50 ± 5 % relative humidity. Combining apparative testing with an optional detailed research questionnaire, which provides galenic parameters, cosmetic acceptance, compatibility and efficacy scores, the consumers’ opinion about the products can be considered as well (market performance)
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Dr. Anil Jain
Head of Hair & Skin Test Lab
t: +49 6128 744 149
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