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How can we help?

In this highly competitive industry, our customers leverage UL expertise to build their brand value proposition by better meeting consumers’ needs and preferences. We understand today’s consumers have a wide variety of beauty and personal care products to choose from; our ability to combine sensory services with physical, microbiological, and analytical testing makes UL the beauty and personal care industry’s preferred testing partner.

Leverage UL’s consumer product expertise, laboratories and customizable quality assurance programs to build brand value.

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What are the benefits of working with us?

We offer a unique combination of consumer product expertise, state-of-the-art laboratories, and customizable quality assurance programs to better meet your needs. Through our global network of testing labs, we provide analytical, microbiological, physical, shelf-life, and performance testing capabilities for a wide range of consumer product categories.

From analyzing the purity and stability of raw ingredients to helping achieve compliance with regulatory requirements, to measuring consumer acceptability, UL provides full-cycle supply chain quality assurance for a wide range of products including cosmetics, hair and skincare, baby products, feminine hygiene, and dental care.

Solutions for cosmetic product testing

Our testing services include analyzing the purity and stability of raw ingredients, helping achieve compliance with regulatory requirements, and measuring consumer acceptability.

UL’s unique combination of consumer product expertise, state of the art laboratories, and customizable quality assurance to help you achieve compliance with regulatory requirements and measure consumer acceptability.

UL’s beauty and personal care product testing services include analytical, microbiological, sensory and physical testing:

• Ambient and accelerated shelf-life studies
• Comparative product evaluations
• Sensory trained judge evaluations and consumer studies
• Claims substantiation
• Product/package compatibility
• Label reviews
• Regulatory consultation
• U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations (cGMP) facility audits
• Supply chain monitoring
• Cosmetic product safety report
• Product information filing (for Canada and the EU)
• Toxicology evaluations
• Human safety assessment and clinical research service

Solutions to ensure product safety

We want to help ensure your products are safe for consumers. Our inspection, testing, advisory, training, quality assurance solutions for cosmetic, beauty, and personal care products help you ensure safety and compliance in the marketplace.

Work with us for audits and inspections

Third-party inspections of consumer goods are a key checkpoint in a global quality assurance program to ensure the product meets specifications before release and shipment. We maintain a team of trained inspectors across all categories of consumer goods, located in all major sourcing locations in support of our client programs. UL provides robust global training, quality, and integrity systems across our global inspections team.

We offer the following inspections:

• Top of Production Inspections (TOP)
• During Production Inspections (DUPRO)
• Pre-Shipment Inspections (PSI)
• Loading Inspections
• Quality Assurance Platform
• Dedicated Program Management

Contact us to learn more about the solutions we can provide.

UL Verification Mark for beauty and personal care industry


Manufacturers today are innovating at a rapid pace and bringing new beauty and personal care products with enhanced characteristics. Consumers are increasingly looking for beauty and personal care products that stand out from the pack in terms of quality. The UL Verification Mark helps give your customers the assurance and trust they seek in your products. We apply scientific methodologies to verify the truth behind your beauty and personal care products claim, as well as employ comprehensive quality test processes to identify the presence of harmful chemicals. Communicate truth and transparency on your product labels through our marketing claim Verification program to give your customers greater peace of mind.

Learn more about UL Verification Mark or contact us for more information.